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Im thinking of buying this sled. Its a 2000 Polaris xc 700 deluxe. Has 2600 miles. Guy wants $1400. Might take less haven't asked yet. Would appreciate any advice. Is this sled known for its issues or is it a good reliable sled?🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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The 700 engine has a pretty good rep for dependability and set up right, it can really rip. 2000 was the last year they used the Keihin PWK 39mm D-slide carbs, which are not as desirable as the later TM Mikunis. The Keihins work ok but there are not as many tuning parts available. The Keihins also benefit from a boost bottle and SLPs Power Packs to help get rid of the low end hesitation and burble the 700 is known for.

The 700 and the 800 share the same bottom end but where the 800 has a poor rep for crankcase/crankshaft issues, the 700 holds together a lot better. I would make sure the primary is balanced (that's true of all Polaris sleds) and keep up on the general maintenance. With a sled that old, you may be looking at having shocks rebuilt (or replaced), primary and secondary rebuilt, driveline bearings replaced, and suspension wheel bearings replaced. Hyfax and ski carbides are also something to look at. If any of those need replacing, consider that in the price being asked.

The suspension should be an Xtra-10 up front and could be an Xtra-10 or Xtra-12 rear. The Xtra-10 is a great suspension for boondocking or ditchriding, the Xtra-12 is oriented for miles and miles of trail riding. Back in the day Fast also made a suspension for the Polaris, if it hasj been upgraded to one of those, the ride will be even better.

Good luck, the miles indicates the sled wasn't used much, if it has had good maintenance, it may be a pretty good buy for that price.
 
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