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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-17-2006, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just purchased, 2000 miles, want a little information please, defects, top speed, problems, fuel milage etc. thanks alot
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-17-2006, 10:40 PM
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133hp, top speed depends on gearing and clutching, dry weight 498 pounds, ryde fx front and front rear suspension shocks, fox position sensitive rear rear shock, very good engine, reliable, fuel milage around 9 to 10 mpg i hear, what else do you want to know

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keep an eye on the power valves.
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133 might be just a little optimistic, hard to get an XCR to go that fast, and they have 20hp over the XC......

I would agree with the power valves. You'll want to make sure they've been changed out to the stainless upgrade to prevent potential warping/breakage. Breakage can result in a grenaded motor - but honestly doesn't happen that often in the grand scheme of things.

Keeping them clean is part of normal maintenance with a VES 800. If the valve gets too much crud on it, it can't open, or gets sticky causing loss of RPM. If left in this condition, it can result in the valve melting, potentially causing damage to the motor.

Valves not that hard to stay on top of. The performance of this motor is worth the trouble....

Left front motor mounts are usually an issue when ridden by anyone riding even semi agressive. SLP make a torque arm (less than 100.) a lot of guys are using to eliminate that problem.

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133 might be just a little optimistic, hard to get an XCR to go that fast, and they have 20hp over the XC......

I would agree with the power valves. You'll want to make sure they've been changed out to the stainless upgrade to prevent potential warping/breakage. Breakage can result in a grenaded motor - but honestly doesn't happen that often in the grand scheme of things.

Keeping them clean is part of normal maintenance with a VES 800. If the valve gets too much crud on it, it can't open, or gets sticky causing loss of RPM. If left in this condition, it can result in the valve melting, potentially causing damage to the motor.

Valves not that hard to stay on top of. The performance of this motor is worth the trouble....

Left front motor mounts are usually an issue when ridden by anyone riding even semi agressive. SLP make a torque arm (less than 100.) a lot of guys are using to eliminate that problem.

Betting, even with the issues you may run in to, you're going to love it.
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i didnt say 133 mph i said 133 HP, horse power stock they are 100 to 110 mph. great sled youll have fun

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Awsome sled!!!! Polaris`s version of the Dodge 440 motor{stump puller}
A bud of mine had an 01{no valves} and that thing haulled.
I rode it alot and compared to my 600 {lol} in was more than night and day.
If the mill in mine ever granades ,I`ll be stuffing an 800 mill in mine.
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<<<< i didnt say 133 mph i said 133 HP>>>>

timespent - sorry. Can't read today. My bad.

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<<<< i didnt say 133 mph i said 133 HP>>>>

timespent - sorry. Can't read today. My bad.
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ya i know how that is. a lot of days i can even spell the write much less read things right

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Definitely watch the motor mounts. They don't last long. Also keep an eye on the crank. There's a heavy duty crank available for it with a double wide bearing on the PTO end. Not sure how much difference it makes as I just installed one in my 800 and haven't run it yet.
Polaris rates the motor at 140hp. As for top speed...of course that depends on conditions, but it's plenty fast enough.
I have the SKS and not the XC, but there's lots to love about either. You'll love the grunt the motor has. Awesome machines.

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Ok, thanks alot for the tips, are the valves really as bad as i hear? could i go the winter without switching them, i shouldnt be to hard on it as i upgraded from a 440 to an 800, will take some time lol, does anyone know roughly the top speed? its also been sitting for 2 years so any tips on cleaning it out? thanks alot
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