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    SL750 v SLX780 v SL700 v ?

    Evening everyone.

    In my newbie quest for information and a project ski, I was hoping some of you can enligten me. I tried to seach the forums but did not come accross a post that gives me what I would like to know. I am targeting a 94-98(approx) project machine. In these years Polaris had several similar, yet different models. Wondering which to target from a cost, reliability, speed and fun perspective. Could you give me the pros, cons and comparisons of some of these?

    SL750
    SLX780
    SL700
    ? (should I be considering something not listed?)

    Thanks In advance.
    Greg


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    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
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    I am thinking of buying a PWC. Any tips?

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

    All are good choices for a fun hull. While rated as 2 seaters, all SL models are much happier with just one person on board.

    The blue Fuji 750/780 and red domestic 700 engines, while different designs, have similar power and speed. The 750 engine is a tad slower, but not terribly 'slow'.

    The Fuji engine needs thorough fuel system refreshing, especially replacing the old fuel lines and complete carburetor rebuilds.

    Once the fuel system is up to par, they tend to be reliable machines. There are some other known weak points, but these are easily checked and addressed.

    The 1996-1999 Polaris red domestic engines (except the 1200) have a weak ignition system, which is fixed by installing the updated ignition system kit (cost about $300).

    Again, the original fuel lines must all be replaced, and carburetor rebuilds are a very good idea.

    The 1997+ two cylinder 700 engines are more powerful than the version in the 1996 SL700. Polaris phased out the Fuji engines in the years after 1996, when the red engine was first introduced.

    The red Polaris two cylinder engines are fairly fuel efficient (for a PWC).

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    SPEED KILLS, BUT YOU GET THERE QUICKER Keddano's Avatar
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    All 3 of the skis will run close to the 46-50 MPH range. If you want faster,go into one of the bigger red engine ones. The 900,1050,1200. and like K said the SL are better with one person,the SLT handle 2 fairly well,as long as they don't run 400# total. I was on my SLT750 last night with the GF,I'm 200# and she is 105# approx. And was running about 48 MPH.

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    i have a sl 1050 for sale.. needs a little work pm me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryandi2 View Post
    i have a sl 1050 for sale.. needs a little work pm me..
    Sorry, I'm in Iowa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghlenz View Post
    Sorry, I'm in Iowa.


    You can do it! LOL

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