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    Thanks for the info. A couple of questions. I...

    Thanks for the info. A couple of questions. I have rebuilt plenty of Yamaha triples etc. but have never had to mess with the intermediate shaft bearing/seal. the raider is so tight back there, I...
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    Now that's funny! Ok so back to the original...

    Now that's funny!


    Ok so back to the original question, if the through hull was leaking that much, wouldn't you think water would run out of the hull when the machine is out of water but the...
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    96 waveraider 1100 taking on water

    ok, son took the waveraider out today and rode for about an hour. I was with him on my other ski. we stopped and i noticed the waveraider looked like it was holding more water in the gunwales than...
  4. they used to make some smaller light weight...

    they used to make some smaller light weight doubles back when all skis were 2 strokes and most were 1 or two seaters but finding one that old that has not rusted into the ground mike be difficult and...
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    Ok thanks everyone for your help and suggestions....

    Ok thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. Here is the skinny. I checked all the fuel lines, vent line and check valve, fuel selector etc. everything in good working condition and tight. Pulse...
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    ok, took it out yesterday. Same issues. Some...

    ok, took it out yesterday. Same issues. Some other observations however. Filling it up with gas took a long time. Pump kept cutting off as if tank was full but it was near empty. When i got home, i...
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    Thanks for the clarification. BTW, the...

    Thanks for the clarification.

    BTW, the electrode was not closed up. sorry for my confusing post. it was the other end of the plug [top] where the center terminal meets the plug wire. on the later...
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    ok, had a chance to look at it this morning....

    ok, had a chance to look at it this morning. First thing just to make sure, I did compression test. 120psi on the head for each cylinder. I pulled the flame arrestor and checked all the fuel lines...
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    thanks all; haven't really had time to tear into...

    thanks all; haven't really had time to tear into it but no obvious fuel leaks and no fuel smells from the bilge area.

    Butterbean, i went over to the GroupK site and did some reading but couldnt...
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    98 xl 1200 WOT bog...

    Hello, i have a 98 Yamaha xl 1200 [1200 non pv]. It is bone stock except .5mm overbore and new wiseco pistons 2 years ago when i rebuilt it.

    It ran great last year but last time out i noticed when...
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    Need good used CDI for 96 Waveraider 1100

    HI, I have a 96 with no spark on all three. Unplugged the lanyard stop switch connector, still no spark just turns over. I suspect the CDI but cannot find a good used one and new are nearly $500 or...
  12. Thanks, I rebuilt the carbs with mikuni kits....

    Thanks, I rebuilt the carbs with mikuni kits. used original springs. I cleaned the low and hi jets with carb cleaner and then blew compressed air through them...no restrictions. filters were clean...
  13. Thanks. I understand that the motor is looser...

    Thanks. I understand that the motor is looser etc. but I guess what I was saying is it seems that that would have become progressively worse not just run great then not.

    Reeds: the ski idles...
  14. Tonight i pulled the PTO cover and checked to...

    Tonight i pulled the PTO cover and checked to make sure rear crank seal wasn't blown out. It looks good. UGH...this machine is driving me crazy
  15. Thanks for the reply and welcome. I might...

    Thanks for the reply and welcome. I might consider top end but am deep in a top end rebuild of a xl1200 65U at the moment. :-)

    I have not checked the pop-off but did re-use original springs and...
  16. 96 Waveraidder 1100 help needed. lean bog on take off?

    Hi,
    I have owned this ski for 15 years...has always been great and super reliable until this summer. Early on it was a little hard to start then really had issues geting off of idle. finally with a...
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