Thread: bad day on the water ...
06-13-2010, 11:05 AM #1
bad day on the water ...
Ok guys so heres the story. I went out yesterday to the local lake, usually just ride ocean but my buddies wanted to go. So we were out riding for about an hour raced about 5-6 other skis then out of no where at about 3/4 throttle i feel the engine stutter bad so i let off the gas, it then just turns off . I tried to turn it back on but nothing like if my battery died, waited about 20 min then tried again it was turning over but wouldn't turn on unless i feathered the throttle and when it did turn on it made a nasty squealing noise so i shut it right back down. A couple hours later im at my mechanics house, i was thinking it was a piston that went bad which would get me pretty mad cause the motor was just rebiult by riva 35hrs ago but no i was only half right it was a piston but the piston messed up cause my crank bearing went bye bye but i got a little lucky if i can say that cause my cylinder was unharmed. Alright so my question is do i need to replace the whole crank or can i get it rebuilt, if i can does anyone recomend a certain shop that does that kind of work preferably in south Fl. Also since i have to replace the piston i found one online from a company called sbt for a decent price should i get it or just go with oem or some other make (suggestions would be greatly appreciated)
The ski is a 2001 gp1200r with a COMPLETE stage 2 from riva minus the heads
motor was recently rebiult by riva with all three new pistons 35hrs ago
06-13-2010, 11:09 AM #2
06-13-2010, 11:34 AM #3
06-13-2010, 07:55 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- Baytown, TX
I went with Hot Rods crank on my XLT1200, about $750 brand new.
I honestly can't believe you tore up a piston but no cylinder damage! lucky sob.
You broke the first rule though: When your engine acts stupid out of nowhere, shut her down as early as possible and dont try a restart till you've had a look at the inside.
06-13-2010, 10:16 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Texas City, Texas
Why wouldn't you go right back to RIVA?
35 hours? Come on!!!!!
At the very least, they should give you a deal on the parts.
06-14-2010, 12:07 AM #6
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- May 2009
theres a shop in south miami that rebuilds cranks its JV performance pm me if you want the number
06-14-2010, 11:42 AM #7
damn RIva just rebuilt your engine and that happend ? I just bought a 1300r from them (looks exactly like the one in ur avitar) but i got a warranty and i hope i dont have to use it. I recently found out about a shop near my house in Hialeah called Wet Spot Racing small place really cool guy and he has his own in house machine shop. I am takin him my 1200r on thursday give him a call.
06-14-2010, 01:11 PM #8
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