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Reliability or your sled

Postby PA500XCSP » February 24th, 2004, 3:45 am

lets hear your story.
I purchased an 2003 Polaris 500 XCSP on 2/22/03. It currently has 2700 miles on it and other than maintenance I have done nothing to it. It has not let me sit on a trail, it has never been towed home. It is ridden fast chasing my buds with 700, 800 & 900's. They do their fair share of chasing me also. I am not Polaris sheep but that is also a good record.
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Reliability or your sled

Postby gnip134 » February 24th, 2004, 3:58 am

I have a 2000 Yamaha Phazer 500. Not the lake rocket.....but a good trail sled for sure. I have about 4000 miles on it now, and it has NEVER given me a problem. Only normal maint like hyfax and carbides have been put on it over the years. This sled has been very good to me...
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Reliability or your sled

Postby XCSPchick » February 24th, 2004, 4:01 am

I purchased a 2003 600 XCSP on 11/29/02 and it has about 1,800 miles on it. Nothing at all happened to it, just rountine maintenance. With the exception that all my friends have 800's, I would say its a pretty fast sled, at least for me. I love my sled, its been good to me.
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Reliability or your sled

Postby dann » February 24th, 2004, 4:01 am

i ve had my 93' ext 500 efi for three years and had no problems at all with it great little sled and it goes too!
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Reliability or your sled

Postby snirt » February 24th, 2004, 4:18 am

well i've had good luck so far, but i'm about to jinx myself.

96mxz 583 - 4400miles: hyfax, repair from crash (@2300mi)

99mxz 600 - 4500miles: ran bad one day, dry-gas fixed it. stranded once due to bent track clip shaving off side of hyfax.

03mxz rev 600 h.o. - 2200miles (so far): headlight bracket weld broke, bushing not installed in ski by dealer at setup. frt resevoir shocks put on wrong side by dealer.

well that's it. all three were first-year sleds. so far, so good.
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Reliability or your sled

Postby NorthernSkunk » February 24th, 2004, 4:24 am

It sounds like you are ready to enter the Iron-Dog next year PA500XCSP....good luck.
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Reliability or your sled

Postby SuZQ213 » February 24th, 2004, 5:21 am

I'm going to wait for someone to start telling me I'm a sheep. BUT, I have a 2002 Arctic Cat ZR600 EFI Cross Country edition. I LOVE IT. Turned over 2000 miles this past weekend without a problem. I tried riding other sleds, but the carb'd models hurt my thumb. I can muscle this thing around corners (just point it and GO) and it has a 1.25" track that lets me keep up with the 700's and 800's in the straightaways. (I feel more comfy at the 50-60 MPH territory in the trails)

I had a 2000 ZL 600 EFI that I absolutely hated. It would follow everyone elses trail and wouldn't go straight for crap. It was my first sled and when it got wrecked in a highway accident, I really wasn't thrilled about getting another sled, let alone another Arctic Cat, but this Cross Country edition is the SHIZNITS! I love it... AC should make more just like it. Not a single problem on the trail or in the garage. My husband keeps all our toys well maintained and it's been a joy to ride!

So, go ahead and bash my kitty cat, I don't care what everyone else's problems are with the manufacturer, I absolutely love my sled!
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Reliability or your sled

Postby kawicat » February 24th, 2004, 5:26 am

99 zl 600 efi 3500 miles. never a motor problem, knock on wood :) clutch did blow last year, but the weights had no bushings left (kind of my fault). motor is getting new pistons and rings this summer, and the chassis will have a brand new look. needs all new shocks, wear bars, slides, and a belt. i beat the living hell out of this thing this year. plus, this was all after it came off the back of the trailer @70mph when we went into the ditch. i still need a new steering column, but otherwise it survived the 70mph barrel roll pretty well.

going to be all black with green accents, black 02 body work. no decals. the rear suspension is going to get the ETS kit and some homemade front progressive spring blocks (ala snotech sept 2000). maybe a silencer too. some personal clutching and gearing tweaks. its going to be a bad mutha when its done. :)
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Reliability or your sled

Postby ZR600DPD » February 24th, 2004, 5:30 am

Hey suzq i had one of them 02 x-country's they are by far one of the best sleds out there, i wish my f-cat could handle the corners as well as that sled did other than that they are pretty equal. only problem on the x-country was act shocks they SUCK had to have them rebuild rear twice with only 2000 miles. My f-6 had the pipe blow at 1100 miles and the next day i must have gotten bad gas couse my fuel pump froze (not cats fault).
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Reliability or your sled

Postby RobXCSP » February 24th, 2004, 5:37 am

I purchased my 2002 700 XCSP brand new on 9/30/02. I currently have 2757 miles on it and other than accessorize it I have done nothing to it other than routine maintenance. My brother purchased the same sled at the same time and has just about the same miles on it and he also has had to do nothing to it.
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