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Old 10-01-2008, 03:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 1996 Wave Raider 1100 performance mods?

Hi everyone, I have been around PWC's all my life and am finally about to buy one. It is a 1996 Yamaha Wave Raider 1100 and has been sitting for about a year. Assuming it starts right up, what performance mods would you all recommend? I am a very mechanically-minded person and considered just rebuilding the engine and possible upgrading the carbs. I am looking to put about $500 into it. Any recommendations?

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Old 10-12-2008, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Impeller, intake grate, cylinder head, flame arrester. Make sure the motor has good compression first but you probably know that.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will have to do a compression test a d some research on what brands, etc. But again thanks for your comment!

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Old 11-09-2008, 09:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default replace all bearings and seals in the jet pump

I just bought a 2001 yamaha waverunner for $400.00 with the trailer. I am replacing all bearing and seals in the jet pump area and boy did they need it. I am a first time jet ski owner and have thought about older jet skies and the work that will need to be done. I would completely remove the jet pump assembly and inspect all the parts. By the way the parts arn't cheap. Fortunatly I have a friend who knows how to do this work and buy the stuff cheap. Welder
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Was it tough to replace those bearings and seals?

How long did that take?

How much were the parts with and without your deal?

Are those bearings a common part to wear out? Should they be replaced every few years on any ski?

How did you find a 2001 with trailer for $400? Were you actively looking or did you just come across it? How did it take you to find this deal (assuming you were actively looking)?
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Was it tough to replace those bearings and seals?

How long did that take?

How much were the parts with and without your deal?

Are those bearings a common par
t to wear out? Should they be replaced every few years on any ski?

How did you find a 2001 with trailer for $400? Were you actively looking or did you just come across it? How did it take you to find this deal (assuming you were actively looking)?
When I got it the heads were removed and it was from a neighbor who didn'twant to mess with it any more assuming the ring were bad. I ordered a gasket set from SBT ( short block technology) and thus started my journey. I am still working on this project. The engin is removed and the jet pump as well. Up to this point I have $850.00 in the ski but by the time i'm done I figure on at the most $1500.00 hopefully only the carbs will tell. PS> I couldn't do this with out my very mechanical friend who has two jet skis ( polaris). They don't work on polaris around here.
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My very mech. friend is going to replace his jet pump bearings every year but he is anal.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A little bit about me. I am a jack of all trades but a master of none. Your first rule of thumb should be to find a good back yard mechanic. Some how it gets done. Friend I will have my jet ski in the water this spring. Maybe this winter if I feel froggy. Welder

Let me rephrase: jack of some trades master of some.

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