i asked the guy about the wiring and he said it had a recall and it was brought in , so im guessing it was fixed he said it was messing up the swithces on the handle bars., what kind of clutching can i do? i really dont need a lake racer, i would perfer a little more bottom/mid power than a blasting top end. would a ets boivin upgrade kit do the job as for the rear suspension?once&forall said:They are a very good sled. Put pipes on it and clutch it and you will run with most anything. They are very reliable and as long as your updates were done you shouldn't have any problems.
Like others said ensure the updates have been done (wiring protector kit, 310-320-310 jetting, timing retarded to 0.065" BTD - they also had an update for the primary spring but mine ran better with the stock one). Some were worse for electrical problems than others. In the 7+ years I have owned mine I have replaced the CDI once and the stator twice (just had it done for the second time last week after 7000 miles - lots of people complain about the electrical problems with this year but I have had less problems than others with different sleds so I can't complain).jwittock670 said:
I also meant to mention that with only 2200 miles on it that tells me one of two things, either the previous owner(s) never had much time to ride it or it spent most of it's life in the shop (like I said in my previous post, with any sled there are good ones and there are bad ones).jwittock670 said:
Make sure you have all the updates on the wiring. These things could be wiring nightmares. The thumb and handwarmer control on the handlebars were known to cause problems. The stator was known to be a problem. 98's did not have a vent from the hood to the clutch guard. They could be hard on belts, causing them to overheat and blow. I put a 99 hood on mine, and drilled holes in the belt guard. Center dump pipes weren't the best. They also tended to blow crankshaft bearings. Otherwise not a bad sled. They also had a recall on the track that year. I believe the original track had every other windo solid, but not sure. I put an internal drive sprocket in mine because the track was hard to tension. I had a ton of problems with track ratchet.XcellR8 said:I also meant to mention that with only 2200 miles on it that tells me one of two things, either the previous owner(s) never had much time to ride it or it spent most of it's life in the shop (like I said in my previous post, with any sled there are good ones and there are bad ones).jwittock670 said:
call ski doo. If it was done by ski-doo service, the updates will be in their computer. They should be able to tell you about all the updates out for your sled and all the service bulletins.doo me too! said:How would you go about finding out if your sled has had all the updates.