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Exciter 440

Postby ant » November 17th, 2001, 11:18 am

Will an 78 yamaha Exciter do 90mph? any owners in here that i can talk to
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Postby indy500 » November 17th, 2001, 12:37 pm

im not really sure it will, i can get 90 outa of my indy 500 on the speedo, is it air or liquid cooled
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Postby ant » November 17th, 2001, 11:53 pm

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Postby Myers Racing Inc. » November 18th, 2001, 12:21 am

This was one of my first sleds and one of the favorites of the family. I remember that it would run in the mid to high 80's if it was cold out. Not bad for a sled that was all metal and extremely heavy!! Rides a little tough though but what do you expect from 3 inches of suspension :-)
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Postby Snosport » November 19th, 2001, 1:41 pm

90 is about the best an Exiter will do on a good day. I had an 83 Polaris 440 that would do 80 on a good day and raced a friend with a 79 Exiter. He held it down until he hit 90 when we were racing. When the cloud of snow ahead of me cleared, he had run out of lake and ended up off the lake with the sled hung up on a downed tree. I ran against one with my 90 400 Indy a few years later and the Exiter was a little faster. We switched sleds and I drove the Exiter. It was fast, but compared to the Indy, was really unstable at speed.
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Postby MM700 » November 19th, 2001, 9:16 pm

Those old exciter 440's were very quick and light.
mine would run upper 80's all the time..90 when it got below zero...of course this was on a speedo..not radar...but I still think most of the new fan cooled 440's would have a lot of problems running across a lake with an exciter 440...very good old sled. By the way I had a 1978 and a 1980.
The 1978 was very fast....About 15 years ago I raced a brand new arctic cat pantera (liquid 440)
I whipped him...no contest...have fun with this sled...you should be able to beat alot of newer and bigger sleds with it. (on a lake)

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Postby corty » November 23rd, 2001, 7:32 am

there are a lot of things you can do to this sled.... does it have stock pipes on it???

i raced one of these for several years with jets and pips this sled will do in the high 90's low 100's but i can tell you that it will be a real hand full and you shoulded try it with out lots of excperence as this sled is very unstable and will not corner at that speed...(a broken collar bone,leg and three ribs) also be aware of getting this sled in the air with a head wind over 15 MHP as they have a chance of going end over end...

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