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    Virage TX tripple pipe project

    Figured I'd make a spot to post all of my questions and comments as I get this boat setup. Boat is a 2000, in very good shape with only 60hrs on it. The gel coat is flawless, as is the trim.

    Mods will be:Factory pipe tripples, sleeper Keihins or 48mm Mikunis for carbs, limited CDI, 92 domes, ported cylinders, Hotseat head cover, VForce 3 Fusion reeds, stator cooling, Hotseat waterbox.

    The only thing I found that was a problem was the cylinders...they have a bit of red tint on them, even though it was fogged every fall. I think the problem was that it sat most of the time in the summer...with only 60 hrs in 6 years, thats obviously only 10hrs/season. Luckily the crank looks good...no evidence of rust on any of the bearings. Since the cylinders need to come out for a fresh hone, I figured I'd port the cylinders while they were off. Here are a few pics.
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    Crank looks good. You can see in the second pic, the ported 1050 jug on the right has a significantly larger exhaust port.
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    This is going to be a nice project!!
    You going more for a top end boat, bouy to bouy or a lot of both??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarisNut View Post
    The only thing I found that was a problem was the cylinders...they have a bit of red tint on them, even though it was fogged every fall. I think the problem was that it sat most of the time in the summer...with only 60 hrs in 6 years, thats obviously only 10hrs/season.
    Ah yes... steel liners. That can happen quickly if not fogged heavily and often.

    Is there maybe a little surface rust on the crank in a couple of spots? I'm definately not saying that there is, hard to tell from the pic but it looks pretty good.
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    Boy, they run those front cylinders kinda on the edge for the general population, don't they?

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    The PTO would make me uncomfortable on pump gas as well. I guess I like a little "crap fuel" room.

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    PTO?

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    The piston nearest the PTO (Power Take Off) or driveshaft side.
    The piston wash is one very nice way to measure lean/rich running conditions and finger nail size diamond shape is close to perfect.
    If the marks are too large, it's rich, if they are too small you're running lean.

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    I've also heard it called...Power To Output...but Power Take Off is the correct one.
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    Thanks guys!!! You know since I have the same Ski's I will be very interested in this project and following it closely

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