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1996 polaris xlt indy triple 600 touring sled speed

wondering what shape my motor is in . was out on the weekend and punched on throttle to see what it would do and got 75 mph , is this good or bad for this year and size of touring sled?, was talking to a friend and he said i should be able to easily get 100 mph plus,not that i drive at this speed all the time.thanks also 9600 km on motor
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My xlt will do 90 mph on the speedo...Its a '96 and has 5700 miles on the clutches. I just don't think the '96-'97's did much better than that. Factor in all the wear in the clutch and that's probably all I will ever get. A buddy of mine said his '98 xlt would do 120 on the speedo. Polaris either gave those more teeth on the top, or he's a b-s'er.

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thanks, was wondering if it might be something to do with the clutch and the fact that it has high mileage. I dont really mind as i dont usually go all that ape on the sled. would a clutch rebuild do anything for the sled or would that be a waste of money. track is good and plugs are new no leaks at boots. seems to have good power , just didnt want the thing to leave me on the trail cause of a failing motor.
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brought my 96 XLT touring to 85 and let off..never held it there long enough to see how much it actually does. clutch rebuild sure wouldn't hurt if it's all original. and a new belt.
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My 95 XLT does well over 100 but not a 2 up. Has a newer rebuilt clutch and just turned 5000 miles. Soon as the lakes get hardpacked again I'll take the GPS along to see what she can really do.
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My XLT bored over with pipes will do 107 on the GPS. about 120ish on the speedo. DONT rely on the speedo. they seem to be un accurate after 100mph
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My 97 limited sp will hit 100 maybe a little more on the speedo. Geared down one tooth on top, with a new belt and clean clutches. Other than the gear and plastic skis, it's stock. (and a 1 up)
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I had my stock 96 XLT going 110 according to the speedometer yesterday, it has 3500 miles on it, bought it 3 years ago from someone down the street.
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