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Old 12-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #46
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Fawk!!!, its still raining here, want some of this!!!!

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #47
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #48
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Put in about 35-40 miles of trail riding today on my old '97 Polaris 440XC. One thing about a junky old sled, it demands some semblance of confidence on mountain trails... It doesn't do much in great big fields of poweder (not enough power and too short of a track) but I had a frikkin' blast!

Anybody got any ideas why it feels like it's running out of fuel after a solid 10 second full throttle run? It doesn't die, but does feel starved like either the fuel pump isn't keeping up or the pump impulse line is a bit clogged and the carb bowls get low...
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #49
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Possibly a little lean on the jetting... Get it ripping down the trail and after it starts to do that hit the kill switch, pull the plugs, and see how they look.

p.s.- hoping to do a little maintenance on your old ST over Christmas break- had a blast on it last summer!
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:52 AM   #50
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Anybody got any ideas why it feels like it's running out of fuel after a solid 10 second full throttle run? It doesn't die, but does feel starved like either the fuel pump isn't keeping up or the pump impulse line is a bit clogged and the carb bowls get low...
That could be a number of things. Fuel pump of keeping up as you mentioned, clogging fuel line, clogged jet, float set too low, or cracked carb boots. Take a close look at the boots, if they are cracked and letting in air you could seize it up.

I wish I had my crappy old sled back. 20 inches on the ground here, all the trails are open.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:09 AM   #51
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Thanks for the suggestions! I might start easy and change the fuel filter...
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #52
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A little chilly...


Home sweet home for the weekend...


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Dogmeat wipes out and somehow the sled managed to avoid every tree and tracks right down the trail.


End of the ride...


...decided not to play chicken with the snow. Shooting and cracking everywhere...
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #53
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:55 PM   #54
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XC's day ended early. Bent something in the steering, tweaked some plastics.


Watch out for holes.


Dogmeat and I headed out for a bit


Dogmeat


Back to the trailer for food and puppy cuddles



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Old 01-01-2013, 11:34 AM   #55
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Anybody got any ideas why it feels like it's running out of fuel after a solid 10 second full throttle run? It doesn't die, but does feel starved like either the fuel pump isn't keeping up or the pump impulse line is a bit clogged and the carb bowls get low...
Clogged or partially clogged main jet(s). Don't ride it any more until you clean the carbs or you will learn an expensive lesson. Hopefully, your cylinder(s) are not scored up.

Clean your carbs before the start of every season.

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #56
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Couple pics from last weekend, looking like a good season if this keeps up.



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Old 01-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #57
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Been a pretty good season so far, but we could now use some fresh.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:35 PM   #58
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That reminds me... One of these days...

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:09 PM   #59
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I'm sled shopping. :-) looking for a nice trail sled, a friend at work highly recommends the Polaris Indy Classic from the early 2000s so I'm scouring Craigslist. Wish me luck!
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #60
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