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  • My highest mileage trouble free sled was/is under 10000 miles

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Are there any of you that have a FAVORITE long distance running sled? I am NOT talking about the fastest, the nicest looking, or the most expensive (all though this might apply) sleds - just interested in DURABILITY - pure and simple! IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT YEAR!! PLEASE make comment after you take the poll and tell us all about this sled, if possible include approximate gas milege and whether it was fan/water cooled.
Mine was a 1999 fan cooled 440Z Cat, 16 mpg and 7100 miles before it puked!

Woodsy SWRules
 

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'94 Indy 500 EFI SKS - Sold it with 7,250 miles on it. Replaced the rad cap once. Other than that, never had any problems that I didn't cause myself (immovable objects, etc...)
 

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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.
 

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There I fixed the options up a bit...

My best so far is my 97 mxz 670 -- 3000miles till rotary valve seal leaked (also the most miles I've ever put on a sled...there will be more, I assure you! :cool: )
 

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for every day i spend riding my 1975 Moto Ski Nuvik it seems like i have to work on it for and hour or 2...but that should be changing as i've already replaced/cleaned most everything!
 

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I currently have a 2000 Polaris 500 XC. There is now around 7300 miles on it, just changed the belt last week, and the original sliders are still on it. My last sled was a 1997 Polaris Classic, when I sold it to a friend it had around 8000 miles on it. He is still driving it, but he just had some clutch work done to it.
I can't compete with Sawman, he had a 1992 Indy Trail deluxe, when he sold it he had 11,000 miles on it, nothing done to it, and we saw it the next year still on the trails.
 

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Hey Mr. Moderator/Rocketman - THANKS FOR THE FIX UP!!! You guys help make SW what it is - AN AWESOME SITE!
Woodsy SWRules
 

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03 Ski-Dooo legend 550 fan. 8000kms, replaced plugs, carbides, and sliders, think the belts a bit worn so going to put the spare on.
 

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Hey Rocketman, Brenty is correct. Could you work your magic again and change that second 8000 to read "under 15000" for us?
THANK YOU AGAIN!!
Woodsy
Sorry I messed that poll up so bad!
 

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all of mine r sold around 4000.... a friend of ours has a 1999 XLT SP. gold edition.. he took all the decals off and replaced them w/ goldleaf of his one degine WOWAH ITS AMAZING!!! i will post pics after my trip... he now has 17,000 trouble free miles just the basic stuff... and 1 shock rebuild
 

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My 2000 Skidoo MXZ500 had 15,000kms on it when I sold it last summer. The SRX I have now just turned over 8,300kms today, you never know it just might beat my old record.....
 

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2001 ZR600EFI limited Edition with around 6000 miles, other than normal maintainance the only major issue was a new primary clutch this year, but that was my own fault. I could have fixed it (new spider, weights and bushings) but I got a great deal on a new clutch on Ebay, so I went with the new one.
 

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My "94mx470 that you see below had 14,000km ( 9000 miles?? ) befor the bottom end went!! and took out the rest of the engine, block was scraped, 250km to a tank of gas...was a sweet engine good power for a little guy. Since then cant seem to keep a motor in it no more :(.
 

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1992 Yamaha Venture 485 motor almost 25000 km on it, motor has never been touched clutchs were just rebuilt 2 years ago ( 20,000 km), along with new shocks and springs, I have to add that 1996 and on kids (teenagers) have been the only ones to ride it and they run the #### out of it, thinking that I don't know ha ha ha... :lmao: SWRules
 

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2003 Yamaha Viper 3110 flawless miles (even pulled some others home).
 

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my buddy has a 2001 formula delux 700 he made it 16,000 km until the crank went. never had a problem nevar changed nothing except for one belt and a couple sets of plugs.

he put in a new crank late last season and it just hit 18,000km.

and his father has a 99mach 1 with 13,000km
 

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7200 mi. on a 96 pantera. changed clutch,rebuilt suspension,plus the regular stuff. sold last year and still going. passed it on the trails the other day. put a little smile on my face.
 
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