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    Is a 95 SLX 780 Project Ski wothwhile??

    Considering a project ski to get back into the sport. Last PWC I had was a 92 or 93 SL650 a LONG time ago. Looking buying a broken ski to keep my investment down and to hopefully rebuild the unit into a reliable machine that I know inside and out. Any finding a lot of SL750s and one 95 SLX780. The SL750s don't excite me too much, but is the 780 a bettet machine? I am looking at paying roughly $ 300 or less and it probably has a broken rod. That means $ 300 min + gaskets to fix. Worst case $ 700 for a short block. Is this too much money? How fast are these things? How fast CAN they be? What other Machines should I consider?

    I know I am asking alot. Need advise and this appears to be the place to get it.

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    The SLX780 is a fun machine. Strong acceleration, fun handling. Top speed somewhere in the 50's.

    Broken rod means the crank shaft must be rebuilt. A short block rebuild is probably the way to go, unless you want to do all the engine work yourself.

    There will be other things that need attention on a fifteen year old PWC.

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    Polaris Fuji (blue) engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghlenz View Post
    Considering a project ski to get back into the sport. Last PWC I had was a 92 or 93 SL650 a LONG time ago. Looking buying a broken ski to keep my investment down and to hopefully rebuild the unit into a reliable machine that I know inside and out. Any finding a lot of SL750s and one 95 SLX780. The SL750s don't excite me too much, but is the 780 a bettet machine? I am looking at paying roughly $ 300 or less and it probably has a broken rod. That means $ 300 min + gaskets to fix. Worst case $ 700 for a short block. Is this too much money? How fast are these things? How fast CAN they be? What other Machines should I consider?

    I know I am asking alot. Need advise and this appears to be the place to get it.

    Thanks
    The 95-96 slx780 is the best machine I have ever owned. I love my 785 and 650 and 700 but the 780 slx WAS my favorite $300 is a good price, if the mfd works, thats worth $150 at least by itself if you have to part it out. IMO go for it! New rebuilt cranks can be had for these ski's very cheap $250 and parts are relatively easy to come by as well. Go get your ski

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