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    1999 SLTH ignition update

    I just bought an ignition update kit on ebay, but realized I may have the wrong one. I have the 2873355 kit which is for the 1996-1997 sl and slt700. I noticed the only difference was in the CDI used in this kit and the 1999 kit. Can I use this CDI? Can it be reprogrammed to the specs of the 1999 kit? Or do I need to try and sell this CDI box and get the right one? Any help would be appreciated. I just bought this ski with a blown motor over the weekend and am just starting to assess what is needed to make it run. Previous owner said it was running good until his kid blew it up trying to pull 2 tubes behind it. I have pulled the top end and know it needs a complete rebuild. However, every other part of the ski is in near perfect condition.


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    I think you can use the Upgrade kit you have. The ignition timing is slightly different between the two Upgrade kits but it should run well enough.

    These CDI can be reprogrammed, but there is typically a charge for doing so, and very few shops have the equipment to do the work.

    Give Jay at Sharp's Marine a call. He may be able to help.

    BTW, if the original ignition is still functioning, you can probably sell the old CDI + stator. Some owners just want to replace a single original part, rather than do the upgrade. Not my preference, but there is a market for the old parts, IF you can confirm that they still work.

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    I got the kit for a good price and I don't mind paying to get it reprogrammed. I will contact jay at sharps anyways to see about getting what I need to do a good quality engine rebuild.

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    Take a look in the electrical box,see which CDI you have in there.

    96-97 700 operated at 6300-6350 rpm , with a 6700 rpm limiter.

    99 should run 6600-6700 rpm,with a 7200 limiter.

    Depending on how well your 700 runs/how much weight-load you ride with, it might bounce off the rpm limiter with 96-97 CDI. Other wise you probably won't notice a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casey67 View Post
    ...1996-1997 700 operated at 6300-6350 rpm with a 6700 rpm limiter.

    1999 should run 6600-6700 rpm with a 7200 limiter...
    Is that accurate for BOTH the original and the Update Kit two cylinder ignitions?

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    Thats why im thinking it might need to be reprogrammed. The rev limiter might not be set high enough. If worst comes to worst I guess I will sell the new CDI and get the correct one. I would think I could get a good price for a brand new one anyways. But if it can just be reprogrammed, i will probably go that route.

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    SO the UPS man just showed up. I open the Polaris box with part number 2873355 on it and what do I find??????? It had the 4010448 CDI in it which is exactly the one I need, instead of the 4010449 which is supposed to be in that kit........ Must be my lucky day. I order the wrong kit, the wrong kit comes, but it happens to be exactly what I need. Sweet deal. And I only paid $260 for it shipped. So now I have a complete working original ignition kit from a 99 SLTH to sell.

    Bryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    ...I order the wrong kit, the wrong kit comes, but it happens to be exactly what I need...
    Make sure it has the correct wrong stator to match your wrong CDI

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    I do have the correct wrong stator...all is well.......now to find a crank and get the top end done and Im all set. I talked with John Zigler a few days ago and im going to have him get my top end parts and send out my cylinders to be machined.

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    Here are acouple new cranks on e-bay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Polar...rcraftQ5fParts

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    With the newer style,I'm pretty sure you just need to remove the clip on the bearing for it to work in the older cases

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