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Well we installed studs in my friends 97 ZR580 last night, he took it home, started it up, it backfired once and then caught on fire.

120 brand new woody studs are now molten. Now he needs to find a new sled before our New Year's trip

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ya that really sucks...sorry man
 

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Firecat eh! That is to bad that had to happen..and he was probably ready and just had to wait for now. Good luck in search for a new one!
 

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Yep, we just finished the studs and replaced the speedo bearing. Never touched the engine though.
 

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That frickin sucks...Good luck on finding a new one..
 

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My prayers go out to his zr...

God dang I'd go nuts if that happened to me. How fast did it happen? I would've SCRAMBLED for the fire extinguisher.
 

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Originally posted by Baero
[br]Well we installed studs in my friends 97 ZR580 last night, he took it home, started it up, it backfired once and then caught on fire.

120 brand new woody studs are now molten. Now he needs to find a new sled before our New Year's trip

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oh my [xx(] is that the actual picture,wow that must suck a lot, good luck with the search
 

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Yeah, that is it. I have more I can post them later.

He said it happened pretty quick, he had to get his truck away from it first.
 

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Here are some more pics, tomorrow I will try and get some of the aftermath.

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Jeez, that sucks, it looks like it started the grass on fire.
 

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that sux. btu it just means he gets a new 1
 

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Man, that really sucks. I have a sled for sale, but it is tough to get Cat guys to cross over to Polaris. Best of luck on finding a new one for him.
 

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Yeah, I am actually selling my 97 ZR580, the exact one that burned up for him. I am onto an 800 for him right now.
 

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why didnt you guys try and extinguish the flames
 

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Wow that really sucks, You guys have any Idea why it went up like that?
 

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Originally posted by Baero
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Looks like he's got an awful big smile on his face for a guy wittnessing that trajedy. maybe it's the insurance company on the other end of the phone telling him his new sled will be in tomorrow.....lol
In all seriousness it sucks that it happened to your frined and hopefully he'll find a new one before the trip. I had a sled burn down on me 5 years ago, I feel his pain.
 

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