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    New Kawasaki owner advice needed.

    I just purchased a nice 2002 zxi 1100 last weekend. Picking it up this week. It's a little hard to find kawi info online compared to the seadoos I'm used to. What do I need to know about this ski? What mods does it need? What maintenance does it need? All info will be appreciated.


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    Two key things to check before you do anything more than a test ride:

    Inspect/replace the oil lines. They get brittle and crack with age. Secure them with stainless steel safety wire.

    Remove the stator cover on the front of the engine (under the oil pump). There is a water chamber under the oil pump that cools the stator and it frequently gets plugged with debris. Clean it and replace the O-rings (one is special order). While you're doing this, inspect the oil pump drive coupling. Odds are the bearings are shot. Don't pay big bucks for Kawasaki bearings, you can buy them from a bearing shop. You'll need (2) 6901 2RS bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    Two key things to check before you do anything more than a test ride:

    Inspect/replace the oil lines. They get brittle and crack with age. Secure them with stainless steel safety wire.

    Remove the stator cover on the front of the engine (under the oil pump). There is a water chamber under the oil pump that cools the stator and it frequently gets plugged with debris. Clean it and replace the O-rings (one is special order). While you're doing this, inspect the oil pump drive coupling. Odds are the bearings are shot. Don't pay big bucks for Kawasaki bearings, you can buy them from a bearing shop. You'll need (2) 6901 2RS bearings.
    so replace all the oil line clamps with wire and discard the clamps? Do you have any pics?

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    That's pretty nifty!

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    For the oil lines, .025" wire works well. If you have a small airport nearby, you can probably bum a few feet from the mechanic there if you buy him a Coke.

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