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Old December 13th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default New toy- 1995 Polaris Indy 500

I just brought home my new winter toy. 1995 Polaris Indy 500 liquid cooled. I picked it up for $600 with a cover, it's in really nice shape, it's not mint but it is in really good shape

It really doesn't need much, but i was thinking of upgrading to at least an xtra10, but i'd like a 12. Not to mention it might already have a xtra10, how do you tell what you have? I do need to get new carbides for it, and I was thinking of getting a set of plastic skis for it while i'm at it

I plan on keeping it for a while, anything else that you guys would recommend or anything to check out before the snow starts falling?

...although i would trade it +cash for a 500/600 with reverse
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Old December 13th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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ride it, dont fukc with it, enjoy it
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That is a great sled, nice buy. We just sold ours last season. One of the most comfortable sleds I've ever ridden.
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ride it, dont fukc with it, enjoy it
I wasn't gonna do anything with the motor, but it does need new carbids and i'm a fat ass (6'4" 270 lbs) so i figured an xtra10/12 would help with that

Just put new carbides on it and leave it at that?
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I wasn't gonna do anything with the motor, but it does need new carbids and i'm a fat ass (6'4" 270 lbs) so i figured an xtra10/12 would help with that

Just put new carbides on it and leave it at that?
You might want to looking into replacing the buttons in your secondary clutch...they cost about $6 for all three of them and really make a differance...it's very easy to do

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XTRA 10 Swap step by step

This article explains how you can swap a Polaris Xtra 10 suspention out of a newer snowmobile to an older snowmobile.

Note: This is one persons personal experience. Slednutz takes no responsibility in the accuracy of the information presented below.

Donor Sled: 2000 XC 700sp

Recipient sled: 1994 XCR 440

The measurements I used came from a 96 XCR 440 that came factory with an XTRA 10. If you’re unsure find a similar sled that came with an XTRA 10 and used those measurements. DON’T USE AN XTRA 12 AS THEY ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

You should be able to do this in an evening or two. You are going to need a big rivet gun, rivets or Stainless steel bolts and nylock nuts, drill, and other small common shop tools.

The biggest thing here is to measure accurately and make sure your measurements are square on both sides of the tunnel. Always measure from the top of the tunnel and not the foot board as this differs from year to year. The following instructions are from my own swap using the above sleds. I have sent this to several others on this form and they have had success as well.

To get the old plates off your best bet is to grind the rivets off from the inside of the tunnel as this won’t mark the part you can see. Once you get the old mounts off your going to have to modify the rear mounting plate to get around your cooler. If your original skid is either an XC 100 or XC 101 then your front plate is probably in the right spot as these skids were the predecessor the XTRA 10. Your front plate should be between (12"-13" back from the center of the jack-shaft). You will then have to drill new hole in the front mounting hole up to the next hole in the plate.




The measurement you need are as follows:

From center of Jack-shaft to center of front mounting hole - 12 1/2 " (if your off by 3/4" or less don't worry about it right now) and 4 1/4" down from the top of the tunnel (this is more important right now)

From the center of front mounting hole to the center of the rear mounting hole 23" (this is the important one) and 5 1/4 " from top of tunnel. Some people have told me that this varies from 22 ½ - 23 ½ depending on the sled.



Rivit the rear bracket on, put the new skid in, tighten the track as normal and your ready to hit the bumps. The measurement discrepancies that are within 1 inch can all be made up with the track tensioning adjustment.

That should be it. The biggest mistake people make doing this swap is the distance between the front and back holes. You could take that xtra 10 skid and bolt it into the sled with out changing any holes and it would fit but it wouldn’t work. The last few pictures are what the sled should look like once you’re done. You might also want to find a set of spindles from a 97, 98 or 99 and swap them out. They are about 1 1/2 longer and will raise the front of the sled putting more weight back on the skid. This helped my darting problem. I also filled the old holes with rivets and bolts so it looks good.

Finished results



here is a link for the mounting holes
http://www.jbshocks.com/x10mount.jpg

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Thanks for the info hancho

..but i found out i'm retarted and actually don't need anything, the skis and carbides are in good shape and it already has an xtra10. Doesn't surprise me, im new to the the sled world and really wasn't sure what i was looking for
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