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    Re: 1995 seadoo sp's run for 5 minutes

    I think that it's mandatory to rebuild carbs with genuine Mikuni parts after purchasing used skis. Unless you personally know the seller, you simply don't know the history of the ski and in...
  2. Re: What is the Best Brand of PWC? What Should I Avoid?

    I'm with WaterDR on the issue of octane boosters. I don't trust them.

    If it were me, I'd get a couple of 5 gal gas cans and fill them up with premium at the gas station and take them to the water...
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    Re: cavitation???????

    Nice job, John! I've got to replace a wear ring in one of my two 1996 XP skis over the next few days. My pump repair kit should be in today or Tuesday at the latest. And yes, I have the exact same...
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    Re: buying used ski

    plum, it's good that you came here to ask this question before you went out and wasted your money on a huge moneypit.

    1. Never, ever buy a used PWC without first test riding it! Never, unless...
  5. Re: 1996 Yamaha 1100 Waveventure rough idle, dry cylinder

    It sounds like your middle carb's needle and seat may be stuck. When was the last time the ski ws run? If it was last summer, was the fuel stabilized before it was put up for the winter? If not,...
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    Re: Fuel not getting to caburetors

    First off, I don't know about Tigersharks specifically. I don't know if you have a single or dual carbs either.

    You said that you put air in one line. I don't really know what you did but swal67...
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    Re: 1996 seadoo xp will not fire

    Yes, a battery that's not at full charge will do that. I didn't believe it when people told me that's what was causing my 96 XP not to fire. Even though I knew that battery was good (it started one...
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    Re: Help Buying a PWC

    Hopefully you've run away from this deal. You can't tell if a PWC engine runs right unless it's under load. In other words, in the water.

    There are engine problems that will immediately show up...
  9. Re: Need help identifying seadoo motor / parts -

    Jim, most of us enthusiasts of older 2-stroke skis know that the only way you can afford to keep one running is to wrench on it yourself. We know that we'd go broke if we took it to a mechanic every...
  10. Re: Need help identifying seadoo motor / parts -

    I know this thread is a little bit older but I just saw it. Sidewayz, listen to everybody but JimS123. I have no idea where he came up with the stuff he posted. Perhaps because he owns a later...
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    Re: St. Johns River,Fl. cruise

    Yeah, it's quite chilly up here in north Florida right now. Robert started this thread back in April 2011 so I'm thinking that he's not boating here right now. Anyway, Merry Christmas to all!
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    Re: 97 Seadoo XP 787 compression

    Before you go making plans, it would be wise to find the extent of the damage to the current engine. In other words, take it apart and see. It was very easy for me to remove the 787 out of my...
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    Re: 97 Seadoo XP 787 compression

    It's the oldest and most committed mistake in the used PWC buying game. For anyone else reading this......Never, ever, ever buy a used PWC without checking the compression first!

    The only way you...
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    Re: 1996 Yamaha Wave venture Question.

    I agree with lexer. It's a battery vent hose.
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    Re: Help with Jetski purchase

    Jet ski pricing appears to be region specific. Where I live in north Florida (or pretty much anywhere in FL) that 97 GTX would only be worth about $1500. Perhaps $1800 if it were in exceptional...
  16. Re: 94 yamaha waive raider, check spark plug wire?

    Have you removed the spark plugs, grounded them out and then cranked the engine to check for spark?

    Have you run a compression check on both cylinders to make sure that you don't have a bad...
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    Re: 1996 Seadoo XP blowing 5 amp fuse

    Are you sure that there isn't any water in either of the electrical boxes? I got a good bit of water in my rear electrical box during the Memorial Day weekend in late May and it caused engine...
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    Re: 96 xp seadoo, won't start

    When my engine wouldn't start, it too was turning over very fast. That's why it was hard for me to believe that it was the battery. It was indeed the battery.

    shagy is right. Don't use the...
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    Re: Boating troubles for a newb

    So he told you they just don't break yet in your picture, yours is broken. I'm sure you worked on your fox body plenty just as I've worked on my 91 GT plenty. You don't need some mechanic telling...
  20. Re: would boats be faster if outboards had gears+transmission?

    Howard and smokingcrater are correct.
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    Re: 96 xp seadoo, won't start

    The reason that you and I see spark when we're cranking the engine with the spark plugs out is because the starter isn't under load without the plugs in (no compression) therefore there is plenty of...
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    Re: 96 xp seadoo, won't start

    Guys, I know that you're not going to believe me but........it's your battery. Yes, your battery!

    I'm a long-time Yamaha owner (since 1994) and as long as the battery is decenty charged these...
  23. Re: Does Anyone On Here Own A 1996 Yamaha Wave Raider 700??

    I've owned my 1994 Raider since it was brand new. It's been extremely reliable and I say that you can believe everything you hear about Yamaha reliability.

    I've only had a few things go wrong...
  24. Re: 97 Sea Doo GSI hole in tuned pipe assembly. No power.

    I had two 1996 Sea Doo XPs with the 787 engines that I bought last January in non-running condition. In addition to one of them needing two new (used replacement) jugs due to freeze cracking, once I...
  25. Re: Carb malfunction? Starts w/ fuel directly in carb, but wont continue running

    I think that Senior B is right. It sounds to me like you've got a stuck needle and seat not allowing any fuel to enter the carb. A quick removal and replacement and you should be back in business...
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    Re: 96 Wave Raider weird mud stuff

    Well, at least you've got decent, consistent compression in all cylinders. This mud that you speak of makes me wonder if the ski was sunk? Is it actual mud or something else?

