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    Ok I was driving around and noticed a 1994 kawasaki 750SS sitting on its trailer so naturally i asked the people about it come to find out the ski was running PERFECTLY just that he had sucked a ski rope into it and it f*ucked up the drive in it like the engine would rev but no go (pretty much complete jetdrive failure)
    so hes saying about $350 for the ski and trailer should i spring on it?

    What are the pros and cons of these skis?


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    I've got a '93 750 SS that I've never riden. I bought it for $300, including the trailer and was told that the engine was locked up. It was sitting on the floor (they were using the trailer for another 'Ski) and the head was off, so I was able to spin the crank and see that it wasn't locked up at all. When I got it home I found the ignition box had been flooded and the bottom of the hull was trashed. Cracks & holes all over. I've been working on it off & on for over a year.

    I think you got a deal for $350. The ski rope probably didn't hurt the impeller. The driveshaft may be bent, or the seal may have been damaged or something. It's very likely that some of the sealant has been ripped out or something causing the problem.

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    It is a fun little ski for a light person. Bounces a lot and hot as much power as your Polaris. Dead reliable though, once you rebuild.

    The 2 cylinder 750 engine is a nice power plant. Fix it up and /or sell the engine to someone with a 550 or 650 sx

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    Pros:

    Nearly indesructable if set up correctly
    good on fuel


    Cons:

    Have a case drain that is prone to air leaks (lean)
    oil pump failures (more likely oil lines cracking)
    prone to intake grate failure
    bounce a lot due to short hull

    First upgrades:

    Remove and block case drain
    Remove and block oil pump
    Switch to Pre mix
    Extended ride plate
    upgrade to dual carbs
    upgrade to coffman pipe

    Performance:

    Top speed 41 stock

    54-56 if you Group K stage 4 the thing

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    $350 buy in

    $200--Sell the trailer
    $300 sell the engine
    $100 part the electrical box
    $100 sell the pump
    $100 for rest of little parts etc
    $50 sell the hull to Steve

    $800 - $350- $ 450 toward your Polaris rebuild



    Quote Originally Posted by katz1002 View Post
    Ok I was driving around and noticed a 1994 kawasaki 750SS sitting on its trailer so naturally i asked the people about it come to find out the ski was running PERFECTLY just that he had sucked a ski rope into it and it f*ucked up the drive in it like the engine would rev but no go (pretty much complete jetdrive failure)
    so hes saying about $350 for the ski and trailer should i spring on it?

    What are the pros and cons of these skis?

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    On this ski it is probable tha tthe splines are stripped on the driveshaft

    Pretty easy to find

    $50 fix


    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    I've got a '93 750 SS that I've never riden. I bought it for $300, including the trailer and was told that the engine was locked up. It was sitting on the floor (they were using the trailer for another 'Ski) and the head was off, so I was able to spin the crank and see that it wasn't locked up at all. When I got it home I found the ignition box had been flooded and the bottom of the hull was trashed. Cracks & holes all over. I've been working on it off & on for over a year.

    I think you got a deal for $350. The ski rope probably didn't hurt the impeller. The driveshaft may be bent, or the seal may have been damaged or something. It's very likely that some of the sealant has been ripped out or something causing the problem.

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    Extended ride plate
    upgrade to dual carbs
    upgrade to coffman pipe

    why do these upgrades?
    what purpose do they have and i weigh about 150 so it might be nice

    i have a yamaha super jet 550 standup that im getting soon so i got 3 skis to tinker with and im considering giving the polaris to my partner in crime and let him mess with it

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    If you weigh 150 this will be a fun ski. I have a '92 and really like it, although I'm about 220. Mine is stock except the longer Ocean Pro ride plate. The stock impeller is aluminum and sux. If you can find a good s/s one for cheap that'd be a good investment. I don't know as for pitch what would be good. The pick-up tubes in the tank are usually a mess.
    I think its a cool little ski and lotsa fun.
    The carb upgrade, impeller, and cofman pipe, and the case drain like Sean says.

    You can always check with John Zigler for parts.
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    Upgrades

    Quote Originally Posted by katz1002 View Post
    Extended ride plate

    Will Keep it from Bouncing as much. By legnthing the hull, you push the bow down almost like a trim.


    upgrade to dual carbs

    More air to the engine. Many think it is the fuel that give the gogo, in one of these, it the amount of air that limits the gogo


    upgrade to coffman pipe

    not sure of the physics, but the coffman pipes add about 10hp and 5 mph to these skis


    why do these upgrades?
    what purpose do they have and i weigh about 150 so it might be nice

    i have a yamaha super jet 550 standup that im getting soon so i got 3 skis to tinker with and im considering giving the polaris to my partner in crime and let him mess with it

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