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    2000 Genesis upgrades?

    Just bought an 00 Genesis DFI. While not new to the Polaris skis, I'm new to this year Genesis. I've seen a few differences already that lead me to question the changes made over the years, and if they are worth incorporating into this build. For example, I've noticed the latch for the front door is different, the coils are mounted under the rear seat, and the bilge outlet is different. Small stuff I know, but has anything else changed that would be considered an upgrade for the older years?

    Ski was bought with the hull completely stripped down, no decals, no body, no turf, no rubrails, etc. Engine and EMM have 5 hours on the rebuild. So I'm rebuilding it with black plastics from an 01, and OEM decals, with new turf. It's going to be essentially a new ski when done.


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    I would mount the coils to the engine, if given the choice. And although I haven't had any personal bad experiences (yet) with the electrical box version, my gut says the newer harness design with the inline fuseblocks is better (less corrosion prone?). And you will need a different diagnostic cable (Deutsch) if you stick with the 01 harness

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    Are you positive on the diag connector? I thought it was just 1999 that used it. I have not looked but may be wrong. I do have the OEM "Y" adapter though.

    I don't see why the coils wouldn't fit, and I should have a few sets of spark plug wires from prior part outs. I might just do that.

    What were the years that EMM mounting differed?

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    I believe the EMM was always mounted in the rear for all Genesis models. It was moved to the back (smartly!) for later year Virage 800's (03? and 04). Diagnostic connectors were Deutsch for 99-01, Weatherpack for 02-04. Non-electrical box Genesis machines (02?-04) have the LR-503 located by the display, under the cover.

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    My 02 Genesis has no electrical box and the LR503 is just zip tied to one of the big air intake hoses behind the big cover in the rear of the front compartment.

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    I've never owned a unit with the electrical terminal box, but it sure looks problematic and the posts I've read seem to confirm that. It appears to be a glorified junction box with a mix of fuses and circuit breakers. I had always wondered if it would be practical to eliminate it by splicing/soldering the junction connections and installing weather tight inline fuseholders, preferably up higher in the hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martincom View Post
    I've never owned a unit with the electrical terminal box, but it sure looks problematic and the posts I've read seem to confirm that. It appears to be a glorified junction box with a mix of fuses and circuit breakers. I had always wondered if it would be practical to eliminate it by splicing/soldering the junction connections and installing weather tight inline fuseholders, preferably up higher in the hull.
    Much easier to buy and install a newer model wiring harness, than re-rigging the existing electrical box harness.

    I have not found the electrical box equipped Ficht machines to be more troublesome than machines with everything attached to the wire harness, other than the 1999 Genesis FFI model which had corrosion issues with the factory harnesses.

    The PERC reverse motor assembly can have corrosion in the motor box. That moved from beside the engine to the rear hull in newer models, so the wire harness also differs.

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    Yes, thats another thing I had noticed, the reverse motor. Is it worth the hassle to move it? I know it would require drilling holes in the hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnityRacing View Post
    Yes, thats another thing I had noticed, the reverse motor. Is it worth the hassle to move it? I know it would require drilling holes in the hull.
    I think it is a different reverse motor configuration when installed in the rear, but I have never compared the two side by side to catalog the differences.

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