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Surfing & Windsurfing: Re-entering, paddle boards, style tricks
paddle boards, style tricks, google: Hey Mike, If you are wanting to stay with a large board like the Superlight, there are new boards that are similar but are called SUP or Stand Up Paddle boards that have mast tracks so that they can be used for SUP or sailing. Just Google SUP or stand up...

Surfing & Windsurfing: rigging a windsurfing sail, sailing instruction, video instruction
sailing instruction, video instruction, windsurfer: Hey Phil, On the AllExperts site, put running ropes in the search window. The top article is a detailed description of rigging a tie on and clamp on type boom that I wrote for another questioner, Kimberly. It should get you on rigged up. You can also...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Samba base answer revisited, mast base, bottom line question
mast base, bottom line question, metal pins: Hey Chuck, The older mast bases like yours were designed for use with only one or two sails so there was no need for a mast extension. The downhaul rope and pulleys were built into the base. New bases all have a two pin (or similar) system for attaching...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfer Freestyle WSF A484 mast clip, mast base, nuts bolts
mast base, nuts bolts, auto parts stores: Hey Benjamin, I m fairly sure that you won t be able to buy an original clip but you should be able to find a replacement that would work. Try auto parts stores, specialty tool shops, or a place like Fastenal which carries specialty nuts, bolts, etc. If...

Surfing & Windsurfing: 1984 HiFly 300CS rigging, boom boom, boom down
boom boom, boom down, clew: Is it possible to use a clamp on boom with an old-style mast? Yes, just make sure the boom is made for standard diameter masts which most are. RDM masts (reduced diameter masts) are smaller in circumference and some booms are made specifically for them...

Surfing & Windsurfing: bic winsurfer, nuts bolts, winsurfer
nuts bolts, winsurfer, locktight: Hey Lynn, You can get a new u-joint here, http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/index.php?cPath=2_76 When removing the old part, use some penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench to loosen the nuts/bolts. When placing the nuts/bolts back on, use some Blue...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Board & Sail Selection, center fins, race sails, bic techno
race sails, bic techno, lake winds: Bic Techno does not have a retractable daggerboard. I would not recommend glueing anything to the bottom of a board. If the glue is strong enough to hold, it would probably rip the skin off the board. If you really want a centerboard, look for a board with...

Surfing & Windsurfing: hifly 335 fx fin, windsurfing shop, sure what type
windsurfing shop, sure what type, several different types: Hi Fly used several different types of fin configurations. Can you take a photo of the rear of the top of the board and bottom of the board and send to me at windssurfer@gmail.com ? I should be able to identify it. Alternately you can call the following...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Itty Bitty Beginner Set-up, dagger boards, old sail
dagger boards, old sail, tall woman: Hi Patricia, For you I would look for a 5 meter sail. For your daughter, I would highly recommend a childrens sail around 3 or 4 meters. Boards with dagger boards are definitely more user friendly for beginners. Try to find something used not more than...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Kerma Mach 3, insertion pin, mast base
insertion pin, mast base, pivot joint: The modern mast bases will not fit into the Kerma board. The part of the device that is not working on your Kerma mast foot is specific to the board. If you have any windsurfing shops in your area, bring the mast foot and show them and they may have a suggestion...

Surfing & Windsurfing: longboard vs shortboard for learning, mast base, learning curve
mast base, learning curve, peter hart: Hey Greg, That Malibu does qualify as a longboard. It would be an okay board to learn on. It is an old school board and the learning curve is a quite a bit higher than the newer wide style boards. What usually takes 5-10 days on the water for basics on...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Luff Length vs Mast Length, sail battens, mast length
sail battens, mast length, spare rope: Hey Justin, From your description of the sail battens, you definitely need more downhaul. You really need to get at least a short extension. If you think you might buy a larger mast in the future, consider a medium size extension. Hope this helps. Keep...

