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    What is the life span of stator and CDI.

    Does anyone know what the lifespan of stator and CDI? I have an 86 Kawi 550 that I bought new in 86. Still has the original CDI and stator.
    Do they get weak over time. My runs well; low speed,...
  2. Re: Is the steering plate on the 86 Kawi 550 is the same as the one on a 95 sx 550?

    Thanks for the clarrification. Good to know. I looked up the parts drawings and part numbers for the steering plates on both ski's. Noticed that the steering plates for the 86 JS 550
    95 SX 550...
  3. Is the steering plate on the 86 Kawi 550 is the same as the one on a 95 sx 550?

    Does anyone know if the steering plates on the 86 Kawi 550 are the same as the 95 sx 550's? Thanks. George
  4. Is a quick steer needed when going from the stock 550 bars to the 4 degree bars?

    Looking to change my stock bars on my 86 Kawi 550 to the 4 degree bars. Is it necessary to go with a quick steer when using the 4 degree bars? Thanks.
  5. Anyone here launch off of Dunedin Causeway? How is it?

    Anyone here launch their skis at Dunedin Causeway? Looks like a great place to ride. How is it? How is the crowd? Drunks, crazy people? I'm down in South Florida and want to make a drive up to...
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    Kawi 550, handle bars, comfortable angle

    Want to get some opinions on handle bar angles.. What's good angle that is more of a matching angle for hands and wrists? The stock one that's on my 86 kawi 550 is almost on a 45 degree and which...
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    Re: source for low cost fire extinguisher

    I did the same, got rid of the black piece. It's suitable for the jetski's. It's a B/C rated extinguisher rated for oils, fuels, etc. which is what the pwc's contain.
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    Question on aftermarket throttle levers.

    Will the aftermarket throttle levers; PJS, etc attach right to the stock 550 cable end without having to do any modifications?
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    Re: Buying PWC recommendation

    I would agree with you. Buy a used top of the line one that is couple years old. Kawasaki makes very good ski's. Maintenance and repairs; depends on how well the previous owner maintained the...
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    Re: source for low cost fire extinguisher

    I bought this one at Lowe's. It's a shorty. $22. It fits in my Kawi 550 fire extinguisher compartment with a few extra inches of space left over to put other things.

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    Re: Fire extinguisher for js550

    I have a shorty fire extinguisher in my Kawi 550 jetski. Not as long as the original, but gives me added extra space to put other things along with the fire extinguisher in the compartment. Bought...
  12. Re: Looking for someone near Marshall Virginia who can verify crank is true

    Sorry for the late post . Just read this now. A decent engine machine shop should be able to check if the crank is straight.
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    Re: 1989 js 440 no spark

    I had the same issue with an 81 JS440. My no spark issue was due to a bad stator.
    Not saying that is the cause of your no spark issue, but it's something to check if you still have not found the...
  14. Thread: 300sx mods?

    by GMP440
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    Re: 300sx mods?

    Excuse me. Are you the originator of this topic?. I was replying to the originator "attnondeck" of the 300 sx mods question. Are you same person? I was doing the same as others who replied by...
  15. Thread: 300sx mods?

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    Re: 300sx mods?

    Instead of going through the expense and hassle of upping the hp of the engine in your ski I would look for a complete engine from a 550. Right now people are dumping
    550 engines and parts to do...
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    Helmet recommendations.

    I want to get a helmet and not break the bank. I don't do any racing. Just general riding around on my Kawi 550 standup ski.
    I've seen the helmets for mountain biking, Features I like on those...
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    Shoe recommendations for stand up pwc.

    I want to buy shoes to wear when on my stand up craft. Want to read what others are using. Thanks.

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    Re: Anyone Seen this V-8 Powered PWC?

    I think the Jetski Brothers did a better v8 powered pwc. Everything is tight but they got the power to weight ratio just right.
  19. Re: OE Kawasaki 550 Hood Seals Back in Stock here!!!

    Anymore seals in stock?
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    Re: JS550 wear ring replacement ...

