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I've been reading up on the XCR 600 from 96-98 and am thinkin about buying a 97 XCR 600 SE. i was on a site that did nothing but complain about how it was set up from the factory as far as clutching, the carbs, and so on. the guy said it required a ton of tuning to get it to run right. was this guy full of sh*t or was that sled that bad?

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hey pooly, i do not know exactly what they said about the sled. but this is something to consider. Every snowmobile is set up in the middle. what is a good clutch set up for you may not be for me becuase of weight,nature of riding,ect. carbs are the same what alltitude are you riding? the suspension is set for a medium sized rider. if you buy this sled you will probably want to spend some time setting it up for your weight, altitude, riding stlye. hope i helped a little.

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vmax is right, lots of people complain just for the sake of complaining. It's very annoying, how is the factory supposed to know how every rider wants his machine set up.



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A friend of mine has a 96 or 97 XCR, and as far as I know he likes the sled alot.

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so this guy was just a complainer and this is common with every sled? so if i bought this sled it wouldn't be any more risk then any other sled? i'm not sure what altitude i ride at, i'm in northern minnesota, i don't leave there with my sled so once i set up my carbs and clutch i wouldn't change them. so would i have anything to worry about or should i shy away from the 96-98 xcr's?

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Pooly. I think that it's the same risk with any sled. The 97 XCR 600 SE comes with tripple pipes, so it's got great power for long runs on the lake, but it is a rather heavy sled at close to 550 lbs. I think this sled has a fairly flat power curve, so clutching is a little more forgiving. Central MN elevation is around 2000' above sea level, not sure about up North though.
 

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Pooly,

VMAX said it very well. This is something that plagues most newsgroups. What might be a great sled (factory settings)in MN, isnt a great sled in the mountains. You will tweak the sled, the group I ride in has 6 different XCR 440's and 600's. Ranging from 92 to 99. As long as you maintain it, all should be good. Also the elevation is probaly 2000-4000. I am at 1100 near Minneapolis. All manufacturers will have problems. Sleds DO break down, it is just a matter of time and circumstance. If the price is right I would go for it.

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Does anybody out there actually own one of these? i'd like to hear what you think if you do. the sled i was looking at has 5000 miles, so i don't think i'll buy that particular sled, but maybe another xcr 600. thanks

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Hey pooly i have a 96 XCR 600 with triple pipes clutch kit and so on and i havent ever ridden it in snow yet only grass and it HAULS and it runs real nice idles good starts up quick and so far i have had no problems but yet i havent ridden the sled in snow! ill let ya know how i like it when i do though!!
 

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My buddy has a 96 XC600 triple with single pipe, he has had a bog off the start since he got it, we have heard he needs to clutch around it, but he hasn't done it yet, the sled is fast on the top end but it is a little doggy for mid range, If you ride mostly in the trails you may want to consider a twin. I love twin torque out of the corners and they are lighter in the trails.

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some used sleds i was looking at were 2 96 XCR 600's... 4k for each.. my dad and i are lookin for a pair like this.. ! wooo hooo they sound like great sleds to me. i hope i hope i hope OOOOOO DO I HOPE!

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I own this sled Ok guys. The sled he is talking about was in 1996 the XCR 600 SP alwasy look for those letters. In 1997 it was the white Agressive chasis XCR 600 SE. The sled is a big heavy dog. I own one myself(96 SP) and its a beast and a half. It gets and goes when you are ripping across a lake at 100MPH+ but for trail riding it has a dead spot. Between 5800-6500RPMs it is a lull. Sounds like the sled is barely moving. Feels like it too. But you are doing a good clip of about 30+MPH. Stock jetting is 400 mine is jetted down to 340 and it still loses to almost everthing. I am gonna gut my airbox and maybe rejet again or move my needle position. Need to find some power in this thing. important information this is for those who do not know what teh XCR 600 SP is. It is a non-uniblock 598cc engine with stock triple pipes. It is based on the Agressive Xtra 10 chasis and had a dry weight of 540lbs. http://www.1337info.com/images/alan/mine.jpg there is a picture of my 1996 XCR 600 SP. Always look for the letters SP or in teh 1997 models case SE.



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