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  1. it wasn't my limits that cost me my ski it was...

    it wasn't my limits that cost me my ski it was not being able to refuel in those conditions. And I only had half a bedroom closet on there.
  2. The morning we left

    I thought I would post these pics of the morning we set out for Bimini. These are the pics I took that morning at crandon bay marina and the last pics I have of my ski.
  3. ok I'll bite. Some people don't understand and...

    ok I'll bite. Some people don't understand and cant but when they came out in 2009 I wanted one. I have built so many broken jet skis for people and bought junk ones rebuilt and sold them for years....
  4. sorry for not getting back to everyone on this...

    sorry for not getting back to everyone on this thread. I have had a lot of bad luck ever since the trip. A few weeks after the trip I tore my right rotator cup and on 9/14/2017 had a complete...
  5. Lost my 2013 FZR in a storm, now stranded on Bimini

    If anyone hears or talks to anyone about seeing a dark grey with green trim FZR in the Atlantic please pm me. Me and a buddy were crossing from Miami to Bimini and got caught in a storm. I got picked...
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    You could pull the sensor out of the pipe and...

    You could pull the sensor out of the pipe and plug it back in and tape it to the wire harness. I did it on mine till I got an Advent CDI. It worked great with no issues.
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    We are planning a trip in June. Leaving home 1st...

    We are planning a trip in June. Leaving home 1st and staying in Bimini 7 nights.
  8. I drilled a hole in mine and sealed it with...

    I drilled a hole in mine and sealed it with marine epoxy after the water drained out. I used a 3/16 drill bit.
  9. One thing I found that helps is spraying all the...

    One thing I found that helps is spraying all the shaft bushings on both sides of the carb as often as you can with garage door spray lubricant. The thin oily kind not the liquid grease. For some...
  10. Need to replace the bad gaskets even if you have...

    Need to replace the bad gaskets even if you have to wait on them.
  11. Those pistons look good I would like to see a...

    Those pistons look good I would like to see a little more wash on them but they look good. As far as the compression numbers they are low but it could be the gauge. Wile you got it torn down that far...
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    Those numbers are good.

    Those numbers are good.
  13. I am glad you pulled it down and getting it back...

    I am glad you pulled it down and getting it back right. just soak that crank in wd40 and get that water out of it. water can rust that crank pretty quick. let us know how it does when you get a...
  14. Pull the cylinders off and turn the base gaskets...

    Pull the cylinders off and turn the base gaskets the right way. You have installed the cylinder base gasket on wrong. They will fit either way on the pins and it only takes 1 on wrong to fill the...
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    Check compression and the powervalves make sure...

    Check compression and the powervalves make sure they cycle.
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    You need to do a simple test. Take it to the boat...

    You need to do a simple test. Take it to the boat launch and leave it strapped down start it up and let it warm up. Then rev it up a few times to blow the water out of the water box. You are at this...
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    When all 4 bolts are removed from the shoe it...

    When all 4 bolts are removed from the shoe it will just pull down unless it has been sealed right. Then you have to prize it down. As far as repairing the broken bolts you can drill and tap or try...
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    Sounds like the regulator going out. They can get...

    Sounds like the regulator going out. They can get really hot when going bad. A easy test is put a meter on the battery and crank it on the hose and note the voltage then rev it up and see what...
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    I like the 13/24 but if you don't have the right...

    I like the 13/24 but if you don't have the right setup like porting and tuning and timing you won't get the speed and could bog. You if you don't have it need a digital tach. For tuning and the jets...
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    I would run it and GPS it with the fuel...

    I would run it and GPS it with the fuel controller disconnected.
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    I have a Dealer account with SBT and use their...

    I have a Dealer account with SBT and use their products But would NOT use their Engines. Any company that Rebuilds a engine to LESS than standard efficiency to make it last is not a good re-builder....
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    It will lower compression so any gains will be...

    It will lower compression so any gains will be lost. Plus there's a lot more to it than just swapping out gaskets. (Timing,fuel air ratio and such) there are other bolt on gains. (Prop,ride...
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    We are driving all night to Miami then launching...

    We were originally planning on going then, but I wanted to get it a little farther away from the holidays.

    Are you staying in Miami the night before?[/QUOTE]

    We are driving all night to Miami...
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    Those cylinders are sleeved and acid will not...

    Those cylinders are sleeved and acid will not help. the best thing would be to hone them and see if they will clean up. as far as the piston damage on the tops of the pistons it looks like Detonation...
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    Heres a good read if you don't feel like doing...

    Heres a good read if you don't feel like doing any research yourself.

    Nikasil is a trademarked electrodeposited lipophilic nickel matrix silicon carbide coating for engine components, mainly...
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