Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Msx...wanted!

  1. #1
    barefootpolaris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Western. NC
    Posts
    215

    Msx...wanted!

    Title pretty much says it all. I love my sl780, but it is time for an upgrade.

    Obviousy with gas prices the way they are, I want to find one somewhat close to the Western NC side. If anyone has any info on where to locate and how much, please let me know.

    Also, anyone have any insight on what model is better for the money. I want a reliable ski that doesnt suck through 9 gallons of fuel in 45 minutes!

    Thanks guys!

    BarefootPolaris


  2. #2
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,591
    +1
    1,275
    Four stroke or two stroke MSX?

  3. #3
    barefootpolaris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Western. NC
    Posts
    215
    Well I think the 4 stroke is more efficient, right? How bout reliability? At this point, I guess I need some input on what people think is a better choice.

    BarefootPolaris

  4. #4
    Rocky_Road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    826
    Quote Originally Posted by barefootpolaris View Post
    Well I think the 4 stroke is more efficient, right? How bout reliability? At this point, I guess I need some input on what people think is a better choice.

    BarefootPolaris
    The MSX 150 gets 150 horses out of two cylinders...thanks to the turbo. Mine is very frugal on gas consumption. Downside is that the engine has to have premium....

    You also see savings on oil consumption, since the 4 strokes carry a dry sump, and just get the oil changed every so often (manual says 25 hours, but being synthetic, I go for 50 hours).

    Another plus is that the 4 strokes are cooled by a closed loop system...like your car. This means that the internal engine passages are never exposed to the water you are riding in (think salt, here). You only have to flush the cooling system every 4 years!

  5. #5
    Rocky_Road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    826
    Oh, yeah...here is one in Georgia, selling on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...255819030&rd=1

    A little pricey at this point, but the low hours are hard to come by!

  6. #6
    barefootpolaris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Western. NC
    Posts
    215
    Yeah found that one earlier, only problem is the guy has it for sale locally for $6500. I thought that was a little more than what I wanted to pay.

    As for the four stroke, I guess that is what I am going to shoot for at this point. I want to be able to ride in the ocean and I hadnt thought of the closed loop cooling prior to this post. So I guess this means:

    I AM WANTING A POLARIS MSX 4 STROKE!

    If anyone has one, let me know.

    BarefootPolaris

  7. #7
    barefootpolaris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Western. NC
    Posts
    215
    By the way, is the 150 the only one with the four stroke?

  8. #8
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,591
    +1
    1,275
    Quote Originally Posted by barefootpolaris View Post
    By the way, is the 150 the only one with the four stroke?
    MSX 150 = 150HP rating
    MSX 110 = 110 HP rating
    Both are four strokes, but are almost identical other than the engine power. The MSX 110 can be upgraded to 150HP with a few key part changes.

    Both engines are 750cc displacement two cylinder, made by Weber in Germany. Probably not easily upgraded much beyond 150HP.

    MSX 140 = 140HP rating, 2-stroke fuel injected 1200 Polaris domestic 'Liberty' engine. 1192cc with Nikasil cylinders, differs in a number of details from the Polaris domestic 1165cc engine.

    All have the same hull, different colors.
    Last edited by K447; 05-29-2008 at 08:38 AM. Reason: Added more engine details

  9. #9
    barefootpolaris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Western. NC
    Posts
    215
    Thanks K. So maybe the 110 would be more cost effective at this point and then upgrade later.

    This is going to be fun!

    Thanks guys! Now I just need to find a good used 110 or 150!

    BarefootPolaris

  10. #10
    800AMSOIL4U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Morgan Hill, CA
    Posts
    5,024
    +1
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by barefootpolaris View Post
    Thanks K. So maybe the 110 would be more cost effective at this point and then upgrade later.

    This is going to be fun!

    Thanks guys! Now I just need to find a good used 110 or 150!

    BarefootPolaris

    If it were me. I would go with the 140. It is less expensive to purchase and alot less expensive to rebuild the engine when the time comes. If you have a little know how you can do the 140 engine by your self. The 110 and 150 you will have to send out since it takes special tools.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 04 msx 110 want start no fuel, good pump?
    By chrisjaydenseth in forum MSX/Matrix
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-29-2009, 10:02 PM
  2. MSX 150 Hull Wanted
    By mmatson in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-13-2008, 05:43 AM
  3. Wanted - 2003 MSX 140 EMM
    By jeto in forum Polaris Classifieds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-19-2008, 09:21 AM
  4. impeller and seat cover wanted for msx
    By codeman671 in forum Polaris Classifieds
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-14-2008, 06:41 PM
  5. MSX 110 /150 Throttle Body Wanted
    By Kosh in forum Polaris Classifieds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-03-2008, 07:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •