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Looking at purchasing a 2017 assualt

Discussion in 'Switchback Assault' started by Tcc, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Tcc

    Tcc New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    On
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    14
    Snowmobile:
    2017 polaris assualt
    I'm going to look at a 2017 polaris assualt tomorrow, the sled has very high miles at 7000, it has a new crate motor put in 1200 miles ago, under warranty, Is this something I should stay away from? Sled looks brand new, was used only on trail and not beat on off trail to much
     
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  3. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Messages:
    881
    Location:
    Weston, WI
    Country:
    USA
    Years Snowmobiling:
    29
    Snowmobile:
    SideWinder
    Sounds like a lot of miles on the sled itself. Does it have any warranty with the new motor? Is it cheap?
     
  4. OutCast

    OutCast Active Member

    Messages:
    305
    Location:
    Cape Breton
    If it wasn’t done already then it’s going to need a complete overhaul. Check idler wheel bearings, ski runners, may need Clutches rebuilt. Have the shocks been serviced? Torsion springs may be getting weak.
     
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  5. Bigfuse

    Bigfuse Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Sunny Manitoba
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    50+
    Snowmobile:
    2020 IndyXC 850
    Also my 17 Assault needed a new tunnel and heat exchanger. I couldn't figure out why my rpms kept climbing at almost full shift out. One day I was checking chain slack by rotating my secondary clutch and my jackshaft was loose in the bearing mount. I removed my secondary and all of the rivets holding the bearing holders were gone also the heat exchanger with the torque stop had the torque stop broken. Good thing that I had a 4 year warranty as it only cost me $50.00.
     
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