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    First take spark plugs out and make sure it will...

    First take spark plugs out and make sure it will turn over. Take cover off shaft and see it you can turn it.If not, maybe be seized at impellor/housing.If all ok, then starter may be bad.I've put a...
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    Might help if you post in right forum.Older ski

    Might help if you post in right forum.Older ski
  3. Know its gonna need carb rebuild

    Know its gonna need carb rebuild
  4. 1999 SUV purchase for $3K - reasonable price?

    Got a chance to buy a 1999 Yamaha Suv for $3000.

    Has SBT engine in it with less than 10 hrs.
    Couple of dings on ski,could be fixed and stickered.

    Trailer included.

    Is this a good buy?
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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!
  9. 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.
  11. 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
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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.
  23. 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.
  25. 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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