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    tunnel renforcement suggestions anyone!?!

    I am currently waiting on some performance parts (flow control kit / vf3 reeds) that are on back order so i thought i woould get something done on my ski while im at a stand still with it all apart. I see there are diff brands and some ppl make their own....what is a good place or brand of tunnel reinforcement to get for my 05 gp1300r????


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    Scuff it up and lay some glass! do it yourself and call it a day! while your down there toss in some sturdy hose for the drive shaft!

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    you can not beat Coco`s tunnel reinforcement!!!
    Find the complete kit with Marine Tex... you will have to modify existing shoe brackets are get the solid bar type...
    Gates hose or dayco... either one will do the job...

    this is a serious safety mod, and you def don`t want to half ass it...
    there are threads relating to the install and pump shoe sealing... happy reading...

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    what epoxy did u use for you pump shoe? will like 3m or bondo resin work?

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    I used a PPK (Riva or R&D) and 5200 to seal... plenty of masking, and tooling the 5200 as it oozed out while tightening the shoe bolts every few minutes until specified bolt torque was achieved...and check periodically until I was satisfied...

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    i used skiaflex on my pump shoe, worked fine for me

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    in order to replace the drive shaft tube im guessing you have to remove the impeller and so on...ive never gone that in depth before is it a pain? whats all in entailed...i dont believe ive seen a thread on replacing that tube, if there is let me know and ill print that one up too and add it to my mod list.

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    just pull the pump off, its a 5 minute job......the impeller is fixed to the pump shaft which is in turn fixed to the pump.....

    when you pull the pump off, all three of those things come off together at which point you can replaced that drive hose.

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    ok sweet...might as well get that done too while im already at that point....holy cow parts everywhere!!!

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