01-04-2002, 04:29 PM
hey fellas, my buddy has a 01 800xc edge and wants to know what main jets can he run with out burning down in the michigan area. he is sucking down way to much fuel. i got a 800mxz and he would burn almost a full tank to my half tank. plugs look pretty dark to. any help from you polaris dudes would be greatly appreciated.
01-08-2002, 07:19 AM
Tell your buddy to try jetting down one size to a 450 main, this will get rid of the "dark" plugs. As for the gas problems tell him to try a bottle boost it will make a big diffrence.
These are just a few changes I've made to my 01 XC800, I also added some Boysen Power reeds now I can get just over 100miles to a tank, still not great but better then before. (By the way i sled in eastern Ontario which is about the same evevation as Michigan so set up should be about the same.)
01-08-2002, 06:12 PM
thanks alot 98sullly!!!!!
16 lake lodge
02-05-2002, 01:30 AM
I went to 440 in mine. No boost bottle. Got 9 1/2 mpg riding it like I stold it.
02-05-2002, 06:07 PM
Had an 01 800XC - all sorts of problems - biggest of which was continually freezing carbs (huge fuel consumption issues) and lack luster performance. *Dealer installed heated carbs and 430 mains and put needle clip in 2nd position from top. *Everything else stock. *Machine finally ran acceptably, and fuel mileage was reasonable *(I did not handle bar it across lakes if really cold out.) *No problems with sledding over the 100 mile range (company was always a ZR800, and MXZ 800s, thus had to keep up). *This year's 800XC is a completely different sled - do yourself a favour (if able) and get rid of the 01 800 and get onto an 02 800. *FYI - this past week, did a tour - 135 miles and still had 5+ litres of fuel in tank. *Mileage approached XC600's!
02-11-2002, 01:30 PM
I had a ride this weekend and rode like I stole it on my 02' 800XCSP and got 15mpg!!!
05-06-2002, 08:46 PM
I added a Tour Buddy to my 01. We are still dinking with it. My 02 is the best out of the box big bore sled I have ever owned. I go 340 before I suit up and get 12 to 13 mpgs.