Re: Polaris Horsepower
Your sled is probably putting out around 85 HP. With SLP tripple pipes, Dial-a-Jets and UFO's you could be knocking on the door of
110 HP. Add Heelclicker clutch weights to get it to the snow where it counts. My XLT, before my longtrack and gearing changes, was
radar-ed at 96 mph-stock. I can run with just about any 600 out there that is in relative stock form. Powder Special 600's and RMK
600's are no sweat if I get a mile to get to top speed :-)..out of the hole performance of the XLT ain't on par with the twins. My engine
lasted 5500 miles before anything ever happened to it. Annoying rattling and vibration led to a compression check and then to a top
end rebuild. I had allowed the rings to go to far (.050 where .018 was max allowable..ouch!) which caused piston slap and hosed the
pistons and scuffed the cylinders a bit. I get the cylinder block back tomorrow from the machine shop with a 20 over bore job as well
as a set of Wiseco pistons... instant 600 cc's..I'll let you know this weekend how it worked out. BTW..an XTRA 10, if found cheaply,
fits really well into your chasis- a much better ride.
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