Surfing & Windsurfing: old u-joint for magnum, rusted bolt, locktight
rusted bolt, locktight, centerboard: Hey Joey, Your photo didn t show up but u-joints come in three types, standard hourglass, mechanical, & tendon. Here is a place to get replacement parts for your base. http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/index.php?cPath=2_76 The one thing I need...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Replace Sail or All New Package?, upwind ability, bic techno
upwind ability, bic techno, progressive line: Hey Brad, Sounds like you are definitely in need of a new set up. Just replacing your mast and sail is probably the most economical way to keep sailing. But, getting a whole new set up would definitely be the way to go. The newer wide style boards are much...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Volume/Weight trade-off, proper footwork, fundamental distinction
proper footwork, fundamental distinction, traditional distinction: Hey Franco, Your Tabou 145 sail range is 2.5-9.0. The 145 should have plenty of floatation and stability to plane in 12 kts. Why you have so much trouble in 12kts with a 7.5 or 8.5 is very likely due to experience. As for a board performing better...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfer Part, mast, cfid
mast, cfid, thanks for your help: Hey Skip, Here is a place to buy the part you need. http://www.oceanairsports.com/prod/ProgressionFrontEndPushPins01-02209.cfm?InventoryID=209&CategoryID=86&CFID=18723596&CFTOKEN=94238040&jsessionid=c4303b80c3227d7e4eb3566222397c3a5f76 Hope this...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windusrfer u joint, windsurfer, universal joint
windsurfer, universal joint, products index: Hey Frogman, Here is a place that has two types of u-joints. The hourglass type and the tendon type. Hopefully you will be able to make one or the other work as finding one that matches your old one will be nearly impossible. http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/index.php?cPath=2_76...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Attaching the mast base to the board, mast base, windsurfing boards
mast base, windsurfing boards, slider: Hey Marguerite, You have probably lost the slider nut that the base will screw into. Attach the nut to the base for about 2-3 turns and then slip the nut down into the mast track at the wide spot. Slide the base forward to the position you want and tighten...

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Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Superlight, mistral, andrea
Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Superlight, mistral, andrea, peoria illinois

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing, best of luck
Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing, best of luck

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Superlight, resale price, superlight
resale price, superlight, longboards: Hey Frank, There could be a market but it really depends on your location and what else is available in you area. Even in great condition though, any market will not fetch a very good resale price. You could try ebay and your local craigslist. Best I could...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Getting pulled off, gust of wind, forward hand
gust of wind, forward hand, followup question: Hey Jake, There is very little difference between a freeride and a freestyle board. They are basically the same type of board and most sailors would not know the difference when sailing them. Some one who does a lot of freestyle type riding (mainly tricks)...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Used board choices for a quasi-beginner 220 pound male, bic techno 293, impeccable condition
bic techno 293, impeccable condition, secondhand market: This board has 205 liters of volume which will provide good float. Seems like a good option for a light wind short board. You may, however, outgrow it depending on how quickly you progress. Can you demo it? That will tell more if it will suit you. ...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing, freestyle moves, ebay
freestyle moves, ebay, rounder: I think at around 125 to 130 liters would be good for both of you but will be on the big side for you and on the small side for you dad. Boards smaller than 115 liters tend to be planning boards and will slide sideways when not planning. It is best to learn...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Getting Back Into Windsurfing, pull ups, wave sailing
pull ups, wave sailing, good starting point: Go for it! That board was great board in it s day! For a person weighing 215 lbs. and somewhat proficient sailing, I would recommend a newer board in the 140 to 160 liter range. 140 for slightly stronger winds than 12- 15 MPH and 160 to 180 for 12- 15 MPH...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Can I exchange just top of mast?, mast center, masts
mast center, masts, diameters: All the mast center connection diameters I ve seen are different. I already tried this on several masts. I got lucky on one that fit with a shim but it is highly unlikely the connection diameters will match. If you are changing the tops from the same manufacturer...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurfing board, dagger board, gaastra
dagger board, gaastra, deeper water: This board should be a good choice for you at your weight. I would think this would be a good board to learn waterstarting on. When learning to waterstart, begin by doing a beach start and gradually move into deeper and deeper water until you nail it. Getting...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Adding larger fin, upwind performance, carbon mast
upwind performance, carbon mast, fin size: Hey Franco, The Bic 293D is a beginner board due to the daggerboard. But, it is also considered a very good intermediate/advanced board for light winds so should work well for your light wind days. As for the size fin for a 7.5-8.5 sail, a 48-50cm should...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Chinook/mistral 8mm brass slider nut, mast base, mistral
mast base, mistral, slider: Hey Fredrick, There will be 5-6 screws holding your mast track to the board. Remove all of them and then remove the mast track. On the end with the pedal there should be a screw or two to remove the plastic parts from the aluminum track. You may have to...

