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Question 2009 Polaris 800 Dragon reviews

I'm thinking about getting a 09 Dragon 800. I was told that I should stay away from them because they have been burning up the magneto side cylinder. The guy said pretty much all the clean fire engines have been having a problem with that. But thats coming from an Artic Crap and Yamaha dealer. Sure, the VES 800's had a crank problem too, but I must have lucked out and got a good one. I've got almost 9000 miles on it, and it's all original. It still has 150 PSI in both cylinders, and runs great,(knock on wood). I love my current sled, just wanna get a new one. Anyone have a 09 Dragon? Had any problems? Have a buddy that has one? Let me know what you think.
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i bought a 09assault,ihave about 2000 milles on it and it's been only trouble!! Just found out that the crank side cylinder has very low compression.. polaris is putting 2 new cylinders and pistons in but i am not convinced that it won't happen again.. might have to trade next winter
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Love it, but there is bugs in the 800's. Have a buddy with the 800 IQ 5000 miles this season with no problems. Changed to NGK's and never changed a plug again. I've been thru 20 plugs and a top end. Now with the new top end I've lost 10% compression on the opposite cylinder than the last time. Ring letting go again. I don't know what to tell you. This sled is awesome to ride. I just hope they find a fix. These single rings are not holding up. 1000miles trouble free, in the shop for a week. My dealer is awesome and have never had a problem getting it fixed. We'll see after the warranty runs out?
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2009 Dragon Sp 800

I just picked up my sled this weekend. Brand new 2009 Dragon 800 fresh out of the crate. I can't wait for the snow to flly!!
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Good job, hope all the Polaris fixes work out for the 800 owners!!

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I just bought a 2009 600 Dragon SP. Hope that you guys dont have problems! The 600 is for the wife I have a 2007 Dragon 700 With some bolt on mods hope ill keep up with the 800s! I just rather stick with the 700 and have no problem than go to an 800 with problems. I know that they can be fixed,but when the snow flies I dont want to keep bringing my sled in all the time! The 700 is solid and I have had zero problems!!! Good luck!

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Thumbs up I think they ironed out the dragon 800 problems?

I've been told that the engineers Polaris hired, have fixed the problem with the Dragon 800 engine. I can't wait to try out my new engine when the snow flies. I know Polaris is sticking with this engine. This sled rides like a dream. Love it! Just gotta get around this engine hick-up. Said it before, my buddy put 5000 miles on his with no engine problems. He always kept it out of that mid range bog area. Anyhow been told they fixed it and can't wait. Temperature is dropping. Give us 4 ft before Christmas.
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I hope that your right about the 4feet before christmas! And I hope they fixed the 800s because that will be my next sled! Cant keep the 700 forever! Besides I dont want to lose any races! My 700 should do just fine for now!

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Dragon's replacement

It's time to give the wife my 2009 Dragon 800 SP. I snow checked a 2012 Rush Pro R 800 LE. Think SNOW!!!
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It's time to give the wife my 2009 Dragon 800 SP. I snow checked a 2012 Rush Pro R 800 LE. Think SNOW!!!
G-g-ghoster p-poster!

SICK new sled though!

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Thanks JD. Hell yeah. I can't wait. The wife gave me crap at first about getting my "hand me downs". Then I told her she could keep her 2004 Pro X 800, and I'll trade in the Dragon 800. Her outlook on the situation changed dramatically. Who would complain about "having to ride" a 2009 Dragon 800?

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Her outlook on the situation changed dramatically. Who would complain about "having to ride" a 2009 Dragon 800?
Haha that's no kitchen sled!

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Yeah. She makes me proud. I taught her well. She's not afraid to hit triple digit speeds, or fly by some of the slower guys in the group. After I sold the 02 Edge X 600 that I gave her, I bought her a 2004 Pro X 800 so she could have reverse. She loved it. She sees my view on "no replacement for displacement". The only thing she asked, was that I put electric start on the Dragon. She could start the Pro X,(and no she's not a big girl) but struggles with the Dragon. Besides that, the confidence you feel on the Dragon will make her an even better rider.

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2009 DRAGON 800 SP
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04 PRO X 800, 02 XC800 SP BLK, 02 EDGE X BLUE, 90 INDY 500
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The best part is, if my sled breaks down, I have a Hell of a nice back up sled. LOL.

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CURRENT SLEDS
2012 RUSH PRO R 800 LE
2009 DRAGON 800 SP
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04 PRO X 800, 02 XC800 SP BLK, 02 EDGE X BLUE, 90 INDY 500
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