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    Help Identifying Polaris 97-2000

    Hi All, I tried searching the forum and for lack of success Im looking for some guidance in identifying my polaris pwc. I had it break down last year and the general mechanic said its the CDI. So I guess it would be helpful to know what year it is
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    Click avatar for tech links/info K447's Avatar
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    Look at the HIN number plate on the rear deck.

    Last four digits are the model year info. Post them here for decoding.

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    This almost looks like a Polaris pro 785 with a 900 or 1050 in it... I can't remember a 1050 or 900 with the black and red like that. HIN plate will tell more info on the hull.

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    97 sl 1050

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Look at the HIN number plate on the rear deck.

    Last four digits are the model year info. Post them here for decoding.
    Also will need a picture inside of the electrical box,see what CDI is in there.

    I'm with Lugs-the 97 SL1050 had the white top deck and black steering pod. The hood and seat look to be PRO 785.
    But then it has a plastic electrical box 98 to 2001.

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    what color is the bottom

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    The hull looks to be a 97 SL 1050 but from the looks of the inside and handlebar pad / electronics I think everything was swapped over. The plug wires look to be the non updated ignition. I agree with lugs more pics of the bottom and insides of the electrical.

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    Does that not look like 3 pissers hard to tell from my phone but I'm going out on a limb and say 97 pro hull with a 1050 in it ?
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    I see that too....plus the hood has the same graphics as my '98 Pro 785...

    This just might be a Frankenstein Polaris haha

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    Thanks everyone for their help so far.Have a pic of the electrical box below, also the bottom colour is red if that helps. I know original owner said that CDI was version 1 but didn't know the model.

    On the topic of CDI and electrical box. The electrical box was checked out by mechanic and we found everything was receiving power. The dashboard was working, etc.. primary and secondary solenoids were replaced 3 months earlier but it seemed the engine would be cranking but no ignition.





    Quote Originally Posted by casey67 View Post
    Also will need a picture inside of the electrical box,see what CDI is in there.

    I'm with Lugs-the 97 SL1050 had the white top deck and black steering pod. The hood and seat look to be PRO 785.
    But then it has a plastic electrical box 98 to 2001.
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