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    1990 Polaris Indy classic 500 suspension

    What suspension does this have? The seller/mechanic says xtra10


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    If it's stock, it's not an xtra-10. The xtra-10 came out about 1996. 1990 is also too early for the XC-100 suspension, which was also pretty popular back then. I had a 1990 Indy 650, it had an XX suspension, but that will be different than the Classic, I'm pretty sure.

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      1990 Polaris Indy classic 500 suspension

      Originally posted by BCDan View Post
      If it's stock, it's not an xtra-10. The xtra-10 came out about 1996. 1990 is also too early for the XC-100 suspension, which was also pretty popular back then. I had a 1990 Indy 650, it had an XX suspension, but that will be different than the Classic, I'm pretty sure.
      Is there any chance it has just a 10" suspension



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        I think the Xtra-10 was the first year of 10" of travel. 10" suspension travel was a big deal at that time. Earlier suspensions had 6" to 7 1/2" (or 8") of travel, that's why so many guys have swapped out the old stuff and installed an Xtra-10. Polaris used the Xtra-12 suspension during that time, as well. The Xtra-12 is a falling rate suspension, which is great for groomed trails, but not so good for off-trail or ditch banging. The Xtra-10 has less travel but is a rising rate suspension and is able to take the bumps a lot better without bottoming.
        Last edited by BCDan; 08-26-14, 04:30 PM.

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          1990 Polaris Indy classic 500 suspension

          I've been told that there was a special order option for a 10" for that model/year


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            #6
            My book shows the 1990-1992 Classic 500 has the XX rear suspension. Likely in the 6" range of travel if I had to guess. Even with upgraded gas pressure shocks there isn't a lot of travel to work with.

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              #7
              1990 had the dial-adjust rear suspension, which basically replaced the wrench adjustment feature with a single adjustment knob. Suspension travel was same as previous years.

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