My objective when I started the build was to create a sled that was as good as or better in everyway than a stock sled.
I had been running the sled with an 900 kit on it and on the last trip of the season I blew it up. Seeing as I wanted a bigger engine, I had to choose between buying a new Crossfire 1000 or refitting my Firecat with a 1000cc engine. I loved my Retro Firecat , so I decided that a rebuild would be a fun project and give me a one of a kind sled.
The most unique and creative thing about this sled is that it is the only 1000cc transplant into a “diamond drive” firecat that I have ever heard of and definitely the only one in my part of the country.
I’m proud of the fit and finish that I achieved and also the performance and reliability of the sled. I put 6000 miles after the build with no problems or repairs except for the addition of one exhaust spring after the first 4 day trip on the trails.
People have said that the installation looked better than stock. When I was at Dynotech getting the sled dialed in Jim said that it was the cleanest and neatest install that he had seen, which meant a lot to me.