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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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New sled tunnel issues

Hello everyone. I bought a brand new 2017 Arctic Cat XF 6000 Cross Country as a new leftover. Unfortunately, I bought it late in the season and only got one ride on it before putting it away for the offseason. When cleaning the sled up I noticed some coating chipping off around the rear spar brackets by the seat. The paint is also chipping around the rivets. I touched up the bigger piece missing by the bracket but this seems odd to me for only 180 miles. Anyone else seeing this on their tunnels by this bracket. Picture attached of one of the sides for reference.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 11:25 AM
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It does look like it flexed there.
I would not worry much it may have even been there un noticed?
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Thank you. Glad to join the group here. Its possible the paint may have already been damaged there as the sled has been sitting around a long time before I purchased it as a left over this year. I'm also thinking that the coating may have been over applied in this area and any type of riding stress caused it to easily crack there. My dealer is sending the pictures over to Arctic Cat so it will be interesting to hear what they have to say.
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Yeah I guess I might go ahead and look real close to all of it and even take an Ice pick and make sure there are not any 'Bubbles' in the paint anywhere else?
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