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Old 09-30-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default 2005 ski-doo Summit 151 800

Anybody own/ride a 2005 ski-doo summit? I'm looking at picking up a 151" version of this sled and was hoping to get some opinions and information on these. The good, the bad and the ugly. Just looking for feedback.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2005 ski-doo Summit 151 800

I had one and it was the best sled I have owned. They have good power and the handling off the trail was great. I actually miss it now that I think about it.
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Default Re: 2005 ski-doo Summit 151 800

i have an 04 summit adrenalin 800 with the 144 love the sled!!! how many miles is the one your looking at have on it i know on the 04s that at about 1200miles the rings started to flake so do a compression check on it
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Default Re: 2005 ski-doo Summit 151 800

Doo's have a few issues but overall the Summits are great sleds. The rings will eventually need to get replaced, the recoils go out over time, the allen head y-pipe bolts WILL back out over time(red lock tite will fix this), the reed boots dry rot fast(Boyeson RAD valves will cure this), the rubber motor mounts will eventually need to be replaced(good time to switch to the 440 setup). You will also want to remove the thermostat and get the 440 plug for the crossover hose, the motor will run cooler and you won't have to worry about the T-stat sticking. Oh yeah, keep an eye on your chain tension(and carry a spare) and go through the TRA primary. If your TRA bushings get worn the clutch will eat itself and they are not cheap. Basically the same as owning any 2-stroke, lol.
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Default Re: 2005 ski-doo Summit 151 800

I had an 04, friend had an '06. mine was a 151x16 (all the summits were 16 wide) and I was truely impressed with that sled. Wish I could have justified keeping it. I'm assuming it's an 800. My favorite motor. Hope it has reverse, so nice on those sleds.

A little clutch work (dynamoe joe) and a little engine work (Big John) or engine and clutch work (Big John) and you'll be really happy. I've had a couple and if I ever decide to spend some $$ on it again thats where I'm starting.

If your gonna ride it hard be forewarned, the front bulkhead area is weak. Theres some reinforcements that should be installed sooner better than later. Also, I found the 'snow eliminators' to be nearly indespensible. In '06 they adopted a much more open running board, the snow eliminators mimic this.


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Oh yeah, I have a Big John Trail Torquer kit and Dynamoe Joe Clutch Kit, brand new, and a lower big gear (47t I think) that I might be interested in selling if anyones interested.
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