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    GP1800 Steering....a DIFFERENT approach

    We all know the GP1800 steering looks worse than a rental....with that said, it had to be changed. What initially seemed near impossible, seems to have worked out perfect. I always like the Seadoo X model steering and adjustability, and I wanted to incorporate it into this build. I had some donor steering parts, so i figured i'd put them to use. The whole steering can be removed with one nut and a couple of plugs now.( *details below) I was about to pull all the plastic cowlings off to remove the steering for the "X" model swap when my buddy Jesse pulled up and made the suggestion after looking at it for literally 2 seconds. Lol. Once the steering is reinstalled, you won't even notice the notch unless you're looking for it. Keith

    remove the pinch bolt above the gas tank on the steering stem that houses the cable
    turn the bars all the way to the right where the left steering stop hits
    the left stop hitting the black plastic cover is what's holding the stem from being lifted up and out at this point
    cut a notch perfectly in line of the left stop until it clears (the right stop won't interfere since the steering is turned to the right)
    the whole steering will lift out the hull now



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    Quote Originally Posted by ksalles View Post
    ... I always like the Seadoo X model steering and adjustability ...
    With the Seadoo X handlebar assembly grafted onto the Yamaha GP1800, is the handlebar height now adjustable?

    I am not familiar with the Seadoo X steering system.

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    height...no, width and pitch...yes
    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    With the Seadoo X handlebar assembly grafted onto the Yamaha GP1800, is the handlebar height now adjustable?

    I am not familiar with the Seadoo X steering system.

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    Very nice work Keith!!!

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    Thank you Jerry. Figured I'd share it here, being this site is what started my passion for modifying watercraft. Thanks again for the compliment. Keith

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