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    Drive Shaft Bearing Carrier

    Has anyone ever used a different brand set up on there Seadoo to eliminate the carbon seal?
    I know this is the for the Polaris brand skis but my 785 pro uses one and it works great with out any problems for many hours of racing,
    can I not cut my shaft down to the same size, or make a similar set up that will hold up in salt water?
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    I like it - thinking outside of the box. The Yamaha GPR has a similar bearing that might be a better fit for the driveshaft?

    Eric

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    Rad4 or Skat carrier and ditch the bearings and use Oilite bushings machined to minimal clearance on the shaft..

    Ask BeerDart how I know this.


    http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-...illed-bushings

    Measure whichever carrier you have ID and get the correct OD bushing and then machine the ID to match the Shaft OD

    BTW, I believe STSPerformance has a Rad4 carrier with the Oilite bushing installed and a few spare sizes for the RXP/T shaft for sale.

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    Do those bushing wear out? looks cool

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    interesting....

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    Have you looked at the other thread you have..I posted pics of the assembly that I have for sale

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    yes I have, what brand is the one you sell?

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    Yes but when they do u will notice a little water in the hull instead of a torn apart seal. We all know where that puts you lol

    QUOTE=skigolfnut;2033969]Do those bushing wear out? looks cool[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by skigolfnut View Post
    Do those bushing wear out? looks cool
    If your motor is out of alignment or if you have a sloppy drive train they will wear faster, otherwise on a perfectly aligned motor the bushing should have "minimal", if any, contact with the shaft. They will last longer than bearings for sure and there's no worry of water getting inside the carrier because there's nothing to rust and come apart. Keep it greased just to get the water out and ride. The shorter the coupler the better for less flex & stronger hold.

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    here's a pic of the rad4 setup
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