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  1. So was the crankcase full of oil, or the bilge?

    So was the crankcase full of oil, or the bilge?
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    I'm not even sure if it's worth the time to...

    I'm not even sure if it's worth the time to answer your questions, but here goes.

    A number of knowledgeable people here have tried to give you excellent advice and you don't seem to be paying...
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    That's pretty wild! Looks almost like the sprint...

    That's pretty wild! Looks almost like the sprint racing boats, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbrXC6xvuoc

    No, mine are Yamaha Exciter boats made in the late 1990s:
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  4. Are you sure it was the pump and not one of the...

    Are you sure it was the pump and not one of the hoses coming off?

    In 28 years of messing with these things, I've only heard of one actual pump failure, and I didn't actually see it.
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    So, are you building an Exciter-type boat? ...

    So, are you building an Exciter-type boat?

    I've got an Exciter that will be a project boat, two Kawasaki 1500 engines... I'm just accumulating parts now.
  6. Looks like you need radar, too!

    Looks like you need radar, too!
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    Welcome aboard, 808KawaSki! Did it ever run...

    Welcome aboard, 808KawaSki!

    Did it ever run well after the rebuild?

    What do you mean that you forgot to 'open the fuel'?

    Have you tested for spark? Have you pulled the injectors and looked...
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    I'm sorry you've had so much trouble, but it does...

    I'm sorry you've had so much trouble, but it does sound like Mother Kawasaki is trying to make it right. I've seen all three major brands have big problems, seen them screw customers, and I've seen...
  9. That's pretty cool!

    That's pretty cool!
  10. I've got an electric jack from Northern Tool on...

    I've got an electric jack from Northern Tool on my trailer: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200685144_200685144 I paid a lot less for it than what's shown. I have a storage box on...
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    I posted some pictures of my first swap in this...

    I posted some pictures of my first swap in this thread: http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=276709 post # 28

    The bar really needs to have the ends plugged to keep water (rust) out. I...
  12. I believe the cables are made for Yamaha by...

    I believe the cables are made for Yamaha by Teleflex. It's not unusual for the seals to split and come off, but I've never seen them offered for sale.

    Of course, the best thing to do is...
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    Yes, the SeaDoo grips are a lot better for long...

    Yes, the SeaDoo grips are a lot better for long rides. I've converted several of my 'Skis and plan to do the all eventually.
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    Many of these things have NEVER been greased...

    Many of these things have NEVER been greased since new. On those, the grease has probably hardened inside the hose. Best thing to do if you're not sure if it's been serviced is to remove the hose...
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    Good to know. I haven't replaced pistons on the...

    Good to know. I haven't replaced pistons on the 4-stroke, figured it would be a real pain to get two pistons aligned at the same time.
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    On the 2-strokes, the cylinders have to be put on...

    On the 2-strokes, the cylinders have to be put on top of the pistons during installation, hence the bottom of the cylinder is tapered to help squeeze the rings.

    On the 4-strokes, the pistons can...
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    What?!?!? A refund because they can't come up...

    What?!?!? A refund because they can't come up with a way to keep the hood from falling off? That's crazy.
  18. Well, that's weird! Don't try to start it...

    Well, that's weird!

    Don't try to start it with the pump removed. The driveshaft can move around and wipe out your bearing holder and drive coupling.

    I can't believe that it could run with...
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    Bummer! But it beats the shit out of replacing...

    Bummer! But it beats the shit out of replacing the crank & case!

    As far as the belt, I doubt that it's a special belt. Probably any auto parts store could match it.
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    I haven't had a Kawi 4-stroke head off yet. I...

    I haven't had a Kawi 4-stroke head off yet. I take it that the valve seats are not replaceable.

    What are you going to do about the apparent lean condition on 1 & 4?
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    Yes, I was thinking they looked awfully light. I...

    Yes, I was thinking they looked awfully light. I thought that perhaps those injectors were plugged. I thought that perhaps those valves stuck open, causing hot gasses to flow by and melt the stems...
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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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    Looks like #4 is missing some valves, or are they...

    Looks like #4 is missing some valves, or are they just now showing up well in the photo?
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    Not even close. 1/16" is .0625". Quoting...

    Not even close. 1/16" is .0625". Quoting dcuhpw, "Spec is between .002-.0094 with service limit at .017".

    Hope it looks better with a dial indicator.
  25. If you see a good deal on a double trailer,...

    If you see a good deal on a double trailer, consider it! Two 'Skis are more fun than one and you might buy a second one someday.
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