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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-30-1999, 04:29 PM
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Storm rider wants to dominate

Here's the scenario... I live in central/upstate New York Tug Hil, Adirondack park area. I ride a 95 Indy Storm which runs really well and my uncles ride 95, 96 XCR 600s. The problem is, with the trails around here (twisty, bumpy, narrow, short straights etc.), my 800 rarely gets a chance to dominate the little 600s. Even in wide open fields it seems like we're at the end of the field before I start sucking the 600s in.

The 600s seem every bit as quick (even a hair quicker) as the 800 all the way up to about 60-65 mph. On the rare occasions that I have had the room to go as fast as my sled can, there was no doubt that the 800 was superior. What I would like to know is, if anybody has any information or tips for getting my 800 hog out of the hole, please let me know. I'm looking for some cheap, simple, tricks that really work and can be done with simple shop tools. (The only mod on my sled so far is 144 studs)

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-30-1999, 06:22 PM
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Trade it in. No tools required!

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-30-1999, 06:25 PM
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Re: Storm rider wants to dominate

Ouch! Truth hurts...

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-30-1999, 10:08 PM
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Re: Storm rider wants to dominate

No blood intended.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-01-1999, 09:40 AM
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Re: Storm rider wants to dominate

No, offense taken, but trading it in really isn't an option. I don't have the $$ to upgrade right now. And do like the sled. It runs great, ALWAYS starts on the second pull. It has low mileage and is in beautiful shape mechanically and aesthetically.

Any suggestions for making it a little quicker.


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Re: Storm rider wants to dominate

I would start with suspension so it performs better on the trail. Go with Fox shocks, hyperfax, skis, etc. If you can control it well, you should have a dominating factor with the power you have. Also, if you rareley get any use out of your top end, change your gearing and clutching to get more out of the lower and mid range. If you rarely get over 80 mph, don't worry about the 90mph range and lower your gearing.

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Re: Storm rider wants to dominate

I was thinking along the same lines. I'm not as interested in top end.

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post #8 of (permalink) Old 12-01-1999, 05:42 PM
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Re: Storm rider wants to dominate

I have a new set of hiperfax that I purchased for my '99 RMK that will not work with my new 144" track. I would be happy to sell them to you for $125 and make that the first change.

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Re: Storm rider wants to dominate

ouch

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