By polarisman600 on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:55 pm: Edit Post
I know they have alot of issues with fusions is it still a good sled?? and major things?
By skylar on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 10:18 am: Edit Post
The problems with the Fusions, were the 900 Fusions, the 600 is a great sled. There were some updates that needed to be done, check and make sure they were done.
By polarisman600 on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:19 am: Edit Post
yeah ik the 900 fusion were junk, but wat are the updates that would need to be done???
By skylar on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:28 am: Edit Post
New gas tank, new carb boots, brace for the bottom of the chaincase, helps keep it from leaking, that is all I can think of off the top of my head for now.
By polarisman600 on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 01:56 pm: Edit Post
By zimmbob on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 08:58 am: Edit Post
There was a throtle cable fix too.
By dale_58 on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 09:02 pm: Edit Post
My son purchased a new 06 900.Minor problems.It sure does boogy
By polarisrider1 on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 11:00 pm: Edit Post
polarisman600- go to www.snowest.com forum, All the answers are there on your sled. These guys know there stuff. look for the 900 section under Polaris
By iusmit on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 08:43 am: Edit Post
I bought that sled last year slightly used. Enjoyed it. I had to get the gas tank recall done. Nothing wrong with the 600 if the updates are done. Steering takes more effort than it should. There are discussions on snowest, on here or on hardcoresledder related to that. I am going to try bergstrom's solution for this year (needed new wear bars anyway):
By polarisman600 on Thursday, October 01, 2009 - 09:26 pm: Edit Post
yeah well i thinking that the fusions is just a waste of money and i dont think i am going to waste my time on it. one more ? wats the difference between a polaris xc vs a polaris edge???
By zaskar on Friday, October 02, 2009 - 09:25 am: Edit Post
XC is the model and Edge is the type of suspension. From 2000 up, XC's came with an Edge or M-10 suspension.
By zimmbob on Friday, October 02, 2009 - 12:02 pm: Edit Post
Agree Zaskar! Don't get pushed away from the 600 because of the 900 Motor issues. The recalls were minor things. Of which almost all new models have.
By jasono on Friday, October 02, 2009 - 01:13 pm: Edit Post
I've ridden a fusion 600 for 3 seasons without any trouble. I had the updates done. 3700 miles without issue. Original belt lasted 3000 miles. The 600 is a very strong motor. I do happen to have mine listed on JD for sale, only because I am switching to a mountain sled this season. Not trying to plug it, but wanted to weigh in on the topic.
By einne on Friday, October 02, 2009 - 07:37 pm: Edit Post
x2 for zaskar. i too own one. converted it to a 136" last year. other than steering being something that you need to work with. has been a strong sled for me. and have encountered 0 problems with it. as stated the "fusion" got bad rap from the introduction of the 900.
By docs_88 on Friday, October 02, 2009 - 10:03 pm: Edit Post
I came off of an Edge and on to a Fusion. NO WAY i would ever go back. The Fusion is like riding on air compared to the Edge. Havn't had a single problem with the motor either.
By whitedust on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 11:13 am: Edit Post
Do you like Doo Revs? Better sled if you can find 2004 or newer low mile cherry. Rev sitting postion was too cramped for me but real good sleds & easy to sell. You need to make sure rings were correctd on Rev engines but sleds handle very well.
By pwolfy2003 on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 08:35 pm: Edit Post
i have a 06 fusion 600 that my son drives now with over 11000 miles on and i still like driving it (if my son lets me) very good sled , with very few problems, and all updates done.
By polarisman600 on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 06:57 pm: Edit Post
yeah the sleds sound like they were good if the updates were done.
By flattop on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 05:16 pm: Edit Post
sleds were awesome... update all steering to the 08 or 09 'A' arm with the 09 spindles.. impressive on steering feels like power steering
By andyverbeck on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 11:22 am: Edit Post
Here is the story on the Fusion Model. In 05 and 06 Polaris went to the "up" riding position to follow suit with the other big boys. They rolled out the Fusion 600, 700, and 900. The problems with the 900 motor was a huge problem for the Fusion line. It was such a huge problem and so widespread, it drew acclaim from the 600 and 700's. Basically, the 600's were great sleds that had a few minor recalls, LIKE ALL SLEDS DO REGARDLESS OF MANUFACTURER. These 900 issues caused Polaris to discontinue the Fusion line, and go to the IQ line.
By iusmit on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 01:25 pm: Edit Post
Keep in mind that the IQs are essentially Fusions with the RMK body on them - they are nearly the exact same sled. The largest differences are the spindles.
By mnman309 on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 09:03 pm: Edit Post
If its eating belts, mine did this and I found out that the secondary clutch had broken the sheave adjustment bolt. It was overheating the belts and the sled would actually creep forward when it was idling too.
By sabercat on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 08:47 am: Edit Post
In your area don't buy a 06 or 07 blue 700. Its had a hard life!
By iusmit on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 02:04 pm: Edit Post
mnman - how did you find that out? I think something might be wrong with my secondary. I don't know all the terms, but on the outside side of the outer "plate," there are a bunch of little stress cracks. I pulled it off the sled and I've been meaning to take it to a shop to see what they think. Trouble is I live in Indianapolis (the sled is stored in Northern Indiana), and there aren't any shops nearby.