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Old 12-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I finally get to try out my new Cat and wow that thing is mean. However while out ridding it i came to a stop and it stalled out, not what I expected being a new sled. So I tried to pull it over and as I did that I noticed that it was trying to walk It's self. So we pulled it into the garage and got the track off the ground and got it running, track was spinning out of control and as I hit the brake it stalled out agin, as this went on a few times I noticed the cluch was still engaged and sticking. So I called a dealer and he said that Cats where having problems with the bushings in the cluch and it needs to be brought in and he also said that a guy just brought one in for the same problem. Unfortunately where I'm at in the UP there isn't a local Arctic Cat dealer around so lucky me I gotta wait till I get home to take it in.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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bummer dude
Your telling me.. It is what it is
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that definately bites the big one. guess you should bought a doo j\k. we had a poo blow up this morning so short day here as well.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Lots of updates to do on these machines!
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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that definately bites the big one. guess you should bought a doo j\k. we had a poo blow up this morning so short day here as well.
Don't know what year that Doo is but I hear the new ones have motor problems
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There are quite a few "service updates" on the 2012 Cats if anyone is out looking to buy, I don't know about the 2013's I just wish there was something in the "recall thread" when I was doing research before buying so I knew some of the problems. Luckly nothing to major. From what I have seen they clam it to have the most reliable motor out of any.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ya still waiting to see how the etec 800 holds up before I plunge. Cat seems to always be recalling the new sleds. My buddies cf800 spent its time getting updates when it was still new. But it does run like a champ now.

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Old 12-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's just little things that don't meet Cats specs and call it "service updates". Other than that It's seems to be a good sled.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ya he had a bad ecu almost immediately. and a few other small things.but now its running great. Just the fun of buying new

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Old 12-26-2012, 03:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Congrats on the new ride, should be awesome once all the bugs are out of it!
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Congrats on the new ride, should be awesome once all the bugs are out of it!
Thanks bro.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Ya he had a bad ecu almost immediately. and a few other small things.but now its running great. Just the fun of buying new

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I guess they remaped the ecu while it was in prep
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Just a little update since I dropped my sled off a the dealer last Thursday, I gotta call form them today stating that it needs a whole new clutch put on and that they are on back order, sucks.
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