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72 Arctic Cat Panther 399CC

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72 Arctic Cat Panther 399CC

Postby Keht » December 15th, 2003, 4:37 am

I have come into possession of a 1972 Arctic Cat Panther 399CC. Can anyone tell me anything about this sled? Where I can get a owners manual for it? What's it worth? That type of information. Thanks in Advance.

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Postby T'NT340rider » December 15th, 2003, 4:47 am

great sled, wish i still had mine, very reliable, and quick, will do 70mph.
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Postby Keht » December 15th, 2003, 8:29 am

You wouldnt happen to know the gas/oil mixture on this would you? I have been told that it is not a normal mixture.
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Postby T'NT340rider » December 15th, 2003, 9:50 am

i ran mine at 40:1 with no problems using regular gas-station 2-stroke oil.
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Postby Sabercat700 » December 15th, 2003, 12:05 pm

20:1 ...
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Postby Sabercat700 » December 15th, 2003, 12:06 pm

kohler or JLO?
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Postby Keht » December 15th, 2003, 12:17 pm

I am really not sure what it is, how would i tell.
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Postby ZR800XC » December 15th, 2003, 2:27 pm

It's definately not a kohler or a JLO, it's a Kawasaki engine. Recommended mixture at the time was 20:1. You'll get all kinds of arguments on gas/oil mixture. Use a good name brand oil, such as torco, injex, amsoil, or even OEM oils (cat, doo, polaris). Most people you'll talk to will varify no problems running these engines at 40:1.


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Postby Pantera » December 16th, 2003, 6:35 am

I will concur with ZR800XC. 1972 was exclusively Kawasaki, 1971 and older was a whole nother story. As for the mixture like ZR says it was 20:1 but some people have been running it leaner. Personally, I still run mine at 20:1 to prevent any burn down from lack of oil. The new oils may be better but the old engines just plain were not built to run that lean. Look at it this way: Would you rather buy a set of spark plugs each season or rebuild your motor?
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