Well someone has got to buy it!!!! If no one bought it, no one would buy it next year because Arctic Cat wouldnt no what was wrong w/ the F7 so problems would still be around on it. If you buy a first year sled, make sure you have a backup sled that you can ride, because its almost a guarantee that it will be in the shop for some kind of warranty work. Its just the way #### works. First year sleds need to have the bugs worked out.Originally posted by wrencher@Nov 24 2002, 10:27 AM
never ever buy a new model first year out. there hasn't been a new model yet that hasn't had problems. with the exception of a very few. The next years model has a lot of the bugs worked out. usually you get a new motor in a proven chassis. but this is new everything. It will be hard for me to believe that this sled
that is stripped of everything that they can strip will hold up. Light is nice but when something breaks and it is incorporated into the chassis I don't want to buy a new sled... just my opinion :cussing:
Who cares if they were evasive with the test mileage..........I watched Tucker Hibbert beat the snot out of that sled and if it held up for him than it will hold up for us being that he is a better rider than all of us in the forum.........as for testing you should be aware that they were trying some F series mods and Ideas on tuckers open class sleds. I dont know if you were also aware that Kirk Hibbert himself was the driving force behind the F series and he worked on it for several years before Cat realized the potential and put it to work during regular business hours. With all that being said how do you put a mileage number on all the hours and back yard testing on individual concepts that went into the FireCats?? Well as for the guys who like to ride on others coat tails and buy a sled after the bugs are worked out, thats your choice but thank god for people like me who make the world go around and put those miles on a rank new sled so you can buy one in a year or two and have and play it safe.Originally posted by Sharkey@Nov 24 2002, 01:35 PM
Arctic engineers tested F-7 for 5-7000 miles and that is it. As printed in a sled magazine. In the ask the engineers segment. If that is all the better they document a sled (as roughly 5 to seven thousand miles.) :doh: :doh: I as a consumer am saying no way to that model.
That is the same thing I have heard from a few people as well. D&D also has that posted on their site. Just rock it back and forth, front to back, top off coolant, and you should be good to go.Originally posted by M10rules@Nov 23 2002, 11:23 PM
The motor problems are because of an air bubble in the cooling system. If you have one, just rock it from side to side and front to back. Then recheck your coolant level.