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View Poll Results: Most miles on a sled - TROUBLE FREE (not including BASIC maintenance - hyfax, belt, carbides). Then
My highest mileage trouble free sled was/is under 2000 miles 17 10.76%
My highest mileage trouble free sled was/is under 4000 miles 29 18.35%
My highest mileage trouble free sled was/is under 5000 miles 27 17.09%
milesMy highest mileage trouble free sled was/is under 6000 miles 17 10.76%
My highest mileage trouble free sled was/is under 8000 miles 28 17.72%
My highest mileage trouble free sled was/is under 10000 miles 18 11.39%
My highest mileage trouble free sled was/is under 8000 miles 8 5.06%
My highest mileage trouble free sled was/is OVER 15000 miles! 10 6.33%
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post #51 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 08:54 AM
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A number of people have mentioned it - that Yamaha 485 fan. I have a 2000 Venture XL with 11,500 miles on it. I have never touched that motor. Never even fouled a plug, even when running in the spring at 45 deg! Of course it gets atrocious gas mileage - 11 mpg. But if it gets me home, I don't care how much gas it burns. Most of my riding is solo. I can't break down.

The grand plan is 20,000 miles plus, because quite frankly, they don't make "lightweight" 2 up touring sleds like that Venture XL anymore, at least here in the States. So here at the sled's half life, I'm replacing the track and all the bearings in the drive train. I'm going to bore out the motor next year. I'm basically making a new sled out of this Venture because it's such a good base machine. I'll never own another machine like it.

I have a 2005 Bearcat 570 that I bought as the Venture's replacement and to drag the dead Venture off the trail here in its golden years. That Bearcat just doesn't have the same quality as the Yamaha. But even so, I love the Bearcat. It will creep down goat paths breaking trail, it will do 80-90 mph without breaking a sweat, plus it is as good on an all day tour as a Panther. It does everything.

For solo boondockers like myself, the sport is just going the wrong way. No way am I getting a 750 lb 4 stroke unstuck by myself. At least I have half a chance with the so called lightweight 2 strokes I have now. But I have yet to get the Bearcat stuck, so I may have to edit these remarks.
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post #52 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-13-2008, 10:27 AM
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2000 Polaris triumph. Bought when it had 1800mi. Rebuilt engine at 2600, on first piston, top ring went missing, piston burned.
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2000 Polaris triumph. Bought when it had 1800mi. Rebuilt engine at 2600, on first piston, top ring went missing, piston burned.
I've got a 550 Polaris fan that's been doing that. Not much over 8000 miles and I've been into it three times; six pistons.

OTOH, my old 488 fan has over 23,000 miles on the original pistons; changed rings at 13,000 'cause it seemed like a good idea, not because it needed it. I would imagine I need new crank bearings by now. I shouldn't neglect the faithful old ('97) machine.

Perhaps I should even spring for something new, but what? Nothing really twists my crank up very much right now. But with the mileage on the five machines we have averaging over 10,000 miles and nothing under 8,000, perhaps we ought to be looking. Hmm?

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2002 renegade 800 with 7500kms on it. Other than one blown belt a set of sliders and carbides. It has run flawlessly.
You forgot the Y2K gade

The y2k was my 00 500 mxz, had 5+k on it and then went to perm for his son . Never had any down time and far as I know perm had to put a chain on it last season .
I sold it to him in 05 and he just sold it this fall ..still rockn.
How many miles on her now perm?

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High mileage 500 EFI Polaris,s

have had 4 indy 500 EFIs now. first 92 had dam near 20,000 on original motor. hell. second 92 had 16,000 on original sparkplugs. it burnt in my garage fire last winter. had a 93 for one month this winter, friend talked me out of it. it had 4500 miles.
my latest 92 says 8500 on odometer., great machines, 2 pulls when cold all the time, picture on left is the 20,000 mile 92 right is one i have now with 8500 ,the first one had elec start and reverse and passenger back rest. my latest doesnt have elec start.
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2014 SkiDoo 900 ACE Renegade Adrenalin. 4239 miles. 2nd set of carbides. one oil and filter change, original belt and high fax. At 1200 miles I upgraded to Cudney PB80 primary and 2ndary helix and spring. Now it pulls 8000 rpm unil the 2ndary shifts out all the way, then 7600. I'm 290 stripped and average 17.5 mpg trail riding.

It's cheaper to replace the decals, then build up a little sled. The first time I drove a snowmobile was 7/4/72. It was a 71 488 Polaris Charger.
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1974 530 Cust II, 2012 MXZ XR 1200
1975 SS250, 2014 900 A RENE ADREN
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1978 TXL 340
1979 TXL 340
1979 Cent 500
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1988 400 SKS
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1998 Indy 500
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2001 800 XC/SP (2 )
2002 550 Classic
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2002 800 Vertical Edge
2005 900 Fusion
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I got about a good 8,000 on my current run

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