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A friend of mine just bouth a 1995 Polaris RXL 650 Tripple (4000miles). We were just at the snowmobile club meeting and he was hearing tons of horror stories on this sled. Twisting crank shaft, droppin pistons, problems with fuel injection, etc. Can anyone prove these guys wrong with a little comforting advice. :)
 

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A guy in my area has an RXL (I forget which year) but it has 9500 miles on it and he's never done anything to it except regular maintenece. It needs a rebuild now though.



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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 Polaris-Man:

A guy in my area has an RXL (I forget which year) but it has 9500 miles on it and he's never done anything to it except regular maintenece. It needs a rebuild now though.



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My dad has the same sled, except his is a '93. We heard all the same horror stories about it when he bought it 2 years ago. So far it has almost 8000 miles on it with no engine trouble at all. He needs a new track, and he's replaced most of the front suspension from hitting stuff in ditches, but no engine work. He did also have to replace the drive drain and tensioner. The only down side to this sled is that IF the battery goes dead, it's a real pain to get to for jumpstarting or charging, especially out in unfamiliar areas with limited tools. This has happened twice. You have to pull the exhaust to get to the battery, and there is no way to start that engine without either charging the battery or jumpstarting it. It needs the power to energize the fuel injection.

I will say this, it is a really fast machine. Easily hits 110 on a frozen lake, and accelerates with authority. Way to much machine for my dad, who never goes faster than 50, and usually less than that.


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I bought a a rxl last year and it also burned up the top end but it also has 8900 miles on it and its as stock as can be.

Polaris man, thats good to know. I've been checking around myself since not too many guys have these sleds anymore I was wondering about reliability also. It seems like they're like most sleds and they'll last as long as you take care of em.
 

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I have a 91 RXL. It is a awesome sled. I picked it up last year and had to put one part in it (thottle position sensor $100). It runs like a top now. Very fast and very fun. So far no major damage to the sled as far i could see. Make sure to check compression in each cylinder, mine was 125 in all 3. Also i put new gaskets in it. It has 3500 on it.
 
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