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    Project 1996 SL700... Twins!

    Well, i've gone and done it again... I picked up 2 SL700's the other day on a real nice Triton aluminum double trailer for a price I couldn't pass up. They were conveniently not even too far from me! One starts and runs fine out of water and the other won't start and fails one of the stator tests. Unfortunately for me this means I now have 3 skis with the old stators/ignition and one of which has failed. So I need to determine whether to look for a working stator just to get the dead SL up and running or if I pick up an update kit for it. I was also surprised to see that both skis are in very good shape for their age and had covers too!

    Unfortunately with our weather I had to put them up in storage already but i'm itching to play with them come spring! I have been doing some research on adding MFD's to these machines and it looks to be pretty simple. Now I have to track down some parts...
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    You should install the MFI displays from the virage on those. I built a pretty sweet adapter plate to mount one in my SL 650. Much more reliable and easier to find displays. If you put the hurricane update kit in it you will get more timing and better acceleration. I bet those will be fun skis with that light little twin engine. Those are sweet little engines. Do the extended pump with a skat 12/17 and it should be pretty fast. I love those little motors. Easy on gas too. With gas prices I might get a second 700 just for cruising around.

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    You are as bad as me buying these things. All you need now is a domestic triple in your fleet.

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    I swear it's an addicting hobby... I'd love for a domestic triple and when the time/deal comes I'm sure I'll own one. I've been keeping an eye on your Pro1200 thread, looks like that ski is coming along nicely!

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    I have finally had time to work on it some more. I will have updates shortly. Its a sweet ride.

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    Awesome! Anyone have any thoughts on how these SL700's ride in comparison to any of my other skis? I'm assuming they're closest to the SLT in terms of playfulness and ability to spin out?

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    Probably closest to the SLT. Add the sponsons and extended pump and ride plate and it will be more like your SLH.

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    I don't think I'll be doing much if anything as far as modifications go to these guys. If any of my skis get modded it'll be either the SLH or the 'Cane... The SLT may get an extended pump though, I'm sure it'd be a nice upgrade for it.

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    Those are just SL's. They'll handle just like any 650 or 750. Need the OP ride plate, R&D intake grate and Sponsons if you want to reduce porpoising etc....Esp. if you ride in choppy conditions

    700's have about 95 HP so you should see speeds similar to that of an SLX 780. Say around 58 MPH.

    GREAT "play ski" for wave jumping and spinouts. Also great to lend to a friend/family member that wants to come out with you.

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    I think the 96 SL was only 85HP. Still should be a fun ride

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