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Old 12-30-2005, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got an option to buy two new 05 900 rmk 151's. Another dealer says to run from the 05's. overheating, clutching, belt problems. What all you say?
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The newer RMKs do have a bad reputation for that sorta thing

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Old 01-03-2006, 08:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My friend snowchecked an '05 RMK 151". He hasn't had any problems with it, but it has gone back to the dealer a lot of times for recall issues. Everytime you turn around the dealer says there's another recall. I never buy the first year of anything. Why be a guinea pig?
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Update. Just got back from Albany, WY. My friend had his 05 900 RMK out there on the first day of the vacation and it dropped a cylinder in a bad way. Cruising down the trail at about 35 mph one of the piston rings got caught on the power valve port and broke the top edge of the piston off. It was exactly 1 month out of warranty, but the dealer in Laramie called Polaris and they said they could cover it under warranty, but since they were busy, they couldn't work on it for a week. He wanted to trade at the end of the year anyway so he ended up trading it for an 06' 700 RMK 151.
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Thumbs up nice

i say go for it man they are nice sleds.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There cool LOOKING sleds but I would stay away from the 05 fusion anything. They are always having recalls and had a lot of issues. I would suggest buying a 06 leftover when the 07's come out.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The 900 rmk's due have some problems, vibration, clutching and different recall items which can be a pain.Iam a die hard Polaris fan but seeing and riding with both sleds the other being the rev, I must say right out of the box the bomb 800 with the 16 inch 162 rocks.Not even the 1000 seems to match up. ski-doo did there homework on this machine.Iam kinda waiting to see what polaris does for 07 if nothing Iam going to buy a rev!!
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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We have a 05 900 in are group that we ride with and he has all the updates,and hasnt had any prob's. The RMK is the king
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That is where all the polaris riders were, on the bunny slopes!
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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my friend here in norway bought a 05 900 166inch with all the upgrades for a 06 . 2 weeks after he bought it, he blew the belt and it took out the ring on the crank behind the clutch. out with the motor, wait 4 weeks for parts from the states, wrong parts, and another 3-4 weeks waiting. when they put it back together, they found that a electrical componet also was shot to hell . so, even more waiting . he is trading it in for a summit 1000 h.o.
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my friend here in norway bought a 05 900 166inch with all the upgrades for a 06 . 2 weeks after he bought it, he blew the belt and it took out the ring on the crank behind the clutch. out with the motor, wait 4 weeks for parts from the states, wrong parts, and another 3-4 weeks waiting. when they put it back together, they found that a electrical componet also was shot to hell . so, even more waiting . he is trading it in for a summit 1000 h.o.
Sorry to hear about you friend's year, I feel his pain. A person only gets to ride so many times in their life. Hope the new sled will work out for him.
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I talked to an engineer at Polaris ... The clutch torque specs on the 900 are unique to the 900 only and they are not getting torqued correctly. The manual is not being followed.

The mounts are not able to keep alignment. So there are two ways to solve the mounts . Go with a stiffer mount to keep alignment or a softer mount to reduce vibration. They are going with an 800 mount from an older moder. Increasing vibration but reducing misalignment.

In 08 the mounting will be completely redesign.
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