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    Re: 1997 GP1200 top speed 52 mph GPS

    Are you using the trim on the left handle? . If so then check the impeller for damage. You can also adjust the sponsons to get the nose up more.
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    Re: 97 Wave Venture 1100 - running on 2

    I am from the future. Thank you for the post
  3. Early 90's Vanilla Ice Jet Ski whitewater video

    Ive been down this river many times in a kayak. Its not nearly as long as they make it seem in the video, but the rapids are pretty burly.
    Would definitely beat the crap out of your jetski. ...
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    Re: Why is my GP1200 slow?

    Yes I honed the other cylinders and changed those rings as well. I will go through the carbs next. Im just disappointed that I didnt pick up any speed after bringing back a half dead cylinder. ...
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    Re: Why is my GP1200 slow?

    The same as I weigh on the Zxi. Isnt the GP supposed to be faster? Same year.
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    Re: Why is my GP1200 slow?

    Yea, I got a raised eyebrow on the piston but its only .25 over. Prolly not the best thing to do but nobody's paying me to do it so im only screwing myself if it doesnt work out. Break in went...
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    Why is my GP1200 slow?

    Hello folks
    After four years of owning and constantly fixing a Zxi 1100 I finally decided to stop chasing an electrical gremlin and just switch rides. I could get 56 gps mph on the zxi pretty...
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    Re: Where can I get witch diaphragms?

    Ive done the dielectric grease trick, problem is that too much grease creates a suction and makes the switch stick.
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    Where can I get witch diaphragms?

    I have a 98 ZXI with kill switch issues. About every other time I ride I have to disassemble the kill switch and clean the corrosion out of it. The switch itself is fine but the rubber diaphragm...
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    Re: zxi 1100 carb bolt torque specs?

    This is the correct torque. Carb bolts get the locktite, manifold nuts dont.
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    Re: N. Carolina OBX and Jet Skis?

    Way too many people on Norman. I dont even like to drive my car in that area. Wylie would have me on the interstate longer than I want to be. I usually ride at Tuckertown Reservoir. Real pretty...
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    Re: N. Carolina OBX and Jet Skis?

    I live in concord. Usually go to Cherry Grove SC to ride. I love riding in the surf, Cherry Grove is a perfect place.
    As for Hatty, im just gonna leave the Kaws at home. :(
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    N. Carolina OBX and Jet Skis?

    Im heading to the NC Outer Banks next week (Hatteras) and I am thinking of bringing my Kawasakis with me. After reading the laws Im having second thoughts though. It looks pretty restrictive. Has...
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    Re: 97 GP 1200 pre purchase inspection?

    I rode it and that was all I needed to do. Total piece of junk!!

    Thanks for the input folks
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    97 GP 1200 pre purchase inspection?

    Hello all. I'm looking to buy a 97 GP 1200 and was hoping to get some info. As a Kawasaki owner I know the general things to look at, compression, impeller etc.

    Can you guys gimme some info...
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    Re: 750 single to dual carb upgrade, worth it?

    Thats funny because my buddy ran it up under a log just last week. Now Im only concerned with finding a bumper and repairing the hull.

    Slow is good
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    Re: Hawai Surf jetskiing

    Riding in the surf is the shiznit!
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    Re: 750 single to dual carb upgrade, worth it?

    thanks man, you just saved me a couple hundred bucks.
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    750 single to dual carb upgrade, worth it?

    I recently picked up an old 750 st for friends to ride with me. It runs really good, but its a little on the slow side. I was thinking about upgrading from a single to a dual carb setup. (small...
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    Re: DIY: Pump Rebuild (lots of install pictures)

    Oh Im delusional, yet you are the one who is too simple minded to realize that we have been in agreement this whole time. You stupidly assumed I was replying to your post when I was not.

    Loser
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    Re: DIY: Pump Rebuild (lots of install pictures)

    you are a very confused individual.
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    Re: DIY: Pump Rebuild (lots of install pictures)

    *****attention*******
    do not follow instructions given in this pump rebuild. The user has installed both his seals backwards. Following this guide will result in bearing failure.
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    Re: DIY: Pump Rebuild (lots of install pictures)

    Look at the pics again, and then read the part where he says " the service manual says the springs should face outward, but most of what I read says springs should be facing the bearings. I guess...
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    Re: DIY: Pump Rebuild (lots of install pictures)

    Wrong on the seals dude. Not only will the water enter the cavity, it will hold it under pressure. I did the same thing to mine. When I took the cap off to check for leaks after 1 ride it blew...
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    Re: ZXI nozzle question

    I dont think theyre aftermarket as they are listed in the parts manual. They were also on a replacement jetpump assembly I got from a dude on this forum.

