04-05-2010, 08:07 PM #1
Newbie Questions on Polaris w/ Requested List!
So...I'm a prev boat owner, never owned a Ski. I've found a 1997 Polaris SLT 780 which owner states has never been ran in Salt Water, runs well, just needs a battery which I have to bring to him to test, and possibly new plugs. (PS what plugs do these use, possibly a service manual link?) Is there anything specific I should look for upon start? Is there anyway to detect major issues? I've got owner talked down to 600 dollars but want to know if it's going to be worth it as a 1st Ski? Are these units problematic? Constant Maintenance? Future issues that are not worth tackling? I've seen many posts on these Skis and is that because they constantly break down, or just due to 13 years old? Sorry for the abrubt borage of questioning, but I'd like to act on it quickly if it's worth it.
The Questions As Asked:
Where u from? Daytona Beach, FL
what kind of ski- Polaris SLT 780
what year- 1997
what kind of engine- Fugi
how many hours on the meter? 50 I believe
how long did it sit- last 6 months
any new/modified parts on it- def not
recent tune-ups or rebuild- not stated
general history of the ski if you know- prev to last 6 months was in Texas, all fresh water
comes with trailer? yes
live on water? no
did the ski run on saltwater or normal lake water- will be, not prev
compression numbers? unk
does it run?- states yes needs battery
Pictures,videos?- how do I upload??
mechanical knowledge- cars excellent, boats-enh, skis-zero
tools- full red craftsman...good to go
04-05-2010, 08:29 PM #2
With a 13 year old ski, the first thing to do is replace all fuel lines and oil lines. You might also want to run through the carbs and make sure all is good there.
04-05-2010, 08:53 PM #3
04-05-2010, 09:47 PM #4
ADDICTION? whatcha mean? I don't know what your talking about? I only have a few. Ok..... I admit, I am.. a Polaris junky
04-06-2010, 08:59 AM #5
04-06-2010, 10:16 AM #6
04-06-2010, 12:21 PM #7
"Dude, my dad has a killer set of tools, I can fix this".....Jeff Spicoli, "Fast Times At Ridgemont High"
Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it
04-06-2010, 01:41 PM #8
04-06-2010, 05:09 PM #9
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
- Cleveland OH
04-06-2010, 05:56 PM #10
Ok. Kevin wins that one.
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