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new to me sled...maybe a project...

Going to pick up a Cat tonight. The owner said I can have it since he doesn't ride anymore. I asked him what it is and the most he could recall was a 80's Jag.


I'm really curious because I have:

1999 Jag 340
1999 Z 370 - Needs work
1982 440 Panther


One question for the Cat people: What are the years that the suspensions change? In particular, the Jags.

When did they go from leaf spring to A-arms?

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1996 Skidoo Touring E 380F (sister's)
1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
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1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
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I would guess bout 85?
89 Jag AFS

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No such thing as a free sled.. just sayin'


I have an old Cheetah 400 just waiting for me to do something with it, I've had it for maybe 10 years. It was given to me too. Low priority, obviously. I should really do something with it, though. Short track, no power, lousy suspension.. what's not to love!

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Looks to be a 1990 Jag Deluxe. Sat outside for about 5-6 years. So might be more of a project than I really want for the return. However, it might be a good sled to combine with a Z370...

Bonus, the sled behind it was a freebee as well. Really nice freight sled with skis that are about 7-8" wide.
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2015 Skidoo Renegade BC 600 Etec
1999 Skidoo Summit X 670 HO (Son's)
1996 Skidoo Touring E 380F (sister's)
1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
1985 Skidoo Tundra 250F
1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
1990 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1982 Arctic Cat Panther 440F
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That's quite the rack on the back!


Good luck with it, looks like a great start to a summer time rebuild thread on the forum!

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Nice Rack you got there! LOL
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Started to pull the motor apart and decided to check compression first. 150-150 !! Wow. Never saw a machine that old get any higher than 130.

decided to just pour a bunch of oil through it and work the motor back and forth. It wasn't stuck, but figured getting everything coated in some oil would be a good thing. Drained out the excess oil and then thoroughly cleaned the carb (single carb, should have been a clue). Carb was very full of the white powder crud. Cleaned every little part of the carb and then put it all back together. Put fresh gas in and pulled the handle. Started 3rd pull. Runs like a champ. Lots of 2 stroke smoke, of course. Completely fill the garage with smoke.

While cleaning the motor I noticed the label said "Arctic Cat - 340cc" Glad I caught that before I proceeded. I was thinking this was a 440. The label on the seat cover says 340 as well, but it was covered up by the funky rack.

I think I'm just going to fix it up and maybe sell it as it is. Really don't need another old machine around the yard. Figured I'd sell a few this fall/winter.


I did pressure wash this machine before pulling it into the garage and it actually cleaned up pretty well, but the colors are all faded with the weather. Wondering now if the hood can be buffed out. Maybe another shot of clearcoat....


Not really sure what a machine like this is worth. To me, it would be an excellent sled for pre-teen or small-teen.

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1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
1990 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
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I have an old Ovation 340 that is my ditch banger, I love it.
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My back hurts just thinking about driving as a ditchbanger.

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1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
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1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
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Come on Bear it aint stock!
I have a reworked skid from a SRV under it and Plastic skis!
It does ride real nice and is Very Light! (especially compared to a Pantera 800)
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So another thought I had was to take the 1982 Panther 440 motor out and slide it into a 1999 Jag 340 deluxe. I noticed the motor in the older cat is a "Arctic Cat Spirit" motor and the one in the 1999 Jag is a Fuji.

It got me wondering how difficult this swap would be. I like the idea of the 440 in the newer chassis. I like the Jags 340cc motor for it's economy, but feel the extra oomph of the 440 would suit it better. Of course, I'd put the 340 into the Panther.

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1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
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1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
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Fuji!
Really?
A trans plant?
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okay, so I've worked on so many of these small motors, I may be mistaken. What are they normally? It is the stock motor that comes with it. 340cc.

Rebuilt it last summer and it only got about 3 hours of riding. I'm going to be selling off some of these machines just to get them in the hands of someone who will ride them. I kind of want to keep the 1999 Jag though. Great for pre-teens and early teens. Heck, even adults like riding it. I just thought sliding the 440 into it would give it a little more. Then sell off the 1982 Panther (w/340) and the 1990 Jag 340 that I have along with a Skidoo Summit 583.

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1999 Skidoo Summit X 670 HO (Son's)
1996 Skidoo Touring E 380F (sister's)
1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
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1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
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Suzuki the maker of the spirit after 74. Pre were Kawi

Just look at the CDI box plugs
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I guess my main concern on doing the swap is the Y pipes would need to be swapped as the mufflers are completely different between the two. The 82, the output of the muffler is in front of the motor. On the 1999 it is on the right side like most machines these days.

Looking at the size of the pipes, they look like they have the same ID, so I'm guessing there isn't much difference in tuning between the two.

But, on the other hand. Compare the exhaust on a 1999 Jag 340 to the 440 and the part numbers are different for the Y pipe and expansion chamber... So I'm not really sure.

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1996 Skidoo Touring E 380F (sister's)
1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
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1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
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Make the new hole for the 440 pipe, and cut and weld
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That is a thought, but I think the plastics and the way they are shaped up front won't allow much in front of the motor. I'd have to do something creative with the pipe. If I went that far, maybe just relocate the expansion chamber/silencer over to the normal hole and create a pipe in between. That might be an option, I'll have to look at dimensions.

Since these motors are really easy to remove and put back in, I'll probably do that tomorrow and see how they match up. It really looks like the Y-pipes are the same bolt pattern/dimension. The output hole of the Y pipes are 1mm different in ID. Don't think that would make much of a difference. Output hole on the muffler is actually smaller on the 440 by about 2-3mm.

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1999 Skidoo Summit X 670 HO (Son's)
1996 Skidoo Touring E 380F (sister's)
1995 Skidoo Summit 583 LQ
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1999 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
1999 Arctic Cat Z 370F (son's) - needs track
1990 Arctic Cat Jag 340F
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