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ncapster

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#23529795 Opinions on history of a 2017 MXZX 850 I just got

Posted by ncapster on Yesterday, 08:32 PM

Going by percentages the sled spent it’s total run time in the following manner:

18% warming up at idle
47% putzing around at low speeds
33% in the mid-range
2% at 7K+


#23529765 Opinions on history of a 2017 MXZX 850 I just got

Posted by ncapster on Yesterday, 08:16 PM

Based on 5,000 miles that’s an average speed of 25.7 mph. So yeah, the sled was not beat. Most average somewhere between 25-30 mph. Anything much over 30 is a fast rider. Keep in mind it’s all run time including warm-up at zero mph and crawling across parking lots, waiting at road crossings etc which really brings down the average.


#23524415 Earliest ride ever

Posted by ncapster on 21 October 2020 - 01:57 PM

Isn't it amazing how many people or so willing to post video's of themselves doing something really, really, dumb.

 

We should just be glad smart phones & social media didn't exist when we were young-n-dumb...




#23524277 Earliest ride ever

Posted by ncapster on 21 October 2020 - 11:40 AM

Yup, got mine out too...no pics unfortunately!  

 

Saw this video last night on Bikeman's facebook page...glad I am not this guy.  Sorry its a facebook thing...can't figure out how to get the original link...

https://www.facebook...457791240977716

 

That poor guy is famous for all the wrong reasons right now, it's all over FB...LOL




#23523343 Earliest ride ever

Posted by ncapster on 20 October 2020 - 06:17 PM

Had to take the ACE for a quick spin.

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#23522807 All of this just to pull the chain case cover...

Posted by ncapster on 20 October 2020 - 11:24 AM

Adding rack steering, 9" Rear Wheels, Gripper Skis, Belt Drive, Dupont Hyfax, Clutch Parts, XP Shocks and noooo backup rope starter no how no way.  Think I have put them on three sleds and never used them, not once.  Carb sled yes, Etec Noooo!   Mine is apart in the garage in a state of flux.  And least I forget, Valonmxz stay bar bushing kit and Ti springs and several Ti bolts through out the suspension - front and rear.  Hey they don't rust and they are lighter.  

 

My 04 Rev 800 had a back-up pull start and I did use it on one particularly cold sub zero morning, I hit the happy button and nothing. Also, the battery in my son's 2018 600 ACE went bad last year. Even after jump starting it and riding it for several miles it still wouldn't start back up on it's own. Had that been my 850 and I was riding alone I would've been screwed. 

 

Edit: Maybe I would be able start it by wrapping the tow strap around the primary but who wants to mess around with that besides it's not the safest procedure to begin with. And then you gotta try and get the guard back in place with the clutch spinning, yeah no thanks. If nothing else it's peace of mind. 




#23522231 All of this just to pull the chain case cover...

Posted by ncapster on 19 October 2020 - 08:52 PM

The Torx bolts holding the magneto cover on were a little tricky and you have to tap a couple holes on the backside of the chain case to mount the rope guide but it wasn’t too bad. It’s not my video but I found this one with a quick YouTube search.




#23521741 All of this just to pull the chain case cover...

Posted by ncapster on 19 October 2020 - 03:52 PM

On a side note it's snowing right now and we're supposed to get 3-5" tomorrow. I can't remember the last time we had accumulating snow in the south metro before Halloween. I don't want to jinx anything but I think we might be in for one hell of a winter...




#23521737 All of this just to pull the chain case cover...

Posted by ncapster on 19 October 2020 - 03:46 PM

I got lazy last year and just did a drain and fill. So I wanted to pull the cover this year plus I had a back-up recoil to install anyways. It felt like I had to take half the darn sled apart...LOL It’s still in pieces cuz I got some LED high beams to install next. What’s everybody else got planned for maintenance / upgrades this fall ???

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#23518277 2020-2021 winter

Posted by ncapster on 16 October 2020 - 04:03 PM

Taken today in the southern burbs of Minneapolis.

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#23518177 Pull start? yes or no

Posted by ncapster on 16 October 2020 - 12:50 PM

Most Yuasa batteries are good but you can still get a bad one as I found out last year. I'm installing a back-up recoil on my 850 tomorrow. 




#23517841 Pull cord for electric start back-up

Posted by ncapster on 16 October 2020 - 07:25 AM

Where is the tool kit on the sled? Maybe its there and I just have not found it. Also, wouldn't it be good to use something as some sort of handle? It seem a little more dangerous to wrap it around your hand and pull. Thanks


It’s strapped to the belt guard.

You could wrap the other end of the rope around a tool in the kit and use it as a handle.
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#23517457 Upgrading! Was there any issues with the 2017 850 motor?

Posted by ncapster on 15 October 2020 - 08:12 PM

See for yourself:

https://www.dootalk....ilds-on-an-850/

And I think it’s more like a 15 hp difference. Personally, going by seat of the pants, there’s no comparison!


#23516887 Pull cord for electric start back-up

Posted by ncapster on 15 October 2020 - 11:32 AM

There is no clip on the emergency starter rope nor a pull handle.  Just wrap the rope around itself to keep it on! 

 

I've never tried starting my sled with the e-rope but for those that have, how do you put the clutch guard back on without hitting the spinning primary?

 

Yep, there used to be one for the TRA but nothing for the P-Drive or the E-Drive. I would think it would be darn near mission impossible with just the thin little rope itself. I just picked up a back-up recoil kit for my 850. I always thought if it didn't start it would be first thing in the morning and I could simply jump start it (preferably with another sled, worst case scenario with my truck) and then it would be fine for the rest of the day. But the battery went bad in my son's 2018 600 ACE last year and even after jump starting it with my 850 and running it for several miles it still wouldn't re-start. His sled has a brand new battery now and the 850 is getting the back-up recoil. 




#23514233 B.E.S.T. warranty - do we still shop around?

Posted by ncapster on 13 October 2020 - 10:44 AM

I guess what I was asking in a roundabout way is, does the B.E.S.T. warranty price vary from dealer to dealer. Years ago it did, and dealers were marking it up.

And yes, the new sleds are 4-strokes (leftovers), but so were the last ones, and I used the B.E.S.T. quite a few times.

 

Thanks

 

I've owned 2 E-Tecs (800 & 850), both had BEST warranties, used them exactly zero times. Just curious, what went wrong with your 4-strokes?