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    Short trailers tend to get sideways easily while...

    Short trailers tend to get sideways easily while reversing, compared to a longer trailer.

    A trailer that is too light on the tow ball (not enough tongue weight) can sometimes become a handling...
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    Yep. ...

    Yep.

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=127009&d=1240190997

    First, use the right sized trailer for the watercraft.
    Adjust the trailer to fit the hull and have the correct...
  3. The electrical box shell is metal. It is...

    The electrical box shell is metal. It is connected to engine ground via that thin black wire to the stator. The positive post on the battery has full battery voltage.

    If the positive battery post...
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    That is true for the TDC beginning of the power...

    That is true for the TDC beginning of the power stroke.

    Is it also true for TDC on the exhaust/intake overlap stroke?
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    Tip: With a longer trailer, not only will it fit...

    Tip: With a longer trailer, not only will it fit the hull length better with much longer bunk boards (the less hull overhang out the back, the better), but a longer trailer also tends to behave...
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    Well, when it was manufactured there would have...

    Well, when it was manufactured there would have been a sticker or metal plate with the weight rating, tire size, and VIN serial number info. Since that trailer is now twenty seven years old the VIN...
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    Welcome. That trailer looks like it was...

    Welcome.

    That trailer looks like it was intended for a MUCH smaller watercraft. The bow hold down is of the type typically found with small stand-up watercraft.

    What is the age and weight...
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    Was there a plastic cover over the battery?

    You can find the wiring diagram in the linked info. That includes stator wire color coding for Gen III stators.
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    What model and year? You want to warm the oil...

    What model and year?

    You want to warm the oil before extracting the oil?

    Take it for a ride on the water, then change the oil soon afterwards.

    On the trailer with a garden hose flush you...
  10. That is a symptom of burned 'electrical box...

    That is a symptom of burned 'electrical box ground' wires, often caused by electrical box shorting the the battery posts.

    The entire electrical box 'ground' is connected to the engine via a...
  11. Watcon (http://www.watcon.com) sells the proper...

    Watcon sells the proper carb rebuild kits and can ship to Canada. Might take a week or two to arrive.

    Where are you finding $300 CAD pricing for the genuine Mikuni Polaris carb kits?
  12. Click here, start reading....

    Click here, start reading.
    http://polarispwcknowledge.shorturl.com/first-things-to-do

    Find the Ficht section and read up on deleting the water injection solenoid.

    Also read the MFI section for...
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    Where have you been looking...

    Where have you been looking?


    You have seen this web site, correct?
    http://polarispwcknowledge.shorturl.com/first-things-to-do
  14. Is the plastic battery cover in place on the...

    Is the plastic battery cover in place on the battery? Look for signs that the battery may have shorted (momentarily) to the electrical box.

    OR perhaps the NEW battery was initially hooked up with...
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    Check the routing of the steering cable itself...

    Check the routing of the steering cable itself around the engine. When the engine is running in the water there will be varying tension in the steering cable as you turn left versus right.

    Perhaps...
  16. Anything in the 14.x volt range is just fine.

    Anything in the 14.x volt range is just fine.
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    Post photos of the box. Any identifying markings?...

    Post photos of the box. Any identifying markings? Any factory paperwork inside the box? Anything at all?

    We are still trying to figure out which 'offshore' company is actually making these things....
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    3M 4200 Fast Cure. Seal ride plate along front...

    3M 4200 Fast Cure.

    Seal ride plate along front edge, full width, and where it meets the intake grate.
    Also at least part way down each side of the ride plate.

    The idea is to eliminate all...
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    We often use RiDE to creep and control movement...

    We often use RiDE to creep and control movement when loading skis onto the double trailer. Depending on winds, current, waves and boat wash from other boats, plus rough edged docks right next to the...
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    How Yamaha RiDE works

    Reverse bucket moves part way down, under control of the RiDE motor drive module. The RiDE motor is able to move the reverse bucket from full up to full down, or partial down for neutral, quite...
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    Well, the intake grate reinforcement was only...

    Well, the intake grate reinforcement was only required for 2017 and 2018 GP1800. *

    2019 onwards GP1800R have that area reinforced from the factory.


    * 2015-2018 VXR and similar models also...
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    The Stop button and the lanyard share the same...

    The Stop button and the lanyard share the same wiring at the handlebar switch and down into the electrical box.

    Inspect/check the wiring. I suspect there is a frayed/broken wire or connection...
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    ETX16L example on the left (negative post on the...

    ETX16L example on the left (negative post on the Left),
    ETX16 on the right (negative post on the right).

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=309747&d=1376049579
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    Welcome. My understanding is that the sealant...

    Welcome.

    My understanding is that the sealant used by Yamaha has not changed.

    As far as I know the transom plate factory sealing is still poor for 2019, 2020 GP1800 (and probably also VXR and...
  25. Check the battery voltage with engine running and...

    Check the battery voltage with engine running and battery already fully charged.

    If the LR voltage regulator is working and charging the battery the measured voltage should be at least 13.5 volts,...
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