Thread: 2002 Polaris Freedom Top End
09-19-2011, 08:47 AM #1
2002 Polaris Freedom Top End
Just bought a 2002 Polaris Freedom, have to go get it this weekend, does anyone have any experience with these? It has already been bored to the maximum size, so I know that I am either going to have to find two new cylinders, or have them chromed if that is even possible. I bought it on ebay, so I don't really know the condition until I get there.
09-19-2011, 05:24 PM #2
There are quite a few individuals on here that can help. In regard to the top end: if its been bored to the max and it has low compression its time for new cylinders or getting used ones that can be bored. There are a few options out there as far a rebuilding and opinions vary on them. You can do a top end swap through short block technologies (SBT).
09-19-2011, 07:12 PM #3
I am a little leary of SBT, I have heard that they use the cheapest components that they can find. I have found a place in Alabama named LangCort, that can rechrome cylinders, I just don't know if that is an option for this engine. Have you had any experience with them?
09-19-2011, 08:29 PM #4
Never worked on a Freedom but I am pretty certian they were not plated cylinders. Should be cast iron sleeved.
09-19-2011, 10:24 PM #5
Guess that I will find out on Saturday when I pick it up
09-20-2011, 06:56 PM #6
They only engines Polaris used that I am aware of that had plated cylinders where the Weber engines in the MSX 110 and the MSX 150. They were plated with Nikasil.
09-20-2011, 07:01 PM #7
09-20-2011, 08:16 PM #8
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just buy a set off ebay and have them bored and get a new WSM piston kit from Atlanticjetsports and your done or see if John Zigler on here has any
the 700's and 1050's both use the same cylinders you just have to make sure you get the same part # cylinders as you have
09-20-2011, 08:23 PM #9
And all along I thought the MSX 140 was just cast iron cylinders. Good to know. I had no idea about a 785 cylinders, I don't get into the carb stuff. Now that makes me not want a MSX 140 lol Might as well go with the MSX 150 and put sleeves in it.
09-21-2011, 01:34 PM #10
I plan on using the WSM platinum top end kit. I will have to keep my eyes open for for the cylinders though. I appreciate the help. From what I have seen, all of the Polaris 700 should be the same, am I correct in that assumption?
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