Thread: S3 users, got a question.
03-07-2008, 11:49 AM #1
S3 users, got a question.
Alright, I did my fair share of searching and found mixed results. But how hard is the S3 on bearings/clutches? Is this a setup that warrants constant shimming and new washers often? Either way the Green wheel appears to be the most reliable way to roll.
03-07-2008, 11:54 AM #2
03-07-2008, 12:00 PM #3
03-07-2008, 12:01 PM #4
i find i am always messing with shims on the s3, everywhere i ride is pretty choppy though....
this was towars the 100hr mark too....everything was OE except for the spring washers, i put a new SC gear on end of last season because the OE one was worn too much from my riding in rough water, i have not gotten a chance to try it out yet this season....i was seeing 79.1 8400rpm and 10.5lbs of boost so i imagine with the right amount of slip those numbers should go up.
installing shims i believe isnt always the answer because if you think about it installing them actually makes the spring washers "flatter" and doesnt give any tension because you are pushing in the center of them...
Last edited by meeper; 03-07-2008 at 12:19 PM.
03-07-2008, 12:21 PM #5
Last edited by skoepp; 03-07-2008 at 02:21 PM.
03-07-2008, 12:50 PM #6
i also have the 15/19r 3 blade sent out to get me 100 more rpms... and edegs redone, so i will see what this season brings especially with the 81mm nozzle.
03-07-2008, 01:28 PM #7
PS: The Rude is cool. But I dont want to drop that much coin on one.
03-07-2008, 01:33 PM #8
For riding on the small, smooth lakes and no more hours than you appear to ride I would doubt that you would have to shim 1-2 times a year if that.
03-07-2008, 01:43 PM #9
03-07-2008, 02:05 PM #10
I put 75 hard hours on mine last year. I did change out the spring washers after about 50 hours or so because of slipage, but that was also because of the fact that the S/C had 100 hours on its worn out shaft.
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