Surfing & Windsurfing: harness line and harness, windsurfing info, recreational sailors
windsurfing info, recreational sailors, harness lines: Hey Martin, A harness puts the pull of the sail into your body and greatly reduces fatigue in the arms and shoulders. Waist harnesses are used mainly by wave and freestyle sailors. They are easier to get hooked into and some recreational sailors prefer...

Surfing & Windsurfing: hole on sails, mylar repair, extension mast
mylar repair, extension mast, mast base: Hey Martin, The hole in the mast sleeve should be okay as there really isn t much tension on the cloth there. For the other sail, look for some Mylar repair tape. Just go for clear and round out any corners before applying. Place a patch on both sides...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Long board jibe, foot straps, back straps
foot straps, back straps, longboard: Hey Fredrick, You can jibe a longboard. At first they will be slow and cumbersome. As you get better they will become smoother. To do a planing jibe with your board will require enough wind to have the board planing. The foot straps will be used when...

Surfing & Windsurfing: mistral pandera adjustable sliding track, wont move, position system
wont move, position system, products index: Hey Martin, The slider can usually be broke free with hot water. Set the board flat and fill the track as full as you can with the hottest water your tap will provide. Let it soak a few hours and try to manually move it. It may take an overnight soak. ...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Pandera daggerboard, board hope, ebay
board hope, ebay, asnwer: Hey BT, It is possible that www.bigwinds.com might have something to fit your board. Another possibility is www.gorgeperformance.com. I know that they have a lot of older gear tucked away in a back shed. You could also search ebay. Use windsurf, windsurfer,...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral pandera long board volume, liters, pandera
liters, pandera: Hey Fredrick, Your Pandera should be around 300ltrs. Plenty of volume to carry you. As for short boards, you will be able to ride them but may need a little more volume than smaller folks. When your abilities are advanced enough to ride short boards, it...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Old good condition sails., tie down straps, sailing schedules
tie down straps, sailing schedules, sail care: Hey Fredrick, Old sails are fine to use if they are in good condition. My favorite and most used sail is a 1997 that I bought used. It had only been sailed a few times when I got it and it is still in great condition. . The thing to do is inspect the sail...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Transporting a windsurf long board, nylon straps, windance
nylon straps, windance, half hitch: Hey Fredrick, You will find 10 different answers from 10 different people on how to transport a board. I once read an article where an engineer sailor tried all different variations and check gas mileage and drag on the vehicle. Results showed that the...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurf, mast base, mechanical joints
mast base, mechanical joints, solution work: Hey Martin, The Chinook base should thread right into the hole on your mast track. My recommendation would be to go with the rubber joint. Tendon joints tend to not last as long and mechanical joints have failed sooner than others. The rubber ones...

Surfing & Windsurfing: 2 board quiver ?, wind range, fun ride
wind range, fun ride, current board: Hey Steve, Some of your choice would depend upon the conditions you are planning to be sailing in. With the newer designs of boards, going to a little smaller board will give you a bit more range in higher winds. Dropping 25 ltr is not much of a drop with...

Surfing & Windsurfing: W.A.V.E. Hollow surfboard, glass boards, cosmetic damage
glass boards, cosmetic damage, windsurfer: Hey Amanda, I would have no idea of the worth/value of the board or on how to restore the board. I am a windsurfer and don t surf so don t really deal with glass boards. I would suggest that you take it to you local surf shops for the best advice. ...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurfer mase base foot, mast feet, nuts bolts
mast feet, nuts bolts, locktight: Hey Paul, You can get a replacement u-joint here; http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/index.php?cPath=2_76 When changing the u-joint, be sure to apply some penetrant to the bolts/nuts on the old part. Let them soak overnight with extra applications...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Battens for HiFly Sail, film mylar, mast base
film mylar, mast base, flat caps: Hey Charles, If you are only encountering a weed occasionally, do not get a weed fin. They are for areas that are extremely weedy or in coastal regions where certain times of the year, certain types of weeds release from the bottom and end up floating on...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Downwind sailing, broad reach, long winter
broad reach, long winter, franco: Hey Franco, When you say zig-zag , to me that means that you are changing direction. If you are working your way downwind and due to the shoreline or some other object approaching, you have to turn and head towards the other side (but still going on a...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Pre-loved Wayler, time energy, right direction
Surfing & Windsurfing: Pre-loved Wayler, time energy, right direction, thanks for your time

