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    Re: Just another silly Squarenose re-do

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    Everybody is thinkin' it......I'm gonna say it........SLOW the HELL down!!!! You're making the rest of us with builds look bad. LOL!!
    LOL.
    OK, I'm on vacation as of right now.
    Gonna take my dog for a couple mile walk & then get the camper hooked up...camping this weekend. Brrrrrrr.....

    I have 4 other builds/projects to do this winter. Gotta keep up a decent pace.



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    Re: Just another silly Squarenose re-do

    Time to get rid of the handlepole slop and add a stiffer pole spring.

    The spring I'm using is one of the old really short aftermarket springs. I'm not 100% sure who made these (maybe Jetlyne??), but they're good and bad compared to the blowsion style SN springs. These short ones are easier to install, but they're not as stiff - and they don't preload against the handlepole, so they can be kind of clunky when they smack the pole, especially an aluminum pole.....but there are some very simple tricks to fix/improve how these springs work. See the pictures. First off, epoxy a 3/8" thick chunk of rubber inside the pole where the spring makes contact. Second, rubber hose as sleeves over both ends of the spring helps too - and a hose clamp on the upper sleeve means it stays put.

    As far as installing handlepoles, I have a special tool I made over 30 years ago for that. It's made from some old small motorcycle axle...a glorified punch, if you will. It is as long as the pole bolt, but slightly smaller diameter. Makes it easy for one person to guide it through all the washers, bushings, pole spring...and get it all set. Then you simply push (use a rubber mallet) to knock the actual pole bolt in place as you push the punch tool out the other way...guides everything very nicely. Having installed probably 100 or so handlepole springs by myself over the years, having an easy way to do it with just 2 hands is a huge plus.

    Lastly, those nylon washers filled in the gaps on both sides of the handlepole perfectly. Zero pole slop now. I also lubed up the nylon washers and bushings with Fluid Film before snugging it all up.

    Overall it all went together as good as I could have hoped for...because that is how I planned it

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    Re: Just another silly Squarenose re-do

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    I did the handlepole stuff tonight after Ruby got her 3 mile walk after dinner. I don't just work on jet skis in all of my free time, lol. We adopted Ruby back in January of this year. She's our first dog. She will be 10 in December, but she plays and has energy like she is 2.... and being that she is half husky and half German shepherd, she demands a legit walk at a decent pace each and every day, or she will let you know she's not happy. Gotta keep Ruby happy.


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    Re: Just another silly Squarenose re-do

    Steering turnplate and handlebars installed.

    Bars are older 4 degree UMI that I added 1-1/8" extensions on both ends, so they now match the width of blowsion H-bars. I like wide bars. Grips are what came with my 701 Ind blaster suspension steering I used on my 1100 blaster back in 2015...just never used these grips. Not sure on the brand of throttle...added my ho-made yami cable adapter.

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    Re: Just another silly Squarenose re-do

    Time to sleeve over the throttle and steering cables.
    Pictures pretty much tell the story.
    An hour spent doing this now will save you many hours and $$$ down the road as you prevent rubbing holes in your cables where they may contact the waterbox outlet.

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    Re: Just another silly Squarenose re-do

    Here are a few pictures that show why sleeving the throttle cable, and running it along the steering cable, is worth doing. Not sure how well you can see this, but allowing the throttle cable to rub alongside the bottom corner of the hull rubs in one helluva groove eventually.

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    Re: Just another silly Squarenose re-do

    Back to work.
    Head gasket on this motor was installed backwards when I got this SJ, so now a new gasket is correctly installed, and compression is 155/158psi. With the cylinder porting and pro-tec pipe I'm planning to install, this will be a very nice pump-gas setup.

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    Re: Just another silly Squarenose re-do

    Stator was recently replaced by the previous owner.
    All things considered, and shown in this thread, that makes me less than comfortable. And besides, I'd like to do the typical static timing advance...so I can make sure the stator and flywheel are correctly installed, and I can check/grease the bendix while I'm at it.

    So off comes the flywheel cover & flywheel...

    Yeah, this motor already runs, and the starter & bendix work just fine, but this thread is a "silly re-do" right? I'm not leaving anything to chance...and I'm also adding legit value to this SN, as I always aim to.

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    Last edited by fox river pwc; 10-30-2021 at 06:05 PM.


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