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i love polaris sleds, and really into the rare ones. i have a 1983 cc340, and a 1982 centurion 500. does any body have pictures of a 1990 xc 400???
 

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im pretty shure a 1990 xc 400 dosent exist...my dad had a 1990 indy 400 thow...hers a pic of one.
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I've never heard of an XC 400. Polarisman shows that 1990 there was only the regular Indy 400.
 

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There is an XC400 one year - not sure of the year exactly but I think it was '92 for a purpose of racing? Im sure someone can correct me if I am wrong - anyone? WL.


I knew it had to be in the year of '91 or '92 - thanks guys, it was the year of '91.
 

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thanks xcr 800 [Spanka]
 

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Originally posted by white lightning
[br]There is an XC400 one year - not sure of the year exactly but I think it was '92 for a purpose of racing? Im sure someone can correct me if I am wrong - anyone? WL.
92 was the XCR 440.
 

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After some tough years through the 80s, Polaris entered the new decade with some outstanding
products and a new position atop the sales charts. A highly modular design, reliable power plants,
and excellent value all helped Polaris achieve this top status. Of special note is the now famous
Wedge hood, combined with the IFS front end it is easily the most recognized sled even today.

1990 also brought about the first of the now common late season or prototype releases. Not only
would this allow bugs to be worked out of next years production sleds, but also it allowed a public
preview and helped create demand for next years products as well.

1991 Indy XC-400
Targeted at the fast growing cross country race market, the first XC was set to take Polaris racers
across the finish line first. New rear suspension and other chassis improvements high-lighted this
limited build production race sled. Pictured above is the standard Indy 400, visually similar to the XC.


Liquid cooled 398cc twin cylinder Fuji power plant.
Targeted specifically at the race classes.
First of the production red racers.
 

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im very interested to see what this sled looks like. does anyone have one, or have any pictures.
 

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Wrong again. They made a 91 xc 400 was a race model. I can't find any pics of it.
 

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This is a recall on the break locking lever, only thing I can find about the sled other than what I posted above. This showes the model # for the 91 xc 400.

YEAR & MODEL
MODEL NUMBERS








1990 WideTrak
0902064

1990 Indy Sport GT
0902433

1990 Indy Trail SuperTrak
0900161

1990 Indy Sports
0900433

1990 Indy Trail
0900761

1990 Indy Trail Deluxe
0900262

1990 Indy 400
0900759

1990 Indy 500
0900764

1990 Indy 500 SP
0900664

1990 Indy 500 SKS
0900564

1990 Indy 500 Classic
0900865

1990 Indy 650
0900758

1990 Indy 650 SKS
0900558

1990 Indy 650 RXL
0900768

1991 Indy Sport
0910443

1991 Indy Sport GT
0912443

1991 Indy Trail
0910761

1991 Indy Trail Deluxe
0910262

1991 Indy 400
0910759

1991 Indy 500
0910764

1991 Indy Trail SuperTrak
0910161

1991 Indy 500 SP
0910664

1991 Indy 500 SKS
0910564

1992 500 EFI (Pilot)
X920674

1991 Indy 400 XC
0911759

1991 Indy 500 Classis
0910865

1991 Indy WideTrak
0912064

1991 Indy 650
0910758

1991 Indy 650 RXL
0910768

1991 Indy 650 RXL SKS
0910568

1992 Indy Sport
0920443

1992 Indy Sport GT
0922443

1992 Indy Trail
0920761

1992 Indy Trail Deluxe
0920262

1992 Indy 440
0920760

1992 Indy 440 XCR
0921760

1992 Indy 500
0920764

1992 Indy 500 SP EFI
0920674

1992 Indy 500 SKS EFI
0920574

1992 Indy Classic
0920865

1992 Indy 650
0920758

1992 Indy RXL
0920768

1992 Indy 650 RXL SKS
0920568

1992 XLT
0920767
 

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I have seen a few of them on the trails over the years. If I remember right, they look just like the Indy 400, but they have an "XC" decal in place of the "400." I wish I could find a picture.

Okay, I have to say something else. polarisman.com is an excellent reference, but it does not have ALL the Polaris models or ALL the information. The information there is only taken from the sales brochures, so no late-season releases will be shown. No '90 RXL, No '91 XC 400, No '92 XLT, No '94 XCR 600, No '94 XLT XTRA, etc. Get over it.
 

