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  1. I'm guessing by the lack of interest in my thread...

    I'm guessing by the lack of interest in my thread that there must not be very many guys on here that know much about my ski. I'm hoping to have some time to work on it this weekend if I can get some...
  2. Just saw that I did post a thread about this, so...

    Just saw that I did post a thread about this, so I'm bringing the information back up. Some ideas, thoughts, and help with this would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    WR500 Starter Issues

    Well guys....it's been a while since I've been on but I've been running the old '88 WR500G and she's been doing great! Now I'm wanting to get my other $100 '88 WR500G going too. For some reason I...
  4. 1988 Yamaha WR500 - Need Help Removing Starter

    I let the hull of the ski fill up with water about 1/3 full to 1/4 full. Now the starter wont do anything. Hit the starter with a hammer and it works now, but acts like it doesn't have the power to...
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    I have ran into the same issue!!! I bought a...

    I have ran into the same issue!!!

    I bought a 1988 WR500 and bought another 1988 WR500 for parts. The skis look identical, however one of the skis, the CDI unit has the red/white wire connector...
  6. wow, well great! Now just to go through that carb...

    wow, well great! Now just to go through that carb and you'll have a spare!
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    DaddyT and RYGuy, I am in Alabama and I bought...

    DaddyT and RYGuy,

    I am in Alabama and I bought (2) 500's just like the one pictured last month. They are both non-runners and bought them from seperate people, but the price was right. I was told...
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    Very handy. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!

    Very handy. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!
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    I am awaiting to find out your problems and...

    I am awaiting to find out your problems and results. If you need the service manual, I have it. Send me an email at ihfarmallrtr@gmail.com

    Would be happy to send you a copy.
  10. WOW! Totally Jealous right now. I bet that thing...

    WOW! Totally Jealous right now. I bet that thing is as much as a car payment!
  11. WOW! That sure is something to check out! I'm...

    WOW! That sure is something to check out! I'm headed home to check that right now. SUre hope that is my problem.
  12. Sticky: Bill, Is this the carb that is found on my...

    Bill,

    Is this the carb that is found on my 1988 Waverunner 500? I am new to this and would like to go through it with new stuff. I am trying to figure out which post/sticky on here relates to the...
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    Are these good places to purchase a CDI at a good...

    Are these good places to purchase a CDI at a good price for an 1988 500 WR?
  14. what is this spark tester you speak of?? I need...

    what is this spark tester you speak of?? I need to buy me one of those
  15. Speed must be correct. I tried to post an ad, but...

    Speed must be correct. I tried to post an ad, but I didn't see a link to create a new post anywhere. I feel like if it is a "WANTED" ad, that anyone who registers should be able to post regardless of...
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    Those are some great tips! One question......do...

    Those are some great tips! One question......do these things supposed to come with a title?? I bought 2 of them (1988 models) and did not recieve a title with each one. They were bought from 2...
  17. I can look to see if I have anything in my...

    I can look to see if I have anything in my service manual when I get home. I remember getting a manual for your ski when I bought mine.
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    I have this similar problem with both of my 1988...

    I have this similar problem with both of my 1988 models. I have another post on here with the manual pages attached showing the test procedure. After I tested mine, I still haven't resolved the...
  19. Very nice looking ski. Man I hope you didn't pay...

    Very nice looking ski. Man I hope you didn't pay as much as I did for mine when you say cheap, cause yours surely is VERY NICE! I've got $600 invested into (2) 1988 Waverunner 500's (non-runners)...
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    That kind of sounds like my problem. I replaced...

    That kind of sounds like my problem. I replaced my CDI from a ski that did fire, and on this ski, I still don't get any fire. I recall checking the stop/start switch, but I might have checked it...
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    279018yalls aren't that old.....I got a pair of...

    279018yalls aren't that old.....I got a pair of these!

    1988 Yamaha WRG500's

    They are currently not running, but ran great before they quit. I believe it is just a carb issue with one, and the...
  22. Keep in mind that I have also checked eBay for...

    Keep in mind that I have also checked eBay for the last month, only to find (1) selection of what I need at most. I feel like there is more out there, but I just can't find it.
  23. Used Ski Parts Supplier - Who is out there that has fair price & good parts

    I am looking for some good used parts (mostly electrical stuff) for my (2) 1988 Yamaha Wave Runner's (WRG500) that I just bought. Right now, I know I need a good used CDI, ignition coil, and maybe...
  24. Thank you for the input Cutlass. That does make...

    Thank you for the input Cutlass. That does make sense, however I replaced the CDI unit with another CDI I had on my other ski of the same type and age. When I installed it, the charge coil was...
  25. Anyone?

    Anyone?
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