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  1. ^^^ what he said. Also check for wear ring...

    ^^^ what he said.
    Also check for wear ring "blisters" while you have it pulled.

    Next, re-check them motor mounts .... the age and year of that ski has a known history of de-lamination of the...
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    Yes, it cuts fuel - well . . . sort of . . . ...

    Yes, it cuts fuel - well . . . sort of . . .

    Long-version :

    Lanyard switch has two functional properties:
    a) Engine-stop logic signaling (via ground signal) to ECU.
    b) Interlock to start...
  3. First, go ahead and delete that oil concern from...

    First, go ahead and delete that oil concern from your head – as this was only a valid concern with previous generation (pre-2010) Yamaha engines which utilized a dry-sump system very sensitive to oil...
  4. In addition to your above concerns (fuel range,...

    In addition to your above concerns (fuel range, reliability, hull-size), you need to also look into overall sea-worthiness. Especially under open-ocean conditions, being wave/swell action, being...
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    I did a search a ways back, to get a...

    I did a search a ways back, to get a "dirty-count" based on online forums and posts to see how many I could find that failed and what types/years they were....
    ...
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    MR1 ... I've installed starters many times on...

    MR1 ... I've installed starters many times on that engine, and with grease on the o-ring as you have, it really should just go in with mild effort at most, so the fact that yours is not, tells me...
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    First, I don't know where this guy was, nor where...

    First, I don't know where this guy was, nor where he is now, went by the forum handle "handyman" ... as it's been several years since I saw his posts .... oh and looks like his domain site is now...
  8. Not going perfectly in a circle does not...

    Not going perfectly in a circle does not definitively say the bearing is gone. Sure, it very well could be... yet that symptom might also indicate the coupler alignment is out-of-spec..

    As far as...
  9. Their so-called "no questions" is actually for...

    Their so-called "no questions" is actually for them - not the consumer. And while the initial assumption is that their engines MUST be that good to back it up with a no-questions warranty - I say it...
  10. Thread: Upside down

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    Well, if "they" flip it and gas starts leaking in...

    Well, if "they" flip it and gas starts leaking in their shop floor, guess that's their problem. Hopefully "they" have dealt with this scenario before and know what to do.
    The oil... given a lengthy...
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    Glad you got it sorted-out. Thanks for posting...

    Glad you got it sorted-out.
    Thanks for posting up your resolution.
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    :-$ That's the fishing "Cooler", new for 2020.

    :-$ That's the fishing "Cooler", new for 2020.
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    Given the age and known history of that model......

    Given the age and known history of that model... investigate all 4 engine mounts. Not uncommon for them to separate which cause the engine to shift and mis-alighn on the mid-shaft coupler.

    Next...
  14. Be nice if you also have before and after RPMs to...

    Be nice if you also have before and after RPMs to give us as well.
    But I'm not even sure the ribbon-delete (RD) can give you 6MPH, much-less take it away!
    I do not know his to be fact, but...
  15. First, make sure those engine are really seized...

    First, make sure those engine are really seized or not.
    My advice : Stay far far far away from any cloned or re-manufactured engine - weak cheap junk (unless you have no morals and your goal is to...
  16. Sticky: Almost 2 1/2 pages of color-griping . . . if...

    Almost 2 1/2 pages of color-griping . . . if that's the only beef on the 2020's, guess you could say Yamaha, as a solid platform, is doing a great job??
    Me? I won't own a black/dark ski here in FL....
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    4-Stroke Referencing your diagram, part #1 is mounted...

    Referencing your diagram, part #1 is mounted inside the hull. It is suspend just forward of the seat, approximately under the glove box. If you lift off the seat, reach your hand forward and up...
  18. There was another thread on here of recent by The...

    There was another thread on here of recent by The Watercraft Journal on high hours . . .
    Basically, my mindset is that the whole "total hours" as it relates to overall engine-health is largely a...
  19. Sure glad I didn't buy a bag of :lurk5: for this...

    Sure glad I didn't buy a bag of :lurk5: for this thread ... nothing like not being able know the ending !!

    Yeah, look at the bright-side ... whomever bought it, we gots 4-pages of preliminary...
  20. Re-reading back over this thread, there is yet...

    Re-reading back over this thread, there is yet another thing that could both hinder top-speed AND hole-shot performance . . . and that is . . . are you 100% certain the throttle actually is opening...
  21. I'm still :smt017 on the part about rolling the...

    I'm still :smt017 on the part about rolling the craft and ingesting water risks ?? Doesn't that craft have a tip-over safety cutout switch? Filter or no filter, the ECU (inverted switch or lanyard)...
  22. Never seen the bypass on the motor itself... more...

    Never seen the bypass on the motor itself... more like inside the filter. Depending on brand, most incorporate a pressure-relief bypass - hince better to get dirty oil than no oil philosophy.
  23. "good to go" in my social circles. Reality is...

    "good to go" in my social circles.

    Reality is : you've got varying degrees of advice here, from varying degrees of technical professionalism, what's at stake ($$), level of acceptable risk,...
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    Well.... could be a simple as a stuck-open...

    Well.... could be a simple as a stuck-open (exhaust) valve, or as catastrophic as a thrown rod - less you already know what’s wrong with it. Metal, water, rust, a marine environment . . . a stuck...
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    Due to its non-conductivity is exactly why it is...

    Due to its non-conductivity is exactly why it is not officially recommended to be applied directly to electrical connectors (terminal pins etc...).
    Now this goes with a gain of salt, because really...
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