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Old 11-29-2011, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Polaris Fusion issues

Been looking at a 06 Polaris fusion 900. been hearing bad things about the 900s engine. Are they really that bad? anyone had good success with theirs?

And im a little confused, is it like a mostly trail sled like a Polaris edge or is it more like a crossover sled?

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Old 11-29-2011, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They made the 900 twin for only two years. There might be a reason for that. The 900/700 big block was a very expensive mistake for Polaris.

The Fusion is more a trail sled with the Switchback being the crossover and the RMK being the mountain sled.

I have seen new in the box RMK 900's going for less than $4000. I would look for something different that didn't say Polaris and 900 on the side.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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one of the gals we ride with had the 900 and had one problem after another with it. but have another guy that hasnt had any issues so my exp has been 50/50
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A biddy of mine has one it has like 3500 milrs and has neen rebuilt 4 times ive seen tjem on craigslist for like 3000 and they sit

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How about the 600's and 700's are they bad too?
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Polaris makes a good 700. The one thing to keep in mind-- the 2006 700 is actually a 755cc engine. What they did was build it down from the 900.... so it is about the same with smaller cylinders and pistons. And then from 2007 up (until they discontinued it) they built it up from the polaris 600.

By cousin has a 2006 700 (755) and has had good luck with it,, i don't think they were as much trouble as the 900. But they put the motor in really low... so your intake and exhaust come off of the same side, and he has to have everything heat taped up to prevent problems.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not to mention that the 06 700 (755cc) engine was made for ONE year. Yep. There's some money spent wisely by Polaris.

Mr. Deeds is right on, there are a LOT less problems with the 06 700 than the 05-06 900 (actually 866cc) that the 700 was built off of. The small block HO 600 form 2006 and the 700/800 from 2007 on are built off of the 440 race motor, which has a really stout bottom end. That means the 06 600 and the 05 600 are different engines and parts are not the same. Sure makes it confusing.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So sounds like the 600 would be a good choice?
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The Polaris HO 600 in either carb or EFI is a very potent powerplant. The Edge version had a little less HP but was still a very dependable engine with few issues. When Polaris went to the big block 900/700 mess the only thing that really saved them was the 600HO. There are not many times I wished I had more power when I was riding my 08 600, it's a fun sled to ride! It won't have the "snap your neck back" acceleration that the 800 has, but it's quick. For most riders, it's an excellent choice.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't really think they were that bad. Sure, lots of people had issues with them, but lots of people had issues with ski doo 800's also...I see TONS of them on craigslist running perfect with 4-7000 miles on them all the time..
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Lost me,So what is the best year for POLARIS or what sled for a BIG BLOCK motor? Just a thought.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Two buddies of mine have had the 900 fusion. The first guy didn't like it because of the engine vibration, but didn't have any major problems. The other guy loves his 900, and never had a problem yet. I myself have had three 800 Polaris sleds, a 02, an 04, and an 09. I put 10k hard miles on the 02, without a problem. The 04 had 6000 trouble free miles on it before I traded it off. I bought an 09 Dragon 800 SP left over in the box. The first season, at 1750 miles, a chunk of cylinder broke between the ports, and the crank pounded it through the bottom end. Just happened to get a cylinder with a bad casting. No other problems. I love the power of my Dragon. Now I have a 2012 Rush 800 to break in, if we ever get some snow around here. Hope this information was helpful. Good luck.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Any 600 has a good rep, the Edge big block 800 had crank issues, the 900/700 in 2005-06 was discontinued after 2006, mostly for bad vibration and durability issues. The 700 from 07 on and the 800 from 08 on are built off of the 600 case and are small block engines.

The 08-09 800 small block had serious issues that were mostly resolved by 2010 and pretty much gone by 2011.
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