'96 XCR 600 bearing toast!

'96 XCR 600 bearing toast!

Post by Scott Batzo » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00


 Well the bearing on my '96 XCR 600 just went, as I was told it most likely
would. Running it down a field when it started screeching on the clutch side,
before I could shut her down she shut down. Won't start, but still not seized.
Grabbed ahold of clutch and what do ya know the bearing is gritty as heck and I
can feel chunks of something in there.
  The sled was fogged in the spring and left until snow came, 50 miles on it
this year 1900 in total, and now this!
  I take it to the dealer sure its covered but can't say if the same thing will
happen next spring, or if polaris will cover it than or if I'm stuck then.
  I say fine give me a price for a '97 motor and whats my '96 motor worth,
well '96 only worth 1000 to him and '97 2700 no magneto, carbs-striped! Polaris
won't give me a brake on '97 motor either!
 Anyone got a Polaris number I can call and grip or are you lurking out there
polaris? What's up, stand behind your motors, make good on these motors!

         I'll get off the soap box now,
               Scott Batzold

 
 
 

'96 XCR 600 bearing toast!

Post by Mike Wur » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00

yeah i got a number for you to call

  1-800-get-acat

 
 
 

'96 XCR 600 bearing toast!

Post by Arshag K. Odabachia » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>  Well the bearing on my '96 XCR 600 just went, as I was told it most likely
> would. Running it down a field when it started screeching on the clutch side,
> before I could shut her down she shut down. Won't start, but still not seized.
> Grabbed ahold of clutch and what do ya know the bearing is gritty as heck and I
> can feel chunks of something in there.
>   The sled was fogged in the spring and left until snow came, 50 miles on it
> this year 1900 in total, and now this!
>   I take it to the dealer sure its covered but can't say if the same thing will
> happen next spring, or if polaris will cover it than or if I'm stuck then.
>   I say fine give me a price for a '97 motor and whats my '96 motor worth,
> well '96 only worth 1000 to him and '97 2700 no magneto, carbs-striped! Polaris
> won't give me a brake on '97 motor either!
>  Anyone got a Polaris number I can call and grip or are you lurking out there
> polaris? What's up, stand behind your motors, make good on these motors!

>          I'll get off the soap box now,
>                Scott Batzold

Fuji used some,"OUT of Spec" parts in quite a few motors last year.  The
600 PTO was a cronic problem.  A new bearing should cure it.  I am
curious as to the oil you were using.  I personally know of 7 XCR600s
that had no trouble last year using a certain brand of synthetic oil (It
was not Polaris Oil) Two customers and One other friend that did toast
the PTO were running the new Polaris oil.  This is not a good
statistical sampling, but I will start gathering more data on it as time
goes on.  Let me know.

Arshag Odabachian
LAKO Performance