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I am looking at this sled for my wife. It looks pretty clean in photos not to far from my house I might swing buy and look at it this weekend. Are they fan or liquid cooled. I have not talked to the owner yet to find out how many miles it has on it is there anything to look for. I am a skidoo guy so not to fimaliar with polaris. the only thing that concers me is that it will be to under powered.

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The 440 is a great sled with great reliability.  Easy to steer,start and comfortable to ride.  I would chance to say with out getting into trouble here that most lady riders would enjoy the 440.  The only time where it will show its smaller h.p. is on the open lakes and fields.  In the trails they can hold there own.  They can get up to the higher end of 70mph don't use a hell of a lot of gas and they have great hand and thumb warmers as well.  Something to watch for in a sled this old is the needles and seats (cheap) .  Otherwise these sleds were and still are pretty good little sleds.
 

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It's not a bad machine and quite frankly I wouldn't worry to much about the seat. Too many people worry about them, and although it can cause a wet tooch, you can get it recovered for $60 at an upholstery shop so it shouldn't really make or break your deal. Sometimes you can use it to your advantage and knock off a hundred bucks off the deal and you can turn around and get it recovered for dirt cheap.  Have a look at polarisman.com and see if your sled has all the features you want.  Have your wife ride the sled to see if she likes it also.  Yes it is liquid.
 

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Hey I had a 96 indy 440. My buddy had a 94 and mine couldn't keep up to him. For some reason those 94's were very very quick! But on my 440 i keept up to triple piped ultras with picks and 01 MXZ 600's on the trail. I was riding balls to the wall, but so were they. I frankly need more power. The 95 indy 500 is great for me. I have one jetted it down one size, and MAN it really goes! its bone stock and that thing can ride a wheelie no problem. I would recommend a 500 but, if trail riding is it, the 440 will be just fine. Im kind of a fast and very aggressive rider so the 440 was not for me. But the 500 has turned more heads then most 600's!!!
 

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when I said needles and seats I am talking about carberators.  The little rubber rings wear out or deteriorate and they run crappy.  I do agree to jet down one size though, I forgot we did that too.  Even a little more aggressive track helped out.  I think we put on a 1" and that made a noticeable dif.
 

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Originally posted by duane@Jan. 03 2002, 10:40pm
I am looking at this sled for my wife. It looks pretty clean in photos not to far from my house I might swing buy and look at it this weekend. Are they fan or liquid cooled. I have not talked to the owner yet to find out how many miles it has on it is there anything to look for. I am a skidoo guy so not to fimaliar with polaris. the only thing that concers me is that it will be to under powered.

Duane
THEY ARE GREAT SLEDS .MY WIFE HAS ONE AND SHE LOVES .ONE OF THE BEST SLEDS WE OWN ,RICH
 

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You are taking a step in the right direction by buying a Polaris and not a Ski-Doo. I have a '94 Polaris 500 EFI, and I had to spend $800 and chnge to get it ready for snow. Make sure that the speedometer works, because if it desn't the jackshaft bearing may have siezed. The bearing was pretty cheap but the speedometer housing was $40. Check for play in the handle bars. If there is excessive play it may need a tierod and/or hime joints. Also check the shocks. I know my sled needed alot of work b/c it half sunk when I went through a lake.
 

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hey man a 94 440 isn't a bad sled. my buddy has one it goes pretty good but my BONE stock 89 400 blows it away, either on the trails or on a strip. but anyways they are a good sled and powerful too. if you look at it check the track and tunnel to see how the sled was riden.
 
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