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    Pro 785 Production Numbers

    Hello everyone, new Greenhulk member here!
    Does anyone know what the production numbers were for the Pro 785, 1997-2000? And was there really a 2001 model? I've heard that there was one, but never seen one for sale. Can someone confirm that they exist or not? Are they just 2000 Pros with a 2001 HIN?
    How many of these still exist? I'm not seeing very many for sale lately. I bought a 2000 in 2004, basically a leftover dealer demo model, all stock and I love it. I haven't been paying attention to the market for the past 8 years or so. How many of these were for sale on ebay, etc in the last 8 years? And why doesn't anyone offer rebuilt engines for these? Are there too few of these around to justify selling them? What about parts, it seems like the supply is drying up? What are the most imporant parts to stock up on to keep these going?

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    Welcome! Polaris only identifies a 785 Pro through 2000. 2001 was the Pro 1200. http://parts.polarisind.com/Browse/Browse.asp

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    they made a bunch of them the 97's where all by themselves and the 98's too the 99,00 and some tagged 01's where all the same they actually stopped building them in 99 and all the left overs where tagged as 00 and very few 01's .
    The market is way down on them hell you can't hardly give them away but they still are one of the baddest ski's ever built . there are still tons of parts out there for them if you look . They still come up forsale a lot on craigslist and a few on ebay everynow and then but a lot are getting parted out which is a shame because they still are TONS of fun to ride when running right I will never get rid of all of mine no matter how old they are

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    I may just have one for sale in a couple weeks. Will have a completely rebuilt motor.

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    In later 1996-early 1997 Polaris had a few "Pre Production" Pro 785 that were made. Some of these had 97 HIN and some did not have even a spot for mounting. These were used as race / test skis and were about 30-40lbs lighter than a standard 1997. The top deck was made out of a different material than a standard 97 along with a much different bottom closer to a Seadoo X4 hull. Some of the Polaris factory riders and teams had them but I'm not sure how may landed into the public's hands. As far as I know there were no 2001 Pro 785's made ever made. Any 785's that were not complete for the 2000yr build at the factory may have been tagged with a 2001 HIN number. As Lugs said these skis are bad ass and still very competitive in the regional racing level. There are still also many stock and aftermarket parts available especially in the hands of HOARDERS....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarisracer166 View Post
    In later 1996-early 1997 Polaris had a few "Pre Production" Pro 785 that were made. Some of these had 97 HIN and some did not have even a spot for mounting. These were used as race / test skis and were about 30-40lbs lighter than a standard 1997. The top deck was made out of a different material than a standard 97 along with a much different bottom closer to a Seadoo X4 hull.

    Some of the Polaris factory riders and teams had them but I'm not sure how may landed into the public's hands. ....
    How does the handling compare between the pre-production version and the 1997 production hulls?

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    The pre-production hulls had night and day handing characteristics. Anyone that has ridden a Pro knows they are great in small chop water conditions and will stay fairly hooked up. The advantage of these pre-production hulls was they did not have such a flat bottom but had more of a V that was more ideal for all type of water conditions. The pre-production hull that I had was like riding a totally different Pro 785. The light and nimble hull combined with a more V'd hull made it one hell of a race boat.

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