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    Issue with Rideplate and Intake Grate

    So i was replacing my rideplate this past weekend and removed the screws no problem installing the new one putting the screws in and one of them decided to stop screwing. Now i cant remove the screw or screw it more. I think the thread came lose. Any of you have this issue? If so how did you go about fixing it.

    Then im working on removing my intake grate to put my new one and 2 bolts snapped :/ just my luck lol i went bought an extractor and nothing grrr lol I hate this and im looking forward to riding my girl this summer heh

    Everything else seemed fine i started it up hooked it up to the hose didnt see any leaks just yet so once i ride it on the water ill be able to see it. Replaced my gas filter it was dirty so put some new things.


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    You need a new ride plate insert. It came loose from the glue holding it down. You can put a pair of vice grips on the insert (inside the hull) and get underneath to remove the bolt. As far as the intake grate bolts, your only choice is to get those suckers out of there.

    This is why we use a thread sealant on tabs, ride plate, grate, and pump bolts. They will seize up if you don't. Been there many times. Good luck!

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    So i called up a company down here that deals with jetskis and sells parts. I asked if they carried them and how much they would be. He calls me back this weekend saying the part is 50something and labour is going to be 500+$ WTF???

    Its a yamaha gp1200 cant i do this job myself or is it that crazy

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    was searching through the site hours finally found a tutorial

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...e+plate+insert

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    Quote Originally Posted by anieve View Post
    So i called up a company down here that deals with jetskis and sells parts. I asked if they carried them and how much they would be. He calls me back this weekend saying the part is 50something and labour is going to be 500+$ WTF???

    Its a yamaha gp1200 cant i do this job myself or is it that crazy
    Most dealers are charging well over $100 an hour now. Its insane and I still can't believe how many people just put down their credit card and pay it.

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    Yea, thread sealant works great. I use never seize on all treaded bolts on my ski. Except the ones that I have loctited.

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    I should start a business here in toronto now there's only 1 major player doing this stuff so of course take advantage :/

    Any of you also do this job? Having to replace them

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    Angry

    [email protected] are several dealerships here in town that service all types of skis, the problem is that your ski will set there most of the summer waiting for its turn in the shop. Very slow, I could understand if they were busy, but they are not.They are just slow! At least you can get you ski back in time to put it up for the winter.

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    You guys think if i was to ride it will leak into the hull?

    We got snow again! im hating this weather!

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    It might leak a tad. But the bilge sipon tube will suck the water out as you go down the river.(If you still have it installed) And I would say the major concern with riding the ski like this is that if the ride plate does come lose and tries to come off, you most likely will get thrown off the ski as the plate digs in the water!

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