    Yes, take that...
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    Re: 1996 Tigershark no fuel to carb

    Your best bet is to do what ballsout suggested and squirt some gas into the carbs and try starting the engine. If it runs for a second or two, then you know that it's a fuel issue. It could be the...
  28. Re: 94 yamaha wave raider missing after sp plug change

    It's hard for me to believe that flipping over a ski will ruin the spark plugs but I know that anything is possible. When a ski flips, often times some water from the exhaust system will get into...
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    Re: Yamaha GP1200 w blown head..

    I agree 100% with Ernest. $1200 is too much for a non-running, 1999 GP1200 around where I live. PWC prices differ depending on region but you can be sure that you'll invest a lot of money and time...
  30. Re: Help me find a new shift cable for my boat

    For anyone searching this topic, I just wanted to finish this thread out with my final result. I finally removed the original cable in April 2012. Like Don said, there was a number on it and it...
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    Re: About to buy a new shift cable

    The TF Xtreme is a very fine cable. Got it installed earlier this week and the control box now works smooth as silk. I should have done this over 3 yrs ago when I first bought the boat :D !
  32. Re: 2004 Volvo 5.0GL raw water pump leaking from weep hole. Only 101 hours.

    Yeah, Don. I thought that these pumps should last a lot longer than 101 hours. I guess the only thing that I can do is buy a new one, right?
  33. 2004 Volvo 5.0GL raw water pump leaking from weep hole. Only 101 hours.

    I was dewinterizing my 2004 Stingray 200LX yesterday and noticed a very slow drip out of the weep hole. I don't want saltwater mist shooting all in my engine compartment. As the title says, only...
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    Re: Water pressure and Flushing

    I never turn my garden hose up to full volume when running my jet ski engines. They just don't need that much cooling water at idle and for quick blips of the throttle. I look at the side of my...
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    Re: About to buy a new shift cable

    I just removed the old, OEM cable. It was a Teleflex brand with a part # of CC17215. I went to the actual Teleflex website and I did some research and found that Teleflex offers some better cables,...
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    About to buy a new shift cable

    My Volvo 5.0GL powered 2004 Stingray 200LX has had a stiff/sticky shifter cable since I bought the boat 3 yrs ago. Last year, it froze up on me and ruined a day of boating. I'm in the process of...
  37. Re: Used PWC, want to tow a skier - what to look for?

    I've slalom skied behind my 80hp 1994 Yamaha WaveRaider. It struggles to get me out of the water on the single ski. After I'm up, I really enjoy skiing behind the Raider. No wake whatsoever. Yes,...
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    Re: Need to grease up u-joints

    Thanks, Don. Do you know the approximate weight of the outdrive?
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    Need to grease up u-joints

    My 2004 Stingray 200LX with the Volvo SX outdrive has just over 100 hrs on it. I'm already thinking about the fast approaching summer and I have big plans for my boat this summer. I've owned the...
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    Re: XP 1996 No spark at plugs

    Have you checked the fuses?
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    Re: Freshwater PWC in Saltwater???

    Okay. I think that you got the fact that you're going to have to flush it and wash it very well after you're done. I'd do it daily.

    Now lets talk about your trailer. Is yours galvanized steel...
  42. Re: 1997 GP1200 Yamaha for $600 - little speed problem though

    Yes, its the purple hull Raider with the 80hp 701cc engine. I've owned it since it was brand new and I'm pretty experienced at riding it. I love how light it is and how easy I can horse it around. ...
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    Re: Got my dream ski today!!! 96xp

    Nice score. I'm constantly on craigslist looking for, among other skis, a 1996 Sea Doo XP. I've been told that ski is the all around "funnest" ski out there :) .

    One popped up about 10 days ago...
  44. Re: 1997 GP1200 Yamaha for $600 - little speed problem though

    I've got a '97 GP1200. I usually ride the smaller, lighter, weaker '94 Raider and my wife rides the GP. I've seen 54.7 mph on gps while riding my Raider. This is trimmed all the way up and me...
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    Re: Starts off great then....

    Engine power falling off after a few minutes of running great-I've seen where people have a gas tank that is not venting properly so the tank creates a vacuum as the gas is being consumed by the...
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    Re: Kawasaki 750ss what should I offer $$$$$

    The value of a PWC is definitely region specific. Around where I live, that ski probably wouldn't be worth much more than about $500. $700 tops. I'm on craigslist everyday so I know the prices of...
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    Re: 1998 Kawasaki Jetski zxi sank, Help!

    Last year after you got the water out of the engine, how much did you ride it?

    When you stored the ski away, did you add stabilizer to the gas? Is it pure gas or the lousy 10% ethanol stuff that...
  48. Re: GTX Limited...Lord let the problems end.

    I've heard that different compression gauges will give different readings. I've only got one and I've had it for a long, long time so I've got nothing to compare it against.

    Consistent readings...
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    Re: Galvanized or Painted Wheels?

    For saltwater boating, I think that you're going to be much happier in the long run with those galvanized wheels.
  50. Re: 97 Yam GP760 Fuel Warning light, fuel level, & beeper

    Perfect! Let me know how they work out and if they're good, I'll add them to my next order.
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