Surfing & Windsurfing: HiFly 300 universal joint (broken tendon), mast base, silicone sealer
mast base, silicone sealer, screw holes: Hey Paul, If you broke the rigging clip along with the base, then you will need to convert your movable mast track to a fixed position track. You just set it where you want it for the days conditions. Go here; http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/index.php?cPath=2_76...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Neil pryde freeridepro light tip technology, piece masts, mast length
piece masts, mast length, neil pryde: Hey Frederick, The new mast should work with the 6.0 but to be sure, check along the bottom of the sail for the specs of the sail. There should be something printed that will say Luff or Mast (length), MCS (stiffness), and boom (length to set boom). If...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Pre-loved Wayler, mast base, car tyre
mast base, car tyre, paddle board: Hey Matt, Your mast foot seems to be in working order. Unfortunately that was the design of the U-Joint back then. You should still be able to use it but not sure how long it is going to last. You could replace the rope and get more use out of the base....

Surfing & Windsurfing: RE: HiFly Sailboard, mast base, hobie cat
mast base, hobie cat, ebay: Hey Charles, HiFly 300 was a standard model for many years. The two hole mast base was an early model from the early 80 s. Your board is probably from around the late 80 s. On further thought, it might be better to convert to a fixed mast base now...

Surfing & Windsurfing: What gear?, windsurfing shop, question board
windsurfing shop, question board, sq meter: First of all, is there a windsurfing shop near you? If so go there and talk to them. They will know the best locations to learn and the best equipment to learn on in that location. To answer your question: Board size for a beginner at your weight should...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Bic 293, water dynamics, lateral pressure
water dynamics, lateral pressure, necessary pressure: Hey Franco, I don t try to analyze things quite so much. I just push on the board to get planning and cruise. But much of what I do is just natural habit from years of sailing. It s hard to put into words what is causing all the fun I m having. So, I ve...

Surfing & Windsurfing: sail size?, windsurf shop, kalispell montana
windsurf shop, kalispell montana, best bet: Hi, I would need to know what size board it is to give you an accurate answer. Obrian boards are very old. The older the board the more user unfriendly it tends to be so be aware it may take you much longer to learn on older equipment. Older equipment...

Surfing & Windsurfing: 100 l board, wind sailing, eagle board
wind sailing, eagle board, wind range: Hey Andrej, All of the boards you mention should work well for the direction you want to take your sailing. All are designed for freeriding performance with the added benefit of working well in waves. I see that the boards you mention have a size in...

Surfing & Windsurfing: old 12 Hunter, dagger board, sail board
dagger board, sail board, old sail: Hey Michael, There are two types of daggerboards, fixed and retractable. It is pretty likely that yours is a fixed. A fixed type will usually slide into the slot and end up flush on the top of the board. A retractable type will usually have pins that slide...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurf boards, windsurf boards, older models
windsurf boards, older models, ebay: Hey Cheryl, There are many factors that affect the value of older boards. The main ones are your location and how many sailors are in your area. Also the condition of the boards is a large factor. Do you have all the parts? Do they take standard mast bases...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Cheating, board move, high winds
board move, high winds: Sheeting in is when you fill the sail with air to make the board move through the water. Sheeting out is when you release the air from the sail to slow down. I use windsurfing gear for medium to high winds. Hope his helps. Keep on sailing, Windlove...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Equipe fin, bump
Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Equipe fin, bump

