Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Quad cities
    Posts
    73

    Purchase of a 96 Polaris hurricane Low hours?

    I was thinking about purchasing a 96 Polaris hurricane 700 ,oil block off has low hours only 60 I can get this for $950 with the trailer. Is that a good deal also are they good skis?


  2. #2
    Click avatar for tech links/info K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    38,691
    +1
    1,636
    Low hours don't mean much on a twenty year old watercraft. Actual current condition matters much more.

    Was it winterized prior to storage? Every year?

    Click on my signature links, then look for the tips regarding evaluating an older watercraft.

    The Polaris Hurricane is a unique hull in the Polaris model range. Lots of info has been posted, just need to search for the old threads and comments.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Quad cities
    Posts
    73
    He said he's winterized it the past three seasons he's owned it..The condition it is extremely clean inside the hull and out you can tell it was very well maintained by looks.. I'm getting the jet ski for my girlfriend and she probably won't go more than 35..lol
    He said it is too fast for his small and that he has and hasn't ridden it much at all in the three years he's owned it.

    Would you or anyone else know the gas to oil ratio for that ski?

  4. #4
    casey67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lemont,IL
    Posts
    2,814
    +1
    52
    In my opinion,the Hurricane isn't very good for amatuer recreational riding. The Cane is a "sport class" ski, a bit different then regualr ski's. You need to lean to turn-much like a bike, and more throttle for better traction when turning.
    Also a wetter ride, at most speeds over like 20 it porpoises-so alot of bouncing. It is loads of fun to screw around on, any kind of cruising it gets old.

    If your girlfriend enjoys dirt bikes-the Cane will be good.
    If she likes quads/snowmobiles look for a SLH.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Quad cities
    Posts
    73
    Preciate the help. I was looking at a 97slh 700 3 seater the guy has owned it for 7 years just rebuilt the motor and the carbs. $1000.

  6. #6
    casey67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lemont,IL
    Posts
    2,814
    +1
    52
    I can't beleive how many people have trouble reading the letters on the side of their jetski...LOL.
    A 3 seater would be a SLT . Make sure it has the updated ignition system. On 2 cyl the plug wires are different-look for aregular plug boot that slides over the wire.
    The old style will have resiter plug boots that screw into the plug wire and will have a zip tie to help keep it in place.
    Like this; http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-PWC-NGK-...dU37ey&vxp=mtr

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Quad cities
    Posts
    73
    Lol, its not my ski to know the letters!I own reliable Seadoo! Lol.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. FS '96 Polaris Hurricane, Upstate NY, $1800
    By The Wayniac in forum Polaris Skis
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-29-2015, 03:30 AM
  2. FS Polaris MSX 150 clean low hours 1 of 2
    By BigBoost in forum Polaris Classifieds
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-30-2013, 04:59 PM
  3. 96 Polaris Hurricane
    By z71jason in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-10-2012, 05:45 PM
  4. 96 Polaris Hurricane PARTS FOR SALE
    By z71jason in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-09-2012, 07:46 PM
  5. FS 03 polaris octane low hours
    By shagy959 in forum Polaris Classifieds
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-05-2012, 07:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •