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how many hours is it before you typically have to re work the engine on the 650 ( re-ring, valve job, timing chain). Mine is the 08 650 and only had 3000 miles and i think about 290 hours. Mine has blown the head gasket, the intake valves are sharp as a razor and the timing chain has a lot of slack in it. Long story short i have only had this thing for about a month and a half and is sorta discouraging to have this kind of wear this early.
 

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Welcome to the site. Really depends on how it was treated, and maintained. I have 7,500 miles on mine, but I pulled it down around 3,000 miles and found no wear of any kind. I now have 7,500 miles on it and the same held true. Sounds like it may have been over heated at some point in time, but it is easy to rebuild. Slack in the timing chain may just be the tensioner failing, or worn guides, valve job is something any small engine repair shop can handle. The head gasket is easy to replace, but word of caution is the head bolts are considered a one time use. I still have not found any supporting documents on the bolts, but have had several used ones break! If you don't have a manual, you can download a free one at K&T lawn equipment. These things are pretty durable with proper care, I use all synthetic oils in mine, change it every 300-600 miles (depending on the amount of dust I've ridden in), and make sure the air filter is always clean.
 

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Around 3000 I replaced the engine in my '07 650 but that was because the oil pump gear failed and I cooked the engine. I have over 8,000 trouble free miles on mine now.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome. Its has gotten a little cool here in Tennessee and been waiting on parts since last friday. Not happy with the dealers in this area (honda had me spoiled lol). Hoping to have parts by the first of the week. Any help on these things would be greatly appreciated, I'm wanting to put some gauges in an overhead console so I can monitor the temp, oil pressure and amps. Thanks again.....;)
 

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I just have the oil gauge on mine, of course I put it in AFTER my oil pump gear failed :rolleyes:
 

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Gages are a great addition, Oil Pressure is most important, then the water temp, and voltmeter. I used electrical gages on mine for the ease of install. Do a search on this forum for gage install, may give you some ideas!
 

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Thanks for the help...;)
 

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We love spending other peoples monies! LOL If anything has been done to a Prowler, you will find it here! Great people, great ideas, and great help! My Prowler was my first exposure to SXS's, joined this site when I got mine! It helped with all of my questions!
 

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A buddy of mine works on the atv's all the time so he ordered all the parts for it and now I'm stuck at the removal of the the belt and other junk to replace the the chain.
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Clutch/Belt removal is fairly easy (several posts on the frequently asked section), Wet Clutch nut is a LEFT HANDED Thread, once the wet clutch is removed it is easy to replace the chain. I bring mine up to TDC before I do anything on the cam, or timing. I put a socket and breaker bar on the stator nut to hold the motor at TDC while I work on it. They are easy to time. Good Luck on it.
 

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Clutch/Belt removal is fairly easy (several posts on the frequently asked section), Wet Clutch nut is a LEFT HANDED Thread, once the wet clutch is removed it is easy to replace the chain. I bring mine up to TDC before I do anything on the cam, or timing. I put a socket and breaker bar on the stator nut to hold the motor at TDC while I work on it. They are easy to time. Good Luck on it.
You should start making repair videos, you could be a YouTube sensation :D
 

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Just give the wife more excuses to mock me! LOL
 

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free with Mike !!!! .... so why don't you buy the XTZ the just got listed here for sale LOL then I could benefit also.
 

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The wife would kill me! LOL I'd love to have it, but just not in the cards!
 

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XTZ would be great to have and most of my accessories would work on the 2009 but my wife would make me paint it, she won't do green. I wonder if I can sneak off in the middle of the night, drive OK and get it painted before she wakes up >:)
 

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or change out the body panels , aren't they the same more or less :)
 

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or change out the body panels , aren't they the same more or less :)
That should work, the bed has a different latch system but I could swap those parts too, now where do I hide the old Prowler until I can pawn it off :confused:;)
 

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up in the garage rafters all apart LOL ... they never look around the shop it man stuff out there LOL
 

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Sounds like a Plan!

up in the garage rafters all apart LOL ... they never look around the shop it man stuff out there LOL
Sounds like a plan, I'll need your help to shove the parts though this hole in the garage
 

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