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    On the motor? Or on me?

    On the motor? Or on me?
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    Micrometer says 73.90 MM for both. Scale says...

    Micrometer says 73.90 MM for both. Scale says 8.6 ounces for both (with rings and pin).

    The only thing I can think of is a different alloy to handle temperature extremes on the RX1. This might...
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    FX140 Pistons

    Re-building a 2004 FX140 motor that has stuck rings. Looking to keep costs to a minimum.

    Picked up a set of clean used pistons pulled from a 2003 RX1. The pistons are identical to FX140 pistons,...
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    I have over 3,000 hours on my OE underwear. ...

    I have over 3,000 hours on my OE underwear.

    Got my first speedboat in 1981... back before Al Gore invented the internet. I don't remember the source (probably Dave at Whitestone lumber / OMC...
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    I put no more than 10-20 hours/year on each...

    I put no more than 10-20 hours/year on each motor... maybe 20-30 on the boat. With the short season and lots of toys, the hours don't add up too quickly.

    Since last year I trimmed the fleet from...
  6. Same story here. I used a hammer and chisel. ...

    Same story here. I used a hammer and chisel. But I didn't care if the hull got damaged. I just wanted the midwall, which did sustain a little damage in the process.
  7. I'm sure it's the same glue. I didn't get the...

    I'm sure it's the same glue. I didn't get the glue to soften at all, so I gave up.

    Perhaps melting the glue is not the answer. Maybe heating the glue and letting it cool, as suggested by the...
  8. I read what you wrote. But like I said, I tried...

    I read what you wrote. But like I said, I tried a propane torch with no luck. I'm guessing a torch is as hot as a heat gun.

    I simply shared my experience using heat. Maybe you had better luck...
  9. You might melt the hull before you melt the glue....

    You might melt the hull before you melt the glue. I once cut up a 2005 FX hull and wanted to save the midwall. Tried melting that glue with a propane torch but it didn't soften at all.
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    Definitely a good safe bet, especially since you...

    Definitely a good safe bet, especially since you can pick up a set for about $25. But I have 4 MR-1 motors (2 in the boat plus 2 skis) and a 1.8 that don't get a lot of use, so I try to save some...
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    What I've noticed about the plugs is that they go...

    What I've noticed about the plugs is that they go bad almost without warning. The motor will bog a few times, then the max RPM drops to 8K. The problem is that the spark plug no longer throws spark...
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    I have a few of the MR-1 HO motors. I find that...

    I have a few of the MR-1 HO motors. I find that the spark plugs work until they don't. When a plug goes bad, the max RPM drops to about 8K. I've seen brand new plugs go bad right away, and old...
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    Ultra 260 was only made in 2009 and 2010. How...

    Ultra 260 was only made in 2009 and 2010.

    How long has it been sitting unused? I'm always leery about buying a ski that someone bought, but never rode. Usually, it's someone that got stuck with...
  14. Check the water behind the ski when it's running....

    Check the water behind the ski when it's running. Look for a sheen on top of the water. A common problem with the older FX140's is a bad ECU that keeps a fuel injector open and floods the cylinder...
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    How about a road trip to NY for a damaged 2012...

    How about a road trip to NY for a damaged 2012 VXR with 40 hours (not mine)? Price is $4200.


    https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/boa/d/merrick-2012-yamaha-vxs-hull-damage/6947923714.html
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    I've seen a few much newer VXR and VXS...

    I've seen a few much newer VXR and VXS WaveRunners for around $7500, so I don't think that book value is an accurate reflection of what the ski would sell for.

    I thought the timing chain problems...
  17. First time you ride slow with a strong tail...

    First time you ride slow with a strong tail wind... you'll yank that tube right off.
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    Don't cut the drive shaft. There's a much easier...

    Don't cut the drive shaft. There's a much easier solution that has worked for me every time.

    Where are you located?
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    A bit far. If you were close to NY, I'd let you...

    A bit far. If you were close to NY, I'd let you put my block next to yours to compare.
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    Where are you located?

    Where are you located?
  21. Not a total crap shoot. Even if the Nikasil is...

    Not a total crap shoot. Even if the Nikasil is shot, I'd say the rest of the parts are well worth the listed price for someone trying to keep their MSX running.
  22. I'll have to look around. That's exactly what I...

    I'll have to look around. That's exactly what I had in mind. I have a complete 1100 ZXi minus the hull. If the 1100 STX does mid 50's, I'm sure the 1100 SXR would do it too.

    I thought about...
  23. Very cool... a 3-year-old riding a standup. ...

    Very cool... a 3-year-old riding a standup.

    Next project: get a Dodge Challenger HellCat and install a lawn tractor engine for the kid to drive.

    But seriously, where did you get an empty hull? ...
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    You can buy a clean used FXHO for about the same...

    You can buy a clean used FXHO for about the same price as the repair.
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    Boating laws are pretty clear. If two vessels...

    Boating laws are pretty clear. If two vessels are approaching each other at an angle, the vessel on the right is the stand-on vessel, and the other is the give-way vessel. If it was a T-bone, the...
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