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    Pumpshoe fill or not?

    Hi there! Is it necessary to buy a pumpshoe sealkit/diy with 5200 or similar.
    Will I notice any difference?
    Kawasaki Ultra 300x 2011


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gissla View Post
    Hi there! Is it necessary to buy a pumpshoe sealkit/diy with 5200 or similar.
    Will I notice any difference?
    Kawasaki Ultra 300x 2011
    I certain believe you should to fill the voids or spaces in the casting part of shoe just behind the back of the intake grate for all skis to prevent cavitation now or later as air gets trapped in there and can bubble out from pump pressure ..

    Some recommend 5200 slow cure but that's if your removing the whole shoe and you put that under and it's pretty permanent ,no need to do that as The Ultra from the factory is very sealed,like mentioned the empty spaces on the shoe just under the intake grate you can buy the rubber insert kit(R&D $75) but I found like others they don't fit right so better and cheaper you buy a big tube of marine silicone ($6)and overfill it real good fill every space ,you'll almost use the whole tube and then you also put a good amount on the back of the intake grate,now push up that grate back on,a lot will ooze out of the grooves between the grate and the shoe and messy but that good,take DRY paper towels and scoop up all the excess till all gone,then take your finger and slide it around the groove area to smooth out and pack any silicone to make air tight...

    Some say use 5200 slow cure as silicone might blow out ,never had that happen besides Good Luck trying to get that intake grate off if you needed to

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    ^^^ Correct ^^^

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    Thx! Will do

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