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    Newbie From The UK

    Hello All..

    Ok..

    I just brought a Polaris MSX 140.. Its a 2003, which i now know is a problamatic ski.. lol... Y?

    It has done 275 hours, on the same engine, all ways flushed, and no expense spared on the Ski.
    I got an amazing deal, $2000. (the pound is very strong!)

    Every shop ive spoken to said there is no need to rebuild the engine, till it goes pop, just keep on servicing it. Is this right, as i want it done for piece of mind, but they talk me around it>.?

    Im wanting to do a trip to France on it from the uk, Distance is about 80miles (Coast to Coast) So would my fuel last?

    Also, it was a late 2003, It has a black bottom, and a black seat, which i dont think ive seen another with, as they are normally grey.

    Anyway.. Hope to be part of the family!!!!



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    SPEED KILLS, BUT YOU GET THERE QUICKER Keddano's Avatar
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    Welcome Tom to the Hulk. I don't know much in the 140's, but our experts will get you all the answers and point you in the right directions. Cheers,Dan

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    100 MILES OF HEAVEN AND I AM SMACK IN THE MIDDLE KEYZBUM's Avatar
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    CONGRATS ON FINDING THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH
    WELCOME TO THE HULK AND CONGRATS ON THE MSX
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    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Hulk!

    I have recently purchased, but not yet taken possession, of a 2004 MSX 140.

    Did you pay $2000US or 2000 pounds for your new ride?

    Regarding distance riding in the ocean, the bigger issue is equipment, safety and planning, not fuel range. You can always carry additional fuel on the ski if the main fuel tank is not enough to provide a margin of extra range beyond the projected distance.

    You would need, at the least, a co-rider or two, navigation equipment, and lost of other considerations. There is a forum on here that focuses on PWC safety, well worth the time to read through!

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    Welcome to the HULK!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Welcome to the Hulk!!

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    Welcome to the hulk....crossing the channel....wow...is it ever flat? I've flown over guys jetskiing from Ft. Lauderdale to Bimini. Not very common but I've seen it. That would be cool to try!

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    Welcome to the hulk!! This is your first and last place you'll ever need for anything regarding your polaris ski....Everyone here is fantastic. Welcome aboard!

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    Hi T, I'd also like to say WELCOME to the Green Hulk Forums!!!

    I would HIGHLY recommend changing out the crank with 275 hours. If you're going to be ocean riding it's importanrt to know the beating the crank takes while entering and exiting the water. With 275 hours I'd worry about the bearings, they usually go away prematurely on the 03's. I'd also change the oil pump, a failure will cost you an engine for sure.

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    I forgot to mention, my guess is you'll make about 60 miles in the ocean.

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