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TXFAN

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72 starfire skis
« on: May 02, 2021, 02:55:10 pm »
a person on ebay has two sets of 72 starfire skis for sale.   They look to me from the pictures like regular TX skis.  Can someone enlighten me about the 72 skis?   I am building a 76 starfire clone strictly for my own enjoyment, and was wondering if these might be an option if they are indeed narrower than the standard ski.

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #1 on: May 02, 2021, 08:39:01 pm »
    Nothing special about the 72 Starfire skies. They were the same as all of the 71-73 skies except they were the chrome plated ones like the Colt SS and 73 TX and a couple of other models with chrome skies had.  The only models with different skies from 71 to 73 were the 72 Colt and the 73 Starfire.

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 09:45:13 pm »
    Thx RATX, they sure looked like trail skis.... the price not so, lol

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 09:59:30 pm »
    If the chrome is nice they would be valuable.

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #4 on: May 02, 2021, 10:59:37 pm »
    Nothing special about the 72 Starfire skies. They were the same as all of the 71-73 skies except they were the chrome plated ones like the Colt SS and 73 TX and a couple of other models with chrome skies had.  The only models with different skies from 71 to 73 were the 72 Colt and the 73 Starfire.

    i will have to disagree with you.....73 skis are large loop, 72 is small loop.

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #5 on: May 02, 2021, 11:05:03 pm »
    a person on ebay has two sets of 72 starfire skis for sale.   They look to me from the pictures like regular TX skis.  Can someone enlighten me about the 72 skis?   I am building a 76 starfire clone strictly for my own enjoyment, and was wondering if these might be an option if they are indeed narrower than the standard ski.

    TXFAN, if you want the correct 76 starfire skis on your clone, be prepared to spend $600+ for a decent pr......

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #6 on: May 02, 2021, 11:18:35 pm »
    If the chrome is nice they would be valuable.
    They are not chrome, painted

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #7 on: May 02, 2021, 11:20:29 pm »
    a person on ebay has two sets of 72 starfire skis for sale.   They look to me from the pictures like regular TX skis.  Can someone enlighten me about the 72 skis?   I am building a 76 starfire clone strictly for my own enjoyment, and was wondering if these might be an option if they are indeed narrower than the standard ski.

    TXFAN, if you want the correct 76 starfire skis on your clone, be prepared to spend $600+ for a decent pr......

    dirtman
    understood.  I recently sold my 2 original 76 starfires, one each a 250 and 340.    Would gladly pay for a set of nice original skis.   Will use Northstar 38" from Wahl Brothers in the interim.

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 04:27:13 pm »
    Dirtman, you are correct.  I was going by the part number in the parts book.  I do remember that the 73 skies had a larger diameter loop.  Possibly Polaris never changed the part number for the 73 style ski, or Polaris did make a reprint version of the 71-73 parts books and maybe I looked up the part number in the reprint parts book.   I will have to check the original parts book version and see what they show for part numbers.  I was surprised to see a different part number for the 1972 Colt, anyone know what is different on that ski?

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 04:48:54 pm »
    72 Colt -no shock mount.

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #10 on: May 03, 2021, 05:50:17 pm »
    72 Colt -no shock mount.

    My 72 has shocks.

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #11 on: May 03, 2021, 07:10:22 pm »
    Anybody got a pic of a 76 Starfire ski so I know what to look for? Thanks

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #12 on: May 03, 2021, 07:40:23 pm »
    Didn't Colt S/S come with shocks
    and on std Colts they were an add on kit?

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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #13 on: May 04, 2021, 10:41:01 am »
    Didn't Colt S/S come with shocks
    and on std Colts they were an add on kit?

    I goog'd it and came up with a pic of the original brochure that showed like you're saying. Tried to save it but it came up "unsafe". I did snag a pic of two 72s together that shows both models with shocks.
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    Re: 72 starfire skis
    « Reply #14 on: May 04, 2021, 11:34:23 pm »
    Here are some starfire shots showing the 76 skis for spark1013's request above