Hey guys... I am Matt, and new to this forum. I am also new to sledding, as I started last winter. I just bought a 81 JAG from a friend, and was wondering if anybody had any technical info on it? It's an 81 Jag 4000 440. Thanx a bunch,
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Mine is light and will go 50 - 55 mph on the trail. I will not keep up with newer 440 fans like the Indy Trail 488. Without independant front suspension it will handle like a canoe on gravel compared to what's now available.
HP is in the 60 neighbourhood I think, somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
If you ride with guys on 6,7,& 800's you will never stay with them. But if it's your first sled and just want something to bomb around in the ditches, it will be lots of fun, so go to it.
Ok, thanx 500fasenuf... But ur saying that my 440 wont hang with my friends '88 Indy 340, or what? Also, my friend is givin me 500 pistons with the sled incase I decide to change them... will they fit? Will the sled suck A LOT more gas?
I can hang wit my friends 340?? NICE!! He seams to think that he would waste me! And I couldnt bore out a 440 to a 500? (havnt seen my head yet.. so I havnt checked myself yet)
O well.. that blows.
81_Jag, generally what were saying is that liquid cooled 340's and 440's have quite a bit more power over an equivalent fan cooled model (especially 440 race sleds). There's always an exception of course, but that's how most 2-stroke motors are.
Now for your Jag 440, i think it will be alot of fun to rip around on and get experience with. This way, you will quickly learn what you will want out of a newer machine. Overall, the Jag (IMO) is a pretty reliable machine that will get you through the snow with a smile.
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