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    Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    I am thinking about buying a 96 Yamaha Wave Venture 1100. It has 80 hours on it and has been in saltwater once... It was always stored in the garage and a trailer would come with it.
    I want to use it for wakeboarding and to wakeskate… I think I will do an compression check to make sure the engine is good…

    1. Are 80 hours to much? Trouble? (I rather spend more money for having less/no trouble…)
    2. Is there anything I should know about a 96' Y Venture? What parts I need to really check, besides compression?
    3. How much should I pay for it?
    4. How fast is that baby?


    Thanks in advance!

    Nik

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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    Quote Originally Posted by slni0011
    I am thinking about buying a 96 Yamaha Wave Venture 1100. It has 80 hours on it and has been in saltwater once... It was always stored in the garage and a trailer would come with it.
    I want to use it for wakeboarding and to wakeskate… I think I will do an compression check to make sure the engine is good…

    1. Are 80 hours to much? Trouble? (I rather spend more money for having less/no trouble…)
    2. Is there anything I should know about a 96' Y Venture? What parts I need to really check, besides compression?
    3. How much should I pay for it?
    4. How fast is that baby?
    1. 80 hours is nothing, but take a compression test to be safe. should be in the 115-125 psi range.
    2. keep the rear engine seal, and intermediate housing greased.
    3. With Trailer $3K+ is reasonable
    4. 52-55mph
    90 Limited Freestyle Square / 2006 Superjet, Superstock bigbore/ 96 WaveVenture 1100 being converted to a 701
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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    Ride it before buying it for sure.
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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    Thanks for the answers! I just got back from looking at it:
    1. Engine runs fine (had it running w/ hose in the driveway)
    2. Looks very clean incl. the trailer - so it really hasnt been in saltwater (if I compare it w/ my StandUp...)
    3. Thats a huge jetski! But I guess I need a 3 seater for towing here in San Diego...
    4. has a new battery...

    I probably offer 2500...

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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    yeah 80 hrs is nothing i have 285 on my 95 waveraider 1100. $2500 seems high to me, i paid $1500 for mine a year ago with 240 hrs. it just depends on what they go for in your area.

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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    Running it on the hose won't prove it runs good.
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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    I get a compression gauge and check the compression tomorrow morning! Do I have to run the jet ski again until its warmed up before I do the test? It was running today already….



    Does anybody know if that tester fits / has the right adapter?

    http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00902171000

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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    I did the compression check - 120 PSI each with 0% variation, or better, no viewable variation on the gauge. So I bought it…

    Now, it has been standing around for a year..:
    1. Do I need to replace the mix oil? Or is that stable?
    2. What else should I change and where are the grease nipples?
    3. The intake grate has a cracked bar (it looks like it hit the trailer…) – do I need a new one or should I just cut out that one bar? If new, are there better ones available than the stock one? I couldn’t find one the net...
    4. Which fuel should I get for this baby? Premium?
    5. Does it have an air filter or just a flame resistor?
    6. What did I forget?
    Sorry for all the stupid questions, I just want to get it ready for memorial weekend!
    Thanks!

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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    Quote Originally Posted by slni0011
    I did the compression check - 120 PSI each with 0% variation, or better, no viewable variation on the gauge. So I bought it…

    Now, it has been standing around for a year..:
    1. Do I need to replace the mix oil? Or is that stable?
    2. What else should I change and where are the grease nipples?
    3. The intake grate has a cracked bar (it looks like it hit the trailer…) – do I need a new one or should I just cut out that one bar? If new, are there better ones available than the stock one? I couldn’t find one the net...
    4. Which fuel should I get for this baby? Premium?
    5. Does it have an air filter or just a flame resistor?
    6. What did I forget?
    Sorry for all the stupid questions, I just want to get it ready for memorial weekend!
    Thanks!
    1. no
    2. gas filter. Engine compartment, on a bracket above the carbs. Grease nipple for the rear bearing/seal is aft of the engine, hooked to a horizontal bracket. It usually has a rubber boot on it. 1 or 2 full pumps. NO MORE.
    3. Replace.
    4. Mine runs on regular.
    5. Stock has a filter/arrestor. Pull the air intake cover and take a look.
    6. If the gas has a varnish smell, replace. Otherwise, fill the tank all the way up and rock the ski a few times to mix in the fresh gas before your first ride. Make sure that the oil lines to the carbs are attached tightly.

    Craig

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    Re: Should I buy a 96' Yamaha Wave Venture 1100????

    Quote Originally Posted by slni0011
    I did the compression check - 120 PSI each with 0% variation, or better, no viewable variation on the gauge. So I bought it…

    Now, it has been standing around for a year..:
    1. Do I need to replace the mix oil? Or is that stable?
    2. What else should I change and where are the grease nipples?
    3. The intake grate has a cracked bar (it looks like it hit the trailer…) – do I need a new one or should I just cut out that one bar? If new, are there better ones available than the stock one? I couldn’t find one the net...
    4. Which fuel should I get for this baby? Premium?
    5. Does it have an air filter or just a flame resistor?
    6. What did I forget?
    Sorry for all the stupid questions, I just want to get it ready for memorial weekend!
    Thanks!
    1. Yes
    2. Fuel, and the grease nipple is on the back of the head, and the intermediate housing.
    3. cut the bar off, and keep looking for another.
    4. anything but the cheap stuff, and you are wasting your money.
    5. flame arrestor
    6. change fuel filter and plugs
    6. check fire extinguisher for charge, don't do donuts near shore, DO NOT spray people, have fun.
    90 Limited Freestyle Square / 2006 Superjet, Superstock bigbore/ 96 WaveVenture 1100 being converted to a 701
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