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#1 Mach1Newfie

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

Hey guys hoping to be a new member of the rev category this week! Stepping up from the ole zx but I was hoping you guys could help me out this will be my first rev and mountain sled. Im going to look at it tomorrow it's a 2007 summit 800r just wondering on some pros and cons of this machine and anything in particular to look out for other then the usual. I normally do just flat land riding but if everything works out I will be making a few trips to the mountains next year. This seems like a good deal to me and its a whole new world compared to a short track zx chassis.
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:52 PM

I'm not new to the rev chassis but this season I purchased a 07 summit xrs 800. The main thing for these sleds is the crank. Ask if the bottom end was rebuilt and if so how many miles did it have when it was rebuilt. If it hasn't been rebuilt and has more than I'd say 1000-2000 miles I'd say it's a good one. The cases for the 07 800r had tolerance issues causing premature crank failure. Mine was one of those sleds. It had 1900 miles and the second crank had been broken. So I replaced the whole engine with an 08 800r. It didn't have the same issues. So far I have 200 miles of riding this year and no problems. It's a great sled with break neck speed to 80 mph but that's it. Pretty much anything else that is considered a problem with these sleds I consider to be very minor for what you get out of it. I point the skis where I want to go and the sled does it with style. If it's a good deal and you can determine there are no issues with the cases I say buy it, cause they really are one of the best on the snow.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:53 PM

Make sure that engine has been rebuilt by reputable dealer or just has very low M/KM.


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#4 Mach1Newfie

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:16 PM

Thanks for the info guys he did say the top end was re-built by a professional mechanic with a receipt to prove it. So I take it I should be in the clear for the faulty crank? He also mentioned it has a few hundred miles on it since the rebuild so it should be close to being broke in as well am I correct?
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

I may have too many tools at my convienience but i always cold compression test engines before i would buy sled.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:55 AM

Thanks for the info guys he did say the top end was re-built by a professional mechanic with a receipt to prove it. So I take it I should be in the clear for the faulty crank? He also mentioned it has a few hundred miles on it since the rebuild so it should be close to being broke in as well am I correct?

not neccasarely, my friend brought his sled to dealer for top end(pistons,rings) and they told him his crank should be rebuilt too. he said "no i will just sell sled anyway".

 

id hate to be the guy too get that Poo



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:51 PM

I bought an 07 2 years ago for $4000. rode it 500km then crank went @ 2800 miles. New topend and crank was $1200 and I did all the assembly. Brand new 800R Summit under $10,000 with flex track and s36 front on an on. Buy new with a 3 year bumper to bumper! wish I did. now I am stuck with the old stuff.



#8 Mach1Newfie

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:10 PM

I would love to buy new but 15 to 20 thousand for a new sled that I'd probably get 500kms a season on is a bit much for me.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:22 PM

Any used sled may have hidden damage. I bought my 04Rev & 08XP two years ago and the Rev had lots of hidden issues including engine(somehow compression test said good).

The XP definetly needed a new top end when brought home from dealer used. luckily they paid for the parts and i did the labour.






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