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    Smile Troyheb's 97 SPX restoraration project.

    So I have been wanting to get an X4 hulled ski for a while and after I rode Loosebolts Rob's 96 XP in August on the SJ river I HAD to find me one.
    Well I found 2. lol


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    The one closest to the camera is the keeper. Refered to as #1 from here out. lol When I took the pic I had already started tearing into it. The guy I bought them from said #1 was running 2 years ago. But I put a battery to it and everything came alive. I tried to start it and I could hear the starter click but no cranky., but I was able to turn the motor over by hand so there is hope. The other ski the guy said he bought for the mpem and seems to be intact although in sad shape.

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    I was a busy beaver today.



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    657x or 720 motor?

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    From the pics it looks like a 720

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    657x or 720 motor?
    Nop its a 785 motor!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsakosgt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    657x or 720 motor?
    Nop its a 785 motor!!!
    YEP.
    Turned it over by hand and it seems ok. From just looking in the plug holes and the exhaust ports I don't see anything obvious wrong, but you never know.
    After I got the motor out I pulled the starter, hooked it to a battery and it seemed fine, so I may have a bad solenoid. I plan on putting the starter back in and checking compression.
    I have to go back to work for 4 days so I will not messing with them much till I am off again.
    As of right now ski #2 will be for spares.

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    Good to seeing you at WFO the other day Troy! I'm gonna follow your new build thread.....as I know nothing about this ski! Good luck!

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    possibly some useful info..... the only difference I have noticed between this ski and the 96 xp is the xp has a longer pump. seems like a pretty good upgrade

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    Good seeing you again Bob.
    These little skis are a blast. I bought a 95 XP with the 720 motor new and it was fun as hell.

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