Indy 500 Bogging

Indy 500 Bogging

Post by Steve Krupsk » Thu, 12 Mar 1998 04:00:00


We have ridden a few times this year with various versions of Indy
500's, 2 97 standard 500's and one 96 500 Classic.  Each has had
problems with bogging, to the point that they almost wouldn't move.  One
sled seemed to clear itself up, the others, one twice, had to have the
carbs drained to clear out ***that has found its way into the carbs.
Don't have any idea where the stuff comes from or why it seems to affect
500 Polaris's.  Noone else in our goup has had any similar problems.
These things sure can slow down a good day.

700SX

 
 
 

Indy 500 Bogging

Post by B. Gilmou » Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> We have ridden a few times this year with various versions of Indy
> 500's, 2 97 standard 500's and one 96 500 Classic.  Each has had
> problems with bogging, to the point that they almost wouldn't move.
> One
> sled seemed to clear itself up, the others, one twice, had to have the

> carbs drained to clear out ***that has found its way into the carbs.

> Don't have any idea where the stuff comes from or why it seems to
> affect
> 500 Polaris's.  Noone else in our goup has had any similar problems.
> These things sure can slow down a good day.

> 700SX

My guess would be that they weren't stored properly for the summer.
varnish can form on the walls of the fuel line and the float bowl if
untreated gas is left in them for long periods of time. If the varnish
had formed on the walls of the float bowl it could take a while to break
loose. Were the 500 Polaris' all owned by the same person?