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    Wave Eater Coupler Install

    Read a lot of the forums, but didn't see any direct answer on any tips or tricks to lock the coupler into place. I know NOT to use a dermal to widen the hole.

    Wondering if there is any way as I'm trying to push it in but it won't fit. I noticed there are two little plastic pieces on each side of the "bar" and I assume that they sit at either side, not in the middle and then that clips in. Any detail pics other than the instructions pics would be appreciated.

    gonna try some soapy water with dish soap tomorrow. but any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated

    BTW the craft is a 2003 1300 GPR WaveRunner.


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    I just installed them in my Gp1300r with no issues. I put the spring on first then the washer then the connector. I got it in place and I used needle nose pilers to pry the connector onto the adjacent cylinder shaft.
    They fit super tight.

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    Ran them on my GPR for a while. They will wear out the slot in the shaft. I used a small piece of trimmed SS flat stock and some rubber grommets and locked mine together. The flat stock fits super tight too. I can get you a thickness measurement for the correct piece if you want it....just PM me.

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    I just installed the couplers last week and they are a very tight fit.
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    Got a question seen the clips sold individually or kits with 2 clips and a small spring, what is the spring for?

    https://wave-eater.com/shop/power-va...ade-kit-800cc/

    ive seen the clips for sale but not the spirngs? What gives?

    https://www.ncjetski.co.uk/cgi-bin/s...2ehtml#SID=366

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    The springs are part of the coupler. It goes between the housing of the powervalves. The spring it self keeps the coupler in place. You can see the springs on the attached pics in the thread. I recently did this mod, it was easy and the original couplers on my GP1200R, 2000 model was really flaky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t0mpa View Post
    The springs are part of the coupler. It goes between the housing of the powervalves. The spring it self keeps the coupler in place. You can see the springs on the attached pics in the thread. I recently did this mod, it was easy and the original couplers on my GP1200R, 2000 model was really flaky.
    OK thanks just seemed weird that here the clips sell without the spring but the official kit includes the springs...the original are rubber and get replaced with sporing and hard plastic?

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    My original couplers where made of some cheap semi-hard plastic with poor fittings. The new ones fits much better and is made of better quality plastics.
    Last edited by t0mpa; 06-17-2019 at 06:18 AM.

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