Arctic Cat Kitty Kat

Arctic Cat Kitty Kat

Post by Big Ticket Item » Mon, 25 Dec 2000 09:00:55


I bought my son a Kitty Kat (1999) and after he runs around on it for 3
hours the clutch starts to slip. I realize that this might have to do with
the fact it is a light duty snowmobile.

My question is, if the speed on this unit can't be increased *easily* by
changing some gears then can someone recommend a faster snowmobile? I don't
want anything that goes over 20-30km/hr.

 
 
 

Arctic Cat Kitty Kat

Post by Jeff » Mon, 25 Dec 2000 10:31:59

   You could have purchased a Z-120 (4 stroke) Not MUCH more speed but
possibly a bit faster.

  We bought our son a 1990 Yamaha Sno-Scoot for X-Mas.... No it isn`t
new (damn close though) and it needed a track but I felt this would make
him a nice "first" sled. Seeing he`s 6 yrs old and I can govern the
speed at the throttle, he can grow into it and MAYBE next season I can
give him a few more mph for X-Mas. =-)

  p.s. it even has electric start and a detatchable HUGE windshield.
(Good for those LONG speed runs) =-)

Jeff B   In Maine

 
 
 

Arctic Cat Kitty Kat

Post by Jim Williams » Mon, 25 Dec 2000 14:39:42


Quote:
>I bought my son a Kitty Kat (1999) and after he runs around on it for 3
>hours the clutch starts to slip. I realize that this might have to do with
>the fact it is a light duty snowmobile.

>My question is, if the speed on this unit can't be increased *easily* by
>changing some gears then can someone recommend a faster snowmobile? I don't
>want anything that goes over 20-30km/hr.

Or you could buy perhaps any smaller (250's perhaps) sled and adjust
the throttle cable so that when the throttle is held to the bar the
carb is only partially open.

 
 
 

Arctic Cat Kitty Kat

Post by fourboy » Tue, 26 Dec 2000 03:41:46

I have a 97 Kitty Cat and a 2001 Z120.  The 120 is definetly the way to go.
It also can easily be modified.  I put a Goodwin clutch kit and governor
by-pass on it and doubled the speed!!  Merry Christmas!!


Quote:
> I bought my son a Kitty Kat (1999) and after he runs around on it for 3
> hours the clutch starts to slip. I realize that this might have to do with
> the fact it is a light duty snowmobile.

> My question is, if the speed on this unit can't be increased *easily* by
> changing some gears then can someone recommend a faster snowmobile? I
don't
> want anything that goes over 20-30km/hr.

 
 
 

Arctic Cat Kitty Kat

Post by Strapit 1100 RM » Tue, 26 Dec 2000 08:10:40

find a yamaha sno-scoot.  They are not being made anymore but are WAY cool.

--
Mark
1100RMK
www.coho.net/~strapit



Quote:
> I bought my son a Kitty Kat (1999) and after he runs around on it for 3
> hours the clutch starts to slip. I realize that this might have to do with
> the fact it is a light duty snowmobile.

> My question is, if the speed on this unit can't be increased *easily* by
> changing some gears then can someone recommend a faster snowmobile? I
don't
> want anything that goes over 20-30km/hr.

 
 
 

Arctic Cat Kitty Kat

Post by Howard McColliste » Wed, 27 Dec 2000 01:45:18

Sno-scoots were indeed cool, but their higher center of gravity led to
tip-overs and control problems in our family. We had gone from a KittyKat to
Sno-Scoots, but ended up canning the Sno-scoots for Yamaha Bravos (250cc
fan). That was better.

H McCollister
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Quote:

> Organization: Verio
> Newsgroups: rec.sport.snowmobiles
> Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 23:10:40 GMT
> Subject: Re: Arctic Cat Kitty Kat

> find a yamaha sno-scoot.  They are not being made anymore but are WAY cool.

> --
> Mark
> 1100RMK
> www.coho.net/~strapit



>> I bought my son a Kitty Kat (1999) and after he runs around on it for 3
>> hours the clutch starts to slip. I realize that this might have to do with
>> the fact it is a light duty snowmobile.

>> My question is, if the speed on this unit can't be increased *easily* by
>> changing some gears then can someone recommend a faster snowmobile? I
> don't
>> want anything that goes over 20-30km/hr.