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    Good point! On the rare occasions when I've had...

    Good point! On the rare occasions when I've had a leak, it became obvious that something was wrong because the engine ran poorly from breathing water spray, or the 'Ski just started handling weird.
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    Ideally, a compression tester would have an...

    Ideally, a compression tester would have an electronic probe and no hose to change the combustion chamber volume at all. I've looked and have not found one like this.

    Another alternative might be...
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    My electric bilge pumps exit out the side. ...

    My electric bilge pumps exit out the side. However, I really don't think it matters. If you're riding fast enough for the factory siphon bilge system to work, the hull will stay dry inside. If you...
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    Alternative Fuel Filter For Older STXs

    The Kawasaki high pressure fuel filter (between the pump and fuel rail) sells for $49. It looks suspiciously like an automotive filter, and I've found one that fits for half that price. The part I...
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    They should be just fine.

    They should be just fine.
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    The way to solve the water in the footwells...

    The way to solve the water in the footwells problem is to drill drain holes at the lowest point and run hoses from them to holes in the bottom of the hull. Yamaha started doing this on some of their...
  7. Thread: Jetski cover

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    Kawasaki and Yamaha both use the same supplier,...

    Kawasaki and Yamaha both use the same supplier, Commercial Sewing. They used to use a material called Sunbrella, which lasted a very long time. 20+ years ago they switched to a material called...
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    If I remember right, it is inserted into a rubber...

    If I remember right, it is inserted into a rubber block that is glued to the inside of the hull. Placement shouldn't be critical. See if there is a rubber block with a hole in it somewhere, or look...
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    Like this 3 year old cover? ...

    Like this 3 year old cover?

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=480620&stc=1
  10. Thread: Jetski cover

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    No more factory covers for me! ...

    No more factory covers for me!

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=239821
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    I was able to get it together fairly easily after...

    I was able to get it together fairly easily after I figured out the secret of removing the 4-1 pipe from the exhaust manifold. I removed the rings from the 4-1 pipe, slid it into the waterbox and...
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    Thanks, Sean! I just robbed a hose from my...

    Thanks, Sean!

    I just robbed a hose from my wrecked Ultra LX parts 'Ski and I'm going back together with it now. Got the 'piston rings' and grooves cleaned up. I'll give the grease a try. I hope...
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    Well, I recently picked up a pair of -15Fs and...

    Well, I recently picked up a pair of -15Fs and I'm getting familiar with the exhaust system quickly. One of them had a blown out hose over the coupling. I tore into it tonight and found that the...
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    Perhaps this will help: ...

    Perhaps this will help:

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=480448&stc=1

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=480449&stc=1
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    It seems that all the problems are on the Ultra...

    It seems that all the problems are on the Ultra LX. Has anyone had this problem on the STX-15F?
  16. Very nice write-up!

    Very nice write-up!
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    Is the black wire the only wire in the harness...

    Is the black wire the only wire in the harness that is melted? You need to determine why, as it must have carried too much current. I'd test the stator condition.
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    Welcome aboard, Tspoon! I'm trying to figure...

    Welcome aboard, Tspoon!

    I'm trying to figure out what you wrote. When you typed 'startor' did you mean 'stator' or 'starter'? There should be a thick black wire going directly from the battery...
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    I think you'll have to figure out a way to get it...

    I think you'll have to figure out a way to get it apart. Take it to a dealer or machine shop if necessary.
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    Yes, that would probably help. However, raising...

    Yes, that would probably help. However, raising the bow too much will put the oil reservoir a lot higher than the carbs and may result in flooding the engine with oil. I prefer to raise the bow...
  21. There are restrictions to flying over populated...

    There are restrictions to flying over populated areas for a certain number of hours until the installation is proven safe. I believe that the required flight time is 25 hours, and I believe this...
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    On that engine, water drains out of critical...

    On that engine, water drains out of critical areas by itself. Some water will remain in the waterbox, but that won't hurt anything.
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    Doesn't look as bad as I expected. Can you...

    Doesn't look as bad as I expected. Can you rotate the crank and take close-up pictures of the rod bearings? We need to see the needles in the slots. They should be clean and shiny. It would...
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    When my 5 years were up, they offered me another...

    When my 5 years were up, they offered me another 2 years. My 2015 is STILL under warranty!
  25. I really don't know for sure. Very expensive,...

    I really don't know for sure. Very expensive, you would have to meet with an FAA engineering rep and discuss it, and I'm sure periodic updates and inspections during the modification. Insurance...
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