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    why do motors always fight me??!
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    aftermarket carbs......vortek?

    i have what im assuming are aftermarket carbs....
    the are black and say vortek on them....
    am i correct, and if so, what kind of performance differences
    should i see from the stock setup?
    is seems to be very fast , but i dont really know as this
    is my first PWC .....thx...zimmy

    780 slx


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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmyjim View Post
    i have what im assuming are aftermarket carbs....
    the are black and say vortek on them....
    am i correct, and if so, what kind of performance differences
    should i see from the stock setup?
    is seems to be very fast , but i dont really know as this
    is my first PWC .....thx...zimmy

    780 slx
    Those came from the factory with those. Your boat is pretty quick. Have fun with it.

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    Welcome to Green Hulk

    Like X45 said,the SLX780 came stock with Vortec spark arrestors (air filters)
    The stock 38mm Mikuni carbs were black on the SLX.
    Post some pictures,the guys will be acle to tell you if you have something other than stock.

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    yes, it is very fast and yes, im havin lottsa fun on it!
    the filters say vortex though instead of vortek....
    the carbs are black...ive just seen alot of those
    big spark arrestor covers and was curious about mine..
    it does seem to use alot of gas though....approx. 4
    gallons only lasted about 3 hours...is that correct? ....thx zimmy

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmyjim View Post
    yes, it is very fast and yes, im havin lottsa fun on it!
    the filters say vortex though instead of vortek....
    the carbs are black...ive just seen alot of those
    big spark arrestor covers and was curious about mine..
    it does seem to use alot of gas though....approx. 4
    gallons only lasted about 3 hours...is that correct? ....thx zimmy

    Not a big tank on that boat. Yes, that gas youre going through is the right amount. Welcome aboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmyjim View Post
    ...it does seem to use alot of gas though....approx. 4 gallons only lasted about 3 hours...
    Be glad you are riding a Polaris!

    Some of the newer big engine PWC can burn 4 gallons in 20 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmyjim View Post
    yes, it is very fast and yes, im havin lottsa fun on it!
    the filters say vortex though instead of vortek....
    the carbs are black...ive just seen alot of those
    big spark arrestor covers and was curious about mine..
    it does seem to use alot of gas though....approx. 4
    gallons only lasted about 3 hours...is that correct? ....thx zimmy
    Fuel consumption varies by how you ride.

    WOT will burn alot more fuel, than just cruising around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmyjim View Post
    yes, it is very fast and yes, im havin lottsa fun on it!
    the filters say vortex though instead of vortek....
    the carbs are black...ive just seen alot of those
    big spark arrestor covers and was curious about mine..
    it does seem to use alot of gas though....approx. 4
    gallons only lasted about 3 hours...is that correct? ....thx zimmy
    Sorry for my spelling mistakes
    If the carbs are 38mm,you should have 3 bolts holding the F/A's on.

    With my 1050,riding for 3 hours,mostly wide open smiles,I'll burn 8+ gallons

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Be glad you are riding a Polaris!

    Some of the newer big engine PWC can burn 4 gallons in 20 minutes

    wow! 12 gallons an hour would be waaay beyond my budget!
    im running pretty tight as it is, but friends are usually willing
    to buy gas, so i can get some free time in
    still, its about $3/hr at current gas prices...
    maybe i need a "scooterski"! haha ......z

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmyjim View Post
    wow! 12 gallons an hour would be waaay beyond my budget!
    im running pretty tight as it is, but friends are usually willing
    to buy gas, so i can get some free time in
    still, its about $3/hr at current gas prices...
    maybe i need a "scooterski"! haha ......z
    Or ride like an old lady.....

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