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    Where are you hooking up the garden hose?

    Where are you hooking up the garden hose?
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    I often use my bench vise (and blocks of wood to...

    I often use my bench vise (and blocks of wood to avoid damaging the part) as a press for driving in or out things like this.
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    Clean = fuel to wash away carbon deposits and...

    Clean = fuel to wash away carbon deposits and cool the piston crown. (rich)

    All black is lean on 2 strokes. Lean = heat and is why your aluminum piston erodes. If you ever see gray specs on your...
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    Many of the MFD display's are repaired by cutting...

    Many of the MFD display's are repaired by cutting them open and just cleaning the internal contacts. If yours is not working check the fuse first.

    No restrictor in the 780 or Pro 785 carbs needed....
  5. I wonder if that is what I bought off Ebay? ...

    I wonder if that is what I bought off Ebay?

    When I went to "snap" the throttle cable barrel into the cheap replacement, it broke it.

    No more cheapies for me
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    Finger nail size wash is ideal for performance. ...

    Finger nail size wash is ideal for performance.

    Anything smaller than that is too lean. (not enough fuel to "wash" the carbon from the piston dome)

    Anything more than finger nail size is rich....
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    This thread is over a year old. Contact John...

    This thread is over a year old.

    Contact John Zigler at Watcon and get the carb rebuild kits from him. It will be genuine Mikuni and come with the needles and seats and parts you only need. None of...
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    PTO perfect if you want max performance. A tad...

    PTO perfect if you want max performance. A tad lean if you want reliability

    CEN too lean. Richen it up to at least match the PTO.

    MAG a tad rich for max performance, but perfect for a good...
  9. Where are you located? I love them and very...

    Where are you located?

    I love them and very worth it to me.

    I'd like another one
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    Pretty sure you are correct. It's normally what...

    Pretty sure you are correct. It's normally what fails when I see a damaged bendix
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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.
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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...
  15. 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...
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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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