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    '94 750 SL project

    I bought this ski for $200 bucks w/o a trailer or title, on the word of a friend they were great skis. I've slowly been rebuilding it, but every turn has been a nightmare. I've had everything from bendix freezing up, flywheel breaking the puller at the shop trying to get it off. Rust in the carbs causing several bolts to seize. I've honed the cylinders, ordered a new piston. (one was scarred up pretty bad). Got a new CDI as it wasn't getting spark before. I've rebuilt 4 Kawasaki motors (900s & 750s) without 1/2 this much trouble. at what point do I give up & sell it for parts? HELP? Click image for larger version. 

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    Not sure what you are looking for. If you have invested money, just finish it. They can be good skis, but some are not as well taken care of as others. Sounds like you may have purchased a whooped ski that has sat for a while. The poor thing is 20 years old, I dont think you can expect those kind of problems.

    Hope you enjoy working on it!

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    Most people just want to add fuel and ride them... and never maintain them them. When you buy a ski for $200 you pretty much are buying a ski that is gong to take alot of serious work to get it back reliable.

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    To be honest, I posted that when I had lost my patience the other day. When I actually stepped back & looked at what I have left to do, I'm not too far. I am working on finishing the outside while waiting for my last piston. I finished the wrap, started putting down foam pads & painted the rub rail. I just have to sand & paint the hood and the dash parts. I can tell this was a quality ski that was badly neglected. Thanks for the encouragement. I'll post pics soon

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    This ski will be nice once you get it back together. Rust in the carbs, make sure there clean or get new ones, not worth blowing up, if no one told you yet Polaris are SUPER finicky about fuel.

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    Thanks. I'm trying to find replacement carbs now. I took the oiler off because of all the horror stories I've heard

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    And I have to admit, this was my first attempt at wrapping a ski...... Looks like a 3rd grader did it

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    Oil Pump works great, oil lines fail bad, I use pre-mix just be aware that you will use a lot more oil that way.

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    If you replace those oil lines and filter, there is no problem with the oiling system. Maintenance is key to these as any vehicle, I've run mine hard for 2 years now after finding it sitting in someone's garage for 10years with no problems. Just check your oil flow to each cylinder while you have the carbs off and plugs out.

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