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    Default bought an 09 skidoo renegade 600 e-tech only to find

    Purchased an 09 skidoo renegade 600 etch off of a fellow I know and have serviced his sleds for a long time, he was selling his sleds to get out of the sport so I thought I'd look at what he had and came away with this sled for my wife to ride. Very very clean sled with 5800 miles on it, got the sled home and was cleaning on it and decided to put some shock covers on the front shocks to dress it up, in doing so I found the left front shock spring to be rubbing the top a-arm, right side has a 1/2 inch between. So after further investigating I see the front lower bulk head had a minor ding to it, so I pulled the lower a-arm out and tapped the aluminum back into place. The lower a-arm also had a slight bend to it so I pounded it back straight, then installed the lower a-arm and to find it helped with the placement of the shock spring so it didn't rub the top a-arm. Was pretty pleased, So now I'm going to add studs and I removed the snow flap and as I was standing far behind the sled looking at it I noticed the rear tunnel to the track are not evenly horizontal to each other. Yikes, cannot see were anything is bent as I have the clutch off it, air box out of it. What do I do next? I called the fellow to let him know and he was shocked to hear it because he bought the sled 9 years ago with very little miles on and this fellow put most of these miles on the sled in the UP. I do plan on going ahead and ridding the machine to see how she runs out, but he asked me what was fair as him returning me back some moneys. I paid $3200 for the sled and like I said its very very clean and I'm very meticulous, so whats the best way to handle this with the fellow? I'm sure the sled will run out ok but its still tweaked

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    I think as far as insurance goes that would be "totaled" major repair like bulkhead replacement or tunnel replacement. But it seemed to happen to alot of them rev's back in the day so I am sure some dudes on here or dootalk could help you out. I think I remember a stiffener kit for them maybe?

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    bent nun, run it or turn it in to insurance

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddspolaris View Post
    Purchased an 09 skidoo renegade 600 etch off of a fellow I know and have serviced his sleds for a long time, he was selling his sleds to get out of the sport so I thought I'd look at what he had and came away with this sled for my wife to ride. Very very clean sled with 5800 miles on it, got the sled home and was cleaning on it and decided to put some shock covers on the front shocks to dress it up, in doing so I found the left front shock spring to be rubbing the top a-arm, right side has a 1/2 inch between. So after further investigating I see the front lower bulk head had a minor ding to it, so I pulled the lower a-arm out and tapped the aluminum back into place. The lower a-arm also had a slight bend to it so I pounded it back straight, then installed the lower a-arm and to find it helped with the placement of the shock spring so it didn't rub the top a-arm. Was pretty pleased, So now I'm going to add studs and I removed the snow flap and as I was standing far behind the sled looking at it I noticed the rear tunnel to the track are not evenly horizontal to each other. Yikes, cannot see were anything is bent as I have the clutch off it, air box out of it. What do I do next? I called the fellow to let him know and he was shocked to hear it because he bought the sled 9 years ago with very little miles on and this fellow put most of these miles on the sled in the UP. I do plan on going ahead and ridding the machine to see how she runs out, but he asked me what was fair as him returning me back some moneys. I paid $3200 for the sled and like I said its very very clean and I'm very meticulous, so whats the best way to handle this with the fellow? I'm sure the sled will run out ok but its still tweaked
    Tough break but these type of things imo are best handled in private not on social media. Bent nun get your money back move on to another sled. Now you know you have to ask yourself what about the next owner? Be done with it not part of it. My 2 cents.

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    Just run it, It should go down the trail just fine. I would worry more about Studding a Track with 5800 miles on it.

    If you see white Lines on that Track don't do it.
    Last edited by longtrack; 10-17-2020 at 12:49 AM.

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    You own it, You worked on this sled in the past when he owned it and didn't notice? You already bent some areas back as best you could so returning it is not an option, nice of him to offer some monies back but I wouldn't even accept that. When you buy a used sled you buy it as is as parts.

