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  1. Re: Metal vs. Fiber exhaust manifold gaskets STX/ZXi 1100

    Personally I use the metal as they are easier to remove when disassembling later. Metal is usually OEM from Kawasaki for the exhaust so you can look them up on the OEM parts web page. 559918 You...
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    Re: 1998 stx1100 wont rev

    Something is causing it to not rev under load.

    Have you checked the fuel filter and the fuel lines? New plugs? 2 strokes eat plugs. I ended up with the Iridium NKGs and have been able to go...
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    Today's update,

    pulling the engine to replace the driveshaft bearing/thru hull assy. going to be upgrading the bearing carrier to the RHAAS. The RHAAS material seems much more durable than the...
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    double post
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    Todays update,

    filled the hull with water and let it set for about 45 minutes. no leaks that I could determine... there was like one drip from the shaft.... and none from the fittings at the rear....
  6. Re: cooling system problem areas with early 2003 12F

    Update for this spring,

    All new cooling lines installed, new 4 into one and lower hour waterbox (18 hours lol) installed with new piston rings in the exhaust fitting. New blue connector...
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    Todays update,

    All new cooling lines installed, new 4 into one installed and everything back together... everything runs but still water getting into the hull. no leaks from the lines that I...
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    Todays update,

    got to really dig into it and start to pull components out. the leak was caused by a failing hose going to the cylinder head. completely rotted in some places. looks like i will...
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    Myself,

    Thanks. I will let everyone know what I find when I pull the exhaust.
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    Myself,

    Thanks for the info. Ordered all new 12mm cooling lines from belmetric for the straight ones and ordered the correct hull to stator cover one with one 90 degree at the end from...
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    Siphon lines are clean. No wetness around the driveshaft fitting/ seals, those are only one year old. I am going to replace the inlet line for the stator cooler as the Kawasaki factory line has a...
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    Re: water in hull 2003 12f

    Update,

    waterpipe on cylinder is dry... exhaust coupler not so sure.... taking it apart and hopefully putting different waterbox in. thinking rings/blue connector are leaking slowly.
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    water in hull 2003 12f

    Hi all,

    just finished spring setup of 2003 12f. Installed battery and filled up gas and took it for test spin. no issues that i could determine. Son got on it and rode it for about 30-40...
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    Re: STX-15f oil cooler on 2004 stx-12f block

    It can be done. Have oil cooler from 07 on the block now. Will have to remove oil pressure switch and block hole with 1/4 bspt threaded plug. I used one from the old intake water pipe and...
  15. Re: cooling system problem areas with early 2003 12F

    Ended up replacing the reverse cable as is had enough slack to allow reverse bucket to get into the water pump exit flow.... Was causing vibration on turns..... All good now
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    Re: STX15F won't rev past 4000 rpm

    Sounds like it is in some sort of protection/limp mode. Like a sensor isn't completing the circuit.
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    Re: Keihin CDCV Carb Questions?

    Would drilling out number 2 from 165 main jet to 170 be enough.....my 900 STX just ate number 2 due to being too lean under load. Pulling float with kids
  18. Re: cooling system problem areas with early 2003 12F

    Quick update,

    it is back together and running well minus the totally inop dash meter.

    Will probably need to replace the impeller as it is right at service limit now but will hold off till...
  19. Thread: 12f Fuel Tank

    by madtom
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    Re: 12f Fuel Tank

    Thanks
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    Re: Another new old guy - STX-12F

    good luck ;) I have a 2002 900stx running strong and a 2003 12f stx i am rebuilding. engine is in good shape but cooling system wasnt maintained so digging sand out of the cooling passages.
  21. Thread: 12f Fuel Tank

    by madtom
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    Re: 12f Fuel Tank

    hi,

    I know i am reviving an old post but how much more range will 2 gallons get you? I am asking because i am pulling the engine on my 2003 12f and it is a prime opportunity to upgrade the tank.
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    Re: new to me 2002 900 STX

    Hi All,

    Quick update 12 months since rebuild. I had to re-torque exhaust manifold bolts half way thru the season and tighten up all the hose clamps. No other issues mechanically other than the...
  23. Re: cooling system problem areas with early 2003 12F

    So update to all,

    Finally starting pulling it apart. Oil cooler completely filled with debris, Stator cover completely filled with debris. looks like no water flow off the pump going thru the...
  24. Re: attempting a 2001 Kawasaki 900STX leak repair

    love the 900stx..... fast enough for the boys (51mph GPS with solas 12/18 concord) but still not crazy fast.... plenty of power to pull skiers/tubers/wakeboard. Boys have spent all summer throwing...
  25. Re: 2008 stx 15f project.... My first fi four stroke rebuild

