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    Run away !! A first-timer should not buy a...

    Run away !!
    A first-timer should not buy a frankenstein-ski as your first ski. Why would you even consider this?? Money? Save up and consider a "normal" used ski if you cannot afford to buy new.
  2. A combination of age, oxidation, heat (lack of...

    A combination of age, oxidation, heat (lack of lube), and vibration had already damaged that mid-wall before you tried to disassemble it. Therefore, once you get things sorted out, Id be especially...
  3. I've scoped this area before (via satellite -...

    I've scoped this area before (via satellite - never rode it yet). My only issue would be speed (if you desire avoid LEO taxation) being that it's all retired residential communities and all.
    Don't...
  4. on-topic:...

    on-topic: https://watercraftjournal.com/heavy-breathing-pushing-a-naturally-aspirated-yamaha-to-supercharged-speeds/
    This was posted here on the forum several years back, using an FXHO - tad slower,...
  5. Agreed.... great thread. On point #4, (and to...

    Agreed.... great thread.

    On point #4, (and to no discredit to ksalles) I just wanted to remind the group that an after-market pump-cone can equally make the the nozzle vortex effectively "smaller"...
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    Well, in-case anyone is curious, the Service...

    Well, in-case anyone is curious, the Service Manual technically calls for "ThreeBond 1207b" on all pump mating surfaces, except the nozzle being just standard silicone sealant *

    That said, I've...
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    Wow ... 13+ year thread resurrection. And 13+...

    Wow ... 13+ year thread resurrection.

    And 13+ years later, yup, still suk. I wouldn't put one in my mower either !
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    Transom plate nut could be 19.2 ft-lbs Jet pump...

    Transom plate nut could be 19.2 ft-lbs
    Jet pump unit assy & impeller duct bolts 29.5 ft-lbs
    Above based on the same fiche parts back in 2012

    For silicone adhesive removal (if that is what that...
  9. Both is ideal. Moving the engine forward AND...

    Both is ideal. Moving the engine forward AND removing the pump/shaft is best.
    If you forego the pump removal, it can be done just move the engine forward, but you'll have to move it a lot more...
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    Agreed. I just wanted to reiterate on this topic...

    Agreed.
    I just wanted to reiterate on this topic why both thread-chasing is a good precaution, and why the service recommended loctite (not any thick RTV/silicone aka sealants) ...

    Because the...
  11. It's a trivial process... as the shop manual has...

    It's a trivial process... as the shop manual has the step-by-step tear-down and reassembly process. The only special tools needed, are a press and a shaft-holder tool (I use an old sawed-off drive...
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    Agreed. We've see this topic come up a time or...

    Agreed.
    We've see this topic come up a time or two, and it is the typical effects of the molds themselves casting these impressions onto the part.
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    Disagree. I'm not seeing what you are seeing ......

    Disagree. I'm not seeing what you are seeing ... I don't see any lower-end photos showing valve parts. aka, broke valve head was clearly still sitting on-top the piston in photo #2, and the stem...
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    I practice that clearing technique as well......

    I practice that clearing technique as well... successfully, but you have to do before total clog-up of course.

    In my area, especially this time now, we get a ton of the needle-like grass. It...
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    No worries . From a dead-stop, to on-plane (aka...

    No worries .
    From a dead-stop, to on-plane (aka hole-shot), if your engine quickly jumps to the limiter and you are not hanging onto the handlebars for dear life, your jet-pump could be getting...
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    While there certainly could be a covid-related...

    While there certainly could be a covid-related supply issue... I think you are largely seeing a covid-related demand issue.
    This is also playing-out in the 2nd-hand markets, where we are seeing 5+...
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    Are you saying, basically poor hole-shot? ... all...

    Are you saying, basically poor hole-shot? ... all the shop-mods in the world aren't going to get you any faster if the pump is ventilating/cavitating... aka I didn't see a good pump seal-kit in your...
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    I use to have that exact model. I consider it the...

    I use to have that exact model. I consider it the older - yet more heavy-duty of their line of products. A decent unit. Without going into detailed specifications... it is basically a combo unit, a...
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    We seem to get this question once a year... the...

    We seem to get this question once a year... the answer is always the same:
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=275192&p=2982725&viewfull=1#post2982725
  20. In this digital-age, ECU input pins are typically...

    In this digital-age, ECU input pins are typically "triggered" via a TTL ground - aka the switch is simply used to supply the said ground potential. That said, "logic" or TTL operates in the 0-5v...
  21. Well... the FX really doesn't need one, as there...

    Well... the FX really doesn't need one, as there is a water-trap system already designed in the tank vent system, and there is a pre-filter sock inside the fuel pump. The OEM fuel system is extremely...
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    @ skeeterzx225 - I largely agree with you, as...

    @ skeeterzx225 - I largely agree with you, as I've heard this as well. However, I'd not assume this to be an automatic assumption, main caveat is going to be working with the respective...
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    Thanks for the update - that is good info to...

    Thanks for the update - that is good info to know.

    On a side-note, I read in the YDIS codes section that 143 has many "continuity tests" recommended in the Checking Steps column. To me, that means...
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    Well, no, not exactly asserting that, hence my...

    Well, no, not exactly asserting that, hence my proceeding "yet nothing is a sure-thing, now is it" caveat. If you read that again, I was connecting the assembly-year to a probability-factor, and...
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    News-worthy - maybe. Video-worthy - no way ! Not...

    News-worthy - maybe.
    Video-worthy - no way ! Not sure why that news outlet put a worthless video on the story page. No actual footage whatsoever. I want my 60 seconds back please.
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