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    Help Identify parts please

    Hey guys and gals,

    I have been away for a while, but I need a little help. I am going through some old parts I have laying around and i cannot remember what they came out of. Can anyone tell me what year and model the drive shafts and coupler go to?

    Thanks

    If you can go from top to bottom






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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Honestly, they are all interchangeable and can be used in any of the Polaris except Octane, and I think Hurricane.

    What I mean is any of the short shafts 20 3/8" can be used in any 20 3/8" drive shaft ski. Doesn't matter if it has the short splines or the longer splines on the engine side.

    Same goes for the 24 3/8" shafts.

    Usually the longer splined shafts were used with the rubber couplers. And shorter splines with the solid coupler.

    With that being said , here's my guess from top to bottom

    Top : SL 780 (rubber coupler with short pump)

    What's the length on that one? solid coupler with long pump (light duty shaft)

    SLTX or any ski that had a rubber coupler and long pump (heavy duty shaft)

    SLX 780 Rubber coupler long pump (light duty shaft)

    SL 650/750/700 solid coupler short pump


    Thru hulls I'm not sure.

    Top one rebuildable

    Bottom one non-rebuildable

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    edit.

    sorry, i think i was wrong...

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    Thanks for the reply's. I kinds figured they were interchangeable, but I wanted to make sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Thru hulls I'm not sure.

    Top one rebuildable

    Bottom one non-rebuildable

    Other way around dude!

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    You sure????

    The bottom one uses almost a pot'metal aluminum.

    The top is a nice machined metal.


    Hell, I've rebuilt 2 of the top style already.

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    I have rebuilt both.....The bottom style was used on 96 and later models.

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    So I would assume those to be the re-buildable ones as mentioned. But like you, I have recuilt the ones in the top of the picture. Much nicer piece IMO.

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    There was a thread a while back that claimed the top ones couldn't be rebuilt without turning off the outside lip in a lathe. I've never tried to rebuild one though.

    The bottom ones you can just press the seal out.

    I do have a brand new top style one sitting in my stash though....

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    Gotta bring this thread back to life because of a mishap this weekend.......

    I have recently realized that when Polaris switched to the bonded rubber coupler, and the resulting larger shroud (both width and length), that the thru hull bearing had to be moved back to allow for the larger shroud, and the thru hull connecting hose had to be shortened. In turn, the mating surface on the drive shaft that rides in the thru hull bearing had to be shifted back as well. Therefore, there are two makes of 20 3/8" shafts with different setups for rubber bonded or standard SS coupler. You should change out the coupler, shroud, thru hull coupling hose, and drive shaft as an assembly. If you do not have the proper setup, only one of the bushings in the carrier will be riding on the mating surface of the drive shaft, not both as designed, and will be a lot more prone to leaks.............

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