All there right out of the box. The clutches are super tight when new and costs a lot of top end until they get wore in. Also, the 14s are geared way down compared to your 12.Are the newer 800's (2014-2015) detuned for the first few hundred miles similar to the skidoo Etecs? Or is it all there right out of the crate? I ran away from a 2014 last winter with my 2012. Same sleds otherwise. Not sure why that happened so easily. I figured maybe it was detuned.
I echo all your comments with my Turbo. Too bad we had to loose so much on the top to increase belt life.Mine was not a belt eater but did the updates for piece of mind. Now I kind of wish I'd left the gearing alone.:cold:I've got the updated gearing in my 800 and it's kinda a trade off IMO. The sled seems quicker out of the hole, but top end is down and so is fuel mileage. I got the bf secondary at the same time so I'm hoping that I will gain some speed up top once the clutch gets some more miles on it. My belt life is a lot better after the update though. I have about 1k hard miles on the belt after the updates and it still looks great. I never had one go past 800 miles before the updates, no matter how I rode it. Not sure if the gearing or clutch made more of a difference, maybe both, but it is a lot better.