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  1. Looks just like raw blasted aluminum to me. Maybe...

    Looks just like raw blasted aluminum to me. Maybe the guy just isn't use to seeing aluminum. Looks great though!
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    LOL! No such thing on those.

    LOL! No such thing on those.
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    The CDI (black box) is probably just fine....

    The CDI (black box) is probably just fine. Normally the red power connectors get very corroded. I've also seen terminals eaten right off the voltage regulator. If I remember correctly there are 2...
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    Well,......that is spectacularly awful! You will...

    Well,......that is spectacularly awful! You will need to disconnect and clean every connector, maybe even repair a few after they break off cause of the corrosion. Be sure to check the backside of...
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    OK, a common issue with those is they have brass...

    OK, a common issue with those is they have brass pickup tubes in the tank. They are known to crack. Label and remove the fuel hoses from the pickup assembly. Remove the 4 phillips screws, and pull...
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    Who rebuilt the carbs? Fuel pump should have been...

    Who rebuilt the carbs? Fuel pump should have been inspected at that time..........unless you mean motor 'rebuild'.......then it's even WORSE. You don't put a new engine in with dirty or unknown...
  7. Correct, the 800 has no cat.

    Correct, the 800 has no cat.
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    Yes, normally just laying down near the battery.

    Yes, normally just laying down near the battery.
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    I feel like it's a BS moneygrab. If everything...

    I feel like it's a BS moneygrab. If everything was done properly during the 'winterization' then there's nothing to do. Gas and go. If they don't look over things when they winterize or you didn't do...
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    Sometimes (rarely) a solenoid will go bad passing...

    Sometimes (rarely) a solenoid will go bad passing voltage but not FULL voltage. Check battery voltage with a meter, then watch as you try to crank. Then do the same thing with the lead right on the...
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    Betting it's just like lots of other stuff and...

    Betting it's just like lots of other stuff and likely made in the same factory anyway. Just order whichever is readily available to you. Have you ohmed out the originals to see if any are actually...
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    Yes, on a ZXi the main ignition power goes into...

    Yes, on a ZXi the main ignition power goes into the trim box, then on to the ignition. First, check the fuses under the round cap. Next, open the e-box and see if everytuhing is a corroded mess or...
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    Yes, always a few 1/2 throttle stabs letting it...

    Yes, always a few 1/2 throttle stabs letting it return to idle in between them. Pulling the waterbox and emptying.......NO, only for extended storage.
  14. With the ski not running, usually...

    With the ski not running, usually 20-30psi........depending upon when the last time it ran was. Over the winter they bleed off very slowly until there is no pressure at all.

    The schrader valve is...
  15. The cap for the CB shaft has an 0'ring around it...

    The cap for the CB shaft has an 0'ring around it for sealing. That small chip is OUTSIDE the o'ring.........luckily, another non-issue.


    By the way, some of the best mechanics are...
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    Use the 6 holer and call it a day.

    Use the 6 holer and call it a day.
  17. I've noticed misfiring on most 4 strokes after 20...

    I've noticed misfiring on most 4 strokes after 20 hours (depending on time frame)OR....even just after a winter nap! Seems if the machine is ridden 40 hours in one season then it's not an issue. But...
  18. The head shell is a very thin cast piece. Welding...

    The head shell is a very thin cast piece. Welding might warp it if not done carefully, worth a shot.
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    Sounds like it was done correctly. Got any pics...

    Sounds like it was done correctly. Got any pics of the process?
  20. How much for a good MSX cylinder and piston?

    How much for a good MSX cylinder and piston?
  21. Any competant welder with a good TIG setup can...

    Any competant welder with a good TIG setup can fix that no problemo. Should be around $120 tops.Then grind/reshape with a dremel and a carbide burr.

    HINT.....a lot of guys have nice setups in...
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    It's an Ultra 250x going through a quart of oil...

    It's an Ultra 250x going through a quart of oil an hour...........cracked piston.
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    My first questions would be......Where did the...

    My first questions would be......Where did the oem water seperator/fuel filter go? And, What type of inline fuel filter is it?......paper is a no-no.
  24. Flywheel......file those flush and don't worry...

    Flywheel......file those flush and don't worry about it.
    PTO......I see (and have made) pipe wrench marks plenty. A non issue.
    RAVE gasket surface gouge. You can use a flat file or stone on the...
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    Carbon dust is organic based. Try some simple...

    Carbon dust is organic based. Try some simple green, it's great on most organics.
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