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Old 12-23-2010, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rmk 900???

Just wondering about the 900cc sleds...'05-'06 ... Any issues with them? Fairly reliable and durable? I think they also had the crank issues didn't they?

Looking for a 900 long track, and they seem to be going for anywhere from $4500(mostly stock)-$6500( more mods and updates).

Not much more than an edge 800($4000 average), so would make sense to upgrade. More power and a little nicer ride.

Is the power difference really noticeable?

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Old 12-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know the 900s had problems but I dont remeber what they were
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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they have a ton of power and a ton of problems and updates.if you like to tinker they can be fixed and run great.there is a website cant remember what it is sure someone does that has all the mods and fixes you would need to do to make it reliable and arm ripping power.
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Yeah, I think it was similar to the 800's crankwise, but now you also have $500 injectors to possibly worry about, and other electronic stuff.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The 2005 900 was probably the worst engine Polaris ever made. It had huge issues with vibration, tearing up motor mounts, burning belts (one rider burned a belt every ride!), engines not planted sqare to the chassis. There were numerous recalls and service bulletins on the 05. They changed a bunch of things for the 06 and it was some better, but still had major issues. The 06 700 was built on the 900 crankcase and had some of the issues, but not quite as bad. In 2007, Polaris was going to put the 900/700 in the Raw chassis, but it vibrated so bad that the bulkhead failed in the test sled. They dumped the engine and have not put it in any sled since.

The price you are quoting is about 2000 more than a 900 would go for in these parts. I have a buddy that bought an 06 brand new in the crate in 09 for $4200. The dealers probably still have some they can't get rid of. The stock airbox weighs a ton and is REALLY awkward to work around, the stock pipe/can are also huge. A 900 would definitely NOT be for someone that doesn't know their way around a toolbox.

That said, PPolaris is right, if they run right, they really run well. My friend's had the 166" track and that thing climbed like a tractor. He had no issues with it while he had it (although I had my 700 in the shop the other day to get the TPS calibrated and the new owner of his old 900 was next in line to talk to the mechanic about issues he was having). Your results may vary...
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Fusion 900 2005,,,, runs good, Luv the power. Same motor as the RMK.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, things are a little more expensive up here in Canada.

I do all my own work, but I don't want to buy something that has even more issues than the 800's supposedly do.

I will probably end up getting another 800 RMK edge or escape. I've missed out on 2 possibly good deals so far, but one may come up again. You can't really find anything for much less than $4000, if you do, it more than likely has issues. Search Kijiji Saskatchewan, and you will see what I mean.
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If you can find an 03 Escape, they were lighter and had a bit more power and better suspension than the RMK or the 04 Vertical Edge...
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