2001 rmk 800 bogging - Snowmobile Forum: Your #1 Snowmobile Forum
Go Back   Snowmobile Forum: Your #1 Snowmobile Forum > Specific Snowmobile Forums > Polaris Snowmobiles

» Sponsors

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Quebec
Posts: 1
2001 rmk 800 bogging

Hi everyone, I recently acquired a 2001 rmk 800 with 1900 miles. It was running fine on harder packed snow or light powder but today we got about 2 feet of fresh powder and it tends to bog after a couple minutes of riding. It barely has enough power for me to get back to an old track once the bogging starts but it will idle fine. After a couple of minutes idling it runs fine along the track or road until I head into the powder again. The snow comes up over the hood while riding in the powder. I replaced the plugs before going out this morning. Does anyone have any ideas as to why it would begin to bog and cut out in powder? Also after the bogging began one time I touched the motor and could leave my hand there for at least 5 seconds before it became too hot, this doesn't seem normal to me. Thanks for any help!
2001rmk800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
BC_Dan's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oregon
Posts: 13,034
It could be letting powder into the engine compartment, which can cool the pipe. The pipe is tuned to work hot, if it's cooled, the HP will be off pretty dramatically. Try some screening material on your vents to keep the powder at bay and see if that helps...
2007 Dragon RMK 700 155", 2008 RMK 600 155", 95 Prowler 550 2-up, Really OLD AC Cheetah

BC_Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.

Copyright SnowmobileForum.com

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0