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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?

2015 Skidoo Renegade BC 600 Etec
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

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Kiddy Caboose - older Nila sled.
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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!

2017 SKS 800, 2007 Dragon RMK 700 155", 2008 RMK 600 155", 95 Prowler 550 2-up, Really OLD AC Cheetah

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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
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

Currently working on:
Kiddy Caboose - older Nila sled.
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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!

2017 SKS 800, 2007 Dragon RMK 700 155", 2008 RMK 600 155", 95 Prowler 550 2-up, Really OLD AC Cheetah

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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.

2015 Skidoo Renegade BC 600 Etec
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

Currently working on:
Kiddy Caboose - older Nila sled.
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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.

2015 Skidoo Renegade BC 600 Etec
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

Currently working on:
Kiddy Caboose - older Nila sled.
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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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