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  1. Owner's manual will tell you how to switch. ...

    Owner's manual will tell you how to switch.

    Don't remember the exact sequence, but it's something like this. After the dash shuts off, hit the start button. Then hold down the volt button for a...
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    Haven't had the problem with the 1.8 motor. But...

    Haven't had the problem with the 1.8 motor. But every time I experienced something similar with the MR-1 motor, it came back to the battery... weak battery or loose or dirty battery cable connectors.
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    Can't speak from experience about the SVHO motor....

    Can't speak from experience about the SVHO motor. But on the MR-1 motor, I just had to remove the 4 motor mount bolts, then disconnect the exhaust coupling. No hoist was needed. Just slide the...
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    Might not be the solution to all of your...

    Might not be the solution to all of your problems, but the Kawi 1100 sounds like a problem I had years ago with mine. The spark plug wires get frayed at the ends and don't conduct enough juice to...
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    FS - Parts Intake Manifold, Fuel Rail, Fuel Injectors,...

    Intake Manifold, Fuel Rail, Fuel Injectors, Sensors: $300

    Throttle body not included (was removed before I got the motor).

    Good condition.
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    New spark plugs. Check/tighten cooling hose...

    New spark plugs.

    Check/tighten cooling hose clamps.

    Pull the jet pump and check the impeller and the pump bearings.

    Grease the drive shaft splines so that the shaft doesn't get stuck inside...
  7. Pretty sure I was able to finagle it somehow. I...

    Pretty sure I was able to finagle it somehow. I remember the harness being a problem and removing the plastic stays from the hull to push it down and out of the way.
  8. Try working on a Polaris MSX110.

    Try working on a Polaris MSX110.
  9. Don't hold me to this, but I'm pretty sure I was...

    Don't hold me to this, but I'm pretty sure I was able to pull the intake manifold without removing the motor mount bolts.

    The trick was to remove the whole ECU bracket and get it (and the wiring...
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    The pipe looks pretty good. If you clean out the...

    The pipe looks pretty good. If you clean out the grooves and install new rings, you should be OK. The bigger concern would be holes on the top and bottom of the fat part of the pipe end, but your...
  11. Better hurry. I'm going to run over there and...

    Better hurry. I'm going to run over there and offer $600. That's a steal.
  12. Ski looks mint. I've never come across one that...

    Ski looks mint. I've never come across one that clean outside of the dealer showroom.

    K has the right answers. Drain the fuel and do an oil/filter change. New spark plugs are probably a good...
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    If you're only running it once a month, that...

    If you're only running it once a month, that might be the cause of your problem. A month is enough time for corrosion to start forming on the valves. A few minutes of running cleans them up.

    You...
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    No machine shop needed. You can do this...

    No machine shop needed. You can do this yourself.

    Remove the little screw on the outside of the housing. Catch the edge of the liner by tapping in a thin-blade screwdriver then keep pushing the...
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    The liner is a relatively thin piece of stainless...

    The liner is a relatively thin piece of stainless steel, so there's not a whole lot of material there for machining. I've been able to grind down high spots to get some more life from a pump, but...
  16. Hard to tell from your pics, but the impeller...

    Hard to tell from your pics, but the impeller doesn't look that bad. Those dings on the edges are more likely to cause vibration than a significant loss of speed. You can clean the impeller up...
  17. Doesn't look that bad. Are you sure you're...

    Doesn't look that bad.

    Are you sure you're only hitting 48? Don't rely on the dash for an accurate speed reading. Check your speed with a GPS.
  18. That one spark plug looks too clean... which...

    That one spark plug looks too clean... which probably means that cylinder is not firing. You should probably figure out why before doing anything else to the motor. It would be foolish to do a new...
  19. I disagree. I like fast women.

    I disagree. I like fast women.
  20. You could probably buy a used FXHO for a little...

    You could probably buy a used FXHO for a little more than $6500, but you'd hard time finding a motor for $3K.

    When operating in salt water, the oil filters tend to rust thru pretty easily. The...
  21. Sticky: Referred someone to Darrin for a Kawi EMM repair....

    Referred someone to Darrin for a Kawi EMM repair. Part came back in 2 weeks, installed and used all weekend. Ski runs like new.
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    S/C belt

    S/C belt
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    Check the dipstick tube. I had a 12F that leaked...

    Check the dipstick tube. I had a 12F that leaked a little from the tube. No damage to the tube or pan and a new o-ring, but it still leaked.

    There was an easy way to tell it came from the tube. ...
  24. How about a Kawi STX-15F? Great performance and...

    How about a Kawi STX-15F? Great performance and speed. Very nimble and ideal for jumping waves or doing donuts.

    I sold my last 15F to a friend, but had him leave it here so I could fix a minor...
  25. Small needle-nose vice grip with a piece of hose...

    Small needle-nose vice grip with a piece of hose on each side. Easy to carry. Works on any ski. No installation/modification required.

    I wouldn't tow any ski without blocking off the cooling...
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