    That's what I did a number of years ago. My original pump shoe had the dreaded bulging ring. Someone on this site was selling a bunch of parts and he had a really nice pump shoe with a perfect ring....
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    Re: Pro Watercraft pump stuffers

    Just recently started reading about stuffers and thinking if there is any real world benefit from it. The company claims 1 to 2mph increase in top speed. Who knows.
    So, I want to experiment with...
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    Re: 550 weight limit for rider

    Probably better to get a ski with more horsepower. I remember when I bought my Kawi 550, back in 86; I weighed 115 lbs at the time. I still own that very ski
    and now I weigh 167 lbs. The weight...
  23. Thread: Best battery?

    by GMP440
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    Re: Best battery?

    3 weeks ago I put in a Motobatt AGM in my 1986 550. Haven't had it in the water yet. Has 310 cca.
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    Re: Check valve or no check valve in BN 44 carb?

    Hello,

    Thanks for reply. So, you've rebuilt the bn 44's and they all had the flapper valve?
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    Check valve or no check valve in BN 44 carb?

    I'm doing a carb rebuild on my mikuni bn 44 carb, that's off my 86 Kawasaki 550. Just above the needle and seat assembly, there is a gasket and then the steel cover on top.
    Does the flapper valve...
  26. 86 Kawasaki 550 bn 44 carb rebuild, put in flapper valve or no?

    I'm doing a carb rebuild on my mikuni bn 44 carb, that's off my 86 Kawasaki 550. Just above the needle and seat assembly, there is a gasket and then the steel cover on top.
    Does the flapper valve...
  27. Re: I need a special washer, anyone seen one of these for sale?

    Why don't you get a crows foot wrench. There not expensive at all.
    Also that looks like an automotive distributer hold down clamp.
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    Old school 550 video, mid 80's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n-YnOOlrYc

    Saw this on the Tube. Brough back many memories of riding my 550 in the Dania Beach Intracoastal. Glad I still have my 550 ski.
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    Re: 550 starting problem..whats wrong (w/ clip)

    Get a load tester and hook it to the battery and test for about 20 seconds just to see if
    battery is taking a load.
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    What brand battery you using?

    What brand batteryes are you using in your stand up skis?
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    Re: Ethanol free gas in SFLA?

    I was`told by a friend of mine that the fuel at the Andytown truckstop on US 27 and Griffin Road has ethanol free gas. You may want to call them. Don't know the phone number but it's a Marathon...
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    Re: Marvel Mystery oil added to gas.

    It's a very good product. I've used it for many years on car engines and other 4 stroke engines. More of a cleaning agent and top cylinder lubricator. Ive used to to clean up dirty lifters,...
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    Marvel Mystery oil added to gas.

    Has anyone ever added Marvel Mystery oil to their gas/oil mix.
    How much do you use per gallon?
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    Where to get fire extinguisher for Kawi 550.

    Does anyone know where to get the small fire extinguisher to fit the kawi 550?
    Is there a small half size available as well. It would give me room in there to put tools and extra spark plugs. ...
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    Re: opinions on crank

    I would take it to a machine shop and have it checked since the crank is out.
    Have everything mic'd. I see some questionable wear areas.
    Also, spend the money and check the balance on that whole...
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    Prop recommendation for 86' 550.

    Wanted to ask for some prop suggestions for an 86' Kawi 550.
    The engine is all stock, no mods at all. Looking for just a little more out of the hole and a little higher topend.
    Most of my riding...
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    Pilot screw function/adjustments; 86' 550

    What does the pilot screw on the BN 44 carb adjust?
    What are you looking for when adjusting?
  38. Can't find thread on the Mikuni BN 44 carb.

    Forgot what whci were the high , low and , pilot screws.
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    Re: Broken cooling nipple - Help!

    Had the same thig happen to me on my 86' 550 a few years ago. It broke at the rear wall wear the tube comes into engine compartment. I fixed it by trimming around the tube into the wall, added a...
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