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    WTB I'm definitely looking for a GPRSHO vs GPRXP. ...

    I'm definitely looking for a GPRSHO vs GPRXP.

    It's not that I have any inherent opposition to that platform, but I'm familiar with the Yamaha 1.8 and feel comfortable doing maintenance....
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    Do you have a copy of the service manual? You can...

    Do you have a copy of the service manual? You can find a PDF copy online by a Google search, and it'll become your best friend. I don't think you'll get any better detailed instructions than from...
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    Looks good!

    Looks good!
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    Even though the technology isn't perfect and...

    Even though the technology isn't perfect and there's lots of misleading claims about them, it still is by far the best protection you can get.

    The problem is, so many people are trying to...
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    Yep, my 1800 chine walks from time to time....

    Yep, my 1800 chine walks from time to time. Usually in the mid 30mph range
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    UPDATE: If anyone is in NE Ohio, I'm actually...

    UPDATE:

    If anyone is in NE Ohio, I'm actually looking for a few skis to use as guinea pigs for products. I'd use my own, but there's nothing I can really do to enhance them anymore than they...
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    Some 1300s chine-walk, and others don't seem to....

    Some 1300s chine-walk, and others don't seem to. They do stabilize once on plane, as you've probably noticed. It's just that "in-between" moment before being on plane or just barely on plane that...
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    WTB Sure - I'll shoot you a PM

    Sure - I'll shoot you a PM
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    WTB TTT. Still looking.... I have a lead on one...

    TTT.

    Still looking....

    I have a lead on one in NY that I may very well execute on, but checking to see if anything else is out there as well. Before I pull the trigger, I want to check all...
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    The 1300r is a pretty stable platform, and tracks...

    The 1300r is a pretty stable platform, and tracks straight, unless you don't want it to.

    When you say "fishtail", you mean that the rear end of the ski is sliding out?

    You have your sponsons...
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    That's insanity!! Does your dealership maintain a...

    That's insanity!! Does your dealership maintain a true professional detailing staff, or just traditional porters?

    And do they refine the finish with a polish first, or just go straight to applying...
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    It's real ceramic coating. Let me guess...you...

    It's real ceramic coating. Let me guess...you guys have jumped on the Ceramic Pro 4 coat, lifetime warranty bandwagon?
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    Here's a truck I coated with McKee's, if anyone...

    Here's a truck I coated with McKee's, if anyone is interested. Like I said, more depth than any other coating I've used. It makes this look like candy coat paint:
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    Hey Everyone, So this thread motivated...

    Hey Everyone,

    So this thread motivated me......

    There's a number of products I use in regular detailing, and I went to some of those manufacturers with whom I have relationships, and one of...
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    Careful if you're using Meguiars #7. That's a...

    Careful if you're using Meguiars #7. That's a show glaze and has no abrasives at all. It's designed to conceal imperfections and impart high gloss, mostly for temporary usage at shows.

    The effects...
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    Update: See if you can find Meguiar's Ultimate...

    Update: See if you can find Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. It's consumer line, yet contains SMAT abrasives.

    It's important that you choose SMAT abrasives because they don't have to go through the...
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    So it looks like your solvent evaporated too fast...

    So it looks like your solvent evaporated too fast and didn't finish leveling or flashing as intended. It can result in discoloration, cloudiness, and the streaks you see.

    Polish on a machine will...
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    Is it something that will be visible in pics? See...

    Is it something that will be visible in pics? See if you can post some.

    A lot if times, if high spots are cured, you'll need the mechanical action of a polisher to remove them. Technically you...
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    I should clarify - you don't HAVE to compound or...

    I should clarify - you don't HAVE to compound or polish to apply a ceramic, but I still maintain that you absolutely should. I have never seen a perfect finish on a vehicle. Even my current car, that...
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    Technically, yes...In my case, Mitsubishi had provided me a 30% discount on parts and labor, and arbitration eventually reached the point where the arbitrator thought that was a "fair" move by them....
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    You'll want to correct your paint before applying...

    You'll want to correct your paint before applying a ceramic coating. Start by using the least aggressive method possible to achieve your desired correction results and incrementally work your way up...
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    Not just the dealer, but the manufacturer makes a tremendous difference in how warranty claims are handled.

    I bought a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution brand new, and at 5,000 miles, experienced a...
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    Yes, you should be able to (theoretically) get it...

    Yes, you should be able to (theoretically) get it to start with the TPS unplugged. Not sure if the presence of the fuel controller will mess with that or anything, though.
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    My hunch is some sort of problem with the TPS,...

    My hunch is some sort of problem with the TPS, possibly intermittent.
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    No, it would just beep obnoxiously. The...

    No, it would just beep obnoxiously.

    The interesting thing that you mentioned in this post is that the backfires occur when you feather the throttle, right? A unique thing about the 1300r is that...
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