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    hpux1560 - I highly recommend that you do not go...

    hpux1560 - I highly recommend that you do not go with any "reman" or "new clone" MR1 engine - as these are guaranteed to have inferior/aftermarket piston and parts, and assembled by folks whom might...
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    The "best option" - yes, custom install, drilling...

    The "best option" - yes, custom install, drilling holes, etc... Yet, hearing horror stories?? Hmmmmmmm. Well, it's not like you'd be drilling holes below the water-line. Aka, above the water line, we...
  3. Maybe I’m confused, but I never heard of gelcoat...

    Maybe I’m confused, but I never heard of gelcoat on SMC hulls, and SMC is what the 2004+ FX is.

    The reason has to do with the fabrication process ... gelcoat is not applied to hull’s exterior,...
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    Taking your word that all linkages are tight, yet...

    Taking your word that all linkages are tight, yet sounds like something could be (like the steering nozzle) oscillating during the slight rider right input. How about the pivot regions of the...
  5. And along the same lines as mmpeter advice about...

    And along the same lines as mmpeter advice about running numbers ... also insure that engine is not a re-manufactured or aftermarket clone - as these have proven to be very unreliable, built with...
  6. While I don't have RiDE nor rode an equipped ski...

    While I don't have RiDE nor rode an equipped ski yet .... how is (for the benefit of thread-followers) neutral attained ?
  7. Just my opinions here . . . "Is it possible...

    Just my opinions here . . .

    "Is it possible that there was shaft damage?"

    Not likely. Shaft is very very resilient.

    "Is it possible that there was damage on the seal going into the hull?"
    ...
  8. Not sure what the "best" paint is as cost and...

    Not sure what the "best" paint is as cost and desired effort come into play. As you already know . . . Yamahas are simply painted like low-end automobiles, hence you'll likely just have a primer...
  9. Agreed - good job Rufustoad, and good job to your...

    Agreed - good job Rufustoad, and good job to your Dealer for picking up the phone.
    Truth-be-told, I have a feeling that while the flaw/fix obviously rests with Yamaha, the lack of customer service...
  10. ^^^ Not sure why some folks have the overwhelming...

    ^^^ Not sure why some folks have the overwhelming urge to be combative when there is only good intention here.... I guess that just goes with oil-threads - you miss an “i” or a “t” and the world is...
  11. K447 - Absolutely - I agree !! That's taken into...

    K447 - Absolutely - I agree !! That's taken into account of what the bearings/surface can tolerate in reason. i.e., follow the MFR's maintenance intervals and oil specs and you'll be fine - can't see...
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    Another avenue to approach this (in addition to...

    Another avenue to approach this (in addition to physical locks, etc…) is to exploit the psychology of thievery - specifically deterrence - being as opportunistic as they usually are.

    Some...
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    ^^ That quote is fact.

    Layman’s explanation here for the greater audience … we all know Viscosity Inhibitors are “added” to the base oil so that the base oil’s viscosity characteristics can...
  14. Sticky: I just wanted to alleviate some of the paranoia...

    I just wanted to alleviate some of the paranoia about "blowing seals". Sure, as a general rule, please slow-down and go-easy when back-pressure builds in the grease gun - its a good indicator the IB...
  15. Those that get no satisfactory answer/fix from...

    Those that get no satisfactory answer/fix from their dealer nor Yamaha on correcting the defective fuel reading, perhaps pursue lemon-laws if your local gov has one.

    As far as another potential...
  16. Agreed - In fact, all the yamaha 4-stroke engines...

    Agreed - In fact, all the yamaha 4-stroke engines (MR1, 1.8L, TR1) generally share the same dimensional characteristics (engine mounting points & coupler offset). So if you are "re-powering" and old...
  17. I agree with K447 . . . what is the exact year &...

    I agree with K447 . . . what is the exact year & model of your craft??
    FWIW, the "EX" models were introduced in 2017, having a 3 cyl engine. And 2005 likely being a FX or VX, having a 4 cyl engine....
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    I believe that is plausible, and it doesn't have...

    I believe that is plausible, and it doesn't have to be a direct-hit. A bolt will product an EMP close to the strike zone, so any delicate electronic are susceptible.
    I once had a strike on my fence...
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    I agree with the above advice.... just go with...

    I agree with the above advice.... just go with copper-based anti seize on aluminum parts.
  20. face book has the volume of folks, but not the...

    face book has the volume of folks, but not the surgical-precision that forums offer. Call me old-skool, but forums rock!

    As for JQuattro, I'm not one whom has done this, but I am a DIY fabricator...
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    I agree on the ride plate mod above. The ribbon...

    I agree on the ride plate mod above. The ribbon delete is marginal. TJ mod is largely about sound than performance - and it's often a sound for the worst.
    Jet-pump mods - A lot of folks overlook the...
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    Not really a helpful post here . . . but I don’t...

    Not really a helpful post here . . . but I don’t believe there’s a whole heckavalot “we” consumers can really do to prevent the cracked heads, to include even those owners that might push the engine...
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    Correct, there's no requirement - like with sea...

    Correct, there's no requirement - like with sea doos, so it's strictly for the purpose of flushing - flushing the entire system, not just the coolant loops.
    I'm a creature of habit, so 98% of the...
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    Here’s another method that uses 2 past OEM existing parts, thus requires no risky irreversible tapping of the IB housing threads :

    Step 1 – Swap out the Zerk fitting on the IB assembly for that of...
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    So this only happens when on the driveway...

    So this only happens when on the driveway flushing??
    With the mods you described, higher flow strainer, etc... there very well might not be enough flushing volume and pressure to keep all feeds wet...
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