What is considered high mileage for a snowmobile?
So, what’s considered high mileage on a snowmobile? A snowmobile that is over 8,000 miles, and especially over 10,000 miles, is considered to be high mileage. Generally, the life expectancy of a snowmobile is around 15,000 miles.
How many miles will a snowmobile last?
The general full sled life can be expected between 10 and 15 thousand miles. That is with a replaced top end and maybe a crank somewhere along the line, which depends on the model.
Is 5000 miles a lot for a snowmobile?
5000 is high. At that point it’s time for a rebuild. 4500 means its going to need to be rebuilt soon. Top end kit is $200 – $300.
How long will a 4 stroke snowmobile last?
A 4-stroke engine will last considerably longer than a 2-stroke, but to say that it will last 100,000 miles is a bit of a stretch. Id say 20,000-50,000 miles is realistic, but not 100,000.
Is 3000 miles a lot on a snowmobile?
Your looking at 150 miles a year average or one good afternoon of riding. For a snowmobile under 4000 miles I would consider low, 5000 – 8000 medium and 10,000 and up high. But all depends on the year. I put between 2500 – 3000 in a good year, 1600 – 1900 bad year.
Is 6000 miles alot for a snowmobile?
There are lots of forums out there to read which models are good and which ones give trouble. 2000 miles isn’t a lot but on some motors that milage will make it a time bomb. I’ve seen 6000 mile sleds look better than 1000 mile ones. It all depends on previous owner just like anything else.
Is buying a snowmobile worth it?
A snowmobile is worth it if you live in an area with more than 6 inches of snow for more than 3 months a year. Having a trailer or truck that allows you to take the snowmobile to snowy areas more often can also increase the value of owning a snowmobile. Like most winter sports, snowmobiling requires you to spend money.
How long will a 2 stroke snowmobile engine last?
Snowmobile 2-stroke motors will last 10,000-20000 miles depending on model and how well it is taken care of before they need either a top end rebuild, or a bottom end rebuild. You have about the same chances of blowing the motor at 10 miles as at 7500 miles.
What snowmobile is the most reliable?
Yamaha snowmobiles with the manufacturer’s venerable four-stroke engine are widely considered to be among the most reliable snowmobiles of all time. The manufacturer introduced these models in 2002 and has made constant revisions since then the improve the four-stroke engine’s performance and weight.
How much does a snowmobile depreciate?
1) Take 10% off the price of the sled as it leaves the dealership. This counts for the first year of depreciation based on year alone. 2) For the first 500 miles, the price goes down from 90% to 80% of new. That translates to 10% of OV per 500 miles or 0.02% OV per mile.
Do you have to have insurance on a snowmobile?
Under the law, and specifically the Act respecting off-highway vehicles, all snowmobile owners must hold at least $1 000,000 in civil liability insurance. You are required to purchase this insurance from a property and casualty insurer to cover damage or injury your vehicle could cause to others.
How much compression should a snowmobile have?
New it should be around 140+psi. When it gets to less than 120 or has more than 5k miles on it, a top end refresh is a good idea.