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Just downloaded and read all the way thru - pretty informative, better written than I expected.

I suppose the real service info will be in a "shop manual" and I wonder when that will be available.
I anticipate checking valves myself, changing the oil, etc.

At this point my nearest dealer is 245 miles away - I'm not sure how I'll handle that first checkup.

Now I just need some good news about delivery.

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I noticed that they mention "Over Heating" issues when breaking them in.
Had the same problem with the Outlander 800's. I own one. Big problem with the Outlanders, melting plastic, high heat on the left side, crispy leg, not good. BRP, came out with a few minor changes to correct this but ultimately it was left to the owners to resolve. Keep in mind that this was a wide spread issue, not isolated to just a few 800's. What we did to correct this heat issue was to #1 add a product called, "Water Wetter" to the radiator. Helped drop the temp down several degrees. We also had our exhaust systems Jet Hot or Ceramic coated. When I say "Our" I mean 20 of us. None of us wanted to pay out the $$$ but it was well worth it in the end. No heat issues afterwards and the exhaust system turned out looking pretty nice.
 

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Reduced h.p. , idle speed 1400 +-50 r.p.m., reduced fuel capacity. Whats up with that... h.p. decrease and idle speed could have to do with meeting the E.P.A. requirements. I wonder why the fuel capacity was decreased. Any thoughts ?

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Where's the air filter? Says that it doesn't need to be replaced until after 12,500 miles or 2 years (whichever comes first). But I've been in dusty conditions (not off-road, either) that have required the air filter to be changed more frequently. And I'd RATHER do it more frequently than called for by OEM just to be on the safe side.

But only serviced by the dealer? WHY?

Should be a customer-replaceable item...

Thoughts?

"During the first 1000 km (625 mi) avoid prolonged riding" (pg10)

After all this waiting, how will that be possible!!??

No doubt, that will be VERY hard to do. Sure glad mine's being put in a trailer and delivered...
 

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I noticed that they mention "Over Heating" issues when breaking them in.
Had the same problem with the Outlander 800's. I own one. Big problem with the Outlanders, melting plastic, high heat on the left side, crispy leg, not good. BRP, came out with a few minor changes to correct this but ultimately it was left to the owners to resolve. Keep in mind that this was a wide spread issue, not isolated to just a few 800's. What we did to correct this heat issue was to #1 add a product called, "Water Wetter" to the radiator. Helped drop the temp down several degrees. We also had our exhaust systems Jet Hot or Ceramic coated. When I say "Our" I mean 20 of us. None of us wanted to pay out the $$$ but it was well worth it in the end. No heat issues afterwards and the exhaust system turned out looking pretty nice.
Iwrote to BRP and the version of the Owner's manual that was posted was in error. The HP is incorrect, the original HP is correct at 106. Here's the e-mail: " Greetings. Indeed, the owner's manual on the website was the wrong, and previous version. It has been corrected. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Iwrote to BRP and the version of the Owner's manual that was posted was in error. The HP is incorrect, the original HP is correct at 106. Here's the e-mail: " Greetings. Indeed, the owner's manual on the website was the wrong, and previous version. It has been corrected. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Regards,

Marc
It looks like they corrected it by leaving it out. I just looked through the whole guide and couldn't find the power listed anywhere. Hmmm maybe they don't want to be held to the 106 HP rating and have to make ammends when it falls short i.e. Mazda RX8.
 
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