'93 - '94 were 579 (580cc) while '95 and up were upgraded to 597 (600cc)XLT's uses 34mm carbs while the XCR uses 38mm.
ACEXLT - I am aware of XLT's having crank problems, mostly because most people added triple pipes and increases the revs @9 - 9.2k revs. The crank werent design to spin at high revs, plus extra HP that is kicking out. If you leave the sled the way it is, with stock pipe - the motor will last you a long time with proper care. Anyone? WL.
For what its worth, I have a 96 XLT SP and it has 38mm carbs. I have also read that the earlier XLT SPs have the 579cc engine. I know someone who has a stock 93 xlt sp with almost 7000 miles on it and he has had no problems other than fowling plugs on occassion. He bought it with 3000 miles on it.
XLTease, I read the 'faq' at the link you posted. Had you seen any that had over 1500 mile one them that still had a good crank? I know you said 90%. Every 96 couldn't have failed. Any other Fanatics with the same problem?????
I bought a '95 XCR600 from the Polaris dealer in the spring of '96. It had been rebuilt at the time, but at the time before I bought it, the dealer didnt tell me it was blown up when it was traded in. During the '95 - '96 season, I somehow twisted the crank and cost me a $1k for new crank plus labor. The sled had PSI pipes, PSI heads and trail ported and had about 1.5k miles by the time I got rid of it. WL.
I have a '94 xlt sks with 4000 miles on it. Just have to put new rings and pistons in it due to low compression. Ran pipes since 1000 miles with no crank problems yet. going to replace mill with a twin this year to loose some weight for mountin riding.
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