12-30-2005, 07:06 AM
Just got my first sled. Its a 89 wildcat 650. Had to replace the top end, eric gorr set me up with a bored 790. What did you guys think of this sled back then. I haven't started it yet, hopefully today.
I am guessing the suspension is not as smooth as newer ones, but how will the power compare to newer sleds?
12-30-2005, 08:26 AM
I had an 88, fun sled but won't match up to today's sleds. It's still old technology like my 95 Tcat.
12-31-2005, 01:04 AM
Hope the guy who did the motor work knows what he was doing,,, I have never heard of a wildcat 650 getting turned to a 790,,, where did he come across the pistons??
12-31-2005, 08:00 AM
check out dennis kirk, they have them there. 2400m08600 sk1273
01-17-2006, 07:15 PM
TTT....MORE OPINIONS PLEASE....list of my mods/improvements....
boyesen power reeds
big bore 790 kit
woodys 6" carbides
new arctic cat belt
new carb parts
cleaned the fuel pumps and carbs
all new hoses
What speed should i get out of this sled, and also, any idea what type of hp I will see?
01-17-2006, 08:46 PM
They are heavy, ride rougher and don't handle as well as newer sleds. They aren't as refined and the power isn't a s good and the response isn't as smooth. It should do 100 mph, and should be 120 or so horsepower. Not a bad older sled, just not as smooth as current machines. You could do a lot worse than that sled to start on, although for a smaller or younger person it might be a bit too powerful for a beginner.