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We hear alot about the negatives on the 2003 Firecats. Does anyone else have a positive experience with one? I bought a '03 F-7 Sno-pro and other than the maintaining it have had no problems, it currently has 9,000 miles. It is a great sled. After this winter time to maybe upgrade to a crossfire.
 

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I have an '03 f7. Bought it used before last season with 1600 miles on it. It's now got about 3500 miles on it and I have had absolutely ZERO problems with the sled. The recalls are an inconvenience, BUT, it is a very dependable sled. :thumbsup:

I am very happy with it!
 

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as long as it has all the updates done it should be fine, 9,000 miles is pretty impressive. mine currently has 4800.
 

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Speedo, missing digit for trip meter. I had a nut come loos in the chaincase that snapped the chain in half.

nothing real major so far... Its a great sled and if anyone asked i would recomend it.
 

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I've got an 03 with about 3300 miles on it with no real trouble. I had a bolt come out of the brace in the front and eat up a belt but nothing major. Just maintenance (clutch's, shocks, sliders, etc). I love the sled. I've done some suspension work to get it settled down in the bumps but everything else is stock.
 

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had mine since new. all updates, no major problems, love the sled, 2800 miles
 

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the F7 has just ripped for me since ive had it, but i'm looking into buying an M7 so I can go to the mountains with my buddies. But does anyone wanna buy it? under 2500 miles right now with 1 full year of factory warranty left(seriously). Lots of extras if you want 'em!
 

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My03 snopro f7 has 6300 miles as of this weekend and runs like a raped ape. I just go over it after every trip and make sure its all greased up and ready for the next trip. I've had little problems with it but nothing major. I've burned a coil out , smart valve replaced, a little suspension work.it still looks good too.
 

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6150 miles as of this weekend on my '03 F7 and it still rips. Only problem I've had was a bad voltage regulator. Compression still about 140 psi. I plan on running it another season. :thumbsup:
 

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I bought a new 03 F7 and still own it. Just changed the stock belt today. 2600 miles, nothing but gas/oil /shaper bars and a 4 wheels kit. It smokes my 05 F7 joker efi sno-pro w/ bikeman stealth pipe and D&D y-pipe w/ 06 secondary. It's not even close!
 

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Fire Cat F-7 Patriot STD
-1.5 degree key
-R/T can
-D&D single pipe
-02 zr 800 carbon tech reeds
-02 zr 800 reed blocks
-super heart throb clutch kit
-Ohlins shocks
-Thicker torsion springs (240 lbs)
-1.375 sno-pro track
-96 1.52 studs (ss)
-05 seat
-8in riser
-blue hood screens
-red chrome windsheild
-red rail grips
-red skid plate
-9.5 shaper bars
-!!!! 04 rear skid mounting brackets (very good geometry change)

and 3 yrs learning how to drive this rocket ship (hudge change from the zr cce's) I am having a very hard time justifying a new one of any breed. 114mph 1000 ft (give or take a couple)
 
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