Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    JP_RACING_INC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    FT. MYERS FL
    Posts
    269
    +1
    26

    Unhappy First Ski Ever, Less Than A Week Old, And KABOOM!!!!

    So i own a hull now..... 2002 GP1200r
    Purchased the ski last week, bogged and rode like crap
    Rebuilt the Carbs,rejetted,Riva Flame arrestor kit installed per OSIDEBILLS Rec/Specs

    took it on the water and holy crap rode amazing!
    2 hrs later headed back to the dock and no power.

    got home pulled off plugs center cylinder plug is smashed, 25psi compression. pulled head and piston has a hole, sleeve is done and the awesome POWER VALVE is my culprit.

    SO! i want a fresh start (new motor)

    looked into SBT and heard some bad stories, but you cant beat the warranty and prices.

    does anyone else suggest another builder or someone i can purchase a complete motor from????
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20140726_010831_291.jpg 
Views:	106 
Size:	42.2 KB 
ID:	337034  


  2. #2
    Almost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Cape May, NJ
    Posts
    778
    +1
    73
    Your best option is to rebuild what you have. If you don't feel comfortable there are a bunch of people around your area you can go to for help or pay to have them rebuild it.

  3. #3
    drive up to tampa and see jims performance. He can rebuild the whole thing for you with OEM and he is extremely reasonable on the pricing. Worth the drive!

    He's on the forum use the search button. His number is in his avatar signature.


  4. #4
    JP_RACING_INC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    FT. MYERS FL
    Posts
    269
    +1
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by scittb View Post
    drive up to tampa and see jims performance. He can rebuild the whole thing for you with OEM and he is extremely reasonable on the pricing. Worth the drive!

    He's on the forum use the search button. His number is in his avatar signature.
    awesome ill do that. thanks again!

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    783
    +1
    29
    If you are going to mod your ski, rebuild it yourself or have Jim do it.
    You will not regret it.

  6. #6
    007GPR08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    154
    +1
    6
    If it were me I'd get w/ Jim on the rebuild, and if you're looking for extra performance he can help w/ that too. From all the stuff I've seen on SBT issues I would run.

  7. #7
    JP_RACING_INC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    FT. MYERS FL
    Posts
    269
    +1
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by 007GPR08 View Post
    If it were me I'd get w/ Jim on the rebuild, and if you're looking for extra performance he can help w/ that too. From all the stuff I've seen on SBT issues I would run.

    im pretty sure i am going to have jim rebuild it. have to save for a bit since i just spent $700+ on riva filter kit and rebuilding my carbs. :/

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What piston to use for rec ski less than 20lb boost.
    By JoeyDFZS in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (4-stroke)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-08-2014, 12:06 AM
  2. Hydrodrags less than a week away!
    By 2fast4u in forum US HydroDrag Nationals
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-27-2014, 07:21 AM
  3. Hydrodrag less than two weeks!
    By systemerror in forum Race Events and News
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 11-04-2010, 06:11 AM
  4. Less than 3 weeks are left before....
    By PowerShot in forum Race Events and News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-06-2010, 03:52 AM
  5. Purchased First Ski Today! (RXP)
    By AMG ETR in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-19-2006, 09:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •