Let’s get this engine out!!

Posted: March 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

It’s time we get started on our first project today! The 1997 Kawasaki STX1100 Jest-Ski needs an engine overhaul before the summer starts and, it’s time to get my hands dirty and the engine out. First off I secured the trailor with concrete blocks and a jack so it wouldn’t move while I was working on it. The seat can be removed by simply pulling the lever under the back of it which exposes the whole engine under it. Now that I have access to the engine I have to remove everything attached to it. First the air-box needs to be removed by pulling the bolts out of the top. next remove all the the small black lines connected to the carburetors and the 3 fuel lines attached. Remove the throttle cables and the six bolts on the base of the carbs to remove them. Now the fuel system is out of the way! That was quick, only took 20min! Next the exhaust system has to be removed by first removing the 4 bolts on the top of the exhaust silencer. It will simply come off after but you have to remove the hose attached and label it with masking tape and a sharpie to make re installation much easier! The bottom half of the exhaust has 8 bolts, remove them and put them in a bag and label it as well.

Exhaust and carbs removed



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