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    Starter project

    Just got this 97 Polaris SLT 700. I'm sure I have plenty of work to do, but look forward to the good times awaiting me. $400.00 to get it home, now the work begins...currently the starter does not engage, I just get a click when trying to start it. This site has already become a great resource to me. Click image for larger version. 

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    Might wanna check see if the engine turns by hand. Remove plugs and turn the shaft. Atleast then you know its a starter/bendix issue

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    try removing the pump if you cannot turn the engine by hand

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    It took a little coaxing but the engine finally turned. Bad thing is the jet pump bolts were broke thru the fiberglass (not by me). I guess its time for epoxy repair, anyone have helpful suggestion? This is all new to me, but I learn as I go.

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    I'm putting together a parts list, carb kits, fuel lines, plugs, battery. It looks like I need a updated ignition ??? part number??? Do I replace the stator with the update? Any other items I might need?

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    My suggestion - pull the jugs and check for water / rust in the bottom end BEFORE spending lots of $$$ on all the other stuff. A rusty bottom end will mean repair replacement of those parts (crank, bearings, etc) before all the other stuff.
    Some times a new to you motor is more cost effective than buying the individual pieces parts to get it back together as you go.........

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    The updated ignition is a good safety to make sure that you're not left stranded at some point. I'd recommend following BlueFishCrisis's advice and take a good thorough look over the engine to make sure it is in good shape. Nothing worse than spending a ton of money and then tearing into something to find out it needs more work than you originally though.

    I think if it were me I'd try to get it at least started and running (or at least turning over to check for good compression) before spending the ~$300 on an ignition kit update. Also make sure you buy genuine Keihin carb kits and not aftermarket (Such as SBT). Here's a link, post #11 has the info for the ignition update kit.
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...Only-Idle-HELP!

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    Compression test cyl#1 = 185psi ...cyl#2 =180psi with old weak battery..lol. Sheared a bolt on manifold outlet (on top of cylinder head) anyone with an extra bolt sitting around??

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    Sprayed carb cleaner in it and it fired up but, I did not try to keep it running, it was just to see if it would spark up and it did!!! Wooohoo!! I need to fix the fiberglass where the pump bolts sheared thru and then get to ordering parts and put it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timBbroke View Post
    Compression test cyl#1 = 185psi ...cyl#2 =180psi with old weak battery..lol. Sheared a bolt on manifold outlet (on top of cylinder head) anyone with an extra bolt sitting around??
    Those #'s seem a little high, is it an aftermarket head? I'm pretty sure with that compression you will have to run straight race fuel.

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