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  1. Thread: 1990 550sx

    by jobrown
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    Re: 1990 550sx

    Not a weird question at all, I did the swap once and it made for a great ski... you will learn a lot doing it!

    You will need an adapter plate, a different exhaust (west coast are easy to find and...
  2. Re: 650 Runs Great Cold, Drops a Cylinder When Hot

    Sounds like I’m about to holler at jetskisolutions...
  3. 650 Runs Great Cold, Drops a Cylinder When Hot

    First time taking out the new ski, Sbn 44 on a 650 motor with fresh top end and high comp head with Coffman’s exhaust, 86 with all original electronics.

    Went to the lake, figured I would have...
  4. Thread: X2 cooling

    by jobrown
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    Re: X2 cooling

    My next guess is maybe there’s a bunch of sediment in the motor? I’ve seen some minor
    Build up in a ski that road mostly rivers... but even that wasn’t enough to affect cooling.

    Pics of the set...
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    Re: 650 Starter Not Staying Engaged

    New reduction gear (bendix whatever it’s called) and she cranks right up!! Brappp!
    https://youtu.be/OSUxe0iGqYo
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    Re: 650 Starter Not Staying Engaged

    Finally back from work trip, got the reduction gear out.. lots of loose bits inside. Those bit fall in the way of the gear and won’t let it retract fully which is why it kept staying engaged with the...
  7. Re: Hood Alignment Issues... is this hinge correctly installed?

    OHHHH thats weird... time for the torch
  8. Re: Hood Alignment Issues... is this hinge correctly installed?

    It definitely fit better the day I picked it up?551206
  9. Re: Hood Alignment Issues... is this hinge correctly installed?

    I can't sure, its been sitting in a backyard in Scott, Arkansas since 99... It is definitely a 86 hood on an 86 hull, air intake on the top of the hood and all. The decals that were on it were all...
  10. Re: Hood Alignment Issues... is this hinge correctly installed?

    Anyone have pics of the correct orientation?
  11. Hood Alignment Issues... is this hinge correctly installed?

    My latest project, 86 x2, has a real alignment issue with the hood. Towards the front of the ski its barely making contact with the hood seal. Towards the back its real tight. Sounds like an easy...
  12. Thread: X2 cooling

    by jobrown
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    Re: X2 cooling

    Start removing lines and blowing through every hole you can find. I had a 93 do that with a factory exhaust and that thing was getting hawtttt. Found sediment had half clogged one of the T...
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    Re: 650 Starter Not Staying Engaged

    It’s an 86 motor, front cover is original, the starter is not. I think they added the springs around 90? I’m going to order a new bendix, they are plenty cheap on eBay though I’m not sure how great...
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    Re: 650 Starter Not Staying Engaged

    The starter I got isnt the original... could that be the problem? I’m looking at the exploded view of the starter/reduction gear and I don’t see any shims or washers. I know car starts have to be...
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    Re: 650 Starter Not Staying Engaged

    Should the reduction gear always be engaged with flywheel??
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    Re: 650 Starter Not Staying Engaged

    Well. Took the spark plugs out and it turns over fine. Prolly just a weak battery..
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    650 Starter Not Staying Engaged

    It’s the old style, so no spring... new build, fresh battery... clicks in to engage, then unlocks and spins free and as it spins down it engages again! Help!

    https://youtu.be/OIFYgD32Kxc
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    Re: 86 X2 The Arkansas Backyard Find

    Welp it’s time to put it all together. Been busy, but need it done by July 4... that’s a hell of a target. Right now it’s just a bunch of freshly painted parts on a shelf! I have gone out of my way...
  19. Re: **MALWARE WARNING!** Do not click links in threads by user JamesFluex *MALWARE*

    But they seemed so legit... does this mean my China racing nfl baseball jersey won’t come in?? Sad. What’s the internet coming to?
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    Re: WTB: 650 skat 8/16 and starter

    Got a starter! Deciding to go high compression... so make that a Skat 9/17
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    Re: 550sx pump info