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oh and there is such thing as a 94 xcr 600 i know my brother has one. only racer could get the 600 ill post pics soon
 

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JD - the sleds you listed were mid-season limited production sleds. Thats why they arent listed in POLARISMAN.COM Also, I dont remember Polaris making '92XLTs, '94 XLT Extra. WL.
 

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POLARISXC440, You do not know what this whole thread is about. It is not about a '97 XC 440. It is about a '91 XC 400. Two completely different machines. A '97 XC 440 is nothing special. Basically it is the non-race version of the '97 XCR 440. Nothing rare about it.

And, yes, I know there was a '94 XCR 600. Read my last post.
 

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Originally posted by white lightning
[br]JD - the sleds you listed were mid-season limited production sleds. Thats why they arent listed in POLARISMAN.COM
I know. That is the point I was trying to make.

Originally posted by white lightning
[br]Also, I dont remember Polaris making '92XLTs, '94 XLT Extra. WL.
Well, they did.

The 579 motor in the XLT came out as a mid-season release in '92. Some dealers got them to show people and let them ride them. And they were sold off the showroom. The graphics looked like all the other '92 machines, but it said XLT up where the others say 440 or 500 or 650, etc. They had a purple tone to them. I do not know if they had the ITS suspension or the Dial-Adjust. I would like to own one someday, though.

The XLT XTRA was a mid-season release in '94. It had the single-shock XTRA suspension, now dubbed "XTRA-14" by some. It was a pilot-build of the revised version of the suspension that came out in '95 as the XTRA. The XTRA was later renamed XTRA-12, when the XTRA-10 came out, and Polaris needed to differentiate between the two. I do not know if there were any appreciable differences between the '94 and '95 XTRA front suspensions.
 

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Originally posted by JD
[br]I have seen a few of them on the trails over the years. If I remember right, they look just like the Indy 400, but they have an "XC" decal in place of the "400." I wish I could find a picture.

Okay, I have to say something else. polarisman.com is an excellent reference, but it does not have ALL the Polaris models or ALL the information. The information there is only taken from the sales brochures, so no late-season releases will be shown. No '90 RXL, No '91 XC 400, No '92 XLT, No '94 XCR 600, No '94 XLT XTRA, etc. Get over it.
Yeah, information from Polarisman is very good on the whole, but you do need to take a close look at it. Many of the SP sleds have the wrong paint schemes on the site. Most of the SP's are shown with the normal season coloring, when the SP was usually VERY different. Also something between 1995 and 1996 doesn't jive. It seems highly suspect that they went from 7.25 inches of front travel in 1994 to 8 inches in 1995 only to go back to 7.25 inches again in 1996. Just playing around with some math, I determined that going from the 36.5 inch ski stance to the 41 inch ski stance would have increased the travel to about 8 inches without changing shocks. I am not sure if this is the case, Polaris screwed up, or the site is wrong.

Also according to Polaris's parts site, the 1992 XLT SP used the ITS suspension. Not sure if it is really accurate or not, because the 94 XLT SP XTRA is pictured with a 2 shock XTRA-12 rear suspension instead of the single shock XTRA. Diagram looks identical to a 95 XLT SP. Even in my 1996 owners manual, Polaris hadn't decided what to name the rear suspensions before it went to print. It called the XTRA-10 the XTRA suspension.

There is a guy in Appleton, Wisconsin claiming that he is selling a 1991 XC 400. I've never seen one either, my friend in high school had a normal Indy 400 from 91. I would be willing to bet it was the same graphics kit with an XC after it, as you had mentioned.
 

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The graphics were different. I had one but I took no pics of it...Ya I know I should have. Odd thing is I can't find any pics of it on the net...
 

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JD - theres a differences between prototype and mid season released. '92 XLT might have been a mid season limited production - that I cant say for sure. Now that I got thinking about this, I do remember something about XLT EXTRA-14 was mentioned at one time, but I believe it was a prototype. The only limited production sleds went to 94.5 XCR600s. If any sleds are prototype to have other people test ride it, the sled cannot be sold to any customers, because of the warranty. I only know that because I tried to buy the prototype Fusion from a dealer and he told me I couldnt buy it. The sled has to go back to Polaris. WL.
 
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