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    Most folks have moved to jetboaters.net. Many...

    Most folks have moved to jetboaters.net. Many more knowledge folks there.

    Basically the no wake feature has you put the bucket in neutral, then increases RPMs. Talk to these guys and see if their...
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    OMG, it's just wrong. That is a VX110 hull and...

    OMG, it's just wrong. That is a VX110 hull and someone put a 2-stroke motor in it. Run away.

    -Greg
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    I go in thinking of two prices: (1) In good...

    I go in thinking of two prices: (1) In good running condition with no issues, and (2) everything else. The ski you are looking at is in the #2 category, and if the owner does not want to spend the...
  4. If you are moving the motor mounts for a 66V, you...

    If you are moving the motor mounts for a 66V, you mind as well put in a 4-stroke MR1. See recipes below.

    -Greg
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    As far as water boxes, I can't really say other...

    As far as water boxes, I can't really say other than the ski runs 52-53 mph, same as a stock early model VX.

    I have had this ski running about six weeks now and have ridden quite a bit. XLT hull...
  6. Might be tough getting an MR1 into that hull, and...

    Might be tough getting an MR1 into that hull, and you will need to move the motor mounts on the XL. My recent XLT/VX build thread is below. Different hull, and setup for a 66v 2-stroke, so the motor...
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    4-Stroke 2002 FX140 Speedometer / Meter

    Bought a 2002 FX140 that sat outside in the sun for a long time and now the speedo/meter is faded beyond use. Part number is F1B-6820A-00-00 and still available from Yamaha, but very expensive...
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    We ride from Lake Livingston White Rock Creek...

    We ride from Lake Livingston White Rock Creek area up to highway 7. 100 miles each way. You’ll want to ride when the river is lower and no trash in the water (like right now). Know there are no...
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    PM Sent.

    PM Sent.
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    Button it all back up, and there you have it. ...

    Button it all back up, and there you have it.

    I am just waiting on a trim cable and cable extensions... should be here tomorrow and I can water test this week.

    Parts lists:

    VX Donor

    ...
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    Used a dremel to fit in the gauge. Also painted...

    Used a dremel to fit in the gauge. Also painted the area black to blend in better once the "engine cover" goes back on.
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    Fuse box mounts to the side, near where the VX...

    Fuse box mounts to the side, near where the VX harness would expect (and can reach). TPS is not shown, but mounts on the port side.
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    For the exhaust, I have to shout out to my buddy...

    For the exhaust, I have to shout out to my buddy Kevin who tipped me off to using an XLT/GPR800 exhaust which already has 2 1/2" nipples. The water box to resonator hose from an 800 also fits...
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    I did not get a photo of me shoe-horning the...

    I did not get a photo of me shoe-horning the motor in, but here are some tips:

    - remove the handle bars and complete engine cover (make sure to get all the bolts to not damage when you remove)
    -...
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    FX fuel tank pushed all the way to the rear. You...

    FX fuel tank pushed all the way to the rear. You can use the XLT hose cut into sections with 2" stainless, and an extra piece of fuel hose in between.

    You will want to use an FX tank as it fits in...
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    Sealing the pump shoe with silicon for...

    Sealing the pump shoe with silicon for anti-cavitation good luck.
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    The 2010+ VX 24 3/4" driveshaft and mid-shaft and...

    The 2010+ VX 24 3/4" driveshaft and mid-shaft and a 2" FX spacer.

    Hey folks, if you part FXs and sell on eBay, sell the 2" spacers along with the longer bolts that are unique to FX. They are tough...
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    Test fitting the MR1 with a mock-up motor. The...

    Test fitting the MR1 with a mock-up motor. The 66v has the same motor mount locations as the 66v, so no work there. Motor also clears the humps in the inner hull.

    Measuring the driveshaft, this...
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    Yamaha 2004 XLT1200 MR1 Conversion

    I've always liked the XLT hulls and really miss my XLT1200s. They are stable and fun to ride. However, I don't miss the 66v motor and several dozen 66v rebuilds I've done over the years. I have for a...
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    Just a report at 10 hrs on rebuild. Running...

    Just a report at 10 hrs on rebuild. Running strong. Put in a rebuilt stock prop, and a CandooPro GPS module, calibrated in kph, and hitting 69 in 90+ degree water on a full tank of gas. Prop fixed a...
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    Nice job on the rebuild and documenting it as...

    Nice job on the rebuild and documenting it as well.

    -Greg
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    I could not get over 63 when calibrated in MPH...

    I could not get over 63 when calibrated in MPH mode.
  23. See this thread on a 300LX I just rebuilt....

    See this thread on a 300LX I just rebuilt. Previous owner had overfilled by at least 2 quarts. Still a bit uncertain if that was the root cause (e.g. foaming oil) or one person pointed to Royal...
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    When you calibrate the Candoo module, change your...

    When you calibrate the Candoo module, change your ski to KPH mode first. After calibration the Candoo will continue to provide a GPS readout in MPH even though you stay in KPH mode. A bit of a pain...
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    Possible stuck valves. Do a leak down test to see...

    Possible stuck valves. Do a leak down test to see where it's losing compression (intake valves, exhaust valves, stuck rings). If the motor is rotating freely for a compression test, then not likely a...
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