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    Smile 97 slx pro

    hello to all! i am currently reworking a 97 pro 785. i know these things are a basket case, it is believed to be fully stock as far as i am concerned. it has no updating done to it. can anyone lead me in the right direction so this thing doesn't come back to haunt me? kind regards


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    What exactly are you doing to it?

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    2000 pro 785 (son's) 1998 pro 785 (dads) old guy in mich's Avatar
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    dont be so negative on 785's (i got 2) get it runnin and your whole outlook will change.
    ck out manuels in tech section. start with motor. then pump, replace hoses as need ck electrical. ck hull may have cracks. might want to reinforce it.
    lots of guru's here to help.
    good luck and welcome
    old guy

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    Contact Polaris Ted in Lake Havasu.. He will help you..

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    i am simply just going to get this craft on the water. i want to take all the precautions to make sure it will be reliable.

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    2000 pro 785 (son's) 1998 pro 785 (dads) old guy in mich's Avatar
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    after you do run it, do a plug color test, running wide open around 60mph for 10 seconds, pull lanyard and ck plug color brown good white bad (lean) black bad (rich) do it on the water unless you feel comfortable running wot toward the beach. i use a chase boat. cking piston wash is better but hard to do without pulling the head.
    get on the water and have some fun!
    john
    Last edited by old guy in mich; 08-07-2008 at 03:44 PM. Reason: corectiom

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    Hey man I just rebuilt my 98 pro 785 this past summer top to bottom (motor, cooling, electric, fuel, pump, exhaust). Needless to say since I built it I havent had one problem and this ski is the most rewarding feeling you'll get. My number is 859-466-2907 and you can send me a message on here whenever and I should respond that day. First things first.....the 785 is one of the best things to ever hit the water, you'll fall in love soon enough.......

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