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    Save me some cash people!!!

    As I ponder my 785 rebuild, I decided to head to a very well known marine racing place in Sydney today. These guys have a good reputation for knowing their sh1t - and expensive but admittedly they actually know Polaris quite well. The guy that served me worked on Christy Carlson's 785 skis with the hotseat crew over there in 98/99 (so he says).

    Anyways I digress. My issue is that I need a couple of things and would like to hear the opinions of the GH underground. As I'm doing my rebuild I thought of getting 3 X Mikuni rebuild kits and 3 X Keihin kits (what the heck might as well do the 900 as well, it is winter soon after all). The total cost for 6 kits is approximately $550USD I thought WTF??? So looking at ebay there are some kits ranging from 40 to 50 bucks each or so. Is a kit just a kit or is there a good kit that's not made in China and of decent quality that someone could point me to?

    Alternatively if any of you guys have excess/spares to get rid of - I'll be happy to send you some cash instead.

    Next issue is in regards to my throttle cable. The wire is frayed on the carb side just on the throttle lever. Again, I was quoted $150USD for the cable WTFWTF? So what do you guys suggest, second hand pro 785 stock throttle cable? According to the parts diags it is the same part number 780/785 pn 7080504 ($60 on line). It does have the finger trigger mind you. How about a repair kit, anyone come across/use one before????


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    you want name brand carb kits for them
    The throttle cable can come from any SLT 780 too
    96-97 sl 780
    and 94 slt 750 cable will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by 785 lugs View Post
    you want name brand carb kits for them
    The throttle cable can come from any SLT 780 too
    96-97 sl 780
    and 94 slt 750 cable will work
    I think Zigler has the cable so I sent him a message.......

    Is that a question or a statement regarding brand name kits?

    I'm a firm believer in buying something that is good quality especially when talking engines. Is there any in particular that you can recommend here?

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    Knowing this group here, it was a STATEMENT.

    Things you never cheap out on:

    Tires
    Brakes
    Carb Rebuild kits
    hookers
    beer
    cigars
    oil

    and

    fuel line


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    Quote Originally Posted by urugol View Post
    I think Zigler has the cable so I sent him a message.......

    Is that a question or a statement regarding brand name kits?

    I'm a firm believer in buying something that is good quality especially when talking engines. Is there any in particular that you can recommend here?
    i meant buy genuine Mikuni kits and keihin kits

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    Roger that, genuine it is then!!

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    This is a nice kit with everything you need.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Polar...item3a56fc9788

    And you can use any throttle cable from a 780, 785, and the SLT like Lugs said. No matter if it has a finger throttle or not.

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    In Sydney track down Flexible Drive Agencies .They will do your cable for you .Take it in and pick it back up later


    Cheers

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    Cheers mate, will check them out!

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