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    cramped

    i have worked on dirtbikes and atv's for quite sometime, i'm not sure i like the cramped quarters in these engine compartments. this is my first ski project, your site has been very helpful so far.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gruba View Post
    i have worked on dirtbikes and atv's for quite sometime, i'm not sure i like the cramped quarters in these engine compartments. this is my first ski project, your site has been very helpful so far.
    What ya got?

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    Innit something? I mostly refuse to work on cars because of the difficulty of accessing stuff, I only like to work on bikes. But what dealers charge to work on jetskis is enough to make me wrench on my own skis....

    If I had to pay a dealer for all the work I did to my "free" SL650, I could've used that money to buy Polaris by now!

    The only thing cheaper than a "free" boat/ski/bike is the one you buy....

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    I got the ski, a 96 sl780 for 350 from a guy who said it wouldn't start..not sure he had a clue...i put a battery in and it started. don't think i have to do anything major, just basic maintenance things, clean carbs, replace hoses etc., but there sure it not much room at all, already lost one allen wrench

    it appears that i got a really good deal, but time on the water will tell the tale..

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    Welcome to the Hulk Gruba.

    They are a bit cramped, but you'll get use to it if you do alot of wrenching, like I do.

    Lost your first tool huh? Wait till you remove the engine for the first time.... You'll find all kinds of stuff!!!!

    Try using a telescoping magnet to fish out the wrench. Like the $5 one on the auto parts counter. It works pretty good.

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    You will get use to skinning up your arms.

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    go buy a cheap set of METRIC open/closed end wrenches. Get a die grinder and cut them in half. Wrap teh cut end in tape so you dont slash your hands. 12mm first, you will need it most. They will get you out of most jams
    Last edited by seaobin; 02-17-2009 at 10:44 PM. Reason: metric, shit metric. but its made in the f'n USA

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    x2 on the 12mm taking the carbs off that ski is a pain .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.ipper View Post
    x2 on the 12mm taking the carbs off that ski is a pain .
    Only the first time.

    I've done it so many times now, I can remove, rejet, and re-install in 35 mins. ON THE BEACH!!!!!!!!

    It does help not having the oil injection though. Premix is my friend.....

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    welcome!!!!!

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