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    I suggest you need to test ride a GP1800R. These...

    I suggest you need to test ride a GP1800R. These things are very different from the 2-stroke PWC of thirty years ago.

    Those old carburetor 2-stroke engines often needed frequent throttle blips to...
  2. Other than the tire selection for sustained high...

    Other than the tire selection for sustained high speeds, the primary factor for avoiding trouble will be maintenance of the wheel bearings.

    It is critical that the wheel bearings be kept well...
  3. The tires are the primary factor regarding...

    The tires are the primary factor regarding sustained speeds for distance.



    https://www.etrailer.com/question-152234.html


    The larger the outside trailer tire diameter the less wheel...
  4. Since you will be launching into both fresh and...

    Since you will be launching into both fresh and salt water, I will recommended an aluminum trailer.

    My preference would the Triton Trailers single PWC trailer, with the upgrade longer frame and...
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    What exactly do you mean by ‘revving like a 2-stroke’?

    Why are you looking at the GP1800R instead of the smaller and more toss-able Yamaha JetBlaster (formerly the EXR)

    Do you have a video...
  6. In general, a trailer can do the distance. How...

    In general, a trailer can do the distance.

    How reliable and trouble-free mostly depends on trailer age and trailer maintenance.

    I would recommend installing the largest diameter new tires that...
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    Just happened to notice these, on clearance

    https://www.overtons.com/covermate-pro-contour-fit-pwc-cover-for-polaris-slt-95-99-308045.html?dwvar_308045_color=bkyw

    Also available;
    Covermate Pro...
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    Is the second version going to work out?

    Is the second version going to work out?
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    Do what the same? What are you wanting to do?

    Do what the same?
    What are you wanting to do?
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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=481911&stc=1

    The yellow circle seems to show a badly mangled trailing edge of an impeller blade. The other two blades show a straight edge,...
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    Since the (apparently) jet pump impeller...

    Since the (apparently) jet pump impeller cavitation problem began coincident with your inadvertent grounding, it seems likely that the problem cause is still inside the jet pump.

    How clearly are...
  12. Thread: Engine alignment

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    The Virage driveshaft is fairly long. A small...

    The Virage driveshaft is fairly long. A small amount of droop in the alignment tool between the stator and the engine would not be unexpected.

    As long as the alignment tool is able to fully bottom...
  13. Thread: Engine alignment

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    Which model and year?

    Which model and year?
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    Unlike the sintered metal, Teflon impregnated...

    Unlike the sintered metal, Teflon impregnated bushing in the classic Polaris through-hull driveshaft seal, the Polaris MSX through-hull assembly has a steel bearing inside, which requires periodic...
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    Will you have a support for the driveshaft just...

    Will you have a support for the driveshaft just behind the MSX style coupler?

    With the regular splined driveline coupler the coupler itself supports the driveshaft front end and provides the...
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    A length of piano wire or similar high strength...

    A length of piano wire or similar high strength thin steel wire might be able to cut through the sealant joint. Similar to the method used to cut the sealant bead when removing a car windshield, but...
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    In your region what is the legal capacity limit...

    In your region what is the legal capacity limit for a PWC towing a tube? In some regions the rules require a driver and a spotter on the PWC, plus a place on the PWC for each person on the tube. Thus...
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    How to tell which transom plate is installed in your GP1800 - 155mm or 160mm tapered?

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=481875&stc=1
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    On the trailer without a water load on the...

    On the trailer without a water load on the impeller the engine does not really generate boost, in terms of positive pressure inside the intake manifold.

    The supercharger wheel does spin up when...
  20. Europe octane is RON based, US octane is...

    Europe octane is RON based, US octane is MON+RON/2. Different rating systems.

    Subtract 4 or 5 from RON to roughly match US octane.
    95 RON is about 91 in US octane.
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    You are not tightening the steering column, you...

    You are not tightening the steering column, you will be adjusting the vertical slack.

    Have someone move the handlebars and steering column up and down while you watch from below.

    I suspect you...
  22. Click on My Profile in top right corner of web...

    Click on My Profile in top right corner of web site, add your location.

    Dealer support and distance matters. The Yamaha is a well built machine and would be reliable for you. Whether there is...
  23. For tube towing, many regions require a spotter...

    For tube towing, many regions require a spotter on the ski plus the driver, and room on the ski for everybody on the tube (in case the tube sinks or is otherwise lost).

    Which means the ski must be...
  24. Either will be reliable and not wildly different...

    Either will be reliable and not wildly different on fuel consumption.

    Different hulls, so some differences in how each hull will ride and handle. I find the current generation of VX hull to be...
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    Have you removed the jet pump and inspected all...

    Have you removed the jet pump and inspected all the drive splines?

    If the engine is running properly in water (responds to throttle squeeze and revs up) but there is no strong thrust (water jet)...
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