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Old 11-30-2010, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1995 Polaris Storm

I found a 1995 Polaris 800 storm that i am interested in buying. It has 2500 miles on it and the guy is asking $800. Is there any known problems to watch out for in these snowmobiles or is this a good deal? The only problem with it is the seat is ripped.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have this same sled and I love it! Pictures below. I have heard of the middle cylinder going in the older triples but have never had any problems with my engine. The only problem I had was that the water pump went in it and I had to put a new one in it. Mine also has a little more than 8000 miles on it. Other than that, nothing. They are crazy fast too! About 125 mph fast! This sounds like a very good deal to me.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agreed, 800 bucks is definitely a good deal as long as its in good shape and it runs well. You shouldn't have a problem with this sled if its stock and if its been jetted rich (factory usually jets triples rich anyways).
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the input im going to go look at it this saturday. Anyone else with opinions on this and what to look out for if anything?
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If all is ok on the sled, that is a very good deal!

Agree on the rich jetting, you don't want it to blow up right after you get it.

I doubt you'd be capable of 125mph on this sled, but you'd probably hit 100!
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ok thanks and i dont see why i couldnt get up to at least 120 indicated because on my 1996 Polaris ultra i hit 114 indicated on the trails.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can squeeze 120 out of that thing if its dialed in...you will for sure do well over 100! Which is fast enough if you ask me...
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also when i go look at it tomorrow im going to take my compression tester with me and im wondering if anyone knows what good compression is for the storm engine?
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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120 or higher and a compression test is always a good idea! Every cylinder should be within 5 psi of each other.
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ok thanks i knew they should be close to each other in compression and in knew 120+ was good for my 488 fan engine but i didnt know what was good for the liquid cooled engines.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah usually the triples are about the same as the fans and the liquid cooled twins are a little bit higher.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So i went and looked at this snowmobile today it was in ok shape but it only had 105psi of compression on two cylinders and 106 on the other so i decided not to buy it.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Very smart choice! Kinda stinks it wasn't in nice shape! Let's thank god theres other fish in the sea...
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well, it was only worth $800 then.. Hope you can find a good one for near that price!
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