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    Re: 55mph Top Speed

    The 2011-2014 VXR's do 66-67mph, the 2015 & later have a different hull it is bigger & heavier & they usually go no more than 62mph. You should also double check your speed with a GPS just to make...
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    Re: Do you cover when traveling?

    Short trips 100 miles no, long trips 1400 miles yes. Make sure its a custom fit cover, a generic cover can flap in the wind causing scuffs to the ski.
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    Re: cutting aluminum impeller diameter

    That's why I am asking here, lots of watercraft information, & no Impros doesn't do old aluminum impellers, I have used them to do my 15F impellers over the years.
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    cutting aluminum impeller diameter

    Does anyone on this site have the ability or know someone who can 'recut' a tapered aluminum impeller. Such as taking a worn out one welding new material to outside edges which I can get done, but...
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    Re: The Question Game

    1. I have never played ping pong, but I have used a ping pong paddle a number of times.
    2. I would take the 5 months & go until my body fails. I've seen many people suffer through chemo, the odds...
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    Re: Wtf is it w everyone wanting 4 strokes?

    I've run my 15F for 8 summers now, the only thing I have done to the engine is change the oil once a year & replace the spark plugs every 3rd year & it does use less fuel than my old 1050 2 stroke...
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    Re: Here we go again...gas prices.

    Looks like the Memorial Day creep is starting early, luckily I my area it will probably peak at around 3.25, 2.80 now for regular.
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    Re: Pictures of my Wetjets

    Quality isn't bad considering that was probably 30 years ago. Those original Wetjets sure were easy to toss around. I had a friend who had a camcorder, but we never thought to take any video...
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    Re: Here we go again...gas prices.

    If you have been asleep for a couple years, the country elected someone new to blame stuff on. Aside from that it has gone up about 15 cents here the last couple weeks.
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    Re: How important is ethanol free gas.

    If you have to use ethanol fuel make sure to use the highest octane & you should also adjust your high speed fuel mixture screws to a richer setting. Depending on the carburetors you may have to...
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    Re: Resonator Dimensions

    Yes I do have one part number written on it is 0712-231, the only issue is on one end about 3/8" was cut off, each end has a raised area presumably to help hold on the hose, at the center of the one...
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    Re: Here we go again...gas prices.

    That place must be in the middle of absolutely nowhere, you'd have to be desperate to pay that! 4.84---- AND NINE TENTHS!!!!, just round it the hell up or down already! Those aren't sky high prices,...
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    Re: Resonator Dimensions

    I think I might have one of these in my garage, I know I bought one off the internet it was from a Tigershark & I used it to quiet down one of my skis that I no longer have, it also has a provision...
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    Re: Cheap speed

    You may be able to get into the 65mph zone, but 70 will cost substantially more & you will need a S/C ski or at least a 2011-2014 VXR. The old 2 strokes like the GP1200 or Polaris Virage1200 Kawi...
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    Re: N/s question

    I am not sure about pop off pressure, but you should also raise the main jet one size with todays poor quality fuels. I did both on mine to finally get rid of that same bog from idle.
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    Re: Pictures of my Wetjets

    The guys name was Ed Webb, he went to college with a guy who still lives in town here & was the co owner of the dealership here. I never had the pleasure to meet him, but the guy in town still has...
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    Re: 198? wet jet restore

    You can make a hood out of Plexiglas if you have to, but from time to time these things show up on ebay or craiglist, also seek out PWC boneyards. I agree on drilling out the brass fittings a bit to...
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    Re: 198? wet jet restore

    These carbs have 2 mixture screws, one in the front which is low speed & one in back which is high speed, on a 428 engine the starting point is 3/4 to 1 turn out on each. The motor & pump combo might...
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    Re: Skis at a public landing

    In the old days I used to put my Wetjet in the back of a pickup by myself, I used 2 2x4x10's & made a 'ladder' with them, put that bunk carpet on them, I also treated the wood with thompsons sealer,...
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    Pictures of my Wetjets

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    I am finally able to post some pictures of my vintage Wetjets most I picked up in 2017. A red 1991 Sport II, a white 1992 Sport II Spirit, one of the last models produced....
  21. Re: 95 Polaris SL 750 what electronics will all work on it?

    94 & 95 750's & 95-97 780's are interchangeable, the only difference are the 780 CDI's which have several different timing curves depending on the model.
  22. Re: Government required trailer inspections. Who else has these?

    Here is Wisconsin you don't even have to register a trailer unless its over 3000lb capacity. I have a utility trailer that can easily hold 4000lbs, but the limit on the trailer is stated as 2998lbs,...
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    Re: Why does SBT have such a bad rep?

