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    Hood Vibration Fix

    I was so disgusted with the Kawi dealer for their "prep" work I gave up and QC'd the ski myself. One thing I noticed was that the all the latches needed adjusting but especially the hood latch. Wouldn't you know it, the hood latch is the only one that is not adjustable. But what you can do is to remove one of the rubber gaskets from the top of the hood latch and replace it on the bottom of the hood latch. This brings the latch pin down about 1/8 inch which is just enough to snug it up. I will take some pics this weekend to help explain it better.


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    good info. Thanks.

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    Hey let's see some of those pictures of the hood fix. Mine is shaking terribly. Can u say duct tape ?

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    I'll have em up Friday nite.

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    this is how cheap I did my, cut out the piece of rubber mat of my truck bought from Walmart for $10 buck.


    Quote Originally Posted by MrSxy4Ever View Post
    Hey let's see some of those pictures of the hood fix. Mine is shaking terribly. Can u say duct tape ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XRIDER View Post
    this is how cheap I did my, cut out the piece of rubber mat of my truck bought from Walmart for $10 buck.
    That's a good fix but it won't help the existing gasket to better seal the storage area. If you adjust the latch it will tighten up the gasket fit and reduce the vibration.

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    Tubeman, are you talking about the male portion of the latch that is on the ski itself or the latch part on the hood? Thanks

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    Yes I am talking about the male portion that is attached to the ski. By lowering the "spike" the latch will close tighter. To do this all you have to do is to remove one of the rubber bushings that is on top of the fiberglass and replace it underneath the fiberglass cowling effectively lowering the "spike" by 1/8 inch. Sorry I haven't posted the pics yet. Will do so tomorow.

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    Thanks, I did it this afternoon.

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    Great! I am glad it worked for you!

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