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I recently purchased this potentially awesome machine & have had nothing but problems with it. In fact, I have barely been able to ride it, it has been in the shop more than on the trail.TRying to start the cat is near an impossiblity. They took it in fixed a coolant leak , kept it all week-end, the brought it back , two days it was loose then today , " You could crank on that all day" and it will not start , because it is in the cold, funny is,nt it . Two pistons four plugs , state of the art machine , and it looks like I will need to ride it in the summer. To date I have put 260 miles on it blew the engine ??and it sits in the cold and cannot even get out of it,s own way. When it does run you can get a great ride and all the power and speed you would ever need , just this starting problem. It should be electric start, period....
 

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Don't get too excited about Arctic Cat's electric starters. My 2007 Z570 LX has only 215 miles on it and the starter stinks. Personally, I may have to sell it and get a Ski Doo for next winter. I love the machine but the electric starter slips and I hate to pull a cord.
Good luck!
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I recently purchased this potentially awesome machine & have had nothing but problems with it. In fact, I have barely been able to ride it, it has been in the shop more than on the trail.TRying to start the cat is near an impossiblity. They took it in fixed a coolant leak , kept it all week-end, the brought it back , two days it was loose then today , " You could crank on that all day" and it will not start , because it is in the cold, funny is,nt it . Two pistons four plugs , state of the art machine , and it looks like I will need to ride it in the summer. To date I have put 260 miles on it blew the engine ??and it sits in the cold and cannot even get out of it,s own way. When it does run you can get a great ride and all the power and speed you would ever need , just this starting problem. It should be electric start, period....[/b]
There was a 1000 crossfire in our group last weekend. He basically got it off of the trailer, put gas in it, and got 1/2 mile down the lake when it crapped-out. It had compression, would start, but wouldn't idle. Give it some gas, and the computer shut it down.

It was, however, somewhat entertaining watching the owner "disassemble" his sled to pull two of the four plugs out to check them. The pipe had to come off, pipe temp sensor (which was seized & galled-up the threads). Needless to say, we yanked-it back to his trailer, and he went home with a real lip-on. All three sleds that broke down last weekend were computer-comtrolled, EFI machines. I'm starting to wonder if I want to be on one of these things 80 miles from home when it decides to burp a couple of electrons in the wrong direction. :cussing:
 

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I can related to that. I was 110 miles from home when mine went. Of course mine wasn't computer related (this time).

Those new cats were really starting to grow on me until I heard about how hard it is to "disassemble" them to change plugs. I heard that the book time is 1 hour!! I'm not into that at all.
 
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