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Old 10-21-2009, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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95 Indy Storm 800

There is a fairly low mileage sled near me for sale. Per the owner (I have not seen it yet) it is in very good, stock condition.

How are these sleds for performance/reliability?

What suspension do they have?

I just purchased (but have not yet ridden) a 96 Indy XCR 600 SP.

How would the Storm compare to it?

Are the engines of the same design, just larger/smaller or significantly different, and if different, how so?

What parts would interchange between the two?

Thanks, Joel
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 800 Storm engine was one of the largest HP engines of it's time. It should spank the 600 if it's set up correctly. They are a bit front-heavy but for arm-wrenching torque, that engine is still a puller. It should have an XC-100 suspension with about 8" of travel, which was good for then, not so good for now.

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Old 10-22-2009, 07:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply.

I am fairly new to Snowmobiles and trying to learn.

I won't ride a lot, just get it out and rip around a few times, depending on how much snow we get. We don't usually get a lot, but am expecting more snow than usual this year.

I bought my 96 XCR 600 SP pretty cheap and it is not in great cosmetic condition. I was planning to ride it this winter and then probably upgrade to a nicer sled. I may end up just parting out the XCR when I get a nicer sled.

The 95 Storm sounds like it is very good condition and depending on the price has me reconsidering my timeline. I've always loved acceleration and it sounds like the Storm may be a good deal on a thrust per dollar basis.

Is the Xtra 10 suspension significantly better than the XC-100 suspension?

Could I swap the Xtra 10 Suspension off of the XCR onto the Storm?

What about the motor, carbs etc. Will they interchange?

Are the motors of the same design or are they different designs.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Lots of guys have upgraded to the xtra-10, there is a ton of info on it online in various places. It's not a simple "bolt in and go" installation, the mounting hole locations are different so you have to remove the mounts on the tunnel and redrill holes to accomodate the newer suspension. Getting the right dimensions and measuring twice, drilling once seems to be the key.

As far as interchangable parts, the carbs are the same carb but with different jetting (both use Mikuni round slide 38mm carbs). Some of the other parts such as primary and secondary clutches will be the same, but with different springs, ramps, weights. I"m not certain on the engine; the case may be similar, but the pistons/cylinders will obviously be a lot bigger on the 800 vs. the 600. Pipes and exhaust will be different and the 600 pipe will not work on the 800. Some of the 800's had triple pipes on 'em and were OMG fast, (not for the faint of heart!) The triples need more attention to jetting changes for temp and elevation over the single.

Good luck with your decision!
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OMG fast is what I want.

In the photo of the 800 that I saw, it does have 3 individual pipes.

I know that there is more than one Polaris "600 Tripple" from that era (mine is the triple/triple) and was wondering if the 800 was the same way.

Any known problems with the 800 Storm Engines?

I don't plan to do any snowcrossing or anything like that. For primarily straight line running, will the XC-100 be significantly worse than the Xtra 10?
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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One of the better triple engines out there.
The xc-100 is only 7" of travel and the Extra-10 is over 10".
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The Storms had occasional problems with one of the bearings. I believe it was near the primary clutch. My understanding is that it was an inexpensive fix if you got to it before it let loose. If you don't handle it, one of the shafts starts to move and runs into something else and then it's expensive to fix.

I have a '94 triple with triple pipes. The sound it makes when you open it up on a lake is awesome. I sounds lke the carbs are goig to suck the whole universe into the engine.

It is a hevy sled, but that also makes it feel really stable. If the price is right buy it.

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