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    Virage EMM Fixed!!!!!

    oh. my. god. I am so anxious to get my Virage on the water I just had to post some crazy ranting.

    $540 repair on the EMM it was definitely a toaster.

    should be able to take her out this weekend...though at 70 degrees I may need to down a few shots of something harsh first lol!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tenjuna View Post
    oh. my. god. I am so anxious to get my Virage on the water I just had to post some crazy ranting.

    $540 repair on the EMM it was definitely a toaster.

    should be able to take her out this weekend...though at 70 degrees I may need to down a few shots of something harsh first lol!
    Buy. a. wet. suit

    I know it will be exciting, but keep in mind that you have never seen this machine work properly, so you need to go in stages, and check everything.

    Have you checked the fuel lines near the injectors for rubbing/wear?

    Leave it strapped to the trailer, back it into the water until the jet pump intake is submerged, and run it with the seat off for a while.

    Check for leaks, make sure the engine and exhaust are being cooled, etc. Run the engine at different RPM, and listen for roughness or surging.

    Make sure the bilge pump is working when the engine is running

    Grease that through-hull bearing before and after your time on the water, at least for the first few rides. I grease mine almost every time after riding, to push any water back out of the seals.

    Check that the reverse and steering are working properly. If the reverse lever is stiff or sticks, there is a way to fix that.

    Oh yeah - put the drain plugs in, but first check that the plug O-rings are not split or cracked

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenjuna View Post
    ... $540 repair on the EMM it was definitely a toaster...
    What needed repair, inside the EMM?

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    mr. happyfunbear tenjuna's Avatar
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    ah yes, testing...*sigh*

    thanks for the reminder, I had actually spaced off the obvious.

    the emm had a blown capacitor, apparently the same cap that commonly fails in this. they are doing their normal repair and upgrade service, which is $540. I should have the emm back by Friday.

    I will take your advice and use the warmish weather to test everything out and get it winterized...with any luck I may get a wot run or 2 in the mix there, but I won't count on it.

    have you seen how ginormous I am? do you really see me fitting in a wet suit?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tenjuna View Post
    ...do you really see me fitting in a wet suit?

    I wasn't planning on watching

    BTW, wetsuits tend to fit 'smaller than the label says', so pick one that is a notch larger

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    heh I doubt that they make one in 4X

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenjuna View Post
    heh I doubt that they make one in 4X
    Cool, I'm glad this ski worked out for you

    Now, for the wet suit......You could go the redneck route get a set of thermal underwear, put those on, roll yourself up in some shrinkwrap, and then hit it with a hair dryer. VIOLA!!!!!!! Instant wet suit

    Just kidding!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenjuna View Post
    heh I doubt that they make one in 4X
    Have a look;
    http://www.akona.com/size_charts.php

    Something like this would well for shoulder season riding;
    ADULT WETSUITS: 3mm Two-Piece

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    The Flux capacitor again .Keep the speed below 88 .anything could happen .
    Enjoy the ride and work on those forearm and shoulder muscles .You will know what I mean next day .

    Cheers
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    I've never cared for wetsuits. They've always given me that

    "pregnant women wearing a bodysock"

    look!!!


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