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    The longer 69s make it easy to put a clamp on.

    The longer 69s make it easy to put a clamp on.
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    I use .224" 69gr Sierra match kings.

    I use .224" 69gr Sierra match kings.
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    Had to realign the engine/pump today. Also had...

    Had to realign the engine/pump today.

    Also had to true up the inside of the impeller ring on the lathe. Glad I have a lathe!


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/z29wou8kw9nhor7/impring1.jpg?raw=1
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    Back on the ski today. Re-install handlebar...

    Back on the ski today.

    Re-install handlebar pad, MFD, hood, hood catch.

    Pump out ran it on the hose a bit with the oil pump lever disconnected until I got oil to all carbs.

    Got everything in...
  5. I suspect that would cost me money.

    I suspect that would cost me money.
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    https://www.shopsbt.com/jetski/polaris-top-end-kit...

    https://www.shopsbt.com/jetski/polaris-top-end-kit-780-sl-slt-slx-1995-1997-pwc.html

    But call them if you just want the cheap parts, they have them.
  7. Yep, if the pump is still installed remove that...

    Yep, if the pump is still installed remove that for sure.

    If it still won't turn it might be full of fluid below the pistons.
  8. Thread: Polaris??

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    This was my experience exactly, fun by yourself,...

    This was my experience exactly, fun by yourself, not fun with anyone else on it.
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    Got everything in the ski except the intake box...

    Got everything in the ski except the intake box and the pump, planning to run it some on the hose.

    No spark. :|

    Check the kill switch, yep, shorted.

    Still no spark.

    Yank the Ebox out...
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    Here's an interesting failure I have not seen...

    Here's an interesting failure I have not seen before.

    This is the wear ring for the impeller. No damage to the impeller, but look at the size of the gouge that has been formed in the wall!
    ...
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    Yep! One of my 96 SLT780s is doing the same...

    Yep!

    One of my 96 SLT780s is doing the same thing. Front of your looks easier to get to!
  12. You're all SLTs...unless you are running with...

    You're all SLTs...unless you are running with crew just stand up. ;P
  13. If true, you already know the answer. Links to...

    If true, you already know the answer.

    Links to tech data are in K447's info.
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    8 hours on the 4th ski today. I am beat and need...

    8 hours on the 4th ski today. I am beat and need a shower. I was hoping to get the motor and pump in today and get them aligned, but none of the pump/stator combos I had already separated would come...
  15. Sticky: That is awesome!

    That is awesome!
  16. It's just a matter of finding space and glassing...

    It's just a matter of finding space and glassing in a place with some studs sticking up to mount the box using a stainless strap.

    I have no intention of ever rebuilding another 2 person, in fact I...
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    I thought the spring was the what caused the...

    I thought the spring was the what caused the bendix to disengage when you let off the starter motor power?
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    I think I am going to finish getting the 4th ski...

    I think I am going to finish getting the 4th ski built and into the water and then yank the one with the starter issue.

    I looked and a freaking limb has broken one of the runners on my only empty...
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    I think my bendix is busted...

    Ski was running fine just a few weeks ago, now it just spins the starter motor.

    I'll put a charger on the battery tomorrow am and let that sit a while and try it again.

    I am able to spin the...
  20. Mine either pop (and bleed fast) or just start to...

    Mine either pop (and bleed fast) or just start to bleed down at the specified pressure.
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    It's all good mate, every time I get it right...

    It's all good mate, every time I get it right here I feel justified for all the questions I have asked her.
  22. That battery mounted setup is death waiting to...

    That battery mounted setup is death waiting to happen.

    My SLX had that setup and the CDI coming loose jumping waves was what killed it.
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    What are you referring to here, mate? manual...

    What are you referring to here, mate?


    manual says:
    "NOTE: 1995 and later models are equipped with a variableoil pump controlled by a link rod between the carburetors
    and the pump arm. This is...
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    I will mirror xlint89, I built one from a...

    I will mirror xlint89, I built one from a complete wreck, including major fiberglass work to the hull, and in the end I parted it and put the engine in an SLT780 hull.

    It was huge fun on flat...
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    I like the Polaris oil system, just be sure your...

    I like the Polaris oil system, just be sure your hoses for that are good.

    Is the engine out of the ski? If so I recommend a full tear down to check the crank for issues, but it's your...
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