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Old 02-16-2009, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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XLT 600 Question

Im new to polaris I have 1997 xlt 600 touring is there reed valves in this i had carbs off and didnt see any ? Trying to get a a low end off and on bog low end.Ihave it in the air in garage and ill crack throttle and it revs good then crack it again and its flat then work throttle and it livens up help please have cleaned carbs and sync them new plugs checked spark.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are no reed valves in a XLT 600, check the plungers for the choke assembly, amke sure they are not sticking, lube them accordingly if dry and sticking, sometimes this causes bogging issues.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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97 XLT Engine Died, seized?

Hello, I was just curious as to what the outcome was of your problem? I was having the very same symptoms with my 97. I did exactly what you did, carbs, plugs and sync. It was sluggish at low end. Had to pump throttle to keep it from dying occasionally even after the work was done. This past weekend did a lot of slow double riding and after about 35 miles the engine just shut off. I was able to immediately restart it and ride about another 1/4 mile and it died again. Checked plugs(looked good) fuel lines etc. and found nothing obvious. Disconnected ignition switch and tried riding again, same result. After it died this time I tried pull starting it while I was coasting to a stop and the engine would not turn over.
At this point I did not want to risk doing further damage so we towed it back. The engine is not currently seized up and will restart and run, but I only did that to get it loaded on the trailer. I am going to start working on it soon and thought I would ask around for pointers before I started trouble shooting. Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Fuel Pump? around this age the diaphrapm in the fuel pump starts to wear out.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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did you clean the pilot jet? mine was doing the same ansd is better now.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am going to start trouble shooting today. Thanks for the tips! I did clean the carbs but after further research I apparently did not clean the pilot jets properly. Thanks again!
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