Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    97 sl1050 advice

    iam going to look at a 97 sl1050 in a day or two, the seller is female and from what i gather on the phone pretty upfront and honest, she bought the ski 10 years ago for herself and had the top end redone 4 years ago by her brother inlaw. now the ski isn't anywhere close to a boat ramp to run it, so i can only start it for a few seconds or so on the trailer, i can also check compression.
    my questions are, what is the normal compression for this motor? i know my old seadoo was 150psi, but iam not familure with polaris.
    anything i can visually look at that maybe dead giveaways for a poorly maintained ski becides gray fuel lines and oil in the hull?
    any way to visual verify the ignition update wad done without using a ohm meter?
    thanks in advance


  2. #2
    I'm addicted to Polaris PWC ghostinstallations's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    920
    +1
    28

  3. #3
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,584
    +1
    1,272
    If the thin black wire between battery negative and electrical box is NOT connected or has been cut/removed that is a sign that the Ignition Update kit may have been installed.

    Another sign would be the presence of a multi-pin connector in the stator cable near the electrical box.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. '97 SL1050 parts needed!!!
    By The-Hoss! in forum Polaris Classifieds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-23-2008, 01:26 PM
  2. 97 Sl1050 Starter Question
    By cubsfan2516 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-07-2008, 10:49 PM
  3. 97 SL1050 idles fine, but wont go over 20MPH
    By randal106 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-07-2007, 01:09 PM
  4. 97 sl1050 no spark
    By 97sl1050 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-28-2007, 10:16 AM
  5. carbs on a 97 sl1050 help.
    By 785 lugs in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-28-2006, 06:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •