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 on: Yesterday at 10:19:56 AM 
Started by BBQ Mike - Last post by BBQ Mike
You don't get that lucky very often.

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 on: December 16, 2017, 09:40:35 PM 
Started by jgernes - Last post by jgernes
i bought the 86 on the trailer , but theres 2 left.  I assume there as nice as the 86 bike

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/boa/d/wetbikes-and-trailerwetbike/6414332551.html?lang=es&cc=mx

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 on: December 16, 2017, 09:34:37 PM 
Started by BBQ Mike - Last post by jgernes
well........    i finished deer hunting and nobody spoke up to go pick up this bike and give it a good home so i decided i better find a good home for it.  the price was right on the tomcat $300   Smiley Smiley   I found a really clean 86 bike (good price also $ 400 )about an hour away (figured i better make the shipping worth while) and had BOTH SHIPPED 1657 miles TO MN to join the rest of my fleet.(now i will have 2 matching sets, an 85 and 86,  and two 89 tomcats, one with a fresh engine on the way) 

got em home, cleaned carbs and fuel lines and fresh gas on 86 bike.    fired it up  130 psi on both cylinders Grin Grin

gotta do the same on the tomcat, its got 125 psi on both cylinders

SWEET BIKES!!!!!!!  these are the nicest of any of the bikes i have ever found

 4 
 on: December 16, 2017, 11:09:51 AM 
Started by Tori - Last post by Sea-Donkey
Where is everybody?  No posts in 6 days?

 5 
 on: December 10, 2017, 04:07:44 PM 
Started by tightwad - Last post by theduke
The Water Mouse


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-2000-Mercury-Water-Mouse-made-for-Disney-World-Resorts/272968607347?hash=item3f8e326673:g:xKwAAOSwEEBaG2VI&vxp=mtr


pair of Addicters...one w 30 hp

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-addictor-boat-pwc-jetski-waverer-mini-ski-boat/202136268203?hash=item2f1042adab:g:a6MAAOSwHNxaJfn6&vxp=mtr

 6 
 on: December 09, 2017, 07:13:46 PM 
Started by Tori - Last post by The German
Wow, itís so quiet. Bring one of your new exhaust silencers to the Rally so oldmanís bike can benefit from it. 😂  Grin

 7 
 on: December 09, 2017, 07:50:39 AM 
Started by jetcrazy - Last post by T Rush
I have two SportJet pumps and a 1240Force motor in my shop atm

...and I can tell you these first three problems to start with:

1) SportJet pump is an inch shorter(in height) than a standard WetBike pump, this would raise the rear ski closer to the hull
...with the JetStar and SeaFlash they changed the tunnel to lower the motor in 1992(to switch to Force+SportJet, from Suzuki of earlier years) so the pump inlet would be back inline with the bottom hull surface...so you might have to do a major hull modification like that to use one in a WetBike, or maybe raise the front ski too for a 'low-rider' WetBike?

2) SportJet pump has a very different water intake than a WetBike
...so not only would you likely have to build a whole new rear ski from scratch(modding/patching a stock ski might just be endless problems/frustrations/breakage) but the design of the intake alone just might not work as well on a WetBike w/ hydroplaning flat ski that skims on top of the water surface vs a V-hull boat/pwc these pumps go in where the intake is below the water line

3) SportJet pump uses a very different nozzle than a WetBike
...altho the way the nozzles bolt to the pumps 'looks' about the same; the studs are spaced differently, strator vanes and hub size are crucial and unique to impeller performance(so 'making your own' would be monumental), and the SportJet's wear-ring is  cast together with the nozzle.....maybe there are different styles of SportJet nozzles available, maybe a SportJet nozzle will work with its steering-head and reverse-gate removed, but just maybe after all that it still wont be as functional as having a standard WetBike nozzle(on a regular pump) for our application....also the nozzle(no matter what you rigged up) is lower, so the rear ski doesnt have space to run underneath it on the WetBike


I've tried somewhat to track down the origins of the stock WetBike pump without much luck....but its pretty clear that it is well designed to fit the purpose of the WetBike....and I'm not sure if you wouldn't just run into many other problems and limits in other areas if you put a bunch more power in a WetBike to try and keep up with more modern PWC

anyway, the difficulties/impossibilities of putting a SportJet pump into a WetBike are responsible for my main disbelief that there really ever was any 1240cc Force motored WetBike built/prototyped for the 1992 model year as advertised....unless they used a standard WetBike pump and thus the real reason why they limited/rated/spec'd the Force motor @70hp(with just a single carb?)...of course there are many other problems with using a SportJet pump and/or Force motor in a WetBike, but I'm still going to foolishly try it  Undecided



  

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 on: December 08, 2017, 01:54:42 PM 
Started by Tori - Last post by BBQ Mike
Santa riding his snowmobile. Grin

 9 
 on: December 07, 2017, 12:32:55 PM 
Started by armyscout - Last post by BBQ Mike
It depends on what is needed. It has been a couple of years since I had one done. Call for pricing. Phone: (218) 681-4577

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 on: December 06, 2017, 04:51:16 PM 
Started by armyscout - Last post by jetcrazy
I meant $1K for a complete motor rebuild.  What does Northern charge for a complete crank rebuild with parts?

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