    I loved my stock bored out nozzle, but the stock bilge won't suck water out after cutting all the material out. I ended up using some glue to put a copper insert in mine so I could still pull out...
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    WTB: 650 skat 8/16 and starter

    Title says it all, looking for a starter and impeller for my 650 x2... Skat 8/16 is what I'm looking for but something else close I'd consider. PM me with what you got!
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    Re: Head Gasket Options for 650

    Dang really?! I’ve never used one before! Also never used Cometic before... I guess that would qualify as a custom gasket?
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    Head Gasket Options for 650

    I'm finally getting around to building this motor thats been in my shop for nearly a year... I had the top end done by Newmiller and the domes of the Mariner head measured by him as well. After which...
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    Re: Solas KA-SC-B 14/19 Impeller 650/750

    $70 shipped!
  26. Thread: Machine work

    by jobrown
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    Re: Machine work

    X2... amazing work.
  27. Re: Yet Another Westcoast EP650 Head Gasket Thread

    Interesting I was thinking going copper to step down to a lower *cough*cheaper*cough* octane... gives me pause to read that..
  28. Re: Yet Another Westcoast EP650 Head Gasket Thread

    Yup, I've had Newmiller do two of mine. They always ran excellent and you know exactly what octane fuel to use. Send that flywheel off with it to get lightened as well.
  29. Re: Full 650 carb setup: Sudco 42, Oceanpro manifold and F/A

    That a niceeee carb for 225... I wish I had it. I ran one like that in my 550/650sx conversion. Ran like a scalded ape...
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    Re: Schedule for a day with the pros

    What?
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    Re: Primer for appliance epoxy

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    Re: Primer for appliance epoxy

    Not to mention do you spray the epoxy paint or roll it on and tip it with a nice brush?

    I'm at basically the same place with my 86 X2... I've rolled one ski before, which I'll add pics of in a...
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    Re: 650 bottom end refresh questions

    Where do you guys source your OEM seals from? Wondering if anyone has a favorite place..
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    Re: Solas KA-SC-B 14/19 Impeller 650/750

    To the top!
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    Re: 650 bottom end refresh questions

    I use Threebond 1211 to seal the cases, I’ve heard lots from people about crank seals... I’ll get my popcorn ready for that one.
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    Re: 86 X2 The Arkansas Backyard Find

    Oh nooooo ��
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    Re: Kawasaki 650 engine/with electronics

    Naw just get a plastic tote, cover the motor in plastic, spray foam the bottom of the tote and let it harden. Set the motor down on that, spray foam some more... okay a lot more. Drill holes around...
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    Re: Solas KA-SC-B 14/19 Impeller 650/750

    Still for sale, $85 shipped!
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    Re: SBN 44 Remote vs. Integral Fuel Pump

    Great advice thanks!
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    Re: 650 exhaust manifold to head pipe gasket

    Ive used the gasket sheets on a number of parts, from intake to exhaust... They always worked amazing. How flat is that gasket mating surface? Looks a bit rounded, might make it worth it sand it down...
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    SBN 44 Remote vs. Integral Fuel Pump

    I have a Mikuni SBN 44 I'm about to rebuild and put on my 650 X2 project, but instead of a pulse fitting on the back it just has a plate. I'm assuming this carb was used in a dual or triple set up at...
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    Re: Replace all fuel line in a 550SX

    It’s a lot... especially running reserve lines. I bet it’s close to 25 feet to run everything, including return lines and running a new breather line up the handle pole.
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    Re: SBT Forum Treads Gone Forever?

    When google searching add “site:www.shopsbt.com” after you type what you are looking for.

    That returns only sbt stuff. But I don’t know about accessing it directly.
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    Re: 86 X2 The Arkansas Backyard Find

    I was just going to do new pump bearings though I admit I’ve never done them before...

    This should help add a little braapp* to that old motor! Obviously some polishing is in my future. Stock...
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    Re: 86 X2 The Arkansas Backyard Find

    It was snug... 545983545984545987
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