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    Sounds like the dealer is more interested in...

    Sounds like the dealer is more interested in cleaning out your wallet. Although it's not impossible, it's unlikely that a motor with 120 hours that was flushed regularly needs that extreme repair. ...
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    When it comes to jetskis, I do the opposite. I...

    When it comes to jetskis, I do the opposite. I buy the broken skis with mint condition hulls dirt cheap, then fix them. The best thing a seller can say to me is "I just want it out of my yard." ...
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    Wish I could tell you, but I sold that ski after...

    Wish I could tell you, but I sold that ski after I built it. The idea was to coat the corrosion to slow it down. It was not even close to being all the way through.
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    Try a new IAC valve... the black thing at the top...

    Try a new IAC valve... the black thing at the top of the throttle body. They seem to go bad frequently.
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    That's not the part I thought you were talking...

    That's not the part I thought you were talking about. I thought you meant the thru-hull that's between that part and the opening in the hull.

    That part usually leaks between the seal and the...
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    A trailer with too little tongue weight will...

    A trailer with too little tongue weight will weave back-and-forth at high speeds, even if you don't make a quick lane change. Also, the tongue will bounce around on the ball and drown out your...
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    The pump pressure has nothing to with the leaky...

    The pump pressure has nothing to with the leaky holder.
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    The water coming from the pisser comes from the...

    The water coming from the pisser comes from the exhaust header pipe after going thru the block. It's usually hot when the engine is hot. As long as it's a good flow, you should be OK. If you have...
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    That's not the back seat! One more pointer to...

    That's not the back seat!

    One more pointer to glean from the pic: get the right ball mount... trailer should be towed level.
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    Not familiar with that setup. But if it's the...

    Not familiar with that setup. But if it's the same as the DI, fix it before riding. The pump pressure can cause the thru-hull to pop right off. And I speak from experience... sinking is not fun.
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    BTW - I wouldn't place the tie-down strap over...

    BTW - I wouldn't place the tie-down strap over the seat. The strap should be over a solid part of the hull or through the tow hooks. And without a bow roller, there should be one strap on the back...
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    You can move the ski forward on the trailer, but...

    You can move the ski forward on the trailer, but then you will increase the tongue weight. Excessive tongue weight can be a problem when towing or moving the trailer. Also, the best placement for...
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    1100 stx-di?

    1100 stx-di?
  14. I've used the rope trick on Kawasaki 4-stroke...

    I've used the rope trick on Kawasaki 4-stroke motors without a problem. Think about it... when the piston is at the top of the stroke, all valves are seated, so it shouldn't bend any valves.

    BTW...
  15. I'm sure it does... on the trailer! Unless he's...

    I'm sure it does... on the trailer! Unless he's towing with the Yugo.
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    Paint
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    I have a bunch of them... 900ZXi, 1100STX,...

    I have a bunch of them... 900ZXi, 1100STX, STX-DI, 12F, 15F, Ultra 250
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    Pull the oil drain plug and drain the crankcase...

    Pull the oil drain plug and drain the crankcase completely. If you continue to see water in the oil, there's a problem.
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    Slower speed with bursts of power might also be...

    Slower speed with bursts of power might also be caused by bad spark plug wires. The ends of the wires get frayed and when you pull the boots, some strands of wire will fall out. Remove the boots,...
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    I agree with Steve. Radial tires are the way to...

    I agree with Steve. Radial tires are the way to go. Alternately, go with wide tires.

    And pack a spare tire, a jack, some tools and one or two spare hubs with greased bearings. In the event of a...
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    Sticky: I think the general idea is that bankruptcy is...

    I think the general idea is that bankruptcy is better than death. A lot of people and businesses have recovered from bankruptcy, but I've only heard of one person that recovered from death.

    I...
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    Sticky: Again, these are not MY numbers. The raw numbers...

    Again, these are not MY numbers. The raw numbers I posted are those published by Johns-Hopkins University:
    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

    The percentage is the number provided by the...
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    Cable is probably going bad.

    Cable is probably going bad.
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    Sticky: It's more fun to run with an absurd conspiracy...

    It's more fun to run with an absurd conspiracy theory.

    If you read my posts, including the post in the Kawasaki section, you'll know that my last two posts were strictly tongue-in-cheek. I...
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    Sticky: BTW - The mortality rate in the US is...

    BTW - The mortality rate in the US is significantly lower than the rest of the world. The last time I checked it was under 5%. This could be attributed to more widespread testing (accounting for a...
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