    Jeager,

    I am in a similar situation... got 2 skis for less than the price of the trailer they were on.... if you are serious about rebuilding the biggest recommendation is to get the factory...
  26. Re: attempting a 2001 Kawasaki 900STX leak repair

    I have a 2002 900STX that had the same leak. i found examples of what other owners did to fix the leak... downloaded the better images so i could see what i was getting myself...
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    Re: new to me 2002 900 STX

    So had to replace the impeller as the original was cavitating too much when pulling big skiers / tubing. this created some serious pitting on top and bottom of original impeller.

    Found a Solas...
  28. Thread: electrial

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    Re: electrial

    fuel gauge sender corrodes with time.... try to find replacement on ebay.... spent like $75 for mine (2002 900 STX )and it gets the job done.
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    Re: 12F display is unreadable

    here is what it looks like on my 900 stx...... cheap and I can see the digits again....


    540882
  30. Re: Anyone add Bluetooth Stereo to their 900 stx?

    Thanks. It gives me an idea of where to put it.
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    Re: 2001 1100 di intake water filter

    Doug,
    here is a picture of where I installed mine. made bracket and mounted above muffler with stainless screws and washers /540281540282
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    Re: 750 SXI Speaker Setup

    So since everyone was forthcoming with suggestions I think your route is probably the best way to go.... self contained that I just attach to the ski before riding.



    I bought this from the...
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    Re: 02 stx 12f no spark

    Brian,

    Good luck. hope it is not something serious on number one.... I have a 2003 12F that I am still troubleshooting. compression is good but it is overheating.... I'm thinking cooling...
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    Re: Help?...Pump rebuild stx-15f

    please youtube the pump assembly.....

    here is one
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=stx+15f+impeller+rebuild&&view=detail&mid=46BDF56FE947FC5A45A946BDF56FE947FC5A45A9&&FORM=VRDGAR

    video is...
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    Re: 12F display is unreadable

    SO I have some polarizing film on the way and will provide and update on whether this is a doable thing....even if it is taped on the outside and I can read the display again that is a good thing...
  36. Re: Kawasaki STX 900 top speed bogging/running problems

    As a follow-up I have the plugs in the ski now as part of my spare parts kit...I haven't figured out the point it decided to not like them.......switched to the NGK IridiumIX plugs so hopefully will...
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    Re: new to me 2002 900 STX

    So since everyone was forthcoming with suggestions.....

    I bought this

    Altec Lansing Life Jacket 2 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker from the MCBX
    540223

    and then got these straps ...
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    Re: How to dry out your Kawasaki 1100 exhaust system

    So I followed the thread and added the stinger with the mikuni jet 120 jet I also added a 120 jet in the expansion chamber as it seems my exhaust gets too warm with out it....( I am the second...
  39. Re: Anyone add Bluetooth Stereo to their 900 stx?

    So since everyone was forthcoming with suggestions.....

    I bought this

    540219
    Altec Lansing Life Jacket 2 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker from the MCBX


    and then got these straps ...
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    Re: ZXI 1100 premix ?

    Andy,

    CDCV carbs are not that adjustable.... I have a 2002 900 stx and my plugs look almost the same except mine were a little darker. number 2 is a little cleaner 1 & 3 are twins.... I think...
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    Re: Primer install question

    I haven't heard of that but see no reason why it wouldn't work...... maybe a few more primer squirts before carbs are full but it serves the purpose... let us know how it goes.
  42. Re: after oil injection delete how do I make warrning light stay off

    the oil tank sender show variable ohm from empty to full...at full lucky for us is it 0 ohms.... so like he said rig up a paperclip or a short piece of wire to complete the circuit..tape up with...
  43. Thread: Premix

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    Re: Premix

    you can rig up a paperclip or a piece of wire to complete the circuit and then tape it up with electrical tape...then done no more light and the oil tank will always show full....

    just remember to...
  44. Thread: Premix

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    Re: Premix

    well the oil tank when full generates 0 ohms on the sender.... I cut the wires at the sender and spliced them together..... shows full on the dash gauge all the time. removed the tank and...
  45. Thread: Premix

    by madtom
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    Re: Premix

    1:40 or 1:50 which is the best way to go? I have been running 1:25 for.the 1st 3 tanks after ditching the oil pump and new rings/rebuilt carbs. I just want it to last a while before next overhaul.
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