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I read the recent thread about the problems some people are having with there 650's and I am absolutely amazed at the problems they are having. I have owned 4 Wheel ATV's since 1985 and have never seen or heard of anything like they are experiencing.
I own a 700 and I do not jump it but I do ride it hard. It is equipped with 27 in mudlites.
My question is, how many of you folks who own a 700 have had problems with it? What were the problems.
The only thing I do not like about mine is the fuel gauge doesnt always read correctly.
 

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man mine is flashing EFI....... I took it in, and the error code doesn't save so who knows what it was......... I have read it is a possiblility the fan was on when i turned the key off........... I also am re-routing the exhuast breather for the belt to the front, wet belts annoy me big time......... Also I put a clutch kit in my wheeler, and am rather let down........ it really didn't change much in my opinion........... I got took i guess......... it is the speedwerx kit with black spring and some heavier weights????????
 

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I bought mine this past spring & love it.
I'm running the 27" "Super Lights" & have had no problems so far.
Looking forward to getting a clutch kit & swaybar for it.
I do have some small chips around the rear fenders...but I don't blame Arctic Cat....it's those stupid trees!
Stephen in northern IN
 

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Not too many problems with mine, but i went for a ride today and i got an Error code's 41 42 and 43. any body know what this is for cause its starting to get annoying. It was fun today down the river, very little snow and lots of slush, maybe that had something to to with the codes. Please let me know if anyone knows what it means.
 

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Have had mine about 3mo's and only have a little over 200 miles on it. No problems to report. However I did Snorkle the belt exaust and Engine intake. Got in deep twice and had a wet belt. Drained and kept going but was a pain.
Extremely impressed with its mud and rock crawling ability. Have 27" Mud lites on it.
I have been watching the boards and have not seen alot of reported problems.
 

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I've had mine around a month and a half. I had to take it the dealer for a diode issue on the cooling fan that was causing the cooling fan not to run and overheating occurred. Had it back in two hours and was covered under warranty. I also had it at the dealer for a torn CV boot caused by a stick that got by the stick stoppers. Other than these two issues I have enjoyed the machine. It runs good and has plenty of power for me. I am 6'6" tall and weigh 320lbs. I can put it in low range and gun the throttle and is coming back with ease. There is no pulling on the handle bars or sitting on the rack to get it to wheelie in low.
I want to put bigger tires on it when the stock ones wear out. However, all the choices for tires is crazy and confusing. Probably go with ITP mudlites like the majority.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy yours as much as I have.
 

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I forgot about one thing that happened to mine. If I turn off the ignition and then turn it back on again real quick to keep the fan going I would get the flashing efi light also.
So, I quit doing this and it never did it again. Machine has never overheated yet
 

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My neighbor got a new 700 EFI. The only real issue so far is the bouncing fuel gauge. It is far from being accurate. The dealer ordered him a new sending unit per tech support but they said it is a common issue they don't really have a fix for.

We installed some automatic reverse lights on it that come on when you shift into reverse. Looks like we will need to relocate the lights though as Santa brought him a rear bumper.

And yes it is a 700 EFI in Camo. He wanted Camo and the EFI so the dealer changed out the plastics with an H1, for a price though.
 

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What did you wire the reverse light to? I am looking into some reverse lights, those just look like some fog lights from wal mart or something, they should would good I think
 

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You can use the gear position switch reverse wire as a relay trigger. It closes to ground when you shift into reverse. Just use this on one side of the relay and get a switched hot for the other side. Shifting into reverse will then cause the relay to close. Since the wires never connect, as they do thru a light bulb, you get no feedback thru the line. The relay closes by working like a magnet with a pole and field. You could also place a diode on the reverse wire just to be extra safe but we have never had any issues over the years without one. The lights connect to the other half of the relay. Do not hook the lights direct to the reverse wire or you can destroy the ECM or Pod display.

He did use the cheapo Wal Mart lights. The 55 watts each is a bit excessive but if you do not use them all of the time, they should be ok. Just depends on how many electrical accessories you have on the machine. The price was right at about $14 for the pair. The Warn lights are only 35 watts but more pricey.

We also did this mod to his previous Cat 650 V Twin and my old Rincon. Same deal, the reverse switch closed to ground.
 

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Just picked up my 700 EFI Cat this week. It is a more manuverable machine it seems then my 650 cat was . Maybe because of tire difference. Had 589's on 650 this one has the mudlights XL .Thats a good thing. Plenty of power,no more choking to start, so hope it will start when very cold will see. I would like for, I think it was topgun to post the parts he used to install the automatic reverse lights and give us a little details on brackets used, Placement and how he mounted the switches, etc. Mine came with back bumper so i can install them right on . I like the sound of this new Cat also. Also where they ran exhaust through and side covers a whole lot less heat transfering to leg from exhaust. Headlights bolt on instead of snap on . My 650 lights where falling out. My leg got hot from exhaust on 650. Just a few design differences i like so far. So far thumbs up to the new 700.
 

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Rodie 427 here is a service manual description of your codes 41, 42, 43.


41--Fuel Pump Relay
42--No Description
43--No Description
 

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Have had mine for 6 months. I am running 27' mud-bugs. 900 km's on it now. The only issue I have had was that I warped my rotors on it's initial ride. Dealer said I was driving in a rock bed or something even though I only went through mud all day. Warped 2 rotors, brake pad brakets and brake pads. No warranty. $600.00 to repair. I was quite bitter for a while but I love my machine. Have added a rear winch for hunting as well. works awesome.
 

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I have had my '07 700 since September and have 387 miles on it. I have had no problems with mine so far. I have been using mine for hunting and have no problems with cold starts. I started one day at 7 degress and it started without a problem. I have gotten the error 41 code ( fuel pump relay) 3 times , but I have figured out why. When I turn the key on and the kill switch is in the kill setting the code comes up. I just make sure to put the kill switch back in the run setting before turning on the key. I assume it is a computer issue, but it doesn't effect how it runs.

I too am waiting for the stock tires to wear out so I can put some 27" mud lite xtrs on. Stock tires are okay but the side walls flex too much for high speed cornering. I am saving up for a venom winch and I got a really nice American Trails rear seat bag from my wife for Christmas. The bags are top notch and my 3 year old daughter fits nicely between the side bags.

I love my arctic cat 700. The best atv for work and play!!!!!!!!






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Other than the paint, everything else is minor. I agree with the snorkeling of the belt breather as mine is wet all the time. It is hard pulling off a water wheelie when the belt case fills up and slips. Plus everyone gets tired of waiting on me to drain my damn belt. I tried leaving the plug out but that was a really bad idea.

I also run water wetter in mine and it really has helped with heat problems in the summer. The dealer broke my first CV shaft for me last week!!

I had an EFI light flash when I left the key on so the fan could run and I would have to turn the key off to reset it. Has not happened in a few months so I just wrote it off to new machine bugs working themselves out.
 
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