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    anybody slalom ski behind an SL 750?

    I have a 1995 sl 750 that runs great. It revs to just over 6000 rpms. I have never tried to ski behind it but I love to slalom. Before I embarrass myself at the lake, I was hoping someone could tell me if it is even possible for a grown man to ski behind one of these.

    I weigh 190...

    If you have skied behind one what was it like?

    Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnt365 View Post
    I have a 1995 sl 750 that runs great. It revs to just over 6000 rpms. I have never tried to ski behind it but I love to slalom. Before I embarrass myself at the lake, I was hoping someone could tell me if it is even possible for a grown man to ski behind one of these.

    I weigh 190...

    If you have skied behind one what was it like?

    Thanks
    Being a short hull, i would think it very hard to do Also most importantly i'm not sure what area you are from. Where i live in AZ they have to have a flagger besides a driver so pretty much you need a 3 seater. 1 for driver, 1 for flagger, and 1 for skier (meaning 1=seat)

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    before I knew any better, we towed the kids behind our 650 on an innertube and it was a slow pull to say the least, even being under the weight limit. and I was lucky the grab handle didn't snap.

    I know a 750 has a bit more grunt, but unless you have a light person driving and you don't mind breaking the 2 person on ski rule (if it pertains to you), you are probably still going to be disappointed with the experience.

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    your machine wasn't intended for this . it dosn't have a tow hook or a set of mirrors . if you like pulling tubers or skiers then look at going to a bigger machine . my stlx is awsome for pulling my son on the tube . and i have room for a spotter .

    as for slalom skiiing , it puts a lot of strain when you dig into the corners and even my sltx isn't heavy enough for that side ways pull !! but i have pulled people on wake boards .

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    I kinda agree with what they're saying. ^^^^^^^^

    BUT, I'm also going to say a touch over 6000 RPM is a bit low. A 750 should be turning 6300 RPM normally.

    I'd do a compression test and check your piston wash. Your low RPM may be telling you something is wrong, and if you act soon enough, may prevent damage.

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    xlint:

    What have you moded: My SL750 is 6050 max rpm with good wash. if I get it up to 6100-6150 it is lean.

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    No problem, I pulled a buddy on one ski with his daughter riding on the back of my 95 SL750 years ago. She was like seven at the time. She would tell me his hand signals faster/slower. Without sponosons back there you can really feel it when they carve a hard corner. you have to be careful as a PWC can go places boats can't. I pulled him through a narrow channel that was kinda shallow. He was like I never skied through there before boats would hit bottom. Oops, lucky this guy is one of the best skiers around.

    disclaimer didn't say it was legal

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    A skier has a lot less drag compared to a tube.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by seaobin View Post
    xlint:

    What have you moded: My SL750 is 6050 max rpm with good wash. if I get it up to 6100-6150 it is lean.
    I modded alot of things, far from stock. Turns around 6700 RPM.


    Looks like 6300 is a bit higher than what group K found for a stock 750 to run.

    http://groupk.com/p750.htm

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