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    2001 Polaris SLX Reliability/Performance?

    I just bought a 2001 SLX 1200, can anyone fill me in on it?
    - How is the performance compared to a seadoo 951?
    - Are they reliable?
    - What should I do for maintenance?


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    That is A GREAT looking ski(HOT BLACK)!! I have 2 polaris 1200's and have had NO issues with them except for the mfd going out on 1 of them(which is no surprise).

    You have A fast, fun craft, and it will be reliable if it is taken care of.

    Before I owned my Polaris I had A '98 SeaDoo XP Limited with the 951(good motor), and I can honestly say that my Polaris Pro1200 would Spank the SeaDoo! I can also tell you that just today I constantly beat A friends '99 GSX limited 951. He was sooooo mad, he could not keep up!! That does not mean i dont like SeaDoo, I actually like the look of his pwc, but it just could not com-peat against the polaris1200.
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    I've had one of these for I think 6 years, a 2000 SLX. It's been GREAT! I think I've got about 240 hours on it so far. The only real problem I had was my brother-in-law sucked a rock in while beaching it. When I restarted, I heard the rock go thru, and about 20 sec later the stub shaft broke. Can't blame the ski for that!

    I have only done basic maintenance, never even fogged the thing for winter storage. Still pulls over 62mph on gps, and since my wife uses the pump as a rock tumbler just about every other weekend, I know it's significantly faster. I seem to recall a gps reading some time ago of 63+, but can't find my notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delagem View Post
    my brother-in-law sucked a rock in while beaching it. When I restarted, I heard the rock go thru, and about 20 sec later the stub shaft broke. Can't blame the ski for that!

    and since my wife uses the pump as a rock tumbler just about every other weekend.
    Perhaps you should call the old girl " The Rock Crusher"

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    I'm talking about the ski, not your wife.

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    The best part is showing her the pile of gravel (like maybe 4 lbs) that I pulled out of the pump after asking her "Did you hear anything going thru the pump?" and her saying "Why, no!"......

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    Best mod you can make to an SLX! Definitely gets a lot of comments....
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    You need to get one of those silver paint markers to trim out the rest of the E. That would look factory! I like it!

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