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    steering problem with ocean pro nozzle setup on 1990 X2

    Hi;
    I have a 190 X2 that has a ocean pro steering nozzle setup on it. It did used to turn decent with the stock steering stem. I just recently put on a UMI steering setup on it. I cannot turn very sharp at all.
    Things I have tried with the help of a jet ski mechanic.
    tried 3 different lower steering stem arms long ,med,short etc. ( not much difference)
    shortened steering cable a little bit to try to get a full throw. ( reached the point of can not trim any more)
    The mechanic said that I am losing turn radius because there is slop in the ocean pro pivot points on the steering nozzle assy. can this be repaired or can I buy a new one? Do they make one that has multiple places to put the steering cable knuckle fitting like a PJS? I like the nozzle please let me know what else I can try as I do not want to go back to a stock nozzle.

    Thank you
    Steve

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    Re: steering problem with ocean pro nozzle setup on 1990 X2

    Steve post this in the X2 section also. I think that some of the 1990 models had "direct steering" which causes lazy steering. It is especially a problem with higher performance engines and aggressive nozzles, etc... There are fixes for this problem that will help you regain steering control, if that is in fact what you have.
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    PS...the rule book will be in my 550 pump
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    Listen , stop your cryin' , its only an X2.

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    Re: steering problem with ocean pro nozzle setup on 1990 X2

    Thanks Johnny;
    I did post this in the X2 section of vintage skis I hope that I can get some good help on figuring this out. I really love that ski when it works right!

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    Re: steering problem with ocean pro nozzle setup on 1990 X2

    I had the same problem my first time out. Here is what I posted on how to fix it. I know the search doesnt work on this site anymore.
    Found a cheap, easy solution to the x-2 direct steer bending. It was terrible my first time out on my 1989 x-2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i00. $11 for a 12" piece. Then just slip a short piece of 1/4 hose inside the stainless tube to make it fit tightly around the small inner steering rod. The thin wall clear stuff from home depot fits perfect. Then you got a heavy duty fix for $11.07 with free shipping. It will actually turn left!
    Last edited by GreyGoose; 08-20-2012 at 12:26 AM.
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    Re: steering problem with ocean pro nozzle setup on 1990 X2

    You need to put a JRE 1 inch spacer between the nozzle and the pump. I just installed an Ocean Pro nozzle on one of my X2s and could not get the steering right. I added the spacer (kind of expensive) but works just like the PJS rip turn on my other X2's now. I get full throw both directions and handlebars centered when I go straight.
    90 X2 (750), 92 X2 (750), 93 X2 (750),93 X2 (750), 99 Ultra 150(sold) 1995 Waveblaster 1

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