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    LOL, now you got me thinking: if they made a...

    LOL, now you got me thinking: if they made a “Karate Kid” version movie for us, the pwc passionate, What Would the Title Be?
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    Well, I’ll be 59 in a couple months and all’s I...

    Well, I’ll be 59 in a couple months and all’s I know is (like a lot of the really experienced and skilled here at GH), “D*mn, with a growing stable of machines, I wish I was within trailering...
  3. THANK YOU (for making a molehill out of what...

    THANK YOU (for making a molehill out of what coulda been a mountain for a newbie, time-wise learning curve and all)!!! :smt023

    Now, gotta see if I can find an old, gutted water box to use as my...
  4. Hey demon, thanks! Tunes are an area that is /...

    Hey demon, thanks! Tunes are an area that is / are completely new to me; now that I am getting more comfortable taking care of our own basic preventative maintenance on our crafts I am going to have...
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    Bump ...
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    Thats first thing that popped into my mind as,...

    Thats first thing that popped into my mind as, someone who has forgotten more than I know about the Sparks pointed out to me the less than ideal location they placed the stock air intake ... (sucking...
  7. REAL glad you got (and kudos to you for working)...

    REAL glad you got (and kudos to you for working) through it!

    And, thanks for including that Part # (priceless info!) :smt023
  8. Hey, thanks man! I will see if I can locate...

    Hey, thanks man! I will see if I can locate "the list" of tools I came across posted on another forum (all credit to "wizzer") and, IIRC, that dude put up a photo as well of how he got everything...
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    I’m glad MWHC replied as, I don’t “know” the answer; and, all’s I can contribute from doing a search (while MWHC was replying) that turned up this thread (that suggested stator, fuse, cables and...
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    Yes. As I found out the hard way, and according...

    Yes. As I found out the hard way, and according to my dealer, there was some change in alignment of at least one of the holes when they went to mount a pre-2019 Riva Racing Top Loader Intake Grate...
  11. Great minds think alike, ha-ha! I appreciate...

    Great minds think alike, ha-ha!

    I appreciate your experience and the river I am on turns to exactly what you describe after heavy rains. (Actually, for a period after heavy rains, the floating...
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    It took me a minor in psych to learn (and then...

    It took me a minor in psych to learn (and then decades in law enforcement to truly understand), other than communicating to someone afar, yelling is a sign of fear; whether it’s me doing the yelling...
  13. Hey edgelett, thanks for heads up! oh man, I...

    Hey edgelett, thanks for heads up!

    oh man, I may have painted myself into a corner with the Intake Grate ; I had the dealer install the Riva Racing top loader Intake Grate, pump seal kit and...
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    A big + 1 on that (we do ours every 40 hours cuz,...

    A big + 1 on that (we do ours every 40 hours cuz, well, relatively speaking, plugs are cheap AND, at least in our VXR, the difference when we drop new plugs in it is noticeable to everyone riding it!...
  15. The Best Spark Prop / Wear Ring combo for Hole Shots?

    There are a lot of threads on "top speeds" and equipment alternatives for gains, etc. but as far as I can find, only incidental or secondary mention of what prop +/or wear ring(s) can make the...
  16. Thread: Kawasaki oil

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    Ha, I don’t have a fraction of your mechanical experience so, that goes quadruple for me. Guess all I really have is innate drive to take care of standard preventative maintenance as best I can!

    I...
  17. Agreed! vjason, where’re you at; anywhere near...

    Agreed! vjason, where’re you at; anywhere near Western NC?

    A host of back-to-back visitors who’re more into speed boating, playing with some old muscle cars; and out-of-town pleasure, etc., etc....
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    Hey youngDUMP, I just PM’ed you with a couple questions but, I didn’t see anyway I could attach the photo I took of the Service Manual page I mentioned in that PM so, fwiw, I am posting that photo...
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    Just a caution regarding using any bleach (or...

    Just a caution regarding using any bleach (or products containing bleach (most do) on or around the fiber threads comprising the seams and stitching - the bleach will rot them out and , all of a...
  20. Thread: Kawasaki oil

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    Thanks nmpeter! I have the manual; and, here in...

    Thanks nmpeter! I have the manual; and, here in WNC, I’ll be good sticking w 10w-40 (unless I get so good on this SXR that I decide to start riding in the winter (ha-ha, as Linda Ronstadt’d say,...
  21. Thread: Kawasaki oil

    by Thor
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    Can’t agree more - oil is cheap!

    Which weight / blend Castrol GTX do you use, Pete?

    Maybe more specifically, which weight / blend Castro’s GTX would you recommend I use in my 2019 SX-R 1500 ?...
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    Sticky: Well, congratulations on getting as much as...

    Well, congratulations on getting as much as possible (always a moving target for me and a reason I tend to change my oil more frequently than some other owners do) and, it sounds like you got off...
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    Sticky: Hey espritv8, did you start the machine on a hose...

    Hey espritv8, did you start the machine on a hose for just a minute, shut it off and give a minute or two before checking the oil level?

    reason I ask is my manual specifies you’ll get a false...
  24. Good mornin’ Steve and, thanks for the reply. ...

    Good mornin’ Steve and, thanks for the reply.

    I was asking genuinely in my effort to have / habit of keeping oil, filters and plugs on the shelf ahead of needing them, for preventative and...
  25. Thread: Stoltz rollers

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    For anyone looking for these Stoltz ULT-336...

    For anyone looking for these Stoltz ULT-336 rollers (to replace the Triton “hard as a rock” blue colored bow eye rollers) “Essenbay Marine” the eBay vendor who has ‘em at the best price I’ve found...
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