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    2001 Kawasaki Zxi 1100
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    Talking Fresh water ZXI enteres the salt, time to go bigger! needs some advice :)

    Hey all, new to this forum but hear alot about it from my dad hes got a yam 1200 that he gets great advice on.

    heres what i did, brought my ski from michigan down to the gulf, its run fine up until today, cylinder 1 just burned up and im going to have to replace the cylinder and piston, crank looks ok. somehow the oil pump was pumping water into the the carbs instead of oil, so now i know what caused it. im gonna get a oil block off kit to solve that, but i still need to fix the engine. im pretty mechanically inclined but more less on 4 stroke vehicles n what not. anyways the big question is with a low budget what would be the best way to get more power out of this 1100 while i rebuild it? bore over? keep same bore? shorter heads? looking for some advice that will end up saving me time and money in the long run!

    the cylinders are all 1 unit, but i do not kow if they are sleeved or what not, all i know is that the thing is completely stock, and it sucks


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    Zxi

    I know of some good write ups about the Zxi from GroupKs website. Alot of info on hopping them up.

    I would expect the usual hop up technique like raising compression and opening up the airflow. I don"t think any pipes were made that really ups the power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaw1100 View Post
    somehow the oil pump was pumping water into the the carbs instead of oil, so now i know what caused it.
    It won't pump water into the carbs unless you have water in the tank.

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    all of the cylinders are cast into one set, and they are plated not sleeved

    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    It won't pump water into the carbs unless you have water in the tank.

    I agree the system is sealed to the oil tank,,


    The 900 I have was a blown up machine when I got it, Problem = blockage in oil line to center cylinder at The carberator,, messed it up bad,,

    since you are going premix it will eliminate that issue

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    2001 Kawasaki Zxi 1100
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    so what can i do to get a bigger bore out of this thing? i know the stock size is 80mm i was thinkin to go to 82, and i kind of have to because the one cynlinder got marked up pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeysevin View Post
    all of the cylinders are cast into one set, and they are plated not sleeved

    Sean
    On All 2 stroke Kawasaki watercraft except the Ultra 150 and STXR engines that are the same the cylinders are sleeved there casted in the aluminum and are bore-able.
    Your ZXI is and can be bored. There is Big bore kits for it as you asked but your not going get a lot HP or speed out it with out a lot of other cool parts your best to run a stock motor do a Prop, head and Prok air cleaners I had one that I did that way and ran the Sh_t out of it for YEARS.

    Doug

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    2001 Kawasaki Zxi 1100
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    Alright i was able to get it bored to only 1mm overbore and have complete upper end kit on the way. what prop, head and air filter should i go with? lookin for best bang for the buck

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    skat trak swril 13/19 if i remember right for prop...gives great accel and good top end, Nu-jet gives the most on top end...

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