Thread: Safety Mods. . .
08-04-2008, 11:02 PM #1
Safety Mods. . .
Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum and to modifying waverunners, and I would like to know which modifications I should do first. I've been doing alot of reading and searching on the forum, and noticed there are a few unsafe parts on the GPRs. These are the things I would like to take care of first, before worrying about any speed or performance parts. The things that concern me the most are the OEM plastic nozzle, stock intake grate, and pump tunnel. I know R&D and Riva make tons of stuff for these skis, but I don't know what I should buy. All I am looking to do is make sure my ski doesn't break on me out in open water. I do alot of ocean riding and wave jumping, and it definitely puts alot of stress on my ski...(especially on the parts I mentioned)
If anyone could please help guide me in the right direction on what to get, and what to stay away from, I would really appreciate it. As I stated earlier, I'm new to all of this, so please excuse me if I sound dumb in any way.
08-04-2008, 11:05 PM #2
welcome to the forum !
you names the most important ones right off the bat
08-04-2008, 11:07 PM #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
first mods to do saftey wise are
replace grate with a r&d 1200 grate.
reinforce pump tunnel
get the recent throttle cable recall done by a authorised agent ( its free)
replacing the steering nozzle is not a bad idea either, there are good reports on using the SHO nozzle for this application and over time the stock plastic one will breakdown and finally give way.
You can get all of those parts from the greenhulk online store located here
use the coupon code greenhulk for a 10% discount.
that should address the major things that are present but i am sure the guys will probably chip in with other suggestions.
08-04-2008, 11:11 PM #4
Well you have come to the right place. I would also like to add that you are certainly taking the right approch. Welcome to the forum!
08-04-2008, 11:13 PM #5
_izz0, when you say "r&d 1200 grate" do you mean one that's made for a GP1200?
Last edited by HondaVtec21; 08-05-2008 at 11:59 AM.
08-04-2008, 11:20 PM #6
Replace the Catalytic Convertor also with a D-Plate. the Cat-Cons have been known to break apart in the exhaust
08-05-2008, 10:31 AM #7
Sounds like I have alot of work to do. . .Are these installations easy bolt-ons, or will I need a professional to do it? Also, will puting these parts on void my warranty with Yamaha?
Last edited by HondaVtec21; 08-05-2008 at 10:34 AM.
08-05-2008, 10:42 AM #8
The D-plate is an easy upgrade but you just have to be patient with getting the pipe in and out of the hull. Use a thread locker for this.
The nozzle is an easy upgrate as well. Just be sure to use the stand-offs that are currently on the plastic nozzle, they allow for proper torque without binding the nozzle. Use a thread sealer for this.
Download the repair manual and use it as a guide for torque specs and order of removal. http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=9546
The tunnel reinforcement is the trickiest of them all but you can find all the right information here: http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49610
There are plenty of helpfull people on this site to guide you with the project if you decide to take it on.
Last edited by GPryan; 08-05-2008 at 10:49 AM.
08-05-2008, 10:44 AM #9
Nothing listed here should void your warranty.
But, spend too much time on this site and that warranty will be a thing of the past.
08-05-2008, 10:47 AM #10
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