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Old 07-29-2009, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1991 xc 400 polaris

hey i have a 1991 xc 400 and i was just wondering if anyone had and background information about this sled i understand it is rare and i have only saw 1 other exactly like it thanks, mitch
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there is no such thing just a indy 400
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Umm.....pretty sure there is, umm because I have an Indy 400.... Okay so you have an Indy 400 XC. That was Polaris's early 90's "racing sled", BUT unfortunately I don't know a whole lot about it. If it is the 400 L/C engine it is SOLID!
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thanks for the replies i looked it up on google and this is what it said "Targeted at the fast growing cross country race market, the first XC was set to take Polaris racers
across the finish line first. New rear suspension and other chassis improvements high-lighted this
limited build production race sled." and yes there is such a thing because i own it i have original paperwork for it. the manufacture date was january 1st 1990 so im guessing its a 1991 model, but it has a 440 l/c motor in it and the other one i saw had the same 440 engine in it too but this internet sight i saw said it had a 396cc fuji power plant in it which it doesn't. my friend has an 92 xcr 440 and its the same engine as what i have in my xc 400 so i dont really get it. i got the info from this sight: History of the XCR-1
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Umm.....pretty sure there is, umm because I have an Indy 400.... Okay so you have an Indy 400 XC. That was Polaris's early 90's "racing sled", BUT unfortunately I don't know a whole lot about it. If it is the 400 L/C engine it is SOLID!
i thought there was no such thing as an xc 400. i thought he had an indy 400. I know there are indy 400s
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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heres some pictures of the sled i have the rear suspension out and the wrong front shocks in right now. im putting xtra 10 new 1" track and new pistons and rings in this thing is going to be amazing
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you need to know the year, look on the side of the sled just under the seams of the seat... there's a sign. If you need to know the engine size, look under the hood on the engine... there's usually a noticeable printing there. I only know about a 91' polaris indy XC 400. That what you meant?
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ok thanks guys for the replies
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Well from what I can tell you DO have an indy xc 400 which DOES exist, but unfortunately you don't have the original motor in it. The xc 400s had a 396cc l/c twin. You probably have an engine out of a later year indy xc like a 93 or 94 indy xcr. On the upside it's still a solid sled.
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thats what i dont get is because the guy i found with the same EXACT model and yearhas the same engine i have in mine so is it really that likely that we both switched engines in it? i have the original title it says the engine model number is 50pl01 i think ill try to do some research or if anyone knows what that is that would be sweet
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That would indicate that the original engine was a 500.
If it was the 400 that is in it now, the engine # would be a 40PL.
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ok yeah thats just weird im not sure what went on with that sled but who cares its a rocket and its never not started its the most reliable sled ever
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ok guys so heres the story my dad got this sled from my uncle so its always been in my family and i was looking at the title and apparently he bought an indy 500 the next year and he mixed up the titles when i got it im sorry for all the trouble i looked on the engine and it is a 40pl im sorry for confusing everyone!!! :/
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Lol no problem.
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Well from what I can tell you DO have an indy xc 400 which DOES exist, but unfortunately you don't have the original motor in it. The xc 400s had a 396cc l/c twin. You probably have an engine out of a later year indy xc like a 93 or 94 indy xcr. On the upside it's still a solid sled.
The 1991 400XC's DID in fact come from the factory with a 440 in them even though it says 400 on the hood. They are pretty rare sleds. I personally would not go drilling extra holes in the tunnel to put an Extra 10 suspension in. That would detract from the value of the collector sled. Enjoy it they are great sleds.

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ok thanks for the info! do you have any idea how many were made or produced? thanks
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They made 500 of them.
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wow are you serious? i feel sick now because i put a new tank and seat and had to mod some things
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Makes sense. Kbb doesn't even have them listed.
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