What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by thom.. » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


        OK! It's my first sled and I think I could have done worse, or
maybe not? Alot of people bash the 96 XCR 600 SP but nobody seems to
provide any reasons why the sled sucks! I am very curious. So let's
here it, I could use a little education so maybe next time I won't
make a bad choice.
 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by Rob Lyo » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>    OK! It's my first sled and I think I could have done worse, or
>maybe not? Alot of people bash the 96 XCR 600 SP but nobody seems to
>provide any reasons why the sled sucks! I am very curious. So let's
>here it, I could use a little education so maybe next time I won't
>make a bad choice.

I had one, and at one point I left it up by the road with the keys in
it, hoping someone would either run in to it, or steal it!!!  The
original setup REALLY sucked!  So much so, that it gave the sled a bad
reputation.  However, if all the updates are done, it's really turns
out to be a good sled.  It was just all of the aggravation involved in
sorting things out that Polaris should have done in the first place!
I'm going through a similar problem with my "99 XC700sp.  The jetting
is WAY rich, ran out of gas in Quebec at 87 miles!  My dealer has been
moving in slow motion rejetting it, maybe he wants me to buy a
different color next time...
Rob

 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by Turk » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I had a 96 xcr-sp & after a few slight clutching; gearing & jetting mods
it really ran strong! It ran stronger than most f-3,s & zrt-600,s & worked
real well in deep snow for a triple-triple! Rode it 2 years & never so
much as a hiccup! If you want to know how I set mine up let me know!
Quote:

>         OK! It's my first sled and I think I could have done worse, or
> maybe not? Alot of people bash the 96 XCR 600 SP but nobody seems to
> provide any reasons why the sled sucks! I am very curious. So let's
> here it, I could use a little education so maybe next time I won't
> make a bad choice.


 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by Don » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Thomas,

Who cares what other people think.  Are you happy with your first sled?
That is what counts.  Like you said you could have done alot worse.   I am
not a big fan of Polaris but I think that you did fine with your first sled
purchase.  Who knows in a year or two you might look into another sled as
you riding ability improves.  It is real difficult to separate the truth
from the bull that people shoot in here. (rec.sport.snowmobile)  I am sure
that there are alot of people that would love to have that sled, especially
for a first sled.  Tell them all to kiss your Polaris a*#.

"D"
98' MXZ 670
97' MXZ 440 Fan


Quote:
> OK! It's my first sled and I think I could have done worse, or
>maybe not? Alot of people bash the 96 XCR 600 SP but nobody seems to
>provide any reasons why the sled sucks! I am very curious. So let's
>here it, I could use a little education so maybe next time I won't
>make a bad choice.

 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by linke.. » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I just heard that White Lake Polaris burned down three pistons and cylinders at
the shoot out.
They took out to much jet in the 800/XCR.      What Gives?      Wake up White
Lake and open your eyes.
 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by John » Sat, 26 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Ditto..... My first sled was a '74 Colt 250 SS, was happier than hell to go
45mph WFO..... Sit back and read, you'll sort out the BS after a while and
will learn about wrenching on sleds. Enjoy yours to the max, but use your
head for thinking, not for tree t***..........

John "anything you say can & will be misquoted & used against you"
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Thomas,

Who cares what other people think.  Are you happy with your first sled?
That is what counts.  Like you said you could have done alot worse.   I am
not a big fan of Polaris but I think that you did fine with your first sled
purchase.  Who knows in a year or two you might look into another sled as
you riding ability improves.  It is real difficult to separate the truth
from the bull that people shoot in here. (rec.sport.snowmobile)  I am sure
that there are alot of people that would love to have that sled, especially
for a first sled.  Tell them all to kiss your Polaris a*#.

"D"
98' MXZ 670
97' MXZ 440 Fan


Quote:
> OK! It's my first sled and I think I could have done worse, or
>maybe not? Alot of people bash the 96 XCR 600 SP but nobody seems to
>provide any reasons why the sled sucks! I am very curious. So let's
>here it, I could use a little education so maybe next time I won't
>make a bad choice.

 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by Dere » Sat, 26 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>         OK! It's my first sled and I think I could have done worse, or
> maybe not? Alot of people bash the 96 XCR 600 SP but nobody seems to
> provide any reasons why the sled sucks! I am very curious. So let's
> here it, I could use a little education so maybe next time I won't
> make a bad choice.

Is this the famous "pig iron"?  Its been ages since I've heard that.
 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by Dav » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00

jet 350pto 370center&mag  for 0-1000 ft
ask your dealer for the high altitude needles
this makes a huge improvement at all altitudes
I've got 6500 miles on mine and never had any
problems
 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by Linda Stringe » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

What is this talk about drilling out the air bypass?  I own a 96' 600 XCR
SP.  I love the sled, my only complaint is that mine lacks bottom end power.
The jets are PTO-350 Center-370 Mag-370.  Just like the jetting chart says,
but it still bogs out when I pin it, Also I can usually smell fuel when it
bogs. Anybody hane any ideas.  Have any of you guys with the same sled
changed the gearing on it?

Jamie Stringer

96' 600 XCR SP

Yellowknife, NT CAnada

 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by chet » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> What is this talk about drilling out the air bypass?  I own a 96' 600 XCR
> SP.  I love the sled, my only complaint is that mine lacks bottom end power.
> The jets are PTO-350 Center-370 Mag-370.  Just like the jetting chart says,
> but it still bogs out when I pin it, Also I can usually smell fuel when it
> bogs. Anybody hane any ideas.  Have any of you guys with the same sled
> changed the gearing on it?

> Jamie Stringer

> 96' 600 XCR SP

> Yellowknife, NT CAnada

  Put UFO's in the carbs and you'll smile as your sleeve lenght
increases!
 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by mike bromaghi » Sun, 03 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Hey Chet,
Any other special tuning involved when you put those ufos in the slides??
Mike
 
 
 

What is so bad about the 96' XCR 600 SP?

Post by chet » Mon, 04 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hey Chet,
> Any other special tuning involved when you put those ufos in the slides??
> Mike

   We are not done testing the XCR 600 at Powerhouse racing, so far with
the UFO's and their clutching, it is pulling 81 mph in 600' which is
excellent.there are procedures to follow with the UFO's drop down 1/2 of
your pilot jet size(example if you have a #40 Pilot jet, drop to a #20)
and richen the needle one clip position. this should get you right where
you need to be, If clutched properly, It will work fine. we will be
trying the UFO's on other models throughout the winter season. I am just
about done dialing in my 97 Formula 500, which is working great, I have
a set of UFO's I will install later this season.

                                                        Chet