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    Polaris sl 650 project

    Hey I just registered to green hulk and have been enjoying all the forums. I recently just sold my Yamaha 426f motorcycle and bought a 95 polaris sl 650. I am a sign installer and have access to paint booths all the decals I want and other things that will make this build fun. I am going to repaint this ski completely with new stickers and rehopolster the seat. I am just wondering how hard it is to pull the engine, and take the nessecary parts of to have a nice paint job. If anyone has any ideas that is greatly appreciated!!

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    hey welcome to the hulk, I would start with this website to get started Polaris PWC Knowledge , and i know that sbt has a page for engine removal but i dont remember where it is but some one else might?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junglebeaver View Post
    Hey I just registered to green hulk and have been enjoying all the forums. I recently just sold my Yamaha 426f motorcycle and bought a 95 polaris sl 650....
    Welcome to the Hulk

    What condition is your 1995 SL 650 in, mechanically? Has it been well maintained by the previous owner?

    Quote Originally Posted by g.willits View Post
    ... start with this website to get started Polaris PWC Knowledge...
    A good starting point

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    It is in great conditions for a 95 haha, anyways there is so
    E wear and tear on the ski but overall I could ride it ad not be that embarrassed just the 90's colors don't cut it for me! There are some scratches on the bottom of the ski, and the handlebar pad and seat are quite sun faded and need to be replaced! Is there a way to take the handlebar pad completely off or replace it? The engine it's self seems in good condition starts up after a couple times! Also this may be a dumb question but can u start these things out of the water? Thanks for all the replies this site helps a ton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junglebeaver View Post
    It is in great conditions for a 95 ...

    ... can you start these things out of the water?...
    Yes you can start and run the engine out of the water. Maximum 20 seconds running dry, then let the engine cool before running it again.

    Be sure to read the material regarding rebuilding the carburetors and refreshing the fuel system. Much grief can be avoided by taking care of this stuff up front rather than after a problem occurs and causes damage.

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    I am trying to upload some pictures of my ski so u can see it and I can't quite figure it out! How do I do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junglebeaver View Post
    I am trying to upload some pictures of my ski so u can see it and I can't quite figure it out! How do I do this?
    How to post images

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    here are the pics from the ski i bought!
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    I am wondering is it totally nessacary to take the engine out etc to give it a new paint job?

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    Of course not, but it makes it easier to man-handle the hull around. Also don't need to "mask" as much off.

    It's prob not a bad idea to remove the engine though. Since it's an aging ski, you can get a good look at it's parts, and do some highly recommended tests/upgrades on your work bench VS. hunched over inside the ski.

    BUT, be forewarned: You will want to check the engine to pump alignment if you do. That does require a special tool.

    Engine removal is not difficult just so you know.

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