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    Vibration problem !! what could it be ??

    Was riding today, in a sudden RXP started cavitating and doesnt move, switch it off and a bunch of rope was under the ski, luckily wasent sucked into the pump area or drive shaft, removed it and rode agian, at WOT it seems I am having some vibrations , cm back home and removed pump but everthing seems to be fine, wearing still good and neoprene seals well!!

    What could have happened???? please help !!!


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    It's possible that the rope did reach the drive shaft and by the time you seen it the rope was already off, if I had to guess I would say your drive shaft is bent.

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    oh !!! didnt run for long cause in a sudden i cavitated badly and stopped the ski striaght away !!!

    How can I check if the shaft is bent of not ???

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    anyone with any other ideas ??

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    You wouldn't have to run it for that long to bend the shaft, think about the rope winding on the shaft with the torque of the motor with rope getting caught on intake grate, signs of a bent shaft should start to show in the wear ring with use, to check the shaft you will have to remove it from the ski.
    Before doing this I would double check everything else in the drive train, is the vibration bad?

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    Today went out agian,,No signs of vibrations everything back to normal, dont know what it was though

    I will post agian if I have the problem agian

    Thanks

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    Just a thought--

    Watch the wear ring closely for signs of wear. Its possible that the drive shaft was bent slightly. The vibration may have been the result of the impeller "seeking" a new fit in the wear ring. Once it shaved off some of the ring, the vibration stopped.

    ==R==

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    Will ride for some time and re check the wear ring and see if there will be any signs

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