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    New to me project SLT-X 1050 and a few questions

    The wife has been after me to get a 3 seat ski after we went out on my 93 sl750 and unexpectedly capsized it (had to get towed in). For whatever reason she thinks the sl is way to unstable for the 2 of us. Anyways I was cruising craigslist last night and I found a 96 slt-x with 61.4 hours on it for $600. It has 135# per cylinder, but no spark. It does not have the ignition update so I won't even try to figure out why it has no spark, I'll just get ignition kit and install it. I took the fuel tank out last night to get access to the mag cover. Getting the tank through the front opening was a TOTAL BEAST of a job.

    I've done a ignition update on a 96 hurricane 700, so I am guessing it's pretty much going to be the same deal.

    How many HP does a 1050 make? Is there anything to look out for on these 1050's ?

    Since the hulk loves pics here is a pic of the new to me machine.
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    ph2ocraft's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Campbell, Ca.
    EXCELLENT machine!!
    Install the update kit and you'll be as happy as can be. I've never removed or even moved the tank while replacing the stator on the SLTX but if you already have the tank out it should be very easy.

    As I recall the 1050 is 120 HP but don't quote me on it.

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    I got the stator out tonight. I ohmed it out and it's bad. No one in town has the ignition update kit in stock. I ordered one and I am hoping it will be here by Friday. I got price quotes anywhere from 329 to 459 for the update kit. Guess I'll clean the carbs and delete the oil injection while I am waiting on parts.

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    ph2ocraft's Avatar
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    Campbell, Ca.
    Interested in a Purple touring seat? Brand new in the box 225. plus shipping.

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    ph2ocraft if I spent any more money on ski stuff my wife would kill me.

    The 1050 is running . I took it out today, it runs kind of rich. I just set it up for premix, so I am wondering if I over did the oil. The winds are 35 mph today, so it's not real smooth out there, but I did manage 52 MPH on GPS.

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    Sep 2006
    sweet machine i have 2 of the same year they are normally rated at 120 hp

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