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I hear alot of ppl saying the XLT is way to over-rated and is a unreliable machine. I am starting to think the same thing, sad to say! There are 3 XLT motors with blown crank bearings in my room and 1 more that blew thats still my sled. Most will say they dislike them because they blow so easily. IF you have a XLT, RXL, or XCR, how did it blow?
 

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And where's the, "Mine runs great and hasn't blown yet?"
 

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Knock on wood, mine hasn't blown yet. I have almost 8,000 miles on it.
 

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93 xlt w/8000 miles,didnt blow but had 1 piston break off a chunk by the rings,rebuilt the top end,now good for another 8000 miles.
 

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mine runs great so far starts hard every once in awhile when u let it cool off just a little. But for 8,070 miles it strats up great and knock on wood it still runs great as i put it in the MI auto rv.
 

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Most of the problems with the XLT's came from people who had NO business tuning on them trying to "super tune" them with out the knowledge to do so!! A good example are the guys who'd pipe them and then b*tch and complain when they blew, when asked what clutching and jetting they'd done, they gave that deer in the headlight look and asked "what clutching and jetting"!!
 

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Originally posted by ultrastud
[br]Most of the problems with the XLT's came from people who had NO business tuning on them trying to "super tune" them with out the knowledge to do so!! A good example are the guys who'd pipe them and then b*tch and complain when they blew, when asked what clutching and jetting they'd done, they gave that deer in the headlight look and asked "what clutching and jetting"!!
So F'n accurate. I have seen the "deer in headlight" look. LOL
 

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the piston ceized up on mine on the clutch side, 1400 dollars later and some other work done to the motor and she was running like a raped ape, i wouldn't say they were unreliable but you are going to have a better chance blowing the motor because you have one more piston to worry about, i think they were awesome sleds, if they were so bad why is there so many of them out there and why do people still ride them?????, there are a lot of polaris triples on the trail so they must be a descent sled. I wish polaris would come out with another triple but thats just my opinion.
 

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95 xcr-7500 trouble free miles..we had a 94 XLT also with no problems.
 

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Im going to be jinxed now, but I just had to read the thread!!!!! I have 3 600's in the shed, and they are all dependable. 2 xcrs, and the xlt. mods: none!!!! maybe thats why??? I figure polaris spent millions on R&D, and Ive been extremely impressed with them
 

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Both of my parents 95 XLT's have over 14,000 miles put together, and they still run like the day they were bought by my dad. If you leave them stock, they will last a lot longer than if you modify anything!!! End of story.
 

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Originally posted by pinkpower33
[br]Im going to be jinxed now, but I just had to read the thread!!!!! I have 3 600's in the shed, and they are all dependable. 2 xcrs, and the xlt. mods: none!!!! maybe thats why??? I figure polaris spent millions on R&D, and Ive been extremely impressed with them
I think having now mods helps alot.
 

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mods might shorten the life span if u don't know how to jet or clutch but mine has psi pipes with 8k miles. Just need to know what ur doing or how to read!!!
 

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PRO-X2C old 97 xcr 600 blew twice. both times due to a bad water pump. which we caught the second time around.




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Originally posted by 6_x_0_c_0_r
[br]I hear alot of ppl saying the XLT is way to over-rated and is a unreliable machine. I am starting to think the same thing, sad to say! There are 3 XLT motors with blown crank bearings in my room and 1 more that blew thats still my sled. Most will say they dislike them because they blow so easily. IF you have a XLT, RXL, or XCR, how did it blow?
really were talking about 10yr old or older sleds for the most part. what about it blew up becuase it had been ridden by an idiot for 8000 miles?
 
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