    I have done business with SBT & have known a couple others who had & have had no issue with their engines, if I needed a rebuilt PWC engine they would be my choice. There are bound to be issues with...
  24. Re: 1988 wetjet barn find build thread. back to showroom condition

    If its red & white with a BRUT engine it's an 89 or newer. Yes there are 2 fuel filters in the lines ontop of the tank, replace them when you replace the lines. Originally one way valves were...
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    Re: Vintage finger throttle

    Have one that was never used, has JET-EFX embossed on it, have had it since the mid 90's.
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    Re: WetJet Pre-mastercraft project

    I have got a lot of parts from them, but anything besides engine & pump parts that are the same as the DUO 200 model will be difficult to find, I snapped up a couple wheelbarrows full of parts for...
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    Re: WetJet Pre-mastercraft project

    That would be an 89 or newer, BRUT engine, its rough & parts will be tough to come by.
  28. Thread: Slt750

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    Re: Slt750

    Did you bore out the 750 cylinders or use 780 cylinders? I did the same thing with my 94 SLT, I used 780 cylinders, I was not happy with the marginal results.
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    Re: Anyone ever see one of these?

    I have never seen a production one, I made one though for single carb unit back in the late 80's for my Wetjet using small hydraulic hose, put holes in it to match up with the tee handle on the carb...
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    Re: Stx12f wear ring replacement

    I had checked on this years ago, when my pump gets to its "I need of rebuild" (there is always a crack in it in the same spot) they can no longer do it & if they can get the pump before it cracks, it...
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    Re: Stx12f wear ring replacement

    I did for my 15F, it was relatively easy to install, but I had trouble getting the right clearance for the impeller, it could be I had the pump rewelded from damage & the new wear ring had high...
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    Re: furhtest you towed your PWC?

    I live a little north of Milwaukee Wi towed to Ft Myers Florida & back a 2850 mile round trip, did it 2 years in a row. Would have rented a ski in Florida to ride with a friend who lives there, but...
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    Re: How to bypass 2nd waterbox 2008 stx f15?

    I have thought of this myself, the only thing that has to be retained is the coupling to connect some sort of pipe to it & it has to be cooled. On another site someone claimed a place in Florida has...
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    Re: How to bypass 2nd waterbox 2008 stx f15?

    Nope.

    05-12 uses 21175-3737ecu 05-08 2 waterboxes, 09 & up use one waterbox
    13-14 uses 21175-0891ecu 1 waterbox
    15-17 uses 21175-0968ecu 1 waterbox & uses a duel key system for 2 level...
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    Re: How to bypass 2nd waterbox 2008 stx f15?

    What they did figure out is how to make the ski cost a couple hundred dollars less to build by using only one waterbox & related hoses. They also figured out how to make it run as quiet by reducing...
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    Re: Winterize / Battery

    Keep the batteries somewhere it doesn't freeze too.
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    Re: STX-15F vs 900STX

    The 15f is an older design hull compared to other brands, but its a very reliable ski & is priced at or less than skis with less of an engine. change the oil once a year & spark plugs every 2 or 3...
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    Re: How to bypass 2nd waterbox 2008 stx f15?

    You won't gain much, at best I gained about 2 or 3 TENTHS of a mph & some noise, its not terribly loud, its a job to find all the parts to make it work too.
  39. Re: 1988 wetjet barn find build thread. back to showroom condition

    NO! That's a great video, even the Will Smith is time appropriate, had my Wetjet out yesterday for a bit, takes me back to a better time.
  40. Re: 1988 wetjet barn find build thread. back to showroom condition

    It depends on who is looking for one. A friend of mine picked up a 1987 new in the crate several years ago for $250! He should have paid 3 times that. I am hoping the vintage watercraft wave comes...
  41. Re: My new SXR 1500 ~ maximum load... Really?!?

    I can't remember the last time I saw a 165lb person! I think it was in the 90's
  42. Re: 1997 Polaris SLT 780 acts like in limp mode but I don't think it is.

    780 rpm limiter is around 4500, Sounds like you might have a bad reed on one cylinder, when its in the water try removing one spark plug wire at a time to see if one cylinder is dead, make sure you...
  43. Re: 1988 wetjet barn find build thread. back to showroom condition

    I used a stainless pin on my '86 when I had it, the 89's went to a shaft with both pin & keyway. A couple months ago I picked up a '91 sport 2 & a '92 sport 2 spirit, both in good shape, the '92...
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