Surfing & Windsurfing: fanatic viper, vise jaws, mechanical joints
vise jaws, mechanical joints, bolt nut: Hey Jason, Thanks for the pic. It helps me see what you need to do. For the upper part of the base, you need to remove the pins. Look down inside and hook the flat band with something so you can pull it out. Push the pins in and pull the band/pins out....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Lake size and windsurfing, gravel pit, intermediate type
gravel pit, intermediate type, steady winds: Hey Mike, Size of lake is not much of an issue as long as the wind is tot obstructed by high cliffs, etc. If there is steady winds at your location, it should work fine. There are a few good beginner/intermediate type boards that would work well for...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Length of Mast Extension needed for old HiFly 300, mast measurements, mast base
mast measurements, mast base, fin type: Hey Charles, The easiest way to determine how much extension you need would be to put the sail on the mast. Then pull it down as much as you can. If the bottom of the mast sleeve goes beyond the bottom of the mast, then try to push the mast in as far as...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast height to sail, mast height, mast extensions
mast height, mast extensions, expid: Hey Charles, It sounds like your mast is just a bit long for your sail. Based on that, you would only need a short extension. When you are doing your measurements, are you downhauling the sail or it is just on the mast with no tension? If you have no tension...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Equipe fin, race slalom, fin type
race slalom, fin type, ebay: Hey Hector, Your board definitely uses the A Box type fin. I ve found a couple of videos that should help you out. The first is a very detailed explanation of how to install the type of fin your board will need. There are some really good views of what...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Windsurfer, mast mast, mast base
mast mast, mast base, mast head: Hey Jon, I m not quite following what you broke. You are saying mast head . Did you break the top of the mast itself? Or was it something at the bottom of the mast? Maybe part of the mast base? I will need some clarification to help you better. Describe...

Surfing & Windsurfing: the old bic 250, bic 250, windsurf gear
bic 250, windsurf gear, mast base: Hey Adam, You should be able to get a fin to fit but finding a daggerboard could be difficult. The key item would be the mast base. Do you have the mast base? If not, are there two holes on the board or a slot for the mast base to connect to the board?...

Surfing & Windsurfing: RE: Boom/mast to sail measurements, mast base, first clue
mast base, first clue, outhaul: Hey Charles, Your mast is too long for the 6.0 so it doesn t matter which extension you use, the mast is just too long to start with. Stating that a particular sail favors certain masts is getting a bit too technical. If the sail requires a particular...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Sail size for HiFly 355 Fun, recreational sailors, fun board
recreational sailors, fun board, bft: Hey Charles, The older sails that Hi-Fly offered back then were nothing like todays sails. They were also limited on sizes available, 4.0-6.5m2. The design of the sails were similar to your old Windsurfer sail. On the chart, the Bft is short for Beaufort...

Surfing & Windsurfing: second board, basic sailing, wind board
basic sailing, wind board, centerboard: Hey John, There are newer style boards out there that have fully retractable daggerboards and work great as transition boards when moving from a long board to a short board. Something around 280-300cm with around 145-180ltrs volume would work well for your...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurfing second board, deleware bay, dagger board
deleware bay, dagger board, windsurf shops: You sound like you are ready for a short board. I would recommend you get a board without a daggerboard. If you have any windsurf shops close to you, you should try to demo a board to try sailing a board without a daggerboard. Look for a board in the 115...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Beginner board/ Obrien Elite, summer sailing season, dagger board
summer sailing season, dagger board, neck of the woods: It is tough to find the right stuff at a fair price. I am always on the look out for good used equipment as I cannot afford new stuff. I just keep looking. You should be looking for a board in the 150 to 170 liter range. If you are a rank beginner you...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Considerations for a new boom, carbon booms, carbon mast
carbon booms, carbon mast, rig 3: Hey Charles, Rivets are good if you have a rivet gun. If not, stainless sheet metal screws will work also. Be sure to get a size that just fits your holes. The shaft of the screw should just fit the hole, not loose. That will give you maximum thread grip....

