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    I WAS wrong.Mudslanger is right.Base gasket not...

    I WAS wrong.Mudslanger is right.Base gasket not head.I know. I did it 10 years ago.I said I could be wrong!
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    You've got a head gasket on backwards.Search here...

    You've got a head gasket on backwards.Search here for that.There's key to doing it right.I believe the tab faces the exhaust.
    I've wrong before! LOL
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    Ain't gonna be $5 to replace those bolts.Make...

    Ain't gonna be $5 to replace those bolts.Make sure you pressure test.
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    Bought my first ski when I was 55. A waveraider...

    Bought my first ski when I was 55. A waveraider 1100.Wish I had it now.Bought a XLT 1200 so I could ride my ladyfriend.Then a VXHO.Sold it.67 in 2 months.Ride long as you can hold on!
  5. It is a PIA. Gotta wedge the side away to get at...

    It is a PIA. Gotta wedge the side away to get at one of the manifold bolts and their underneath too.Gotta turn stinger to get out.Forgot which way.After about 4 times got where I could take it out in...
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    Check all fuel lines since you smell gas.Might...

    Check all fuel lines since you smell gas.Might get launched off the line,faster than you want.Check fuel pickup tube and flapper valve.
  7. Head gasket maybe.Or base gasket.Did you cut off...

    Head gasket maybe.Or base gasket.Did you cut off ski first and then water hose? Water doesn';t compress at all. F..ksup everything.
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    gotta do a compression test.May have water damage...

    gotta do a compression test.May have water damage to cylinders and or head
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    What kind of machine shop was it? Have you tried...

    What kind of machine shop was it? Have you tried heat or left hand drill?
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    Can't see from the photo.Tabs on base gasket...

    Can't see from the photo.Tabs on base gasket should be on exhaust side.
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    Should have said base gaskets.Did you remove jugs?

    Should have said base gaskets.Did you remove jugs?
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    Could the head gasket be on backwards?

    Could the head gasket be on backwards?
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    Better find out why it blew before pissing away...

    Better find out why it blew before pissing away $$$$
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    I was going to suggest a 12x12 hole by sawzall...

    I was going to suggest a 12x12 hole by sawzall with some fiberglass cloth and resin........been here done it.PIA
  15. You HAVE removed the flywheel bolt? As stated...

    You HAVE removed the flywheel bolt? As stated earlier set up puller with tension,spray with penetrant, leave overnight with tension.I was told by a renowned engine builder to heat and THEN...
  16. If memory serves me right, you can remove bendix...

    If memory serves me right, you can remove bendix with flywheel on(starter out)Maybe Bassackwards though.But I'd take it off and clean.Loosen bolt on snout ( it is threaded into crank),use impact. Use...
  17. JB weld it.Had one of mine do it.

    JB weld it.Had one of mine do it.
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    First check compression.then proceed.READ.Its all...

    First check compression.then proceed.READ.Its all here.
  19. Had a Raider1100 (really fast)had a GP1200 too...

    Had a Raider1100 (really fast)had a GP1200 too but nothing can be more aggravating than the XLT 1200 to work on that I have now.Thanks EPA
    I think if I remember right the 1100 carbs are accessible...
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    Check for loose grounds and connector corrosion.

    Check for loose grounds and connector corrosion.
  21. If you can feel any resistance at all I'd have it...

    If you can feel any resistance at all I'd have it rebuilt.Just have it inspected at least by a reputable shop.Money saved in long run.
    SALT WATER for 4 weeks.Get real! Had to have rusted the bearing...
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    Those piston parts went somewhere.Gotta have that...

    Those piston parts went somewhere.Gotta have that crank cleaned by somebody who knows how to do it.You can get a rebuild motor with a warranty.Check the interweb.You can get the carbs done by one of...
  23. Was told this by one of the premier porters in...

    Was told this by one of the premier porters in US.I used Gibbs Brand penetrating oil
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    Atlantic jet sports sells a complete top-end kit...

    Atlantic jet sports sells a complete top-end kit for around $1200.Find a cylinder and away you go.GOT TO FIND why it melted down.Oil line,air leak and or carb problems.Make sure you pressure test...
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    No matter how you do this, the local...

    No matter how you do this, the local Environmental folks are likely to have a fit.Here in NC if you do something like this without a permit you'll pay a fortune to replace.
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