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    Back from the ashes 94 SL 750

    End of April this year I decided to add to my toy collection, I found a 94 Polaris SL 750 on the local listing for $800.

    I went to take a look at it and the entire inside fuel lines oil lines and electrical wires were all burned to a crisp along with the plastic F/A cover being melted in a corner.
    The previous owner was smoking while winterizing the ski not realizing he had a fuel leak. By the time he managed to put the flames out the damage was done.

    So after talking to him I ended up getting it for $400 with a Shorland'r trailer.

    when I got home I hooked up a battery to the starter to make sure the engine was not seized and to check compression. Engine spun over but that's when I realized water got into the crank trough the carbs and the melted F/A.

    I removed the engine and jet drive.

    Rebuilt jet drive new bearings and seals.

    Rebuilt trim motor seal failed and motor got all rusted.

    Replaced trim indicator cable as it was melted.

    I ended up splitting the engine and found 3 main bearings and a connecting rod bearing on the PTO end to be toast had a crank shop replace them.

    Replaced PTO Piston and had the PTO piston cyl honed as it had some light scoring from the damaged rod bearing and main bearing wear.

    Replaced all crank seals as the magneto housing had some oil seepage.

    Removed and blocked off oil pump, removed oil tank.

    Fuel retainer was cracked repaired it with plastic weld.

    Rebuilt all 3 carbs with mikuni oem parts, replaced all fuel lines, serviced fuel selector, upgraded fuel pump to triple output pump.

    Rewired the entire ski, purchased new battery.

    Painted rear grab bar with Krylon Fusion pepper red plastic paint.

    Purchased red marine grade vinyl and re-upholstered old sun faded seat that looked pink instead or red.

    Re-glued traction pads with contact cement, removing all of the gunk and silicone the previous owner used to try to keep it attached to the hull.

    Rebuilt round MFD as the display was barely visible with some digits clearly non functioning.

    and after all of this I posted some pics of what she looks like now after about two full tanks of gas. Still tuning it for the perfect piston wash.
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    Those are the before pictures and here is the after.
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    Looks Nice! Hard to tell the ole girl was ever on fire. Got any engine bay fire carnage pics?

    Hindsight... knowing the full cost and time it took you... would you buy it again?

    Glad to hear it's running!

    Cheers!

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    I was so busy working on it never managed to snap any pics of it when I first bought it. The fire was contained to the engine compartment the only evidence is some black streaks on the inner upper hull and some melted foam floatation material.

    As for buying another one Hell ya.

    It's a hobby that puts a smile on my face each time I ride, besides the crank bearings did all the work myself.

    I'm currently looking into getting an SL700 for the next project.

    What is $$$ good for if you can't spend it?

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