Thread: Waverunner 500 performance help
07-16-2007, 02:34 PM #1
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- Jul 2007
Waverunner 500 performance help
I've had this WaveRunner 500 since i was a kid and lately its been a little sluggish and i was wondering what kind of performance upgrades i should do short of having the engine rebuilt......I've been looking at parts all over the internet and i have absolutely no clue where to start......I enjoy a challenge that is why i want to up my current pwc instead of buying a new one
07-16-2007, 04:16 PM #2
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- Jan 2006
- Texas City, Texas
After so many years your engine gets weak just from wear and tear. If you were to add upgrades (to the engine) for performance, certain parts of the motor may not be able to handle the strain.
I would suggest a complete rebuild with a mild port and compression. Group K is really good at helping your "stock engine" perform to its potential and at the same time, operating realiably.
Give Harry or Gerhardt a call. They are interesting people to work with. At least get on their web site.
07-18-2007, 03:29 PM #3
you can go thru the engine pretty cheaply .. find the gasket set and piston ring kit on ebay ... they are import pistons (WMC?) but if you want a cheap build they'll work... strip it down first and then figure out what you need... check your pump too , as this being as old as this is the pump will prob.need some new components...
make it faster look for this stuff..
PROTEC CDI LIMITER
PROTEC SS PIPE
DG WATER BOX
JETWORKS VALVE WITH LIMITER VALVE(still not installed)
ELECTRIC BILDGE PUMP
INTAKE GRATES AND PLATES (all kinds..)
SOLAS SS IMPELLER
HOT PRODUCTS CONE EXTENDER
PROK QUICK FIT f/a
MILLED HEAD (.030 stocker)
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