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DOOLIFE800

Member Since 15 Jan 2011
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In Topic: Ski-Doo wants you to Grease your engine mounts!!??? 800 E-Tec

22 April 2021 - 08:18 PM

I'm happy with the power of the 800. And I do like power. Never rode an 850 and don't want to till I can afford one. I bought the XRS for the premium shocks. Fast trailrider but don't like to jump anymore. XRS is to stiff of a ride for me so I've been playing with valving and finally got it where I like it. Had to put dual rate springs on the front shocks to get a decent ride in the stutters. Depends on what you looking for, if you want to ditch banger it's good to go. If you want more of a plush ride for long days and weeks you'll need to revalve And respring. I'm old and fat so I'm picky with ride quality. I'm curious what's he asking for it?

In Topic: Yellowknife's 2018 Mileage Log

22 April 2021 - 07:58 PM

Alan, hope you're okay. All your snowmobile videos are gone from YouTube. Going to miss them this Summer.

In Topic: Ski-Doo wants you to Grease your engine mounts!!??? 800 E-Tec

22 April 2021 - 06:09 PM

I'd want to do a compression test. It's a pain to pull all the plastic and it's a pain to get the plugs out and compression tester in but it would tell you a lot. 150 psi both cylinders is ideal. mine held that compression right up to 13,000 miles. I'd want to know if he always ran full synthetic, ideally BRP. I'd want to know if he ever did the isoflex on the PTO bearing. If he didn't I sure would do it before I rode it. If he never did the shocks I'd get them all an oil change at the very least. Don't mean to scare you off but I'm a wrencher and that's how I got 19000 MI so far. 13 thousand on the original motor before it failed. Also at 6000 I'd be looking at all the bearings, wheels, Axle, and the rear suspension bushings if they were never disassembled and checked. Again I'm a nut and do these things every year. Granted that's four to five thousand a year.

In Topic: Anybody heard of replacement bushings for 800 e tech clutch arms

19 April 2021 - 12:49 PM

Thanks stealth bomber, if these don't last I will try OEM as you did. Didn't know they existed.

In Topic: Anybody heard of replacement bushings for 800 e tech clutch arms

16 April 2021 - 05:33 PM

So I got the bushings that I found on eBay made by SPI. Little difficult drilling the old one out being it's one piece and runs the full length where the PIN pivots on. Had to use a unibit that would cut it right to the perfect diameter. Then pushed out the old sleeve and used a vise to press in the two new bushings. I'm pretty happy, they're nice and tight or I should say there's no slop when I move the arm side to side. $15. Better than over a hundred for 3 new arms. Tempted to buy another set And redo another set of arms I have, but I think I'll wait and see how long they last.