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    Cool 1992 sl650 project finally alive!

    Hi all,

    Pretty excited today, finally got this triple to live on its own. Initially I thought it was going to be an easy mag side fix but after reading many posts. I then found out it wasn't going to be that easy. As I fixed one thing, I found out something else would be wrong example no spark, crank seal leak, fuel air leak.

    Replaced: mag piston, mag head., mag cylinder, 3 output fuel kit, stator, all new gaskets, all new seals, fuel restrictor, new fuel lines, carbs rebuilt.

    Next: putting it in the water for the first time, what should I be checking for? I took a video of it below. Should the idea be higher. The lows are at stock 7/8 out.




    Thanks for all the prior help and posts, fixing is doable! Any pre water and in water check procedures would be greatly appreciated.

    hoops


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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Great job.

    Unfortunately these skis are aging, and most people don't do ANY maintainence to them at all.

    Looks like you did a complete overhausl.

    Best thing to do first is to set the carbs to factory spec for that year.

    Then leave it on the trailer, back it into the water, and start her up.

    Look for any water leaks, idle should be around 1250-1300 in the water. (yes it idles higher in your drive way)

    Give her a couple shake down runs staying closer to shore just in case you have a problem. Preferrably have a friend come out with you just in case you need a tow. (hopefully not...)

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    Also while on the trailer idling, feel around and make sure nothing is getting too hot.

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    Thanks guys, one more question. What kind of oil goes in the driveshaft coupling?

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    No oil. Marine grease......

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    Anybody know what this gimmick is all about then. Hose had oil in it when I bought it and is attached to the couple.
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    There should be a grease fitting where that hose runs to. Remove the hose and see if there is a grease fitting there. If not, install one. That is the driveshaft seal housing. Keep that greased and it should be relatively trouble free.

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    only some 92s have that line with oil in it, I dont think it works cause polaris stopped doing it that way

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    I've never seen that before!!!!

    How well does oil keep water out???

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    lol, I have no idear. According to the pwc serial it was a 1992 April build. I have jet ski'd one time in my life, lol, so after about 6 months of working on this its finally ready to test some stuff in the water. So to say Im "jet ski" newb is an understatement, Im from the snowmobiling world. How would water get into this coupler?

    Should I keep it for nostalgic reasons? When will this 1992 be a classic , down the road I could sell this baby for big bucks because of this early option (j/k)

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