My long awaited Predator build

Discussion in 'Jet Ski & PWC Builds' started by FlamingHomer, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    I finally received my new toy a week or so ago.
    Its been a real long time coming but hopefully will prove worth the wait.
    Not quite the colour and graphics I expected when opening the box due to some communication breakdowns but looks great all the same.
    Stripped the old girl last weekend and put aside to rebuild one rainy day.


    Rebuild her ass end with a new
    12 vein pump
    Stubby cone ATP
    Solas wear ring
    10/16 hooker.
    Thrust Ezi trim image.jpg image.jpg
     
  2. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    This last shipment I believe seem to have the pump shoe pre installed.
    Tried the pump, but had a bad gap around pump seal.
    Had to unscrew the pump shoe cut the sika then pack the two bottom fixings on the Krash shoe to get a good seal.
    4mm one side 5.5 other then Re glue with sika.
    Pump seals perfect now to a perfect shimmed pump.
    Had to do a bit of custom work to the intake though to fit the shimmed shoe. image.jpg
     
  3. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    Waiting on a few parts so did all the tedious stuff
    Tow loop
    Double hood seal
    Pissers
    Bilge outlet
    Hood strap
    Primer/ switch/ lanyard
    Hood latches
    A few of the tank mounts hadn't been drilled so had to tap them.
    Lifters installed
    Anyone got a good starting measurement for these from back of ski to back of foothold?
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  4. 701dave

    701dave Well-Known Member

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    Looks good Lance. I love the colour scheme.
     
  5. Ovey

    Ovey Well-Known Member

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    Lifter there s a notch in the rail i put the plate in the middle of that notch.

    Cut the ride plate flush
     
  6. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    Got a bit more done tonight.
    Rebuilt and installed midshaft
    Cooling lines routed.
    Installed pole. May need a oem spring though. The one off my donner ski must be a blowsion and is too highly sprung for the Krash mount. No water this weekend. image.jpg
     
  7. FlamingHomer

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  8. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    Engine and electrics in.
    New 735 jetmaniac ported top end.
    35cc ada head.
    New v force3 reeds
    Lightened flywheel
    Msd
    New oem coil
    Kawka converted new starter.
    Fresh ceramic coat to bpipe and riser.
    Rebuilt Stock tuned 38s
    This is a good recipe for a reliable power plant that still packs plenty of punch. image.jpg
     
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  9. Barjumper

    Barjumper Active Member

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    Looking good when's the test ride? Whats the layup material , doesn't realy look like glass cloth
     
  10. 800freak

    800freak Member

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    Love the new ski, but mate love the rest of your toys.

    Intense DH rig, Word!!!
     
  11. VJ88

    VJ88 Active Member

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    Looks very familiar lol
     
  12. FlamingHomer

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    Yeah that's my old big dh stead, collects dust now. I Ride Transition bikes now, lighter and faster.
    He who dies with the most toys wins!
     
  13. FlamingHomer

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    Is a glass composite .

    Test ride next weekend.
    Just need a new oem pole spring, then I can finish the build.
     
  14. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    All but finished.
    Got my pole sorted,
    Fitted a new ATP waterbox. No mod needed.
    Tank with blowsion internal fill.
    Still need a hood pad and limit rope, but that's not holding me back.
    Engine fired first hit a runs sweet.
    I've got a fair bit of riding adjusting to do on pole and lifters.
    Noticed a few guys have been playing around with chopping the ride plate, wasn't up to that yet without a test ride.

    Anyone got any feedback on ride plate modifications on their predators??


    Big thanks to Watty at Random performance for most of my parts.
    Thanks Ovey for giving me the heads up on a few predator build tips to make my life easier. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  15. Ovey

    Ovey Well-Known Member

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    Best thing i found lately for a Pad is my kids Kick board you can buy them from Clark rubber or rebels so on, There nice and thick and not to spongy cut to size and turf it.

    Cut that plate Flush.

    Nice build
     
  16. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    What does the plate cutting do to the handling, other than shortening the ski?
     
  17. Ovey

    Ovey Well-Known Member

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    I found the ski nose dived to much.

    Try it if your un sure i have a plate you can try before you cut urs if you want
     
  18. FlamingHomer

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    I'll try it tomorrow and see. Easy to cut, hard to go back
     
  19. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    Thinking of pool toys,
    Packed my front end with pool noodles.
    Some added insurance if my scupper falls out like that other fellow ............lol
    Might prevent it sinking completely.
    Noodle works great as a ratchet friendly temp hood pad too!
     
  20. FlamingHomer

    FlamingHomer Member

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    Had ski out for maiden voyage on Sunday.
    Ski out preformed all my expectations.
    Motor and pump set up was perfect.
    Hate to say it, but I felt it out performed my mates 900 dasa.
    Goes to show what the 701 is still capable of.
    12vein pump gave instant hookup.
    Only downside. The stainless cap screws in the rrp pole didn't like the stress of removal for pole length adjustment. First good impact sheared them off. Lucky I still use the threaded rod in the center or I would have worn my bars in the face.
    Got a job for the threadman now.
    Few more rides yet before making call on cutting the ride plate.
     

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