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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-14-2003, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for a second sled. Going to give this Indy 500 to my wife. I'm looking to spend around $3500 and have found many Indy Storms ranging from 1993 to 1997 in that price range. I did also find a 1998 XCR800 with 1500 miles for $4000 or b.o. Just a little too pricey for my budget. Anyhow whats the deal with the Storm? I know nothing about them. Can someone give me some HP details, speed, handling? How do they compare to sleds like the XCR800? Could they beat a XCR700? How much of a difference between these sleds and the 97 Ultra SPX? Any info at all would be appreciated.
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www.polarisman.com is a great site for info on the older polaris'. i believe th xcr800 and storm are both 800 triple/triples. some of the older storms might be 780's or something. i'd be real carefull looking at older storms...people that buy those tend to ride them pretty hard.
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Just don't want my buddy and his ZRT 800 to get away from me on the lake The fastest sled I've owned is an RXL 650. I've looked at spec. sheets for both of these sleds, and found there to be no real considerable wieght differences. Even noticed that the 97'Ultra SPX is only 5 lbs lighter than the 97 Storm. Most if not all of the Storms I've found for sale have pipes and clutch kits with 4000 or less miles in excellent condition for $2500. Did'nt see any specs for a 97' XCR800...was there one?
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I can't comment on the XCR 800 but I owned a 97 Storm ( and a 92 RXL 650 ). The Storm was a great running sled. I had problems when it started getting higher in the miles. I would consider them normal wear and tear items except for one thing, it ended up needing crank seals.
It would run with most sleds on the lakes. I believe the newer XCR's are faster than the Storm hands down. Mine was 100% stock. I sold it to my cousin and it is still running great.

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I sent you a pm or email to call me. Guess your not concered to much. but I own a Ultra SPX and it's the same as a storm basically. Storm has a bit mor eHP maybe. But they are both Aggressive chasis sleds. The Ultra SPX was renamed the xcr700 in 98. Storms eat cranks, especially if they were piped for more rpms. the xcr was a much better sled overall. But the best bang is a Ultra SPX or 98 XCR 700. It's the same aggressive chassis and the 680 is bad. It is around 128-135 HP depending on the dyno sheet, factory trip pipes, hotter timing, diff carb settings, heads, alot compared to a regular Ultra in the old chassis. Mine is currently stock and it runs hard. I also get great fuel mileag for the age anf power she makes. You should really try to find one, you won't be sorry. Oh and the best part is that they are WAY more reliable than a storm or XCR for some reason. They do eat oil but oil is cheap compared to a mtor failure.
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I have a 1997 Storm, and it's a very nice sled. Dyno hp is around 135, someone is saying 140. But Tikka Racing in Sweden have a Dyno that says 135 hp at storm 800. XCR 800 have dyno between 148-152 hp. XCR 800 is a faster sled, no doubt about that. If you add V-force reeds to the Storm it works very nice, and will be much faster in 660 ft. Storm 800 use a Fuji engine, and XCR 800 have a Polaris/Fuji engine. A stock storm wouldn't have a chance against a stock XCR 800. My neighbour have a XCR 800, 00 mod, so I know what I'm talking about. First year with XCR 800 is 99, late 98. 99 mod XCR looks just like a 98 mod storm. and the 2000 mod looks like todays XCR.
But.....my wife have a Ultra Spx 97 mod, and stock Ultra SPX runs very fast. In 660 ft a stock Ultra Spx, will beet a stock Storm. The storm is a bit faster at top speed. I run the storm to 120 mph in speedo, and my wifes Ultra SPX I runs to 115 mph.
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Originally posted by Sled Dogg@Jan 15 2003, 12:44 PM
I sent you a pm or email to call me.
I did'nt want to bother you at work, figured I'd wait till later tonight and call, but you and Storm800 just helped me enormously in deciding which sleds to look for. I've also seen several 97' Ultra SPX's for around $2500. Thanks for the great info guys
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Originally posted by Pipe@Jan 14 2003, 07:34 PM
I'm looking for a second sled. Going to give this Indy 500 to my wife. I'm looking to spend around $3500 and have found many Indy Storms ranging from 1993 to 1997 in that price range. I did also find a 1998 XCR800 with 1500 miles for $4000 or b.o. Just a little too pricey for my budget. Anyhow whats the deal with the Storm? I know nothing about them. Can someone give me some HP details, speed, handling? How do they compare to sleds like the XCR800? Could they beat a XCR700? How much of a difference between these sleds and the 97 Ultra SPX? Any info at all would be appreciated.
The 93,94 and 96 Storms all had crank problems.

The 95 and the 97 Storms hold together a bit better, the 97 would be the better option, it has the Xtra-10 suspension instead of the
xc-100 that come on the 95, it's a much nicer ride.

I had a 95 that I added the Xtra-10 to and it was like riding a different sled.

They make pretty good hp, just don't go looking for races against any MachZ's
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I'm not agree with you in racing against machz, with v-force delta 2 and right clutching and jetting at mine 97 mod Storm the machz 01 mod, isn't any faster not at 660 ft, and not at top speed. I've tried, so I know.
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I'm not agree with you in racing against machz, with v-force delta 2 and right clutching and jetting at mine 97 mod Storm the machz 01 mod, isn't any faster not at 660 ft, and not at top speed. I've tried, so I know.
Agreed, but you have done a significant amount of modification to your sled.

I know the big polaris Triple responds very well to mods, it's just slightly under-powered in factory trim.

If you run a stock 97 Storm against a stock 97 Mach Z, the Mach will win.

You are comparing apple to oranges.

I had a 98 honda civic blow the doors off my 99 Corvette in a street race but
there is no chance of doing that with a stock civic.

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