91 phazer with 20k km. is this a problem ?

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I recently bought a clean looking 91 phazer with 20 000 km on it. I haven't had a compression test yet. Looking for some opinions. The previous owner said he never had to rebuild it yet. Seems to run fine but it's still warm out.


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It has to have been rebuilt at least once in my opinion. I've never heard of a two stroke lasting that long without one but there's always exceptions to every rule.
 
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When you say pull it down and inspect it you mean a compression test or somthing more. Please excuse the ignorance this is my fist snowmobile.


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Strip it down and open it up to have a look / re build it. Cheaper than waiting for a failure and having to replace a chit load more parts.

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You bought this cheap I imagine? If your plan is to never be far from home with it I would just run it. Check the cooling fan belt maybe. Make sure you have only fresh gas in the tank first ride and let er buck.
 

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Ya I got it for 600. It's got a new track. Just gonna be an ice fishing machine. If the ice ever comes. She's got 125 psi in both cylinders.


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Unless you like to work on it and have extra cash laying I personally would just drive it till it starts to give trouble. Run good fuel and good mineral injection oil and keep an eye on the fan belt condition as mentioned
 

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Ya I got it for 600. It's got a new track. Just gonna be an ice fishing machine. If the ice ever comes. She's got 125 psi in both cylinders.


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At 125psi a side I would say run it. It has to have been rebuilt or the speedo is running at warp speed.
 

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Jokes I have ran it a couple of times now and just realized the speedo and odometer don't even turn. Who knows how many are on it lol.


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It has to have been rebuilt at least once in my opinion. I've never heard of a two stroke lasting that long without one but there's always exceptions to every rule.
my 92 Indy 500 EFI had 21,000 when it burnt in my shop.i knew the previous 2 owners well..
 

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Friend of mine bought his new in ‘87. Sold 25 years later with 17 000 on it. Still had 120 compression and never been touched.
 

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These sleds were ahead of their time. Was a couple in my area when I was younger. They were quick.
 

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People say they go forever if it were mine i would let it ride see if u can get 30k out of it . Yamaha s are impressive machines. My mountain max and apex had in 9k plus when i sold them never been apart and mountain rode hard and lake racing its crazy what they will take and just keep going.
 
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