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    1996 Polaris SL900

    Been reading a lot of forums on Polaris performance. Looking to sell my kawi 900sts and get a 96 SL900 to better keep up with my brothers 2001 ZXI1100. I know I probably wont get it that fast, but any info on the following mods would be appreciated, thanks.

    Carbs - Will 1200, pro 785 or X45 carbs be a bolt on upgrade?

    Intake - Any reed or manifold spacers available?

    Exhaust - I am assuming that triple pipes are extremely hard to come by now. Found some from a pro 785, but not sure they will fit?

    Pump - Upgrade to a 148mm 6 vane pump from a virage or? BEst pump wedge available for top speed improvement?

    Any easy mods I am missing, or is anything listed not really worth it? Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by saxtonmi View Post
    ... Polaris performance. Looking to ... get a 1996 SL900 to better keep up with my brother’s 2001 ZXI1100. I know I probably won’t get it that fast, but any info on the following mods would be appreciated, thanks.

    ... easy mods I am missing ?...
    Welcome.

    Why not look for a 1200 or at least 1050cc model?
    Why start with the smallest displacement red engine three cylinder engine Polaris ever made?
    The 1050 motor also runs very smooth, but with 150cc more motor.

    The 1200 motor is not as smooth but certainly has more power stock. And can be tweaked for more.

    What kind of water will you be riding fast on? Smooth rivers, big lakes with lots of boat wake, or ocean waves?
    Long trips on the water or generally staying close to your launch ramp or dock?

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