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I just bought a '96 600 XLT with only 1600 miles. I was wondering if there was anything I need to do to after the initial break in period, or anything I should be looking for. There is smoke coming out of the connection between the silencer and the pipe. Does this affect the performance of the sled? What is quick way to fix this? I also need a new windshield for it, so if any of you know a place to find cheap windshields that'd be great.
As soon as the snow falls (if if ever will this year) I'll send some nice pictures of some Colorado powder
 

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If you have the manual it has a list of items to follow. If not don't wory no one realy follows it. Lube the machine good look closely for all grease fittings, include the clutch one. Lube other moving parts with oil or grease. Check the nuts and bolts in general for security.
How much smoke?
1600 miles is like new I do twice that in one year. Some here I am sure do more.
Any parts place for aftermarket parts.

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hey smokey i also have a 96 xlt 600 but with 1700 miles, i paid 2600 all said and done, what did you pay for yours? go to thesnowmobilestore.com they got tons of good stuff for your sled, thats where i got my windshield from, the sled came with the oringinal windehield so i bought the low profile one thats black and has purple racing flags,i paid $65, they should have the coler to go with your sled. i dont know where your from but i live in minnesota and my order was here the next day.
 

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Breakin periods are for sissies. Real men open the throttles, rooster off down the trail, and catch mad air off a mogul as the tach tops out at 10000 RPM. Dont worry about breaking in anything other than the trail ahead!


<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by smokey:

I just bought a '96 600 XLT with only 1600 miles. I was wondering if there was anything I need to do to after the initial break in period, or anything I should be looking for. There is smoke coming out of the connection between the silencer and the pipe. Does this affect the performance of the sled? What is quick way to fix this? I also need a new windshield for it, so if any of you know a place to find cheap windshields that'd be great.
As soon as the snow falls (if if ever will this year) I'll send some nice pictures of some Colorado powder

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I like the way you think nice orange.....especially if theres still warrenty on the sled....if somthings ganna break you want it to happen with the warrenty covering it
 

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If it is the motor your worried about, it should already be broken in with 1600 miles on it. Unless it is a fresh rebuild. If it is I would dump a quart of oil in the first tank and ride it the way you would normally ride it. Other than that just lube it up and have fun with it.
 

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I agree with jbjbjb4 in the fact that it should already be broken in with that amount of miles on it.

BUT!!!!!!! I strongly disagree with the "Breakin periods are for sissys" comment...sure the motor will break if anything is wrong with it and it will break it very well. On the other hand if you dont have a "life time" warranty with the sled you WILL have problems down the road. Meaning that a sled that was properly broken in will last longer if it is broken in properly. I mean what other reason would the companies have in telling us (the consumers) to do this step. They have nothing to gain from us by doing this process.

This is my OPINION and I do mean opinion because everyone is entitled to their own, so take it for what its worth.

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Edited by - TriumphoverU on 06 Nov 2001 22:17:18
 

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I really have to stop kidding around. I was just kidding about breakin periods. I just like to have fun sometimes


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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by yamanator:

I like the way you think nice orange.....especially if theres still warrenty on the sled....if somthings ganna break you want it to happen with the warrenty covering it

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Erg, these sort of comments make me ill.

Manufacturers do not repair stuff due to the operator being an idiot. It's supposed to be broken in properly, if you just go like hell right away, they will not, or should not fix it.

take care of your damn equipment.



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Right on, I hate irresponsible users who beat on their machine to shreds then when they breakdown they blame the manufacturer for not having a good enough machine!

 

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Yes.. but sometimes those break in periods are gay.. for the first 50 miles do not ride faster than 40 mph and keep the rpms... yada yada yaaaaa. really. come on. that would make me itch soooo bad it would hurt. bbbbb bb bb bbrand nnn nnnewwww ssss ssledd nnnn nnneeeeed ssss sssspeeed..... ggg ggoooottaaa gg goo ff fff faster.. WAHHHHHHH ... zooom..... roostin it

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Burnin2StrokeOil:

Yes.. but sometimes those break in periods are gay.. for the first 50 miles do not ride faster than 40 mph and keep the rpms... yada yada yaaaaa. really. come on. that would make me itch soooo bad it would hurt. bbbbb bb bb bbrand nnn nnnewwww ssss ssledd nnnn nnneeeeed ssss sssspeeed..... ggg ggoooottaaa gg goo ff fff faster.. WAHHHHHHH ... zooom..... roostin it

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There are break-in rules for a reason. They don't tell uthat just to get on your nerves.



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When I picked up my new led I asked about breakin. The dealer told me to ride it the way i planed on riding it the rest of its life. He said all I had to do was put a quart of oil in the first tank.
 

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No offense to you or your dealer, but once again i would assume that the polaris engineers would have a little more knowledge about the break-in period than your dealer will ever know. I mean polaris pays these guys big bucks for a purpose, and that is to get extended life from an engine among other reasons.

I break mine in by the book, but everyone has thier own opinions. I just figure that if breakin it in right gives me an extra 100 miles then its well worth it to me.

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When I worked for Honda (a while back) I can tell you that not one vehicle ever left the factory without being broken in properly before it reached the dealer. The purpose of the breakin was to ensure the throttle, and other primary functions were not going to malfuntion at a high rate of speed after being assembled at the dealership.

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Most (if not all) snowmobiles are shipped with the engines only being run for like 1 second, just to see if it would fire.

Usually the dealer will fire it up, but it is not by any means broken in. Machines with steel lined cylinders take approximately 50 miles before being broken in (if not more) and NiCaSil cylinders take at least 100 miles before being broken in (if not more) There is no way the dealer will do this because people wouldn't be impressed with getting a machine with miles on it, and it would cost the dealer too much. Plus it's stupid. People should be able to break in their own machines, if they screw it up, they should have to pay for it. The procedures are explained in the manual, and they are fairly simple. Take it easy for the first 100 or so miles. It's not the end of the world to be nice to your machine. Take care of it, and it will take care of you. (or your check book)



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here try this take a compression test of a brand new sled then take one 100 miles later and tell me what happens ??!! hmmmmm

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Compression goes down because it's not tight anymore because it's broken in. The reason for the breaking in period is to loosen it out without stressing it too much.



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P-man I disagree with you yep it is nice to go moderate to work the bugs out but 50 miles not for me I know I have been there it is ok to open her up. The manufacture runs every engine before the vehicle is crated for shipment. Then the dealer sets up and may or may not buzz around on it. But it was already broken in as far as the engine goes. I won't tell you who I was affiliated with but no doubt in my mind if it was a cool ride it has been to full throttle, put through the paces and washed before the consumer ever gets his hands on it. Even in the summer! Miles oh you mean the thing on the spedo head yep that is hard to disconect on a RMV.

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