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    My Daughter's new Jet Ski

    I noticed a Polaris in a near by town a few weeks ago that looked like it had been sitting for a while. We were in the area again on Monday so we stopped to take a look at it. It's a 1996 SL 900. I found the guy that owned it and he said it was for sale. He said he bought it just the way it is with a blown engine. He told me that the crank went and it needed a new crankcase and he never worked on it and since lost interest. So I picked it up after work yesterday afternoon. When we first looked at it I could see that it had some performance parts on it. After I took it home we found that it has Hot Seat heads, 1050 cylinders bored 1.50 mm oversize with wiseco pistons. It also has 44mm Riflebore carbs with Tau Ceti FA's and 2 triple outlet fuel pumps. It also has a Chopper City Sports water box and either a CCS intake grate or an R & D Aquavane grate along with a 6 degree wedge. All this for only $200.00.

    After I brought it home I pulled the heads to see the extent of the damage. The PTO cylinder had been extremely rich with over half the piston washed clean. The Mag piston was lean, black with no wash at all. The Center piston is burnt from extreme lean. It looks like it stuck and broke the wrist pin out because the wrist pin end of the rod is poking out the intake side of the cylinder. So now we have another project for this winter.
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    Very nice..

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    Polaris-itis is running wild!!!!!!

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    Very Cool find !!!!!!!!!

    Pull that 900 and put a 1200 in there you have 1/2 the goodies already

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    Quote Originally Posted by 785 lugs View Post
    Very Cool find !!!!!!!!!

    Pull that 900 and put a 1200 in there you have 1/2 the goodies already
    A 1200 would really be fun, but since it's her budget and I already have an extra 1050 cylinder sitting here we'll stay with that. We went camping at Indian Lake over the 4th and there was a 2000 SLX there that she was drooling over. I think she'll be happy with this one.

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    oh yeah 1050 is GOOD !!!!!!!!!!

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    Dude you stole that thing for $200. Good find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackofalltrades View Post
    Dude you stole that thing for $200. Good find.
    He set the price and I didn't argue.

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    Just like when I got my 02 genesis I with trailer for $400 lol I didnt argue either. I used to be stationed up in the UP years ago at the old KI Saywer AFB. Very nice up there except for the winter where you measure the snow in feet instead of inches lol.

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    $200.00? Wow! Can't beat that.

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