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    Need opinions 2000 Genesis 1200cc

    Can anyone tell me the pro's and con's for this model?
    Found one for sale he says it was not winterized although stored in side.
    Starts and runs but won't idle dies soon as you let off of the gas.
    He's asking a 1000 or best offer.


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    Fuel injected or carburetor?

    The Genesis was the largest model made by Polaris. It is rated for carrying four people.

    The Polaris Genesis is also the smallest and lightest four person PWC ever made. The Yamaha and SeaDoo versions are much larger. There are no 4 person PWC still in production from any manufacturer.

    For its size, it has good speed and reasonable acceleration. Very stable, it is a good choice for carrying 2 or 3 people. Four will fit, but it gets snug.

    An excellent choice for towing, since it is so roomy and stable.

    Engine power is rated 135HP.

    Many engine and drive line parts are interchangeable with other Polaris years and models.

    Overall a fairly reliable machine.

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    Let me know if you need any parts. I have quite a few still from the 99 carb model i pasrted out. I still need to swap motors and other bits to my FFI Genesis.

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    Fuel injected "Fitch" whatever that means. It looks great in the pictures.
    The battery was dead and he jump started it not a good thing right.
    This thing is about two hours from my house and I'm not driving to just look at it.

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    fitch is fuel injected.. so no carbs

    it depends on what youare looking for.. if you want a fast nimble ski.. this isnt it, but towing and cruising it would be nice. they are only a little bigger then the 3 seaters from what i have read

    and yes jump starting it with a car is bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Fuel injected "Fitch" whatever that means. It looks great in the pictures.

    The battery was dead and he jump started it not a good thing right.

    This thing is about two hours from my house and I'm not driving to just look at it.
    It is called Ficht (pronounced as 'fict') - The original technology came from a German company

    OMC and Evinrude took it on for their outboard engines, Polaris was the first to use it on PWC in 1999, and the technology is now owned by BRP (SeaDoo)

    The fuel injected engines are different in terms of repair diagnostics, compared to the carburetor engines.

    Jumping it from a car is never a good thing, on any Polaris PWC (or other brands, for that matter). That said, it probably doesn't make a difference in this case.

    Just don't do it again. Take a good/new battery with you.

    Given the limited information (starts, runs, doesn't idle), the problem could be as simple as needing a replacement TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), which costs about $100. I would plan on replacing the TPS anyways, as they do wear out over time, and having a spare on hand is a good idea.

    OR, it could need the main EMM engine computer repaired ($700) or replaced (maybe $1,000 to $1,500).

    In between (pricewise), the repair could involve replacing the flywheel and/or stator (few hundred $).

    Mechanically, the fuel injected Polaris engines are essentially the same as the carburetor engines. Many internal parts are interchangeable between carburetor and fuel injected versions of the 1165cc engine.

    Engine rebuilding, when the time comes, is the same as the carburetor engine.

    The fuel injection provides excellent fuel economy (for a PWC), smooth and consistent throttle response, and reliable starting.

    I have the same engine in my Virage TXi, and like it.

    No choke, no carburetors to clean and rebuild, simple winterization, consistent start, idle. Linear engine response to the throttle.

    You would still need to evaluate the rest of the machine the same as if it was a carburetor engine.

    I just bought a Polaris PWC - what should I do?

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    Never had a problem with my Genesis. Great and stable boat.

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    I have a Carb model and love it.
    It runs well handle very good in rough water very stable, Ok on Gas and has very good power for a large boat.
    And there is a lot of room on the seat for you and your girl friend if you know what I mean.

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    I also have other Polaris watercraft like the MSX 140 and Love then they have the Fuel injected "Ficth" system and havnt had ANY Problems at all.

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