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I just recently decided to buy my friends 95 XLT Special from him, but haven't seen it. I know its in real good shape, but I was wondering how it's equipped. He said it doesnt have reverse or electric start, but never mentioned hand warmers, tach, thumb, etc. I read on Polaris man that those things were all standard on the 95 though. I'm hearing good things about these sleds. I have two Ski-Doo Safaris now, an 88 and 89. This is my first Polaris. Its got 4500 miles on it. Anyone who can tell me anything about the sled, please do, I cant wait for winter!!!
 
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That sled is an excellent sled they are very quick and don't come with many accesories besides hand/thumb warmers. I think you will be satisfied with your XLT SP because we where very happy with ours and everyone I have talked has said nothin but good things about them.
 

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Thanks for the info, I'm slowly finding out more about the sled. Im looking to pick it up in November.

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HEY NICEORANGE LET ME BE THE FIRST TO WELCOME YOU TO THE FORUM OF ALL FORUMS, AND I HAVE A 93 XLT, PURCHASED THIS YEAR AND HAVE HEARD gREAT THINGS ABOUT IT,,

ARTIC CAT-ITS WHATS FOR DINNER-TONITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Edited by - xltman on October 14 2001 9:43:23 PM
 

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Yes, I must say that the XLT is a good sled, with a strong engine, surprisingly good for a triple, I'm not much of a triple-person. I like twins. But the XLT has a good engine.



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Thanks XLTMan. Do you know much about the Xtra 10 and Xtra 12 suspension. From what I have read, the 95 is the biggest rear travel sled of all the XLTs. The guy im buying it from said he has the front end strapped down tight, to help it through the corners. Did Polaris go overboard with 10" in front, and 13.2" or something in back that year, and thats why they shortened that up in newer models? My Safaris are so limited in suspension that i'm used to the kidney pounding, so I'm looking forward to some cushion under my butt. I sure hope it snows alot this year.

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by xltman:

HEY NICEORANGE LET ME BE THE FIRST TO WELCOME YOU TO THE FORUM OF ALL FORUMS, AND I HAVE A 93 XLT, PURCHASED THIS YEAR AND HAVE HEARD gREAT THINGS ABOUT IT,,

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Edited by - niceorange on 16 Oct 2001 14:48:12
 

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niceorange may i ask how much you paid for this sled, i found one just like for $1600, and was wondering if that was a good price or not
 

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I paid $1800, which I considered a good deal, with a "friend discount" of a few hundred. The kelly blue book value is $3015 retail, $2150 trade-in, so I think I made out well. If you can get one for $1600, I'd say go for it. Look at the condition of the sled too. My sled is near mint, with a new track with 96 studs, plastic ski guards, new carbide, recharged shocks, 2 windshields, etc.

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by smontanye:

niceorange may i ask how much you paid for this sled, i found one just like for $1600, and was wondering if that was a good price or not

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Ok to answer your suspension question no Polaris had 12 inches of travel up front and 13.2 in the rear. It is a really nice setup and It will be alot better than the old ski-doo's
 

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Hey, Niceorange. Any idea if it's had any other upgrades? Pipes, heads, skis, carbides, etc?

I have two '94 XLT SKS both had a few mods done to them when I got them. I think I did ok since they were tracked to 136 (stock 133.5) slp pipes and slp heads punched to 600 along with new skins and carbides. That all helps when you look at your bottom line.

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i just bought a 95 xlt last season and i love it. it gets up and goes and still has the reserve for the woods ride as well but i know that anytime i can push the throttle and go. it rides like a dream w/ the xtra-12 suspension and keeps me comfy for the whole ride. you'll love it
 

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Yeah, I know it doesn't have 12" up front, but i wasn't sure about the rear. On Polaris Man's web-site, the spec is 13.2 inches. In subsequent years, that figure was dropped back to 12" or less. Thats why I was wondering if it was a fluke year, or a typo.

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by EDGE RACER440:

Ok to answer your suspension question no Polaris had 12 inches of travel up front and 13.2 in the rear. It is a really nice setup and It will be alot better than the old ski-doo's

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As far as I know, it only has carbides, plastic ski gaurds, a new track (I dont know what type, but my friend said it is better than the one on his 2000 Formula 700), it has studs, and it has the idler wheel kit to prevent freezing I guess.
It's hard to be sure, because I haven't seen it in person yet (only heard from the owner and another friend who rode it). It is still in Vermont, and i'm in Mass. Looks like over Thanksgiving I'll take the truck up and drive it over to my place in New Hampshire to join the Ski Doo's.

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Bman:

Hey, Niceorange. Any idea if it's had any other upgrades? Pipes, heads, skis, carbides, etc?

I have two '94 XLT SKS both had a few mods done to them when I got them. I think I did ok since they were tracked to 136 (stock 133.5) slp pipes and slp heads punched to 600 along with new skins and carbides. That all helps when you look at your bottom line.

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