bogging of Indy 500

bogging of Indy 500

Post by krent.. » Thu, 12 Dec 1996 04:00:00


I recently purcased a 96indy 500.  Does anyone know at what rpm the clutch
should engage. mine grabs at about 4000rpm while my 96 sls grabs at 5000 I
find that the machine has lousy performance up to 5000 then it takes off
and never looks back. After a long run in the deep snow2.0FT loose powder
the machine will often bogg and will not accellerate from a standstill
even on hardpack. the best way to get going is to lift the rear and get
the revs over 5000 and were off. Lubricating the clutch did not help,
could it be a low speed carb adj?? any help out there?

K.Gartner
96  SLS
96 Indy 500
76 cheetah 5000

 
 
 

bogging of Indy 500

Post by Bill Sutto » Thu, 12 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> I recently purcased a 96indy 500.  Does anyone know at what rpm the
clutch
> should engage. mine grabs at about 4000rpm while my 96 sls grabs at 5000
I
> find that the machine has lousy performance up to 5000 then it takes off
> and never looks back. After a long run in the deep snow2.0FT loose powder
> the machine will often bogg and will not accellerate from a standstill
> even on hardpack. the best way to get going is to lift the rear and get
> the revs over 5000 and were off. Lubricating the clutch did not help,
> could it be a low speed carb adj?? any help out there?

> K.Gartner
> 96  SLS
> 96 Indy 500
> 76 cheetah 5000

My 97 500 is 4400, my buddies was about the same on his 96.
He got his raised buy the dealer to 4800-4900 and it really jumps out of
the hole. I`m also impressed with my low end, but seeing the difference
that extra 500rpm made I droped mine off to the dealer today. Cost about
1/2 hour labor $21. Get it raised and you`ll see a change for the better.

Bill Sutton

 
 
 

bogging of Indy 500

Post by Scott Dea » Thu, 12 Dec 1996 04:00:00

I have a young friend (my daughter's fiance) who bought a new 96 500 Carb
last year and it ran great.  I just called him after reading your post.  
He said his engages at 4000 rpm.  He said when the belt gets worn it
doesn't take off worth s**t.  He is averaging a belt about every 2000
miles.  This may be the quickest and cheapest thing you could try first.
 Hope this helps - please let me know.  As I said his sled runs great.  
He has no problem with 550 Cats and I,ve seen him beat a couple of 600's
and keep up with nearly all of them until 80+.

 
 
 

bogging of Indy 500

Post by Scott Dea » Thu, 12 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I have a young friend (my daughter's fiance) who bought a new 96 500 Carb
> last year and it ran great.  I just called him after reading your post.
> He said his engages at 4000 rpm.  He said when the belt gets worn it
> doesn't take off worth s**t.  He is averaging a belt about every 2000
> miles.  This may be the quickest and cheapest thing you could try first.
>  Hope this helps - please let me know.  As I said his sled runs great.
> He has no problem with 550 Cats and I,ve seen him beat a couple of 600's
> and keep up with nearly all of them until 80+.

Sorry - I meant he averaged 1000 on a belt.  Old age creeping in rapidly
........