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    Question 96 sl900 can i install 1200 motor ?

    new to greenhulk. have a question .. have 96 .. sl 900. can the 1200 motor work in it . from a polaris 1200 cc jet ski .. thank,s


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    whats your donor ski? from my understanding, yes it can, you would need new electrical parts, cdi/Stator not sure on the lr module and coil.

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    And welcome to the hulk

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    I did the same engine swap just last summer; 1165cc carburetor engine into 1997 SL900 hull.

    In addition to the engine change, which is mostly a bolt in, I had to tweak the electrical to match between the model years.

    Do you have the CDI or the entire electrical box to match that 1200 engine?

    All 1200 engines use the Generation III ignition system. Original ignitions from 1996 were Gen I. Your 1996 engine might have the original ignition, or the 'Ignition Update Kit' which is also a Gen III type. Magneto/stator inside the flywheel and the CDI inside the electrical box must be of the same generation.

    That said, I have an SBT 900 engine with only a couple of running hours on it, which might be available. Let me know if you are interested. It has the matching CDI and stator available.

    Note: The donor 1200 engine can NOT be a fuel injected engine, unless you are willing to change cylinder heads and some other pieces to make it carbureted.

    Oh yes, the jet pump also needs to be changed to handle the extra power. Different impeller, different pump wedge angle. And it really wants a different ride plate, as the added power causes the stock ride plate to porpoise the hull at top speed.

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    thank,s k447 you answered everything . i do not have electrical box just motor. as far as shipping your 900 , i,m in florida not sure of cost . shoot me a figure when you can on your sbt motor , thank,s

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