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    Hopefully it just needs a lube. What I've seen is...

    Hopefully it just needs a lube. What I've seen is generally the garter spring breaks and then the bendix is done.
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    Thank you for taking the parts and saving another...

    Thank you for taking the parts and saving another pro from destruction.

    Kudos on getting her running. Let us know how she does when you do manage to water test it.
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    You need a new circuit board. It's completely...

    You need a new circuit board. It's completely rusted out. No need to continue diagnosing until you replace that IMO.
  4. Thread: Thar She Blows

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    When I was still riding a 2 seater 780 a few...

    When I was still riding a 2 seater 780 a few years back a little kid told his dad, "look dad, a mini jet ski". I just laughed, but you're right. They are big boats now.

    If you're going to replace...
  5. Thread: Look normal?

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    That looks to be a lot of water intrusion. 1....

    That looks to be a lot of water intrusion.

    1. Check your heads for warpage. They need to be flat.

    2. When you redid the top end, did you lightly install the exhaust manifold before tightening...
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    Welcome back old timer. Been a long time for...

    Welcome back old timer. Been a long time for sure.

    Is this the beast with the 92 dry pipe, Pro 785 CDI and 44mm carbs? I've always wondered about that set up.

    Without going back and reviewing...
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    Welcome to the Hulk. 1. Is the lanyard...

    Welcome to the Hulk.

    1. Is the lanyard installed?

    2. If lanyard IS installed, try disconnecting the kill switch from the circuit board.

    3. Proper spark plugs installed? BPR8ES gapped at...
  8. Thread: Look normal?

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    Not normal. Water shouldn't mix with the...

    Not normal.

    Water shouldn't mix with the exhaust gases until about 2/3 the way into the pipe/expansion chamber.

    Possible water intrusion points would be the head gasket/O rings, Expansion pipe...
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    What kind of speeds are you seeing? actual speeds...

    What kind of speeds are you seeing? actual speeds from GPS. not the dream o meter on the MFD.

    Water temp changes will effect jetting. Warmer water usually need to lean the jetting out. (less fuel)...
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    Thought they had marks to line up to verify...

    Thought they had marks to line up to verify correct orientation. Guess not.

    Sorry Menkrs. Other guys got you covered on it.
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    Oil pump delete is not necessary. Polaris made a...

    Oil pump delete is not necessary. Polaris made a decent oil system.

    I however, run premix. (40:1)

    As mentioned above. If you keep the oil system in place, make sure the oil lines, hose clamps,...
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    At slow/no wake speeds. Very poor. Easy to tip...

    At slow/no wake speeds. Very poor. Easy to tip over. At speeds over 10+ MPH, very stable. The SLX 780 is a very good ski in smoother water. Not a great boat in choppy conditions though. A bit small...
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    Yes. 94 SLT 750 hull is made of fiberglass and...

    Yes. 94 SLT 750 hull is made of fiberglass and almost 70 lbs lighter if I remember correctly. The 750 makes 80 HP and will do about 48-50 MPH. It's also very difficult to find an aftermarket ride...
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    Will work fine

    Will work fine
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    Great deal as long as it runs well. Trailers can...

    Great deal as long as it runs well. Trailers can run around $300 just for them.
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    Welcome to the Hulk. If you're going to...

    Welcome to the Hulk.

    If you're going to re-ring the Pto piston anyway, pull the cylinder and have a look at the crank. If it's all rusted up, you know you need to replace it. If it's good, I would...
  17. Sticky: Correct ^^^^ John has the best complete kits...

    Correct ^^^^

    John has the best complete kits available.

    And thank you for bumping this thread to the top as there been many questions asked lately that can be answered with this
  18. Sure, I should have just said silicone. I've...

    Sure, I should have just said silicone.

    I've found out that 5200 is not as bad as others state. I've installed ride plates and intake grates with 5200 and actually had it peeling off under normal...
  19. If you can catch a fingernail, it's not good....

    If you can catch a fingernail, it's not good. Compression will suffer because of it.

    It's not good to hone away material until it's gone because a hone, just follows the shape of the cylinder.
    ...
  20. Yes, O rings sandwiched between the wear ring and...

    Yes, O rings sandwiched between the wear ring and hull.

    Not sure on the 3 piece. But that would be the seal for the siphon tubes.

    In a pinch, just use some 3M 5200 silicone and call it a day
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    Engine coupler slipping? Any signs of rubber...

    Engine coupler slipping? Any signs of rubber pieces at the back of the engine or burnt rubber smell?

    How does the impeller look?

    How's the pump bearings feel?

    Possible broken stub shaft?
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  22. I miss our hoist. Used to have another dock just...

    I miss our hoist. Used to have another dock just for the skis, but then they upped the fees and it just wan't worth it any more.

    Now I get to do a 10 min idle to the ramps, usually pulling another...
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    Might be best to follow the recommended torque...

    Might be best to follow the recommended torque spec chart. (general purpose, generic chart)

    Bolt size 10 = 40 in lbs

    1/4" = 8 ft lbs

    5/16" = 14 ft lbs

    5mm = 45-52 in lbs
  24. Spark plugs are cheap insurance. Make sure to...

    Spark plugs are cheap insurance.

    Make sure to remember the DRAIN plug!!!!

    Ramps are a fun place to be at the beginning of the season.

    Backing trailer up arguments, backing vehicle up too far...
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    Very cool. Did you do any type of battery upgrade?

    Very cool. Did you do any type of battery upgrade?
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