Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    rx4pain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    1,929
    +1
    1

    Anyone up to give me some insight?

    Got the ski torn apart, well not really. Got the pump back off, VTS out, and resonator pulled. Tackling the free flow and venturi. Those are ready to go back in - straight forward.

    I plan on clamping off the bailer hoses before putting the VTS back in, but I'm going to do the waterbox mod first. Wondering just how that exhaust (stainless shiny exhaust looking thing - you know I need help when I don't even know its name) comes off. Thinking it's just a matter of removing that clear plastic sleeve over the threaded bolt and unscrewing the nut up the shaft until it loosens enough to separate the steel pipe.

    Am I missing something? Anything more than that? Then removing the waterbox and pipe as one unit from the hull...


  2. #2
    you got it

  3. #3
    rx4pain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    1,929
    +1
    1
    I just kept going and then it all came clear. So I've got a scrap yard in the garage with that resonator, VTS, waterbox, venturi/reverse/nozzle all out. I just hope I remember how to put it all back together with minimal extra nuts and bolts. I'll just put those in the glovebox with the others.

  4. #4
    rx4pain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    1,929
    +1
    1
    Okay - so I'm putting the nozzle/venturi back onto the pump. Should I use any Right Stuff or Ultra Black. The venturi is going up against the 2.0 degree wedge and there were no gaskets of any sort between that and the stock venturi...

  5. #5
    Site Admin Green Hulk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Morgan City, LA
    Posts
    34,997
    +1
    1,903
    I don't use any sealant on mine. Of course i test alot of different venturi's/impellers so im constantly pulling it apart. Sealant would just make things tough.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Augusta GA
    Posts
    720
    When putting the nozzle/venturi back onto the pump you do not need that. Make sure you do put something on the bolts. I back all my bolts back down with some blue Loc-tite, and lock washers.

  7. #7
    rx4pain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    1,929
    +1
    1
    Sounds good...and I go through a lot of blue with these bolts. Well I'll make my way back out in the garage to keep working on it. Wouldn't you know it, the nicest day of the week is today and the waterbox got dropped off to be welded.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    274
    +1
    1
    How much are they charging to weld up the waterbox?

  9. #9
    Site Admin Green Hulk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Morgan City, LA
    Posts
    34,997
    +1
    1,903
    i guess that depends on what the welding shop wants to charge. I'd say $20 would be fair.

  10. #10
    rx4pain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    1,929
    +1
    1
    I'm hoping about $20. The guy is really cool - Mack at Ziegler's for those local in Olympia. He said he'd have it done for me this afternoon so I can go riding this weekend. That was cool since he was so backed up. So it's worth more to me for that type of service. I just don't do a lot of welding (zero, none, zilch, whatever the scale) to actually invest in that type of equipment.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-13-2010, 03:34 PM
  2. 1997 GTI... give me some knowledge.
    By JBradshaw00 in forum 2-Stroke Performance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-10-2009, 08:47 AM
  3. Can anyone give me some advice?? on a 900ZXI
    By jarcynvicnchris93 in forum Kawasaki Open Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-22-2008, 07:39 PM
  4. 900 stx...need some insight
    By jayohentran in forum Kawasaki PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-18-2008, 12:40 PM
  5. Newbie Looking For Some Insight...
    By BLACKSTI in forum Kawasaki PWC Performance (4-stroke)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-13-2007, 08:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •