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Old 01-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Polaris Finally Runs

I got this old 1980s Polaris Gemini 244 from a farmer that said it hadent been running for 10 years and had been seized for atleast 5 years. So i took her home to see what i could to with it.

I soaked her in Diesel for about 2 weeks but still got nothing. so i pulled the motor and benched it and started pulling it apart to find that the piston , wrist pin bearings , connecting rod, and crankshaft bearings were all seized stiff.

By this point i thought she was a goner and was gonna give up on the project till i figured whats there to lose, so i started pulling it apart and playing with the bearings and working with em and got most of them broke free.

Then i ordered to bearings and piston rings and gasket set, honed the cylinder put about $300 into it , and about a month later after picking it up , shes outta the shop and runs like a dream boat

Here`s a video of her first start 1980 Polaris Gemini 244 First Run In 10 Years - YouTube
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is pretty sweet, ehh!

Nice job!
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Right on! Love seeing old sleds brought back to life! Great job!
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ya shes a pretty sweet lil sled , shes havin some carb issues atm , i gotta give it a really good carb clean
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