80's Indy Trail and Indy 400

80's Indy Trail and Indy 400

Post by Will Wils » Thu, 04 Jan 2001 05:45:57


Hi, I was wondering about what you guys thought of the mid to late '80's Indy
Trail and Indy 400.  How are theyknown for reliability, and how do they
compare to each other as far as performance?
Thanks,
--
Will Wilson

'82 Yamaha YZ100
'82 Yamaha YT175
'74 Ski-doo T'NT 440
'78 Yamaha ET 250
 
 
 

80's Indy Trail and Indy 400

Post by Rob Lyon » Thu, 04 Jan 2001 06:41:21

Quote:

>Hi, I was wondering about what you guys thought of the mid to late '80's Indy
>Trail and Indy 400.  How are theyknown for reliability, and how do they
>compare to each other as far as performance?
>Thanks,

They were both great sleds for their time.  The 400 was a little faster and
got better mileage.

Rob in Vermont

 
 
 

80's Indy Trail and Indy 400

Post by Greg Bogard » Thu, 04 Jan 2001 23:27:52

I'll second Rob on his comments.  I had an '86 Indy 400 and the thing was reliable
and just about bullet proof.  The only complaint you will have now is the outdated
suspension on them.

Greg

Quote:


> >Hi, I was wondering about what you guys thought of the mid to late '80's Indy
> >Trail and Indy 400.  How are theyknown for reliability, and how do they
> >compare to each other as far as performance?
> >Thanks,

> They were both great sleds for their time.  The 400 was a little faster and
> got better mileage.

> Rob in Vermont


 
 
 

80's Indy Trail and Indy 400

Post by Wade T » Fri, 05 Jan 2001 07:16:09


Quote:
> I'll second Rob on his comments.  I had an '86 Indy 400 and the thing was
reliable
> and just about bullet proof.  The only complaint you will have now is the
outdated
> suspension on them.

> Greg

 So if a guy had an '87 400 with an Xtra10, 4 Foxes, widened front and some
other cosmetic updates, he could feel pretty good by keeping up with some
mid 90's 600's in the bumps and twists :-)! And add another 600 miles to the
odo that started the season at 8000 (a closer inspection did reveal at least
one changed piston. SIDE Q: Anyone have any info on a piston that is NOT
smooth on top, but rather has machined circular grooves/ridges on the entire
top of the piston??.
  Either one will need TLC, but parts interchangeablilty with up to '95 or
so Indy's is a HUGE PLUS!

--
Wade Tschida

 
 
 

80's Indy Trail and Indy 400

Post by Anchorhea » Fri, 12 Jan 2001 06:53:07

The kids are still using my 87 Indy Trail 488 fan cooled. Starts right up.


Quote:
> Hi, I was wondering about what you guys thought of the mid to late '80's
Indy
> Trail and Indy 400.  How are theyknown for reliability, and how do they
> compare to each other as far as performance?
> Thanks,
> --
> Will Wilson

> '82 Yamaha YZ100
> '82 Yamaha YT175
> '74 Ski-doo T'NT 440
> '78 Yamaha ET 250