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    It also depends on what sort of parts you need....

    It also depends on what sort of parts you need. Many parts for the 2-stroke machines are no longer available new.
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    Was going that route and it SEEMS that's all that...

    Was going that route and it SEEMS that's all that needs done. Ended up getting a brand new in the crate Yamaha standard block
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    Easily repaired with good epoxy resin and glass.

    Easily repaired with good epoxy resin and glass.
  4. The experts note that untreated ethanol fuel CAN...

    The experts note that untreated ethanol fuel CAN go bad in as little as 30 days. But SURELY in 90 days.......
    There's a small engines guy that made a Youtube vid. He's got a bunch of pushmower...
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    Exactly........which means between moving one in...

    Exactly........which means between moving one in and out of the shop, gathering tools, writing up estimates and looking up parts,.....it's pretty easy to only bill out 5 hours labor in an 8 hour day....
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    That's mostly debris damage. Then somebody knew...

    That's mostly debris damage. Then somebody knew it wasn't running right but kept trying to ride it anyway. There's a couple ways this can happen. There could have been a water leak at a head...
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    Probably just like anywhere else. Powersports...

    Probably just like anywhere else. Powersports mechanics typically make $20-40 per billable hour.
  8. Will you be servicing yourself or having a shop...

    Will you be servicing yourself or having a shop do it? You know it's about an extra 2 hours labor just to put spark plugs in a Spark.....you have to pull the top deck off. Then when you break some of...
  9. I use an impact driver to disassemble, and run...

    I use an impact driver to disassemble, and run bolts back in. BUT snug and torque by hand. I also recently got a li-ion rechargeable ratchet that I'm really learning to like.......no air hose in the...
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    Don't jerry rig it and screw somebody else. Take...

    Don't jerry rig it and screw somebody else. Take the carbs apart, clean them, rebuild them, and be proud about selling a great running ski.
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    Yes, circled in yellow. It will make a more...

    Yes, circled in yellow. It will make a more airtight crankcase.
  12. Thread: 66V head

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    There is a slight difference overall. Most...

    There is a slight difference overall. Most recently a customer had XLT1200 twins. A his & hers combo. On his I removed the extra intake baffling, and took one layer out of the head gasket. His is...
  13. Check for moisture or corrosion in the large wire...

    Check for moisture or corrosion in the large wire block connectors at the MPEM. If that's not it then it's probably the MPEM itself. The '06 models had some crappy electronics.
  14. Thread: 66V head

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    I usually just drill the rivets on the metal head...

    I usually just drill the rivets on the metal head gasket and remove one layer. I've done it on the 1200r and the 800r.
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    I've wondered why that notch went all the way...

    I've wondered why that notch went all the way through the seal retaining groove myself but had not thought about filling it.
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    I know right!! I've done nothing to it. Unbolted...

    I know right!! I've done nothing to it. Unbolted the rear and just peeled the gasket off whole. And since it had never run right since this owner has had it....that was another thing that got me...
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    Oops, just read that they go into the front oil...

    Oops, just read that they go into the front oil pump......will check it out and report back.
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    SC metal bits in engine help please

    Alright guys. A customer of mine bought this boat a couple years ago and it has NEVER run right but has low hours......like 54 or something. It had been to a couple different shops for him to spend...
  19. I have rebuilt a few sc 4Tecs and a couple na...

    I have rebuilt a few sc 4Tecs and a couple na with WSM kits, no issues so far. I go through lots of WSM kits on 2 strokes every summer. I have recently had an issue with the gear in their 17 tooth sc...
  20. Since the primer has been changed, that's where...

    Since the primer has been changed, that's where I'd look for an issue. Could be sucking air.
  21. That damage is nothing, don't even worry about...

    That damage is nothing, don't even worry about it. Those bosses are only there to support the timing chain guide....which it's still doing.
  22. I always test the vacuum slides while carbs are...

    I always test the vacuum slides while carbs are off. Hold a shop vac up to the carb base and flip the throttle open.....the slide should go up quickly and fully. Normally the pumps are ok, sometimes...
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    Black plastic...

    Black plastic...
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    I litearally just checked one out yesterday for a...

    I litearally just checked one out yesterday for a customer doing this. Initial checks all showed good, even compression on all cylinders. Pumped about 5psi of air through the cooling system and with...
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    FS - Parts Are these for a carbed 1200 or FI? Or are they...

    Are these for a carbed 1200 or FI? Or are they the same?
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