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    Newbee just bought a 95 sl650 any tips or advice would be great

    Ok so i am new to the pwc world and recently purchased a 95 sl 650. I have not put it in the water yet. I would like to hear some feedback or tips about the sl650. I have heard it run and know it needs a new battery(which i will be gettin soon). The ski is in excellent condition and has been always kept in a heated garage. I personally know the last two owners and they are people who take care of their toys. I have all the faith that this ski will be trouble free.Also in my research I have read that i will want to change the reeds, change the single outlet fuel pump to the triple outlet, check the oil pump etc. I cant wait to put it in the water!! Thanks much



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    • Check compression
    • change spark plugs
    • check all connections (battery and electrical box)
    • Change all filters (fuel and oil) and water separator
    • Check to see if the ignition was updated
    • check sensors and test(overheat)
    • check for gray fuel hose and replace all hoses(fuel and oil)
    • rebuild the carbs with genuine parts.
    • make sure the bilge is clean and functioning properly
    • Clean and wax the ski
    • remove all old gas in the tank and hoses
    • check all hose clamps and replace if necessary
    • check battery and charge or replace
    • check to see if there is enough charge going to the battery
    • grease drive shaft with marine grade grease
    • grease all steering cables and throttle/chock cables
    • Grease the jet pump nozzle
    • disconnect second ground wire coming from the electrical box??? (not 100% about this one)
    • make sure it floats and don't forget the drain plug

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    Welcome

    Unless the reeds are damaged, the stock reeds work fairly well.

    With the 650 engine, spend money where needed for reliability, but don't put money into performance parts.

    If you want substantially more speed and acceleration, the cost effective approach is to sell the current model and buy one with a bigger motor.

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

    Polaris Fuji (blue) engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebas54 View Post
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    • Check to see if the ignition was updated
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    • disconnect second ground wire coming from the electrical box??? (not 100% about this one)
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    Ignition update only applies to 1996-1999 red domestic 700, 900 and 1050 engines

    Same with the thin ground wire to the battery - applies to Ignition Update Kit engines only.

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    Welcome to the Hulk Newbee.

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    [QUOTE=K447;1427300]Welcome

    Unless the reeds are damaged, the stock reeds work fairly well.

    With the 650 engine, spend money where needed for reliability, but don't put money into performance parts.

    If you want substantially more speed and acceleration, the cost effective approach is to sell the current model and buy one with a bigger motor.




    @k447 I didint plan on doing any performance upgrades really anyways cause i know that this ski is only good for just cruising aroud and havin fun on it. Reliability wil be my main concern. I just want to get on the water and have a blast with my friends and family. I am knowledgeable about engines and do all my own work on anything I have with an engine. My knowledege about pwc are limited but I am constantly reading and fillin my brain with anything that can be helpful. A question I have about the reeds is that I just want peace of mind on the water and want to know how hard it is to change them(my mind will be free of worry kmowing they are new)! And the other question is how hard is it to change the single outlet to a triple outlet fuel pump? Thanks

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    O and one more thing where do i get a compression gauge at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarisnewbee View Post
    O and one more thing where do i get a compression gauge at?
    You can usually get a decent guage at most auto part stores, Snap on truck, sears,& not very accurate harbor freight.

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    Performance reeds are just about as expensive as OEM replacements, and you'll get long life from them, not mention easier to find.

    They are pretty easy to change. Right between the case and intake manifold. You'll most likely want to remove the carbs to do the triple outlet fuel pump, and clean/inspect them at the same time.


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    Thanks a bunch! Where would be the best place to purchase the triple outlet fuel pump? I also have noticed that the airbox is broke around the screws so its not tight on the bottom of the box.....where would be best to get a new used one?

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