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    What was your first ski!?!? With pics?!?

    Sooo I thought it would be sweet if everyone posted the ski that got them into the sport. Mine was a 1995 seadoo spi that i paid 750$ for and it came with a junky trailer. I fixed it up the best 19 year old me could and rode the crap out of it. I loved that ski. Its funny to think it had less than half the motor my ski has now lol. Click image for larger version. 

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    Then my first polaris was a 97 sl900. And I loved team Polaris ever since. Goofy paint job also done by me lol. I promise I stopped wrecking my skis now. Also those little silver things were actually speakers that were awesomeeeeee. I ran it off a seperate battery to keep it easy on the stator and it would last 15-20 hours before id have to charge it again.

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    Didn't own it, but rented it many times from the Navy base I was stationed at in Maine. Actually rode it in a quarry one time.

    (not a picture of the actual machine)

    1987 Kawasaki Jet Ski
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    '96 SLT 780. I traded an AR-15 I assembled from a kit for it. I loved the SLT platform but the 780 was no match for my friends Yamaha 1100. I found a SLTX with a blown motor for 300.00....Now I see my friend in my mirrors. I have a set of pipes for the SLTX but I bought a '97 Pro 785 with a bad motor for 200.00. The Pro satisified my need for a piped boat but I still plan of piping the SLTX one of these days.

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    No pics but 1994 Polaris SLT 750

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    Mine has to be the funniest it was a 1988 Yamaha 650 wave runner it's like a moped no buddy wants to be seen riding it but everyone I now has we called it Franklin because it's like a turtle slow but will always get there that was back in early 90's the things still running today on original motor can't imagine the hours lol friends younger brother rides it and it's still like a moped with his friends I'm moving right now or I could have posted pics

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    Hello mine was a 97 Kawi 750 ZXI, still have it. I bought in 2000 was 3 years old and hardly used. I have had it now 15 years and have never had the carbs off. Just put new battery in every few years. Would you believe this ski runs 48 GPS. It has been crashed many time over the years with me, my children & now grand children. I still love getting on it and seeing how this thing performs. It was the first ski I ever raced. I came in last but man was I hooked! We have had Polaris 750 SLT, it was fun but the battery placement sucked ... and it later ark across the stater and burned all the wiring. I can holy hope my Yamahas have the lasting power & reliability that my Kawi ZXI has. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpa101 View Post
    Mine has to be the funniest it was a 1988 Yamaha 650 wave runner it's like a moped no buddy wants to be seen riding it but everyone I now has we called it Franklin because it's like a turtle slow but will always get there that was back in early 90's the things still running today on original motor can't imagine the hours lol friends younger brother rides it and it's still like a moped with his friends I'm moving right now or I could have posted pics
    I'm restoring a 91' 650 as we speak. Slow and low!

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    94 SL 650 i bought in 2010. Rode that for a year and a half. Then kept getting other Polaris skis to rebuild and ride. I now own 4 different Polaris skis all powered by 1200s.

    I have ridden various new machines, but none of them has made me think they were much more fun than what im riding now. At least not 15,000 dollars better. I just cant get into the 4 stroke thing. I love 2 strokes.

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    91 Kawasaki 650sx. Bought it 3 hours away from me, brought it home and discovered it leaked everywhere. Rebuilt it, and could never figure out how to get on the thing. Got tired of getting blasted in the groin while trying to figure it out, so I sold it.
    This was back in 2000/2001 or so.

    Then traded a Pioneer flip out radio for a pair of non running SLT780's. Found the damage too extensive and parted them out. This was around 2006/2007.

    Then I started building an 02 Virage TXi in 2007, and I'm still working on it. :/

    Have also owned an 02 Virage I that I traded for a 97 Yamaha Exciter 220 that I accidentally cut a hole in the bottom.

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    '94 Polaris SLT 750... Spring 2010. Came with a cooked MAG cylinder and fried stator ground wire from the ebox.

    I actually bought a 2nd broken SLT 750 to make 1 good working one.

    Great first ski to wrench and learn on. Still have it!

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    Cheers!

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