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Old 01-17-2013, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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97 cat rev to high?

I have a 1997 Arctic cat cougar 550 just re-built hole top end. Sled is idleing at 1000 rpm and hitting 3000-3500 rpm when clutch engages. This is normal right? Please let me know any help would be great. Thank's
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 95' Cougar idles at 2-3000 and engauges at the touch of the throttle. My 97' Zl 440 idles at 1500 and engauges at 4500. I think yours is fine at that.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Idle should be 1500 to 1800 rpm.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah idle and engagement might be a bit low, not to worry it may idle a bit higher as it breaks in! You did add a bit of extra oil to the gas? You have cleaned the carbs?
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Re: 97 cat rev to high?

Yes I did put a little mixed gas so it did not run dry on first start, and yes carbs have been cleaned.

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Could it be having idle problems do to the silencer boots being off (from air box to the carb). I didn't run it in the snow with them off just on a stand.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The air box will actually make it run a bit richer.
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