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    98 Yam Waverunner 1200XL nozzle question

    I have the above ski and noticed that nozzle piece that steers the jet thrust has a lot of play in it. The steering portion from the handle bars to the control arm that connects to the nozzle is fine.
    I have included a pic of what I am talking about. It seems the two bolts that hold the nozzle on are solid. The bottom bolt is almost flush and the top bolt has 1/4 gap in it. I'm guessing it has to have some gap so the nozzle will rotate freely. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
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    There are metal bushings in there that may be worn and probably the nozzle too. You can take it apart and maybe get some new bushings, or maybe get some thin nylon washers to shim it up a bit.

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    oh, and Welcome to the forum!

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    thanks

    Thanks for your help. I have added your links to my Waverunner favorites and will inquire if I need something.
    Best Regards,
    Mike

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    welcome to the forum Mike

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    How did you solve this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whazzup View Post
    Thanks for your help. I have added your links to my Waverunner favorites and will inquire if I need something.
    Best Regards,
    Mike
    Hi im new to this and have the same problem just wondering how it was solved
    Thanks Mark

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    Hello,

    I have a 98 XL 1200 with the same problem.




    You can find nozzles on Ebay. Here's one @ $62, shipping included: http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-98-XL...2e85fb&vxp=mtr

    Maybe fill the hole with aluminum brazing rod and drill new ones ($14): http://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of...ods-44810.html

    I didn't fix it yet, but I'd be willing to try the brazing rod for giggles unless someone says don't.

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