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  1. I've seen quite a few of these that were heavily...

    I've seen quite a few of these that were heavily corroded. Of course, proper maintenance is the key to making anything last. But I think the issue is that this exhaust system requires more than...
  2. There are so many known problems with the Ultra...

    There are so many known problems with the Ultra 250/260 Jetskis. Investing $3K might be a big mistake, especially since it never ran right since you got it. Until it's repaired, you won't know if...
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    Been riding the FX140/FXHO models for years. We...

    Been riding the FX140/FXHO models for years. We always seem to average 4-4.5 gallons of fuel per hour on the display, which covers everything from full speed operation down to flushing on the hose. ...
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    That's not the back seat! One more pointer to...

    That's not the back seat!

    One more pointer to glean from the pic: get the right ball mount... trailer should be towed level.
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    Sticky: I think the general idea is that bankruptcy is...

    I think the general idea is that bankruptcy is better than death. A lot of people and businesses have recovered from bankruptcy, but I've only heard of one person that recovered from death.

    I...
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    Before pulling the motor apart, try this. Pull...

    Before pulling the motor apart, try this. Pull the plugs and spray a generous amount of fogging oil into the cylinders. Re-install the plugs but don't put the wires back. Then crank the motor for...
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    In almost 30 years as a first-responder...

    In almost 30 years as a first-responder (including time spent at Ground Zero and working in an area that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy), I've never seen anything like this. Hospitals have beds...
  8. Pro is correct. By usual boating rules, PWC was...

    Pro is correct. By usual boating rules, PWC was the stand-on vessel and boat was the give-way vessel.

    Only issue I see with the rider is that he said his view was blocked by a yacht. If he was...
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    How about a little water to dissolve the salt? ...

    How about a little water to dissolve the salt? I'm not sure how you'd soak those bolts. But I've had some luck freeing up salt-bound parts by soaking them in water. After all, water does dissolve...
  10. Ultra 310

    Part #11005-0630 (2014-2019 Ultra 310)






    Height between mating surfaces: 3.7 inches
  11. Kawasaki 4-Stroke Cylinder Identification

    There are several different cylinders used on the Kawasaki 4-stroke motors. They all look similar, but there are differences that one might not readily notice.

    I've seen ads for cylinders that...
  12. My picture is being used in this thread, so I'll...

    My picture is being used in this thread, so I'll also throw in my 2 cents.

    I pulled one of these apart last week to see what makes it tick. I pulled apart the 3 sections but stopped short of...
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    The coupler is a solid piece, so yours is...

    The coupler is a solid piece, so yours is damaged. It's a direct opening to the outside of the hull and although the pump shaft sits inside of the mid-shaft, I'd have to guess water will enter the...
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    I've opened up and fixed a few gauges. Instead...

    I've opened up and fixed a few gauges. Instead of cutting the case, I bend back the soft plastic skirt that wraps around from the front. Underneath, there's a seam where the front piece attaches to...
  15. Damn... I pay about $450/year for insurance...

    Damn... I pay about $450/year for insurance coverage on 2 skis. That gets me coverage for damage/loss to the skis, a half million in liability insurance when I ride my skis or someone else's, towing...
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    FS - Parts Looks like it rotted thru and cracked. If it was...

    Looks like it rotted thru and cracked. If it was just a hole, I'd take a shot at brazing it. But I wouldn't even try to fix the crack.

    I'd guess it was left to freeze with water in the block. ...
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    Steve's cart is way better than anything else...

    Steve's cart is way better than anything else I've seen.

    But I'd add one more upgrade to the design. I'd set something up to be able to mount a tongue and a winch post. It would be great to be...
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    Some observations about what you're doing... ...

    Some observations about what you're doing...

    Don't you need the top half of the crankcase to attach the front motor mount brackets?

    Don't you also need the rear cover for the same reason?

    Is...
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    Couldn't you just rig up the stock output shaft...

    Couldn't you just rig up the stock output shaft to do the same thing? I know it's on the short side, but you could probably stick the end of a broom handle into the output shaft to extend it. ...
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    A few more degrees and you'll be able to spill...

    A few more degrees and you'll be able to spill the water on your lap and sue McDonald's.

    Has to have something to do with water temp. I get an extra 2MPH out of my Yamaha SX230 HO in early spring...
  21. I'm thinking there should be a Troubleshooting...

    I'm thinking there should be a Troubleshooting section in addition to the How-to section. The former would be for help in diagnosing a problem. The latter would be for discussing ways to do common...
  22. With 122 hours, if the pistons weren't damaged by...

    With 122 hours, if the pistons weren't damaged by the valves, I'd guess the pistons and rings have plenty of life left in them. I wouldn't just replace the rings because you have the engine out. ...
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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
  24. 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.
  25. 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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