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  1. #1
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    Post Firecat problems

    My 2003 F7 Firecat had two issues.The first one was when I was dragging across the lake and the pipe split 8in.It was loud and had no power.
    The dealership gave me a new one for free and said the vendor had made bad welds. The other issue was when the chain case oil stared leaking.The lower bearing craked inside the chain case.I had to pay for that one.It only happend to a few sleds but they still changed to a new bearing type.
    Did anyone have any problems with a Firecat?

    P.S. The sled rips!
    GreenMachine

    1999 Kawasaki KX250
    V-Force 2 Reeds
    Pro Circuit Pipe/Shorty Silencer
    Excel Rims (Black)
    Talon Hubs (Gold)
    Renthal Handlebars (McGrath Replica)
    Uni (Two-Stage Competition Air Filter)
    Vertex Piston/Rings
    High-Compression Top-End Gasket (.012 Thick)
    Barnett Clutck Kit

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    2003 Arctic Cat F7 Firecat
    V-Force 3 Reeds
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    144 studs
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    PAC Kit
    2 Degree timing advance
    D&D Y-Pipe

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    I guy I ride with has a 800 ZRT and had issues with leaking from the chain case and crank case. Not sure if this is related but it may be a artic cat issue. that sucks about the pipe atleast they admitted the issue and gave you a new one.

  3. #3
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    The chain case never cracked, but when the brearing did the oil made its way to the shaft that drives the trak. You have to put silicon on the shaft before putting the brearing on.The oil made the silicon peel off and it started to leak out the back side of the case.
    GreenMachine

    1999 Kawasaki KX250
    V-Force 2 Reeds
    Pro Circuit Pipe/Shorty Silencer
    Excel Rims (Black)
    Talon Hubs (Gold)
    Renthal Handlebars (McGrath Replica)
    Uni (Two-Stage Competition Air Filter)
    Vertex Piston/Rings
    High-Compression Top-End Gasket (.012 Thick)
    Barnett Clutck Kit

    On Snow
    2003 Arctic Cat F7 Firecat
    V-Force 3 Reeds
    D&D Clutck Kit
    144 studs
    RT Preformance Silencer
    PAC Kit
    2 Degree timing advance
    D&D Y-Pipe

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    thats strange...ive never had any of those problems...as for your pipe...sometimes the people who weld them go out behind the shop and smoke "stuff" and then just fart around for the rest of the day doing half @$$ jobs...
    scott
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    my y-pipe also craked, but i did not see it untill i put the a new D&D Y-pipe on that adds 3.5 hp with the stock pipe. the crake was 1 inch long right on the weld too.
    my ecu got fried too.
    GreenMachine

    1999 Kawasaki KX250
    V-Force 2 Reeds
    Pro Circuit Pipe/Shorty Silencer
    Excel Rims (Black)
    Talon Hubs (Gold)
    Renthal Handlebars (McGrath Replica)
    Uni (Two-Stage Competition Air Filter)
    Vertex Piston/Rings
    High-Compression Top-End Gasket (.012 Thick)
    Barnett Clutck Kit

    On Snow
    2003 Arctic Cat F7 Firecat
    V-Force 3 Reeds
    D&D Clutck Kit
    144 studs
    RT Preformance Silencer
    PAC Kit
    2 Degree timing advance
    D&D Y-Pipe

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    Thats because it is an artic cat!!!!

  7. #7
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    i dunnoo...iv had alot of people around here with cats and they dont have any probelms. but well with all sleds there are certain problems that when fixed usally dont give you any problems again. but well polaris on the other hand....you can fix those piles and they still break down.
    you have been taught, thou shall not kill, well hear this.....FUCK!!!!! THAT!!!!!! SHIT!!!!!! *jarhead*[/COLOR][/B]


    speed doesnt kill, its usally hitting something and suddenly becomming stationary that does it