My new 95 XLT special (600 triple) that I am soon picking up has 4800 miles on it. It is very clean, and has been treated well, but thats alot of miles I think. Should I be worried, or just ride it. Also, what should I be looking for as an indication that the engine is hurting.
It wouldn't hurt to give it a compression test, and also look through the intake or exhaust at the condition of the pistons: scratches, cracked piston skirt, etc...just to be on the safe side. That's what i found after i had already bought my 600 tripple, and i had to rebuild the motor or risk engine damage.
If you belong to polaris club you would have seen in the flyer the guy who put nearly 10,000 on a polaris in one year with no major repairs only wear items replaced. Of course that was a new sled, but still rather impressive.
That would realy depend on what you needed and who is doing the rebuild.
Here is an idear of cost on a 95 600xlt
used engine$1150. - $1450.
That is from central snowmobile
Go there and request a free catalog.
They also offer all the parts to rebuild as needed. Like I say that depends on what you need and are you capable to do it or are you going to pay to have it done. I personaly would not trust most of the shops or even dealers in the area. I have seen thier quality work and am not to impressed.
I think the owner or good friend is going to do the best quality rebuild useing the right torques and not skimping on worn parts. Just my opinion.
ive got a 93 xlt sp, the kid i got it from said it had been rebuilt(or at least thats what the guy told him, from whom he got it)anyways, this clever person cracked open the odometer and rolled it back, now it shows 3500, im wondering why it was rebuilt. ah well its a POLARIS will probably outlast me.
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