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upMIx2 07-06-2010 03:31 PM

X2 Vibration at quick take off fully loaded...any help?......
Hello - I am experiencing a vibration with my 06 X2 (190 hours) when there is more stess on the boat......i.e. - I am pulling up a boarder with 6-8 people on board. The boat is fine once up and running. The vibration is only from the get-go. I don't notice this vibration as much (if at all) when there is no load. The prop and shaft are like bends and the shaft appears to be straight when inspected. My thoughts are the shaft is out of alignment? To have this checked and aligned is fairly difficult as the closest dealer is 4 hours away and charges $300 for the inspection alone. I would like to at least narrow down my search for this problem before I take it to the dealer. Thank you so much in advance for all who reply!!!

djkslc 07-06-2010 04:12 PM

Sounds like the prop is newer, but I have a buddy with a 04 Xstar that did the same thing especially when loaded with surf weight. He just bought a new prop from OJ because he wanted a lower pitch to handle the weight better, and now the vibration is gone. His old stock prop looked good no visual bends or dings.

Thrall 07-06-2010 07:28 PM

Same thing with my 06X2 with the stock 13.7x17 prop. Just alot of weight to push with that prop I think. I propped down to a 14.5x14.25 and no mo vibration.

djkslc 07-06-2010 07:51 PM

14.5X14.25 was the prop my buddy went with. - nice improvement

Waterski-Marcoisland 07-07-2010 12:02 AM

Make Sure All The Motor Mounts Have All Bolts On Them....grrrrr Marina...grrr

upMIx2 07-07-2010 04:09 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Thrall - I bet you had experienced exactly what I have. I think I'll prop down. Does anyone know what the boat/motor characteristics are like when your shaft is out of alignment?

willyt 07-09-2010 01:34 PM

the prop doesnt have to be visually dinged to be out of balance. i experienced this in my 05 x2, prop looked new but i was getting alot of vibration on holeshot loaded. take it to a professional re-worker who can rebalance it.

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