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    Re: Willamette river ride redux

    I don't know about Washington but Oregon is very specific about where a PWC cannot go. Be sure and check the rules.

    Last year we rode from Oregon City to Vancouver. Nice round trip ride.
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    Willamette river ride redux

    This time we started a little further upstream. Instead of Salem we put in 10 miles below Corvallis. We made it to the Beltline bridge in Eugene, the furthest a PWC can go. 2 Seadoos and "the...
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    Re: Kawasaki engine in a Seadoo GTS

    There are a lot of these hulls around and it's been fun to mess with.

    Wish I could go back and make changes to this thread. Referring to the brown wire 6 posts back. Once the engine started that...
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    Re: Kawasaki engine in a Seadoo GTS

    Lost the engine last year but a friend set me up with a good replacement so I'm off again. Here's some improvements someone else may be able to use. I did go back to an auto oiler. Used the largest...
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    Re: Riding in Portland?

    ??????????????????
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    Re: X2 Carb swap questions

    I used the bracket and cable from an SX. can't remember the year, but it works great.
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    Re: Riding in Portland?

    Oregon city to Vancouver last year. Lots of industrial history in downtown. Well worth the ride.
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    Re: Facebook vs. Forums

    When a free ride is posted on a forum anyone who's interested can show up. Meet new people. Chance to see other riders ideas. Now unless you're a "friend" you don't have a clue when or where a ride...
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    Re: Kill switch won't - - Kill

    save the headache, stop guessing, use a meter.
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    Re: bent connecting rod

    Actually a big pin 750
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    Re: bent connecting rod

    I agree that the breaker bar might not be the right tool, but it was handy. The rod bent so easily that the bar left no marks.

    Hack job? Probably but success is marked with failures. I did notice...
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    Re: bent connecting rod

    thanks for that
  13. Thread: Sunk

    by pacificmariner
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    Re: Sunk

    leave it on the trailer when you back it into the water. gives you a stable platform to stand on while checking for hull leaks. make sure you're deep enough for the pump to suck water or you'll melt...
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    Re: bent connecting rod

    This is a 3rd attempt to add to this thread. Mods are you there. Telling me my "token" is expired is a real pain. What exactly is a token anyway? Always let me add pics. why not now?

    Hopefully...
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    bent connecting rod

    The title explains itself, but here's the question. A big pin 750 with a slightly bent conn rod. I know the proper way is a new crank, but it took little effort to straighten it. Straight edge,...
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    Re: Hi there and Thank you

    When running with a hose, or on the water, does water come out of the weep in the hull. How did you decide it has a cooling problem?
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    Re: kawasaki 750 carb problem

    For anyone that might learn some thing here. Pop off isn't the best, oil injector missing it's plug, poor connection to the stator plug. Found and fixed, but not the problem. Darn carpenter bees got...
  18. Re: 650 to 750 conversion help with flywheel and stator

    I know there's a correct way to do things, but I have done this 2 ways. Drilling and threading is the easy part as the stator holes can be used as a template. I did that first then used a small...
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    Re: kawasaki 750 carb problem

    to begin closing this thread. Switched out with a known good carb. Doesn't run any better so carb isn't the problem. In the process it turned out the plug in the oil injector is missing. Looking for...
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    Re: Complete xi ss part out

    Pm sent
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    Re: kawasaki 750 carb problem

    Thanks but the lever is set right.
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    Re: FS- Parting 1996 Kawi SS

    Pm sent
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    Re: kawasaki 750 carb problem

    I bypassed the fuel pump by removing the regulator chamber. Carefully pry off the fuel screen, and remove the 2 o rings. Hose from the pop off tester can be slipped over the fuel inlet. Definitely...
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    Re: kawasaki 750 carb problem

    I did the reading on how to test pop off pressure, and some things are not clear. Testing gets done directly into the fuel inlet fitting, and not through the pump. Makes sense except the keihin cdk...
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    Re: kawasaki 750 carb problem

    Thanks for the help. Everything points to a change in pop off pressure.
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    kawasaki 750 carb problem

    Still fighting a carb problem I posted about a few months ago, and haven't fixed yet, but I discovered something today. What is wrong with this carb that allows it to run with the high speed jet...
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    Re: kawasaki carb question

    Engine went from running strong to blubbering along on the high end in the space of about 20 minutes. Did all the checks but swapping to a known carb from another engine fixed it. Like I said earlier...
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    kawasaki carb question

    Kawasaki 750 with a keihin cdk11 single carb. It ran good untill it didn't. Way to rich on the top end. Refused to lean out. In fact ran, though poorly, with the high speed jet screwed in. Swapped...
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    Re: 3 skis on a double trailer

    Tongue weight is important so the trailer tracks best. Course a heavier vehicle like a pickup will tolerate a heavier tongue. What length is the xp in relation to overall vehicle and trailer width?...
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    Re: Trailer Bunks

    I tried pvc. As long as the hull is moving it slides nice, but if it stops then the tubing "sticks" to the hull. A heavy hull is hard to get going again. Black poly leaves streaks on the hull....
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    Re: Wheel barrow beach cart?

    I built one out of an old handcart and some lawn tractor front wheels. There's a thread on it here someplace. Cost about $50.
  32. Thread: cleats

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    cleats

    I've read all the info to be found on the different brands, and how to install on a pwc. The Atwood brand has a minimum hole size, but the Kawasaki cargo hook has no moving parts. Anyone have any...
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    Re: user ID trouble

    Thanks Steph, I recognize now it was a momentary delusion.
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    Re: user ID trouble

    Yesterday 30 today 3 tomorrow ? I need stability. Now you say cred isn't important? My tenuous hold on reality is slipping.
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    user ID trouble

    Over the last few weeks the "number" of my new posts so laboriously earned up have been fluctuating down, finally settled at 30, and none of them are mine. I'm losing my street cred here. Could...
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    Re: Columbia River Ride

    Double check before you go. Oregon has a short list of rivers where a pwc is allowed. You can take a monster jet boat most anywhere, but not a nasty jetski. Go figure.
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    Columbia River Ride

    Put in at Chinook Landing Marine Park east of Portland. 4 of us made a round trip run to Bonneville dam. 60 miles, non stop rain, poor visibility, wind chop, fisherman, barges. Certainly a...
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    Re: Bleeding air out of oil line

    I put just enough premix in the fuel tank to let the reserve line work. Pull off the oil line start the engine and let it run till the oil runs out steady. Plug it back into the carb and fill the...
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    Re: Kawasaki engine in a Seadoo GTS

    Another trip 128 miles. The driveline can be an easy fix but finding a good machinest is a challenge. Will wait till this winter and put in a wear ring at the same time. Went ready for anything. The...
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    polaris virage 700 no spark fixed

    Referencing the field find posted earlier. I got it running then it wouldn't start, no spark. It was clear the previous owner had a problem from the way the wire harness was moved around. lots of...
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    Re: 02 polaris virage (newbie questions)

    Inject or not is a personal preference. Injector provides the correct amount of oil for engine speed. A little at idle more at WOT. Have been known to fail and you won't know till it's too late....
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    Willamette River ride

    Finally had a chance to ride the river. 4 of us left Salem headed for Eugene. 192 miles round trip. Calculating time, and fuel range based on a map didn't quite work. 10 miles up from Corvallis, we...
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    Re: driveline

    Thanks
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    Re: driveline

    Exactly. Somewhere on this forum there is a name, or was, but can't seem to find it.
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    driveline

    Who builds pwc drivelines .
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