pair of modded 340 Indy lites

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One kid has outgrown the modded 120 she had and the other is on his way. He might get another year if he doesn't grow over the summer. Figured I might as well document the build of these two sleds. Well really it will only be the Deluxe. The other sled will get a hydro brake and a better track if I can find something used. And a set of hand warmers. Other then that it will stay stock. Rebuilt the clutch and carbs. Runs sweet and my girl can start it on her own. It rips for what it is.





The deluxe is getting the same treatment plus I will change out the handle bars for a better standing while riding experience. I also have the old 136 track off of my switchback that will get donated to the cause. Picked up a 136" Xtra 10 skid and other misc parts for the long track conversion. need to do something about that terrible seat. Not sure if there's a better option or if I will have to modify the old seat.

I found a used anti stab kit and I bought some 8 tooth Wahl drivers that are on their way. Also getting new driveshaft bearings and seal etc. Basic maintenance.





I'm going to try and find some decent running boards and plastic skis as well. Trying to keep this build as budget friendly as possible. My girl will probably ride her unit for quite some time. My boy is going to want more power before long but I think these sleds will be a decent riding and budget friendly stop gap. They are still heavy as heck compared to those modded 120s, and slow off the line too.
 
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Waiting for parts sucks. I really want to get this rolling before summer hits. I threw in the skid just to get an idea of where it will all sit. Looks good in the front holes but I am concerned it might be too far back. I have conflicting info on mounting distances from flat of hex shaft when vertical

RMK 9 13/16"
Ultra SPX XE 11 5/8"

The distanceto mounting plate on the Indy lite is 12 1/8"

I alway get confused but I think that having it back farther will let it get up on the snow better because of the softer angle??? When I get the driver in I guess I will see how the track fits. Rear brackets will need to be moved back 2" but the drop looks perfect at 5 1/8" (same as front hole)

doesn't look very long. lol Got the extension cleaned up and rear bumper painted.

D58565C6-4199-4DCF-A2A1-9A5F389458CF by Brad Taylor, on Flickr
 
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That seat looks pretty good! Do you have any better pictures of it around the tank? I also like that headlight (well the lack of the original) I have a 10" LED that I might try and put up at the nose.

Is that a 2 gen windshield cut to fit?

All the parts showed up, just waiting for the roads to get better as we had an ice storm last night.
 
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That seat looks pretty good! Do you have any better pictures of it around the tank? I also like that headlight (well the lack of the original) I have a 10" LED that I might try and put up at the nose.

Is that a 2 gen windshield cut to fit?

All the parts showed up, just waiting for the roads to get better as we had an ice storm last night.

For the seat, I cut a pro tank down to slip over the Indy lite tank. It was the best way I could come up with for the front mounting point. My kid destroyed the valence so yes I cut an Indy Lite windshield to fit in the grooves. However they aren't very tough and my kid has broken 3 rolling it over and they are time consuming to make so as it sits now...no windshield :)
 
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that makes sense on the seat. Neat way to do it too!

How does this look? I need to move the rear mount forward about and inch but I am really happy with how this is turning out with the 8 tooth drivers. I had to remove the chaincase to get the shaft in but that's easy peasy.





I think the rake looks pretty good for this set up. I am going to swap my skis off my pro R onto the lite as I am due for a new set of skis. Should raise the front up a bit.

 
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I got the rear mounts in today. I went 27 15/16" back from the front mount center line and 5 3/4" down.

I used the indy lite drop brackets and just moved them back. One hole lined up perfectly so it was easy. I forgot to get pictures but I will. I need to fix the ovalled out mounting holes but I am impressed. Compared to mucking around with the polaris 120 this is a dream. So much room, all big parts, lots of info.

Having two indy lites side by side it's going to be hard not to mod the other one. So far this xtra-10 suspension is way better then the indy lite....
 
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I got these great washers that I will weld on to the original rear indy lite mounts. It's nice that they are so thick. Lots of meat to weld to and will last. Make sure your bolts are long enough to compensate for the extra thickness. You can see how ovalled out the original mounting holes are.

I'll weld them up and give them a blast and paint





I'm going to mount a 10" LED light bar up front and get rid of the cowl and headlight. It's mint and I will try and keep it that way for when the kids out grow the sled.



 
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Well it's almost time to put it away. I got the suspension all done and I ditched the old metal skis for the set of pro steers off my Switchback. You need to use the bolt and spacer from the donor sled to make it work. I shimmed the rubbers as well. It raised the front of the sled about 3/4" of an inch. I am going to track down a set of 97+ RMK/XC spindles that are an inch longer to bring the font up a little bit more.

Also got the pro taper bars on but they hit the windshield in stock form. It's worth it though as the old bars are TERRIBLE.

Phone died, only picture I got. Still needed for next fall is primary clutch work, carb kits (one seat is leaking), front bumper, rear hitch, RMK spindles and hydro brakes, and I've got to do something about the horrible seat. .... sheesh and I thought I was almost done!

 
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good question and I should have weighed them.... do'h!

I think the the xtra-10 is lighter. And more surprisingly so was the 136 track, by what felt like a lot.

I'll pay attention better when I do the other one (it's such a nice swap)
 
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