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  1. Re: Do you people still get together for local rides?

    The big giant couch potato's ;) Was gonna sell them then my wife said lets keep them as she won't ride the Spark. The Shark's are kinda cool for old school though. I found a OEM scoop grate for mine...
  2. Re: Do you people still get together for local rides?

    Thank you. I put in my request to join. Haven't been around the group in many years.

    Mike
  3. Do you people still get together for local rides?

    Looks like this group doesn't post much here ??? Is there a new forum or? I just bought a Sea-Doo Spark yesterday and will be ready to ride in a week. Gotta break it in before I go on any long rides....
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    Thank you for the info.

    Mike :beer:
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    Funny stories :) If you add a bit of Malathion to the premix, it will kill every bug the smoke trail drifts by. Pretty nasty to smell, so beware :nono:

    Mike
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    That would be a good test. I need to find a couple old crank seals first. I have some carb diaphragm's already :) The test beast is a 1974 Lawnboy two stroke mower. She's gonna run or she's gonna fry...
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    Nah, just being a nice guy. Everyone is entitled to their opinions good or bad.
    I'll run some tests and see what happens. There are a few on this forum that run E85 in their skis with zero issues....
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    I was planning on running it in a 2 stroke Lawnboy mower this spring and see how that goes. If it fry's it won't matter :lmao: I read on this forum of others running E85 in their ski's. I'll let my...
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    Even running premixed it would attack the rubber parts? I would have thought the oil would keep the rubber parts moistened. Hmmm :scratchch

    Mike :beer:
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    Thank you Nick :bow: With any luck, I might have my 550 conversion done this summer. I will be home more than away next year and want to get that ski done. BTW, it will run 100% E85 as will my Vue...
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    Then my calculator must be wrong. Has anyone here actually tried blends in a vehicle with 10:1 CR or higher? Automotive computers advance the timing when they can no longer sense detonation....
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    Re: running my 440 on E-85 fuel

    Any updates on the E85? I am planning some tests this spring on motors that are expendable if things go wrong :)

    Mike
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    Well, my calculator doesn't lie when I calculate the mileage. Same gas stations for fill ups too. 23 mpg on the last tank. A 50/50 mix gives me 22 mpg. Straight 89 gasoline gives me 19 mpg. The tank...
  14. Thread: E85 vs 110

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    Re: E85 vs 110

    How 'bout we revive an old thread :lmao:

    Has anyone taken a set of crank seals and let one soak in gasoline and another soaked in E85 for a good long time and seen what the differences are? How...
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    Re: E85 and two strokes?

    I am going to use a Lawnboy two stroke lawn mower as a test bed this spring to figure out the oil separation issues. There are oils that will stay mixed with E100 so it should work fine on E85. I...
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    E85 and two strokes?

    Anyone here tried running E85 in their two stroke? If so what oil did you find stayed mixed? How many jet sizes did you go up to get it running safe?

    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Re: Looking for JS hood

    I wonder if I have a spare hood? I would have to take a look but I recall there being three of them here.

    Mike
  18. Thread: 440 waterbox

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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Tyler & I went down to Rice Creek to check it out yesterday. Lots of poison ivy on the banks :eek13: Wondering how you made it over or around that tree in the water between Country Road 10 & 35W? The...
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    It's been all over the place :-D Still a hundred bucks is fine as long as it is a solid hull. Are you gonna put a 800 something motor in it?

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Wow killer deal. Motor & all for 100 bucks? How did you find that?

    Mike
  21. Thread: Machine shop?

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    Re: Machine shop?

    Can't edit our own posts? Oh well, figured it out myself, yes Jimmy is still there :)

    Mike
  22. Thread: Machine shop?

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    Re: Machine shop?

    Hate to bring up a old thread but, is Jimmy still working for Delano Sports Center? I used to work with him at Dales Performance Center along with Rick.

    Mike
  23. Thread: 440 waterbox

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    Re: 440 waterbox

    How much did you get it for?

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    They must have been too fast so that is how they slowed the ski down. Soak it with lake water :bow:

    Mike
  25. Thread: 440 waterbox

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    Re: 440 waterbox

    I guess that was the previous owners method of water cooling the exhaust :lmao:

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Ah now I see what you mean.
    Hmmm, route it into the tray to keep your feet warmed up :lmao:

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    How does exhaust get into the pump to cause cavitation? That's the part I don't understand. I could see it happening if the exhaust was injected in front of the pump but not out the transom, if that...
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    None of your pic links work :(
    Why does a rear exhaust cause cavitation?

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Cut it open and redo the foaming with waterproof foam :yikes: That'll give you a good reason to do some fancy airbrushing :fing02: Me thinkin a green orange yellow dragon design.

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Pics :-D

    Sounds like a fun project.

    Mike
  31. Thread: 440 waterbox

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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Nothing even close :(

    Oh well, I have enough parts to put Tyler's 440 together. I showed him those creek running video's last night and he said lets get the ski's done daddy :-D

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Bummer I don't have that much cash :(

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    How much you asking for the 440?

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Dang that was some neat riding :) Gonna get serious and get this 550 done so I can ride the Rum River once I figure out how to ride the beast :bow:

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Cool, old school ski :) I bought a pipe for my 550, wondering how it is gonna sound.

    Mike
  36. Thread: 2011 sortie pics

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    Re: 2011 sortie pics

    Those last two pics look like a big ouch.

    Mike
  37. Thread: 440 waterbox

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    Re: 440 waterbox

    So a snorkal mask and just enough air in the hull to do a submarine adventure thru the culvert :lmao: I imagine the creek is several feet deep everywhere with this rain run off. It might be better...
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    That is by the drivers testing place. Freakin cool. How deep & wide was the creek? Is it possible to get under Country Road I and go further north or is that too far to go on a tank?

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    I haven't figured out what material I want to use on the ski's. Bluejeans was one idea then I seen some cool camo fabric. Flannel shirt would look cool too. So many ideas...

    Does that mean you are...
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    Re: New Here, Just Gathering Some Info

    The good old days, fun times. I am gone more than home. I rode my ski once last year. I need to fire it up and get some fresh gas run thru it so it doesn't gunk up the carbs. One of these years I am...
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    The 440 & 550 projects are hanging out until I get back to them. Been super busy with other stuff. You'd think once you retire that you would have tons of free time. :lmao: I can hardly find any time...
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    Re: New Here, Just Gathering Some Info

    That was from a few years back at a local gathering when Corey was removing stickers off a newly purchased ski and goobered the hull finish :-D I don't know if the guys still gather on weekends, but...
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    Couple pics to see the size difference from my kayaks:

    http://we0h.us/otters
    http://we0h.us/tylerinxxxs


    A few years ago. That is Tyler :-D

    Mike
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    Re: 440 waterbox

    If the water & bottom is clean, I'll use my WW kayak. If it is swampy, you can see how long you stay upright in the WW kayak :lmao: The WW kayak is only 24" wide and paddles awesome, but there is...
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    Re: New Here, Just Gathering Some Info

    Yea be very very careful removing old stickers :pat:


    Mike :beer:
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