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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-21-1999, 08:36 PM
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WHEN IS A SLED TO OLD!!!!

I just bought a 1992 Polaris Indy 650 RXL. It already has 6,000 miles on it. SO I was wondering wene a sled that is in great condition is to old? does it does it depend on miles? or the year of the sled?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-21-1999, 08:39 PM
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Re: WHEN IS A SLED TO OLD!!!!

never mind the attatchment it doesn't work.
it was suppose to be a picture of my sled.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-22-1999, 08:36 AM
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Re: WHEN IS A SLED TO OLD!!!!

I find that when you spend more time fixing than riding, it's time to sell it. With 6000 miles, you are going to be coming up on rings, and minor little things such as bearings in your drive train, and bushings, but you probably have a lot of life left out of it. That is a good motor (stock), and with some proper preventive maintenance should give you a lot of life.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2000, 01:54 AM
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Re: WHEN IS A SLED TO OLD!!!!

I have 5 sleds, the oldest is an 1971 Arctic Cat Panther 303 wenkel. Still use it for hauling fire wood on a big sleigh my Dad built 30 years ago. some snow conditions it goes where later sleds won't! Kids & friends come up and I wouldn't feel comforable with them on a new hi-performance sled so we all have fun and if they wreck something, it's not a big deal! I like the little Bravo 250. It's like a sports car. when the snow is right it's more fun on the trails than my new 600 EFI Powder Special! The old Citation 4500 is also lots of fun if the snow isn't to deep! Each has its special place in my heart!

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Re: WHEN IS A SLED TO OLD!!!!

I still see a lot of "old" sleds sitting on trailers. Once in a while I see them on the trail too.
I guess it comes down to this for me:
1. Is it still running?
2. Does it cost more to fix it than to replace it?
3. Is your pride standing in the way of being seen on it by your buddies?
4. Can you afford to replace it yet?

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2000, 12:21 PM
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Re: WHEN IS A SLED TO OLD!!!!

They're only too old when you get tired of modifying it. My mountain sled is a '93 XLT with tripple pipes, custom tunnel, rolled chaincase, 144 x 2" track, '01 RMK Xtralite rear suspension, and a whole lot of TLC. With over 6000 (3000 in the last 2 years) miles of HARD riding it has never let me down. Everything on a sled is easily replacable unless you let it wear out too far.

Upgrade that RXL to an Xtra-10 rear suspension and Fox shocks up front and it will be an excellent trail sled for a long time.

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