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    Houston - we have a problem

    Well... since recieving my GPRXP from the states in Feburary, I haven't had time to look at it, as summer is only around the corner, I thought I'd strip the ski for painting...

    In the process I have Found this on the drive shaft... keeping in mind this ski hasnt been ridden by me in Australia yet.

    It looks to me like someone has hit it with a hammer quite hard... and the rubber bit on the end is missing (so I'm told)...

    This is just another head ache this ski is giving me.

    Any thoughts on if it can be repaired? What are the issues if machined off of running without the rubber on the end?

    (PS: I don't know if someone finds a problem when installing parts, or recieves parts like this, or accidently did damage at some point, why it can't be raised to get fixed straight away in stead of trying to hide things making the ski dangerous for the rider... this is only one exampe of a long list of things on this ski)
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    Who built it? There shouldn be any pressure there I wonder what happened?

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    I don't think it was caused by pressure... I think someone hit it hard with a hammer while putting bearings on in stead of using a press.

    The original thread
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...t=43071&page=9

    The second thread by the person who finished it for me
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=79358

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    im checking mine when i get home from hawaii...


    damo this pisses me off mate...

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    Here is a close up


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    and some other examples of the ski...
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    Dude, what is that shite in the bottom of the hull? Is that fuel/oil or is there a problem with the glass?

    Someone has 'adjusted' that shaft with extreme prejudice!

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    The driveshaft should be fine since its not floating anymore. On the conversions the bumper isn't needed either.

    When reinstalling just make sure that the shaft isn't bottomed out in the motor. Before bolting the L bracket down you should be able to move the shaft back and forth in the motor with the pump installed.

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    I'm with Duke it should be fine.

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    The only caveat that I would add, is that if you are using the SD pump, the final driveshaft is no longer captured with pressed bearings, so it can float forward. If you have a good bracket it "should" be okay. Cut it off clean, and protect the threads while you are doing it.

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