Thread: driveshaft removal......
08-25-2006, 10:23 PM #1
How hard is it to do on a GTXsc?
08-25-2006, 10:26 PM #2
depends if it's a freshwater or saltwater unit... BIG difference, lol.
08-25-2006, 10:37 PM #3
Mine is freshwater. I was able to remove mine alone with out any special tools and I'm a small guy. 150 lbs 5'9"
It took some work, but it wasn't that hard.
08-25-2006, 10:40 PM #4
08-25-2006, 10:53 PM #5
should be easy enough... salt water skis usually need the seadoo tools to crack things loose, and sometimes even they don't work so hot. gotta whail it with hammers and beat up the floating ring so it finally breaks loose, and of course after it's all dinged up you can't re-use em, lol... salt water sucks.
freshwater skis are pretty easy... spray down the driveshaft and floating ring area with a real good oil or fogging spray or bombardier lube.. remove the clamps holding the bellows on the pto housing with the bearing carrier...push back the floating ring (with the pump still installed) and snatch the circlip outta there.. remove the pump and pull that driveshaft out from the back... constant hard pressure and it will pull out.
the hardest part is rigging something up to push or pry the floating ring back. some people can do it with their bare hand people like myself need the tool or a pry bar and block of wood for some leverage.
08-26-2006, 07:07 PM #6
08-26-2006, 09:11 PM #7
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Tampa, Florida
Hey Indy...hows the GTXsc running? Ever get that thing going faster than I had it?
Finally got my new 06 RXP last week....decided I could not wait for the 07's to get here...LOL
08-26-2006, 09:23 PM #8
The GTXsc is running great, I have not done anything to it yet except put gas in and ride! My best speed so far is 67.8 but I have a RXT driveshaft which will allow me to use my 14/19r from my Riva stage 1 kit. I am thinking about pulling the RR ecu from the GTXsc and putting it in my RXP but will probably will wait until I see what the driveshaft and 14/19r do for it. Did you get the new RXP with any mods pre-installed?
08-26-2006, 09:36 PM #9
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Tampa, Florida
Nope bone stock.
Trying to decide what mods I want to do to it as soon as I get this 10 hrs our of the way.
I'd like to improve the accelaration a bit and get the top end to about 72+
Have no clue what it will GPS with me stock becuase I have not had it more than 75% thottle yet.
Main goal is to not kill my fuel consumption. The GTXsc drank gas at WOT and I think most was due to that RR ECU that was in it. I like to do some longer cruising distances and not just keep looking for the next fuel stop.
Let me get your opinion on these mods:
1)Riva's stage one as listed on their web site
2)trying to decide between the 69$ opas kit and the $299 kit. Higher priced kit looks cooler but not sure what function it really does or if it will cause drag at higher speeds.
3)Vortex SC impeller
4) Riva air intake mod
5) Hood air scoop mod that replaces your top storage bucket.
6) going to also add the depth sounder.
Most likely will get everything done at once as soon as the breakin and first service it done and I get some stock GPS readings.
08-27-2006, 08:14 AM #10
I would go with the stage 2, thermostat kit, hood kit, skegs and the RE blockoffs. Also would go with the new Riva stainless wear ring. Hey its only money we can always make more! I will be replacing the one in my RXP soon and need to check the one in your old ski, when did you say it was last replaced?
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