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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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New member-questions about buying a XTX 700

I'm looking at stepping into the SXS market and buying a 2008 700 XTX. Is there anything I should be concerned about or anything I should inspect for normal problems?

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I'm looking at stepping into the SXS market and buying a 2008 700 XTX. Is there anything I should be concerned about or anything I should inspect for normal problems?

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Welcome to the forum! ....do as I do and start reading the threads and if you have a specific question or can't locate subject you lookin' for just give a yell. A lot of info on this site!
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check the axle seals around the rear diff.. make sure they aren't leaking. There is a fix which involves a small modification to install a dry cavity vent to releave pressure there. Not all have this problem but a lot of the guys on here have the mod done including myself. I did it last year and had last season problem free (knock on wood). other than that, no major mechanical issues.. one thing thats more annoying than anything is the tilt stearing can be a little sloppy, i'm going to remove mine and go with a fixed shaft setup.

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I'm looking at stepping into the SXS market and buying a 2008 700 XTX. Is there anything I should be concerned about or anything I should inspect for normal problems?

TIA
welcome aboard,you come to the right site how many miles is on the prowler.

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take a friend or have a "quality" shop do a once over for you and be there when they do it to glean as much info as you can .. ask on here as to the shop good v/s bad

where you at [town / state] and what kind of ride area do you live in ... woods/desert/fire roads/big rocks ect ? help us help you more info is better and the only dumb question is the one you didn't ask.

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Make sure the turf saver rear isnt going out.
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The only thing I would question is why the 700 and not the 1000? Is there that much difference in price?

I only say that because if I had a choice, I would get the biggest motor possible so I never was wishing what if? It was a matter of circumstances that I picked up my 650. I didn't have much of a choice. But if I did (and I was staying with AC) I'd be going 1000 to have as much power as possible.

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The one that I'm looking at has about 750 miles on it. I've seen quite a few 650's have motor issues from what I have seen on Craigslist in the past few months. What's the deal with that? Is it an oiling issue? Will that be something to be concerned with on the 700?
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just be aware EVERY BRAND has issues of some kind there isn't the perfect machine !!!

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The one that I'm looking at has about 750 miles on it. I've seen quite a few 650's have motor issues from what I have seen on Craigslist in the past few months. What's the deal with that? Is it an oiling issue? Will that be something to be concerned with on the 700?
The 650 issue might be the bevel gear issue, and yes that could still be a problem on the 700 as well depending on what year. I don't think it was until sometime in 2009 that they switched over to the new style bevel gear. The 700 and 650 motors are basically the same motor. The bevel gear was one of the biggest issues with the motors, but I don't know if this is what is/wrong with the ones that you researched.

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