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    Question WaveRaider 1100 PITA, please help....

    Ski is a 1996 Raider 1100 triple. Had it for like 10 years. Been a good ski. I'm not real up on the technical jargon so I'll put it as best I can.

    Trashed a piston about 3 years ago, had a guy fix that all up and the ski ran good but it seemed a very little bit slower after that, but ran for 2 years just fine.

    This year we take it out and it's not running properly.

    If you start it and immediately go WOT it will take off perfect but then cut out (and sometimes die but usually just cuts out) within 5 to 10 seconds.

    If you start it and let it idle for 30 seconds you have to feather the throttle to get it to full speed. Once at full speed, you have to keep feathering the throttle to keep it running or else it cuts out alot. Seems to be running close to normal top speed. (speedo is junk, reads like 22 WOT but that's obviously wrong)

    So, 1st thought was fuel. Blew out all the lines and inspected the fuel filter. All seemed ok.

    Brought it to my engine guy and he checked compression, about 118 on all 3 cylinders. Good there.

    He found there were BR8ES plugs instead of recommended BR8HS. Put in the BR8HS but no/very little change.

    Carbs were fine when the pistons/cylinders were done 3 years ago. Gas is from last year but was treated.

    Been reading everything I can find but haven't come across someone with the same problem....

    My next thought was fuel pump maybe? My guy is having problems finding the problem in the garage because it seems to be running fine there.

    Please help!


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    Dont know if this helps but mine was doing that and i found missing paint on my carb(on the diaphram retaining plate)and one of the screws on aforementioned plate was missing.Also found bent low speed adjustment screw.Replaced those plus cylinders, gaskets, and other misc stuff.ill post when I know it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Sweet View Post
    ...Carbs were fine when the pistons/cylinders were done 3 years ago...
    Good carb cleaning is probably all you need. Carb problem can develop in just a month let alone 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Sweet View Post
    If you start it and immediately go WOT it will take off perfect but then cut out (and sometimes die but usually just cuts out) within 5 to 10 seconds.

    He found there were BR8ES plugs instead of recommended BR8HS. Put in the BR8HS but no/very little change.
    Ouch!

    First let it warm up before mashing the throttle, good way to stick another piston.

    Second having a br8es plug in instead of a br8hs is a BIG difference. Your lucky you didint catch the top of the piston on a spark plug and cause major damage.

    Sounds like you have a carb problem. I would rebuild the carbs and the fuel pump that sits next to the number 3 carb.

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