Robert Schilling's '92 Indy 650
When I bought my 1992 Polaris Indy 650, it came with a 2 inch paddle track, and small drivers on the drive shaft. After the first season of riding, and experiencing many problems with the machine, I decided that during the off season I would rebuild the unit. I ordered a rolled chaincase kit from SLP, along with a chain case guard, and that was the beginning of a total rebuild. I stripped the machine down to the bulkhead, rolled the chaincase, and welded the chaincase guard into the bulkhead. I then installed a one piece tunnel, along with light weight cooler mounted above the track in the tunnel. During this time, I installed all of the light weight parts that I could come up with for the front suspension, chrom-moly trailing arms and radius rods and Ekholm skis. Everything that could be plastic coated was. The rear end was also re-done. The rails were drilled out for weight, and chrom-moly suspension pieces were installed. I went back to the original drivers to turn my two inch Kimpex Big Horn track. The track works great! For instrumentation I installed EGT probes in all of the pipes, and have an Avenger III digital readout for the Tach, Temperature gauge, and all three EGT probes.
This year I installed a light weight seat, and will be giving the sled a new paint job on the hood. Next year I hope to change motors in the sled to a Rotax 780, and also add Dial a Jet for easier jetting in the mountains, as the elevation changes that we encounter can change by up to 5000 feet.
We ride in the Rocky Mountains, mainly around Golden or Revelstoke, British Columbia. The riding in the mountains is unbeatable, with lots of fresh powder to float over every trip out.