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    well I know this isn't what you want to hear, but sadly, when buying used, it is AS IS deal, sellers have no reason to have to offer any refunds or cash backs,
    its a buyers beware world, and buying used is and always will be a gamble of sorts!
    just the nature of the game!
    NOW< if the seller is willing to offer some cash back, OK< if not, , sadly again its on you
    I would as others said, run it as is, or MAYBE turn into insurance? but that is opening a new can of worms, as
    legally??
    they will have questions on HOW and when it happened, if you didn;t have the accident that caused it, I doubt they will cover it!
    Insurance isn't there to cover others accidents! when they were not the customer for them!
    another option and NOT saying its right, but it DOES happen a LOT<

    is you can also, just SELL it again AS IS to someone else!
    HOPE they don't notice(or tell them , on you , NO one says you have too)
    but that just passes the buck on someone else getting screwed if not up front about things, AGAIN< this happens ALL the time on used things for sale(lots of ATV that been sunk and sellers NOT saying so, then a sucker buys and finds out and well repeats due to not wanting costs to correct the RIGHT way)

    that or again, eat the loss, run it as is, or??
    there about your options, unless seller is NICE enough to GIVE back some, but that there call, not yours to demand !

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    I'd just run it, put as many miles on it as you can and with every mile it will bother you less, as long as it handles correctly no one will know but you, when the time comes to sell it be honest with the buyer.

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    I had a similar situation but with a Yamaha. I saw it had some damage before I bought, but I didn't see any obvious "buyer beware signs" when looking it over. Of course, most Yamahas are all covered with plastic so you can't see anything anyway. So I bought it. When I got it home, I noticed a drop of chain case fluid on my trailer floor underneath the sled. I didn't remember seeing any at the seller's houses so I figured a flipped gasket. No big deal. Once I got the chain case cover off, I noticed the subframe was cracked into the chain case. There is my leak and the only way the fix it was to replace the subframe. Which meant taking 75% of the sled apart. Not what I wanted to do. I fixed the subframe and rode the sled for 2,500 miles and sold it a few years later for $500 less than I bought it. So, the moral of the story is, fix it up and it will be fine.

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    U bought a used sled ,, and didn’t notice any of this at purchase. Then worked on it?
    Not sure what u expect the seller to do? U bought as is,,, sorry it’s now your problem .

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    Quote Originally Posted by timo View Post
    U bought a used sled ,, and didnít notice any of this at purchase. Then worked on it?
    Not sure what u expect the seller to do? U bought as is,,, sorry itís now your problem .
    Well thanks to all for input, The sled was in his garage and we didn't take anything apart , bummer on my part, I still work on the fellows jetski and other sleds and he felt deeply bummed out as well, he did offer some monies back and we worked things out together. I did stud the track over the weekend and we are going to ride like we stole her

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    I have already packed the crank bearings with isoflex grease and replaced all idler wheel bearings, so like I said, ride it like I stole it

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    I'm actually glad to here you worked it out with them! Not so many positive stories lately.

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    Glad you were able to work it out, and sounds like continue a friendship!

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    Good to hear all worked out.

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    I would suggest installing a brace kit. That should keep things straight in the future,

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpt View Post
    I would suggest installing a brace kit. That should keep things straight in the future,
    Yep already did, I thinks it'll be fine, we going to find out when we get SNOW

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddspolaris View Post
    Well thanks to all for input, The sled was in his garage and we didn't take anything apart , bummer on my part, I still work on the fellows jetski and other sleds and he felt deeply bummed out as well, he did offer some monies back and we worked things out together. I did stud the track over the weekend and we are going to ride like we stole her

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    I have already packed the crank bearings with isoflex grease and replaced all idler wheel bearings, so like I said, ride it like I stole it
    Very cool you could work things out, and be happy with the outcome of this. Akways helps when you personally know who yiur dealing with.
    CONGRATS

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