    No ill effects from removing them so...
  26. Re: zxi 1100 won't start with choke need to prime

    98 has the CV carbs. Gotta keep the choke unfortunately.
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    Re: Help installing a new impeller

    72 ft. lbs. for my zxi.
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    Re: Help installing a new impeller

    Dont forget to use a torque wrench when installing the prop. I attempted the "calibrated elbow" method and it cost me a complete jetpump assembly.
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    Re: ZXI nozzle question

    Oh well, I took them out to help with the installation of a a homade pvc nozzle extension. Nothing fell apart and I got 56 mph on the GPS, so things seem to be ok.

    I sure would like to know what...
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    ZXI nozzle question

    Ive got a 98 zxi 1100. In the nozzle there are two bolts about 1/2 " long that look like dowels. One in the top and one in the bottom. At first I thought they were stops, but they dont appear to...
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    Re: 1100 zxi cold fusion head question

    I once put a heli coil in a cylinder head and the tool I used could make scratches like that.

    Cant tell by the pics if you have inserts or not though
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    Re: Can I put a Heli Coil in an impeller?

    I chedked the housing clearance and it is surprisingly still within limits, and the seals and bearings are new, but there was a little bit of water in the housing. Yall are probably right about...
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    Re: Can I put a Heli Coil in an impeller?

    That would be gravity's fault. 15 years and I havent killed anyone yet, and I like to fly em after I fix them. It was a solid and FAA approved repair. Lasted long time!

    Come to think of it, ...
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    Re: Can I put a Heli Coil in an impeller?

    Ive put them in spark plug threads on aircraft engines, and a shop down the road has some biguns.

    how much for the prop? will it fit a 98 zxi1100?
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    Can I put a Heli Coil in an impeller?

    ZXI was acting up so I pulled the pump to take a look. The prop had come loose from the bearing shaft and was just wallering around in there.(my elbow is out of calibration) The threads on the prop...
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    ZXI impeller options

    I had my 98 1100 zxi at the beach the other week and I think I ran too much sand or oysters or something through the pump. Took it out to the lake today and things werent so good. The ski seems...
  37. Thread: funny....lol

    by kayakook
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    Re: funny....lol

    Im a whitewater kayaker (class 3-5) and I have been wanting to get my ZXI in some rapids since I got it last summer. Problem is most of the rivers here in NC are steep narrow creeks that would...
  38. Re: 95 Zxi 900 electrical issues. Batterys charged and i got no power what so ever? H

    Sand the terminals on the wires. sometimes they look good, but have just enough corrosion on them to stop the current flow.

    worth at try.
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    Re: ZXI 1100 Pump Dumb Question

    Just remember to put the seals in with the springs on the outside.

    Last week I rebuilt my pump and put the seals in backwards. After a ride I decided to pull the cap and check for leaks. When I...
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    Re: 1999 1100 zxi fuel problem...bad pump???

    I was desperate and dumb. Will never never never ever ever do business with that place again.* The fact they called the waterbox an exhaust collector would have given it away had I known what a...
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    Re: 1999 1100 zxi fuel problem...bad pump???

    The exact same thing happened to my 98 zxi right after I got it. Ran great the first time I used it, then next day wouldnt start.

    Just like yours, the engine would cough but not fire, and...
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    Re: Does anybody use AvGas?

    Well I ran about 20 gallons of it through the ZXI this weekend and it ran like a champ. It made the ski real easy to start, usually its a ***** to get going.

    I did have an almost catastrophe...
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    Re: Does anybody use AvGas?

    Pretty much. Might want to give them a call first. We have people getting it all the time at my home field.
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    Re: 96 zxi1100 - opinions please??

    Ill be watching this post. I cooked the bearings on my 98 zxi this weekend. I dont know whether its the driveshaft or the impeller yet though.
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    Re: Does anybody use AvGas?

    Its mostly a storage issue. When we do fuel system maintenance or weigh the aircraft we have to drain the tanks. To put the fuel back in it legally it has to be filtered through a system with...
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