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Polaris Personal Watercraft

Polaris Personal Watercraft Model Identification

Polaris Personal Water Craft production started with the 1992 SL650, and Polaris stopped making PWC near the end of 2004. However, these machines are still fun, fast, and maintainable. You just need to learn what it takes to get them running properly, and keep them running. Polaris Industries is still in business, and parts are generally still available.

Polaris made several distinct generations of PWC. Starting in 1992, the first few years were powered by 3 cylinder Fuji 'blue' engines. Polaris then migrated to a US manufactured 'red domestic' engine design, starting in 1996, and appearing in more models in 1997 and 1998 (two and three cylinder versions).

Polaris PWC HIN Decode

In 1999, Polaris introduced the 2-stroke Ficht direct fuel injection (FFI) domestic engine in the new four person Genesis i model, while continuing to sell carburetor models. Additional fuel injected 2-stroke Virage i (two cylinder) and Virage TXi models appeared in 2001 and 2002, and the MSX 140 arrived in 2003.

The one person Polaris Octane stand-up model was originally sold for racing (2002-2004).

Polaris PWC Hull Identification Number Location

Polaris PWC Service Repair Workshop Manuals

1992 Polaris PWC's

  • 1992 SL650

1993 Polaris PWC's

  • 1993 SL650
  • 1993 SL750

1994 Polaris PWC's

  • 1994 SL650
  • 1994 SL750
  • 1994 SLT750

1995 Polaris PWC's

  • 1995 SL650
  • 1995 SL750
  • 1995 SLT750
  • 1995 SLX

1996 Polaris PWC's

  • 1996 HURRICANE
  • 1996 SL700
  • 1996 SL780
  • 1996 SL900
  • 1996 SLT700
  • 1996 SLT780
  • 1996 SLTX
  • 1996 SLX

1997 Polaris PWC's

  • 1997 HURRICANE
  • 1997 SL1050
  • 1997 SL700
  • 1997 SL700 DLX
  • 1997 SL780
  • 1997 SL900
  • 1997 SLT700
  • 1997 SLT780
  • 1997 SLTX1050
  • 1997 SLX PRO 785

1998 Polaris PWC's

  • 1998 PRO 785
  • 1998 SLH
  • 1998 SLTH
  • 1998 SLTX
  • 1998 SLXH

1999 Polaris PWC's

  • 1999 GENESIS
  • 1999 GENESIS FFI
  • 1999 PRO 785
  • 1999 SLH
  • 1999 SLTH
  • 1999 SLTX
  • 1999 SLX

Engine model codes, For Fuji engines, the model code may look something like EC78PWE-02 or EC65PW.

EC = Fuji engine
78 = 780cc
PW = Polaris Watercraft ?
E-xx = engine version or revision code

Polaris blue Fuji engine model codes
EC65PW = 650cc
EC75PW = 750cc
EC78PW = 780cc
EC78PWE = 780cc

EC78ZPWE01 = 785cc (Pro 785)

Polaris red domestic engine codes
WC70DCSP = 700cc
WC70SCSP = 700cc
W77-DCSP-02A = 777cc (Octane stand-up, 2003 w/regular flywheel)

WC90TCSP = 900cc
WC105TCSP = 1050cc
W120-TCSP = 1165cc (red 1200)

Ficht Direct Fuel Injected (DFI)
W77-DFI = 777cc (Virage i '800')
W120-DFI = 1165cc (red '1200')
W12HO-DFI = 1192cc (black MSX 140 '1200')

Reference Sources: https://www.faxvin.com/vin-decoder/polaris; Nadaguides.com Polaris Personal-Watercraft; https://jetskitips.com/polaris-jet-ski/;