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    Re: My trailer project

    Looks good! I'm about to start on a custom trailer soon. Do you have any thoughts on the pressure treated wood and aluminum corrosion issue?
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    Re: 1983 kawasaki 550 rectifier question

    Wire colors may not be the same but my educated guess is you can use the newer regulator/rectifier as long as you figure out the wire colors.

    The rectifier just uses diodes to convert ac voltage...
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    Kawasaki Intermittent no crank

    If anyone has an intermittent no crank on a kawasaki, I discovered that the spring inside the stop switch gets weak and doesn't separate the stop circuit after you release the button or insert your...
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    Re: Any 650 CDI experts here?

    Update if anyone is interested...no response from the email I sent WSM so I pushed on. I'm wondering if there are 2 coils instead of just one in the WSM cdi which explains the double resistance.......
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    650 gasket kit

    Hi SBT, maybe I just got a bad set but I wanted to let you know that the gasket kit that I bought along with your 650 reman engine has a badly made exhaust gasket that doesn't seal the water jacket....
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    Any 650 CDI experts here?

    3 wire CDI uses an external stop relay and has a no rev limiter (or higher limit?) and the 4 wire CDI has a built in stop circuit and a rev limiter.

    Factory service manual spec for Secondary...
  7. Thread: Reed cages

    by johnlam940
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    Re: Reed cages

    It looks like the original reed stoppers were replaced with a Boyesen style rev-plate. It allows more airflow due to higher flexing of the reed petals at the expense of lifespan. 546417
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    Re: Battery Cables (where to buy)

    Easiest place to source high strand count (flexible) oxygen free colored insulation is a local car audio shop. They can cut you whatever length from their spools. Get gold plated ring connectors...
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    Re: Engine long term storage

    sounds overkill to me since you're keeping them inside but it never hurts to be safe. Be sure to inspect your rubber seals after taking it out of storage to make sure they're not brittle/cracked.
  10. Re: Driveshaft holder for coupler removal - JS550

    Nice job :beer:

    I had a stubborn coupler on my WB2......it shattered after wrestling with it for hours lol
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    Re: 650 exhaust manifold to head pipe gasket

    DIY gasket turned out much better than I thought it would.....considering all the DIY examples I've seen online looked like hot garbage.

    I used an MDF template, drill press, jigsaw, hole saw, and...
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    Re: 650 exhaust manifold to head pipe gasket

    The manifold needed a bit of sanding on a block to get a level surface but wasn't too horrible. The Coffman headpipe......holy moly, it was was lumpy like a potato! That took a lot of sanding to get...
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    Re: 650 exhaust manifold to head pipe gasket

    it's a black manifold with the diverter....no idea what year motor it came from.

    I'm currently trying to cut my own gaskets. I have a Mr gasket ultra seal exhaust gasket sheet on order. Tonight, I...
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    650 exhaust manifold to head pipe gasket

    I've seen a few posts regarding the exhaust manifold-head pipe gasket not sealing the water jacket correctly. My old gasket covers the mating surfaces perfectly but I do not know what brand it is. ...
  15. Re: Is there going to be a Black Friday sale this year ?

    Thank you!
  16. Re: Is there going to be a Black Friday sale this year ?

    Yes please! My X2 needs a few goodies
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    Re: Cylinder wear?

    You're right WFO. Definitely need precision measurements. I got 0.001" out of round, 0.001" taper, and + 0.0035" bore.

    Also pulled my crank out and it's in bad shape as well. Seems like I have...
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    Cylinder wear?

    How's my cylinder look to you guys? The pistons look fresh but the cylinder doesn't look that great to me. I don't have a bore gauge but would placing a piston ring at different spots down the...
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    Re: Best way to fill bolt holes?

    the bolts are completely gone now after cutting them off?

    You can try a glob of putty/clay on a stick. Reach in and smash the clay against the hull, then fill in from the top side with your...
  20. Re: Turbocharged Mod Waveblaster w/ Motec & Fizzle

    :shocked: that's awesome
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    Re: Paint questions for center pad of X2

    vinyl spray paint may work for you. something like Rust-Oleum 248919
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    Re: Should I ditch my Skat Trak 16?

    Already sold. It's heading up to a member in Canada eh
  23. Thread: Sunk ski

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    Re: Sunk ski

    Sounds like a good plan to me. Remember to keep your driveline bearings cool while running on the trailer/out of water
  24. Re: Skat 16 impeller for 650 pump for sale or trade for X2 rideplate

    Sold. Thanks JSrider82!
  25. Skat 16 impeller for 650 pump for sale or trade for X2 rideplate

    $50 shipped or even trade for an X2 stock/freestyle aftermarket rideplate?

