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I have been thinking about buying a 94 SL 750 for $800 with trailer. Does this sound like an ok deal. This will be my first PWC. I am coming from the MX world where I only ride honda and not really a polaris fan. Please give me some advice.
 

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Polaris' aren't really all that great in my opinion. The best ones are Kawasaki and Yamaha. They have bee naround the longest, have the best technology and the best reliability.
 

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make sure you do a compression test and upgrade to a triple outlet feul pump. polaris is known for burning up mag pistons wich is the front piston,at full throttle the front piston starves for fuel, leans out and burns a hole thru it. this problem is solved by triple fuel pump.make sure the fuel system is clean and in good working order.any ski has the potential to be good, as long as it is taken care of.
 

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I'd stay away from Polaris, you'll be disappointed. Yamaha is a good 2-stroke. Try an MX inspired ride like a Sea-Doo HX or Yamaha Waveblaster.
 

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I would stay away from the Polaris as I have an 95 SL750 as I burn up two set of pistons in 3 years. Since it was free to me I now got over $1,000 with a few disappointing trips back to from the lake and countless garage hours. It seems the fuji engine will burn up pistons as I never had a 2 stoke so determine to do so. If you don't do your own mechanic work you will pay more than the ski is worth. Myself, I'm in the last attempt to "fix" it as the lean condition which will burn up a piston can be caused by a number of failures in the sytem.
This is what I'm doin.
Fuel lines, so replacing the now 15 yr old fuel lines and filters is a must
Triple fuel pump - if it not new, rebuild it, but replace the factory single outlet one.
Carburetors - rebuild them very carefully as set to factory settings, High speed is different for each.
Reed valves - if any gap is seen replace them with New quality ones like Boysen
Leak/pressure test the crankcase, but I would replace the crank seals as they are old
Use Three bond 1211 /Yamabond / Hondabond when as the sealer on crankcase.
Now I'm going to put a EGT monitor system on the #$% #$ thing to see when then exhaust temp goes over 1200F to shut the unit down before a melt down occurs.
But ask your self do you want a PWC and have fun or spend hours in the garage.
Just one man's opinion.
 

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Polaris is thje best brand and only brand that id buy for sports equipment. My sled starts in two pulls any day and its from 92. I just bought a 96 sl650 with a 780 and it has great power. Just because someone doesnt take care of their machine and burns up pistons does not make it the machines fault. Take care of your ride and it will take care of you. Personally I would go for that great deal just make sure compression is good you may need new head gaskets like i had to get.
 

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Hey Jimbo: Seems like we have a few biased opinions here - even a "Super Moderator's."
I would take all with a "grain of salt". Your question was - Is it a good deal? Yes, it's a good deal provided there are no major problems with it. I would check it out as much as you can (compression check, etc.) and try to get as much "historical" info. as you can - what's been done to it, how many hours, etc. Test ride it, of course, and check for any odd noises from the engine. You ARE buying used equipment - some have been taken care of, some get abused. You "pays your money and you take your chances".
 

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I would stay away from the Polaris as I have an 95 SL750 as I burn up two set of pistons in 3 years. Since it was free to me I now got over $1,000 with a few disappointing trips back to from the lake and countless garage hours. It seems the fuji engine will burn up pistons as I never had a 2 stoke so determine to do so. If you don't do your own mechanic work you will pay more than the ski is worth. Myself, I'm in the last attempt to "fix" it as the lean condition which will burn up a piston can be caused by a number of failures in the sytem.
This is what I'm doin.
Fuel lines, so replacing the now 15 yr old fuel lines and filters is a must
Triple fuel pump - if it not new, rebuild it, but replace the factory single outlet one.
Carburetors - rebuild them very carefully as set to factory settings, High speed is different for each.
Reed valves - if any gap is seen replace them with New quality ones like Boysen
Leak/pressure test the crankcase, but I would replace the crank seals as they are old
Use Three bond 1211 /Yamabond / Hondabond when as the sealer on crankcase.
Now I'm going to put a EGT monitor system on the #$% #$ thing to see when then exhaust temp goes over 1200F to shut the unit down before a melt down occurs.
But ask your self do you want a PWC and have fun or spend hours in the garage.
Just one man's opinion.
I like what you are doing, where did you buy your EGT GAUGE? Did you buy three? One for each cylinder.
 

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I would stay away from the Polaris as I have an 95 SL750 as I burn up two set of pistons in 3 years. Since it was free to me I now got over $1,000 with a few disappointing trips back to from the lake and countless garage hours. It seems the fuji engine will burn up pistons as I never had a 2 stoke so determine to do so. If you don't do your own mechanic work you will pay more than the ski is worth. Myself, I'm in the last attempt to "fix" it as the lean condition which will burn up a piston can be caused by a number of failures in the sytem.
This is what I'm doin.
Fuel lines, so replacing the now 15 yr old fuel lines and filters is a must
Triple fuel pump - if it not new, rebuild it, but replace the factory single outlet one.
Carburetors - rebuild them very carefully as set to factory settings, High speed is different for each.
Reed valves - if any gap is seen replace them with New quality ones like Boysen
Leak/pressure test the crankcase, but I would replace the crank seals as they are old
Use Three bond 1211 /Yamabond / Hondabond when as the sealer on crankcase.
Now I'm going to put a EGT monitor system on the #$% #$ thing to see when then exhaust temp goes over 1200F to shut the unit down before a melt down occurs.
But ask your self do you want a PWC and have fun or spend hours in the garage.
Just one man's opinion.
If your gonna go that far don't forget to check for crank index. Which piston do you keep burning up, And what did you do to prevent it from happening again after the first time? Sounds to me like you didnt fix the problem after the first time, so in my opinion the burn down was your bad the second time.
I have several polaris watercraft and with routine maintenance they perform very well, Besides yamaha, kawasaki and sea doo are usually twice the price.
 
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