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I got a 2005 polaris touring sled for real cheap, 1/5 of the blue book and i want to mod it any ideas? I was thinking take of the seat and the rear hand warmers, thne take the passanger footpegs off, take the decals off, take mirrors off, put a lower windshield on, a shorty seat, and maybe some clutch and gear mods. What you guys think?
 

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I would just sell it and make 4/5 profit.

Taking off all the 2-up crap and putting a shorty seat on it would look cool though.
 

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can't say i have.
 

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Since you got it for 1/5 the value (post some figures though, and specs, because you may think its worth more than it is) why not sell it and buy the sled that you really want?
 

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zecow224 said:
I got a 2005 polaris

take of the seat and the rear hand warmers, thne take the passanger footpegs off, take the decals off, take mirrors off, put a lower windshield on, a shorty seat, and maybe some clutch and gear mods.
This would all lighten it up and set it up to work properly with clutching and set up.
Being that you are into it so cheep, why not.

I have an old 92 XCR440 here that's geared way down, has a longer track than stock (133.5 x 1.5) and is actually set up to work as a loaner sled for riding here in the mountains.
Friends from out of town and sledless family members etc. ride that.
It's a cheep sled
 

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Dump the M-10 touring skid, and replace it with the SKS 136"...
 

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well one sled has 200 miles the other has 405, i paid 800 buck each ,they were my buddys old sleds that his dad drove around there property when there cousins came over. it is the 800 liberty with a camoplast track. we are going to keep one stock for my dad and the other one we are either going to sell or i am going to mod it.
 

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well i found a shorty seat for 50 bucks so i think i am going to mod route, any other cool mods you think i should do?
 

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http://www.snowmobilefanatics.com/forum/topic/115371/display.aspx#1160832
 

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I would take off the whole back end off and replace with aluminum to lighten it up. Touring tanks are different compared to standard Edge chassis so if you want a shorty seat you'll have to change out the tank as well. But all that work for what? There's still a market for them, once the snow flies you'll be able to sell it for full price and make some money and turn around and buy what you really want.
But it is your sled now and your choice. Those touring skids are for that, but can work very well all around. Make sure you tighten bolts all the time and keep it greased up properly. And if it is a 600 you can add twin pipes from SLP, clutch it, jet it properly, and add a Tempaflow.
 

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nope its the 800 and i just took the engine apart and installed the big bearings.
 

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A good well balanced clutch helps maintain engine harmonics and running smoothly as well as proper clutching. These need more helix over what came stock to really harness that power and get it to the ground. SLP single pipe/can and head really wake these up along with the proper clutching.
Have fun with it.
 

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zecow224 said:
ok how many studs would u suggest running?
Is it a 136"? What size lugs does it have?
 

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Sell it! It is the same thing as taking a family station wagon and putting a loud muffler on it and thinking it is fast. It will always be a touring sled unless you put money (not worth it) into it.
 

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CuzzinOlaf said:
Sell it! It is the same thing as taking a family station wagon and putting a loud muffler on it and thinking it is fast. It will always be a touring sled unless you put money (not worth it) into it.
Speaking of which, down in South Carolina I saw a Taurus station wagon with 26" spinner rims, and dual fart cans.
 
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