    Straight 16 Impeller looks like it had a few dings on the front edge that has been slightly smoothed out. Rear edge has...
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    Re: Should I ditch my Skat Trak 16?

    I went ahead and ordered a Skat 140/75 8/16. All this back and forth during my research was making me go insane so I pulled the trigger so I could be done with it. After I submitted my order, I...
  27. Re: How stiff is TOO stiff for a new driveshaft housing bearing?

    Update and Public Service Announcement for everyone:

    From their website: "JSP Manufacturing is a US manufacturing and custom mold company. At JSPMFG we produce various consumer products such as...
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    Re: Should I ditch my Skat Trak 16?

    Camel dung? You run some exotic isht.... literally lol

    Bandit, why get rid of the stubby cone? I thought it helps bottom end?

    I think I've got my sights on a big hub 8/16 if I don't find an...
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    Re: Should I ditch my Skat Trak 16?

    Thanks guys!

    Impros has the standard 8/16 for $270 and the machined big hub swirl 8-16 for $340....a custom pitch to 8-17 adds another $40. Oof....

    Will the big hub 8-16 be okay?
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    Should I ditch my Skat Trak 16?

    I've been doing research all weekend long and I can't come to a conclusion.

    I'll be running:
    650 motor
    150psi compression
    Keihin 42 cdkII
    Coffman pipe
    Lightened flywheel
    Drilled waterbox...
  31. Re: How stiff is TOO stiff for a new driveshaft housing bearing?

    I rebuilt my pump last night with Koyo bearings and the end result was much more familiar to me. No slop in the impeller shaft and was stiff like trying to turn a shaft in thick mud.

    What...
  32. Re: How stiff is TOO stiff for a new driveshaft housing bearing?

    So I cleaned the driveshaft with wet 2000 grit sandpaper, greased everything and slid the shaft in :hump:

    I spin everything with angular pressure to get the shaft to grip the bearing since it's...
  33. How stiff is TOO stiff for a new driveshaft housing bearing?

    I ordered a new bearing housing made by JSP Manufacturing since my original housing is rotted out but the bearing seems to be seized? I haven't placed my driveshaft through it yet but the bearing...
  34. Re: Need help... is this head out on backwards?

    Compared to my 650, yes the head water fitting is on the wrong side
  35. Re: Possible air leak in primer or primer plumbing ?

    I had a blown out rear crank seal on my WB2 that gave me intermittent symptoms. It had me chasing my tail for a while.

    You should be able to get a good look at the rear seal by taking off the...
  36. Re: Possible air leak in primer or primer plumbing ?

    If the carb checks out, you might want to look at leaking crank seals. Original seals on an 1989"?
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    Re: Picked up another project X-2

    Nice find!
  38. Re: picked up an x2 from the dallas/fort worth area :)

    That's awesome linkman! I searched his name and saw the X2 in a few of his posts. I sent him a PM but it shows he hasn't logged on in a while.

    Anyways, got the bottom painted today. Had a few...
  39. Re: picked up an x2 from the dallas/fort worth area :)

    So the splines on my driveshaft are worn down which is causing the excessive play. The impeller is missing the nose seal and the splines were bone dry w/o any hint of grease on it. Am I stuck trying...
  40. picked up an x2 from the dallas/fort worth area :)

    I'm wondering if this ski used to belong to anyone here? I bought it from a younger guy who said he only had it for a few months. I plan on doing a tear down and rebuild this off season.

    Its a...
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    Re: What causes new reed petals to break?

    Just an update in case this helps anyone else:

    Placed new reeds in the ski and it's running perfect after 3 hrs of hard riding.

    It does seem like OEM reeds are superior to the SBT set.
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    Re: What causes new reed petals to break?

    I'll go OEM if they break again but any idea on why the SBT reeds failed so quickly? Backfire? Bouncing off rev limiter? Water splash being sucked into the engine? Cranking a flooded engine due to...
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    Re: What causes new reed petals to break?

    I'm using reeds from SBT.
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    What causes new reed petals to break?

    Hi Everyone, I have a 96 Waveblaster 2 760 that has been a nightmare to sort out. Every time I tear into it to fix a problem, I find 2-3 other problems to fix. Here's a quick run down:

    -150/145...
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    Re: anyone keep your ski at your apartment?

    thanks azreark1, that's exactly what i needed to hear. time to save up some money and look for an sxr now :D
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