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Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By wilbucd
I would check the pickup tube in the gas tank. I...

I would check the pickup tube in the gas tank. I just replaced the entire fuel system on my 85 S&S including rebuilding the carb but the new fuel pump would still not pull gas. Pulled the gas tank...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,592
Posted By wilbucd
X-Star question 2000 vs. 2001

Are there any advantages to the 2001 x-star over the 2000 x-star? I think the 2000 model has the 1st generation zero flex tower. Are there any drawbacks to it over the 2nd generation tower? Is the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By wilbucd
The problem with adding ballast is that the boat...

The problem with adding ballast is that the boat is so small to begin with. I think the best I could do would be to add 3 hundred pound dumbells under the passenger seat......if they will even fit!
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By wilbucd
85 S&S Think I am too big for this boat!!!

Ok I am 6'5" and 300 lbs so I know I am a big guy but this boat sits way too hard to starboard in the water when I am in by myself. It doesn't even out under way either. I have never had a boat do...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 05-10-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By wilbucd
Thanks guys. Just what I needed.

Thanks guys. Just what I needed.
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 05-09-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By wilbucd
Quick prop reinstall question...85 S&S

On a 85 S&S, how do you know when the prop is far enough back on the shaft and you have the nut tight enough? I have a habit of over tightening things and am trying to be carefull.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,785
Posted By wilbucd
Nice work. I will use some of your ideas for...

Nice work. I will use some of your ideas for sure.....Thanks for the pics.
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,785
Posted By wilbucd
Very Nice! I like the white wall tires too. Just...

Very Nice! I like the white wall tires too. Just like it came with. Post some pictures of your stereo installation. I am considering adding one to my 85 S&S.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By wilbucd
1985 master craft - $7000 (No Affiliation)

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/boa/1101670251.html
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By wilbucd
I have had good luck using steel wool to get...

I have had good luck using steel wool to get blemishes out of the rubber rail.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By wilbucd
Ha, That's just today's questions! I do...

Ha, That's just today's questions! I do appreciate all of the advice though.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By wilbucd
That's the part that concerns me. I have tried a...

That's the part that concerns me. I have tried a "little tugging" with no luck. This is usually the point where I strong arm something and have it come apart in my hand. Trying to avoid that this...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By wilbucd
Is a replacement capacity sticker available?

Is a replacement capacity sticker available?
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By wilbucd
How about the mirror? As you can see the white...

How about the mirror? As you can see the white platic trim is breaking off. I could just remove the rest of it for a quick fix. Is there any product that can be put back in it's place? I don't really...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By wilbucd
Next question is for the fuse holders. Can these...

Next question is for the fuse holders. Can these be replaced and if so where would I find them? Mine are discolored and brittle.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By wilbucd
85 S&S detailing questions

It's not really a restoration thread as much as a detailing thread. I'm just buffing everything out and doing some touch up paint work. I have lots of questions so I thought I would list them all on...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By wilbucd
81 Stars and Stripes (No Affiliation)

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/boa/1034784235.html
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,109
Posted By wilbucd
No the first boat belongs to drylandfish. 2nd...

No the first boat belongs to drylandfish. 2nd boat is mine. I justed posted his pic to point out the great looking job he is doing with the buffing. I like seeing what mine will look like when it's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,109
Posted By wilbucd
That really brings the color back out. It looks...

That really brings the color back out. It looks great! I just brought this 85 home today. I'll be starting on it as soon as it warms up enough to give it a good bath. I'll be checking this thread...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,250
Posted By wilbucd
Yes I will be buying the boat. Thanks for all of...

Yes I will be buying the boat. Thanks for all of you input and enthusiasm.
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,250
Posted By wilbucd
Jeez guys relax. NADA is considered "just a...

Jeez guys relax. NADA is considered "just a guideline" only to the guy selling the boat. The buyers, banks and insurance companies think otherwise. Of the four boats I have sold to individuals the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,250
Posted By wilbucd
Everyone has told me $4000 for this boat would be...

Everyone has told me $4000 for this boat would be a great deal so then why does NADA only show $3850 for high retail? Someone tell me what they would price this boat out for.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,250
Posted By wilbucd
All guages are supposed to work

All guages are supposed to work
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,250
Posted By wilbucd
front and rear

front and rear
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,250
Posted By wilbucd
Definately needs a new prop.

Definately needs a new prop.
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