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    Are Tripple Pipes Worth It ?

    Do forum members running tripple pipes feel that they are worth the expense, and do you do much rec riding w/ tripples. What is the actual maintenance that is involved..etc...thanks in advance tripple dudes.


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    Sure they are worth it IMO.I depends on how good you are with tools and knowledge of the ski.There is maintenance issues.These motors shake hard and knock stuff loose,were holes in hoses,and yes,they dont run for long periods of time.They are hard on parts for sure.I have 58 hours on my triple big bore with 2 seasons under it and going into the 3rd this year.The last 1200 triple before this one lasted 22 hours. Its fast as heck and tons of fun.

    The single pipers these days are running very strong and some are faster than triples.I have seen more single pipe boats blow up compared to a triple piper.Last year was a killer for alot of us.There was probably 8-10 of us that went down.They all blow up with improper care wether its 1 pipe or 3.

    I own both and enjoy working on them.There is nothing like squeezing the throttle on a pumped up triple! You have my help and the help of alot of people on this forum if you decide to do it.
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    typically triples add 40 hp - this translates into a potential 7 mph gain on top

    because jetskis use pumps and there is quite a bit of slippage in the lower rpm range a single pipe ski can hold its own with a triple - on top it is a different story, with 2 identical skis (one a triple, one a single) the triple runs away from the single pipe

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    I know they are faster, what I would like to find out is Exactly what maintenance people keep talking about ? I go over my ski with a fine tooth comb every time i ride so is this what "they" man by increased maintenance? How about longevity on the motor? I have 120 hours now ,do I need to take out crank and weld it? Thanks for the replys im deciding if its worth the money to do this if and when the new advent box for efi's comes out, because ill never go to carbs...ever..feel free to pm me if you like.

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    David, with the increased RPM's of the tripple pipe set up, I would think you would have a time bomb on your hands if you didnt go through the motor before you put the pipes on. Just my .02.

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    Dave, try your motor ported before you dive into triples IMO.

    And the porting specs are different for triple vs single pipe motors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    Dave, try your motor ported before you dive into triples IMO.

    And the porting specs are different for triple vs single pipe motors.
    Now thats a good idea...and much cheaper

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    Then we all need to watch how Rich does with his 1390 EFI. That project has my attention since I never see any BB EFIs.

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    I have both single and triple pipes.

    For drag racing the pipes to not show up untill the end of the run
    against a very fast single. I have had zero problems with my pipes and
    ride it 75 miles when i ride it. I do get oil residue that shoots out where the pipes go into the cyclinder.

    From a roll the triple is gone. I agree with Philip, pipes are worth
    7 miles per hour on top.

    I rode Gameovers single pipe last weekend and it is without a dought it is
    the fastest single pipe I have ever ridden.

    I would put my money in a 1500 single and be happy as a lamb.

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    Thanks...good ideas...1500 ???? must be the 90 mm deal....I pm'd advant and they say maybe another month for the efi box

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