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polarisman600
09-26-2009, 11:55 PM
I know they have alot of issues with fusions is it still a good sled?? and major things?

skylar
09-27-2009, 10:18 AM
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.

polarisman600
09-27-2009, 11:19 AM
yeah ik the 900 fusion were junk, but wat are the updates that would need to be done???

skylar
09-27-2009, 11:28 AM
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.

polarisman600
09-27-2009, 01:56 PM
ok thanks

zimmbob
09-29-2009, 08:58 AM
There was a throtle cable fix too.

Just ask the dealer to pull up the VIN and they can tell you if any or all of them have been done, and what Polaris has said needs to be done.

My Fusion was awesome. Little slow at the top end (my sled), as others were faster, but it was a great sled. Moved up to a 09 RMK this year....

dale_58
09-29-2009, 09:02 PM
My son purchased a new 06 900.Minor problems.It sure does boogy

polarisrider1
09-29-2009, 11:00 PM
polarisman600- go to www.snowest.com (http://www.snowest.com) forum, All the answers are there on your sled. These guys know there stuff. look for the 900 section under Polaris

Hoosier
09-30-2009, 08:43 AM
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):

http://www.bergstromskegs.com/oui/hang_on_to_wallet_2.htm

polarisman600
10-01-2009, 09:26 PM
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???

zaskar
10-02-2009, 09:25 AM
XC is the model and Edge is the type of suspension. From 2000 up, XC's came with an Edge or M-10 suspension.

IMO - If you are considering an Edge over a Fusion then you would be wasting your money. The Fusion suspension is far more superior. It eats the moguls.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the 600 Fusion. I have one and have no problems with it. The Fusion's bad rep comes from the 900 and the 900 only!

zimmbob
10-02-2009, 12:02 PM
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.

The Fusion with the IQ suspension is 100% better than the Edge Suspension. Hands down. Not even a contest. I'd never even consider buying myself an Edge chasis ever again.

jasono
10-02-2009, 01:13 PM
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.

einne
10-02-2009, 07:37 PM
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.

docs_88
10-02-2009, 10:03 PM
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.

whitedust
10-04-2009, 11:13 AM
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.

pwolfy2003
10-04-2009, 08:35 PM
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.

polarisman600
10-05-2009, 06:57 PM
yeah the sleds sound like they were good if the updates were done.

flattop
10-06-2009, 05:16 PM
sleds were awesome... update all steering to the 08 or 09 'A' arm with the 09 spindles.. impressive on steering feels like power steering

andyverbeck
10-07-2009, 11:22 AM
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.

Now the cool part has arose. The bad press on the Fusions, has caused the value of them to take a big hit, but the 600 is still a great sled. I bought a stock 600 with 300 miles on it last year for $4K. Put 1300 miles on it with ABSOLUTELY no problems until I wrapped it around a tree stump in Eagle River in early February. (I then moved to a 08 FST Dragon which was a steal as well.) I was so confident in the 600 Fusion, I found a brand new 06 Fuse 600 (still in the crate) in July at Iron Mountain for under $5k!!! I snatched it up for my girlfriend.

Bottom line is, the 2006 Fusion 600 is a perfectly fine sled, and the prices are great!!! BUY ONE NOW, if you have a chance!

Hoosier
10-07-2009, 01:25 PM
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.

I bought an 06 Fusion with only around 200 miles for $3,500. Great sled, although it does seem to go through belts for some reason. I think that is a problem specific to my sled though - not all Fusions.

mnman309
10-07-2009, 09:03 PM
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.

I sold my sled with 6100 miles on it and it had stock compression in each cyl. Buy it and ride it! just put SLP or Slydog ski's on it and it will turn easy.

sabercat
10-08-2009, 08:47 AM
In your area don't buy a 06 or 07 blue 700. Its had a hard life!

Hoosier
10-08-2009, 02:04 PM
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.

When I say eating belts, I bought the sled used with 200 miles on it and it snapped a belt about 4 miles after I started riding it. I'm assuming that was a fluke. Then it snapped another belt around 1600 miles later. That seems really early to me.

polariskidd
12-21-2009, 09:21 AM
yeah ik the 900 fusion were junk, but wat are the updates that would need to be done???

i have a 2005 900 fusion it was a snow check i know alot of people had complaints about them i really had no issues with mine even before the update its a shame i think the fusion got a bad rap

polariskidd
12-21-2009, 09:23 AM
[QUOTE=polariskidd;97814]i have a 2005 900 fusion it was a snow check i know alot of people had complaints about them i really had no issues with mine even before the updates its a shame i think the fusion got a bad rap