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    PWCToday Guru scottw090's Avatar
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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Cleaned the carbs tonight. I am going to run the single fuel pump for now- OEM configuration should be fine.

    Sorry for the shotty photo. This was right when i popped it open. It was time for a cleaning alright- Piles of Georgia clay in there.



    I did widen the transfer hole on the mid circuit. I am hoping that it will prevent me from needing to re-jet the carbs to accommodate the sx pipe. I can cross that bridge when i get there.



    Fresh carbs ready to go! Next up Handle pole and electronics

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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Here is a reverse order process of getting the spring IN THE POLE. It was not fun. This was the first time I needed a cutting a torch and a BFH on this ski project. This spring is now a permanent member of the pole! I tried to follow some pictures of other guy's work and ended up cutting a box out that was fairly off - by around 3/8 inch. Hence the correction cuts to allow clearance to get the spring in.

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    Sucks that I nicked up the Powder coat - it was not my best work. Honestly this bit was quite frustrating. The passages for the cables do not line up well. I foresee premature failure due to over stressing where the cables will flex. I don't see a solution either so i guess that's what I am gonna run. My Brother's ski has an AC pole and it uses the stock cable management hardware- so far i have to recommend that over this PLD just because the cables seem to run a much more smooth line into the hull.

    Next up... bilges and waterbox, maybe the fuel tank + cables

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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by scottw090 View Post

    I did widen the transfer hole on the mid circuit. I am hoping that it will prevent me from needing to re-jet the carbs to accommodate the sx pipe. I can cross that bridge when i get there.
    I'm running what I believe to be the same carbs you are using with a FPP Blaster (huge) pipe and full 2" exhaust system and K&N Air filters. I made the mistake of re-jetting the carbs on the theory that I'd need more fuel but had nothing but problems. Went back to stock jetting and it is working fine.

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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Check this out. I needed some wire to run for the bilge switch - Dear Old Dad acquired a length of space wire from his work. This same stuff is flying on the ISS right now. Neat!
    The switch is from Amazon, 12$ "waterproof" sold for ATVs as a light switch for LEDs. We shall see.
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    Not much of an update, but the next update I have for you should be pretty big.

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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Next time I have my engine out I am pulling the bilge pump off the the bracket and gluing it directly to the hull. Did this years ago on my 550 and it pumped out a lot more water.

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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Quick update - progress has slowed due to duck season...quite a time suck as usual. Really only carving out an hour or two a week to tinker on the ski. Slowly but surely, she is being assembled...
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    Question- Do you have a shim kit lining up your driveline on your 750? Should I be sourcing shims? I test fit the motor when i installed the pump and through hull bearing to get everything lined up bind free.

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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Does anyone want to chime in on impeller choice? I am planning to run an OEM SXR 13/18. Heavy chunk o steel compared to the 9/17 stock prop. Is that too much prop for my ski? What are the indicators of an over-propped motor?

    My logic on the 13/18 is that once I put a pipe on it, the HP gains would cover the difference on the prop pitch and I would fall back into balance between the motor and the prop. Agree? Disagree?
    Which of these would you run? stock 93 sx 9/17 aluminum, ss solas that came out of the ssxi ... or the SXR 13/18?

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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by scottw090 View Post
    what should i use to even out the flaking/bubbling paint? sand it, prime it, sand it, seal it? I could get after it with an orbital and take it all off? I don't want the old paint to flake and bubble under the new paint, you know?
    I am little late to the party but all the paint needs to come off, usually a razor bade will peel it right off, why you ask , well that's simple, because it wasn't done right to begin with . Kawasaki and Yamaha paint right over the SMC, no sanding, no primer , no nothing, the SMC contains mold release which always come to to the top of the material, the mold release is why the paint just flakes off , because it was never stuck to anything to begin with.
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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    You see that a lot in the mat area on the Kawi. I bought a 750zxi and all the damn white paint is peeling.
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    Re: 750SX re-homing, pic heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by scottw090 View Post
    Does anyone want to chime in on impeller choice? I am planning to run an OEM SXR 13/18. Heavy chunk o steel compared to the 9/17 stock prop. Is that too much prop for my ski? What are the indicators of an over-propped motor?

    My logic on the 13/18 is that once I put a pipe on it, the HP gains would cover the difference on the prop pitch and I would fall back into balance between the motor and the prop. Agree? Disagree?
    Which of these would you run? stock 93 sx 9/17 aluminum, ss solas that came out of the ssxi ... or the SXR 13/18?

    props.jpg
    The stock 93 impeller (if it is the stocker) would have been an aluminum 14/19.
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