Surfing & Windsurfing: deciding whether to upgrade to new gear, new windsurfing gear, fanatic viper
new windsurfing gear, fanatic viper, dagger board: Sorry for the late reply, I just got back from Cabarete in the Domincan Republic on a windsurfing vacation! 1/1. Yes definitely! 2/2. New sail will have a different balance and would not be compatible with a board that is over 10 years old. 3/3. I would...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Free Curtis Hawk, mast base, unobtanium
mast base, unobtanium, tailfin: Hey Tyler, If your board has a standard type mast track, then a mast base will be easy to get. A standard mast track will be a slot about 14 inches long. If there are only two holes in the top of the board, then, you have a problem. That type would be a...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Help identifying old board - part II, worst case scenario, mast base
worst case scenario, mast base, dagger board: Hey Charles, It is an old Tiga. US box fins will work. The first mast base with the longer black plastic part goes into either of the holes on the board. This is the ONLY base that will work with that board. Don t lose or break it as you will probably never...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Help identifying old board - part I, mast base, metal pin
mast base, metal pin, great shape: Hey Charles, The metal extension is an older type. There would have been a ring with a pin that was used to set the height adjustment. The pin would have been attached to the ring with a short piece of nylon line. The pin was just long enough to go through...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast position on fixed track, carbon mast, pipe insulation
carbon mast, pipe insulation, weight distribution: Hey Charles, The forward for light winds, back in heavy winds holds true for ALL sails on ALL boards. It s all about weight distribution vs. board speed. Your feet should only go into the footstrap to where just your toes are sticking out. Too far...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast/sail compatibility, sail luff, carbon mast
sail luff, carbon mast, incompatibility issues: Hey Franco, It is rare that you can downhaul a sail so much that it would cause breakage. It is usually caused from some type of minor damage to the mast that creates stress cracks and then stress on the mast causes those tiny stress cracks to grow into...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Min boom length longer than required, half hitch knot, boom length
half hitch knot, boom length, single knot: Hey Charles, Having a boom too long is better than a boom too short. Go for the longer boom to accomodate the larger sails. For the smaller sail that the boom is a bit long for, you can still make it work. The key is to secure the outhaul so that the sail...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Tarifa Windsurfer, mistral windsurfer, aluminum tube
mistral windsurfer, aluminum tube, transition board: Wow a Tarifa! I used to have one many years ago! Can you take some photos of it and send them? Maybe one with you on it when you get it fixed? It brings back awesome memories (from about 20 years ago) I bought it new, it was a great transition board from...

Surfing & Windsurfing: new gear, light wind conditions, ebay
light wind conditions, ebay, peter hart: Hi Tanja, It is great to hear of a new windsurfer coming into the fold and also good to hear you plan to keep it up. At this point, getting a new mast/sail could be a big benefit to you. Newer masts are much lighter and newer sails are much easier to handle...

Surfing & Windsurfing: pin attachment for the mastfoot, mast base, prongs
mast base, prongs, bic: Hey Pat, If I remember that board correctly, there really wasn t anything that kept those pins in other than a little tension or when the mast base was in, it created tension on the pins. I think you could maybe squeeze the pins together just a little so...

Surfing & Windsurfing: broken mastfoot, mast base, ebay
mast base, ebay, attachment point: Hey Peter, If it is the universal joint for the mast base, here is a replacement; http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/product_info.php?cPath=2_76&products_id=253 If your board has two holes instead of a slot for the mast base, and the part going...

Surfing & Windsurfing: F2 Strato fin, craigslist, ebay
craigslist, ebay, fins: Hey Will, It is highly likely that your board requires a US Box fin. It is also described as an A Box and Chinook box. Here is a picture of the type that your board should use. Your broken fin should have looked like this on the part that goes into the...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Hobie Alpha windsurfer parts, mast base, windsurfer parts
mast base, windsurfer parts, paddle board: Hey Wayne, Your board will use and A Box or US Box type fin. Here is an example. The key is, the part that goes into the board will be like the one in this pic. For a larger board like yours you should look for something at least 15 and up to 18 . Look...

Surfing & Windsurfing: lost daggerboard German Hi Fly 3.2, high fly, paddle board
high fly, paddle board, great shape: Hey Rod, You might be able to find a daggerboard on ebay or craigslist. Use windsurf, windsurfer, & windsurfing separately for searching. It will be a challenge though as it will be a specific design for that board. Only daggerboards made around that time...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Superlight, lake sailing, dagger boards
lake sailing, dagger boards, superlights: Hey Priscilla, Great to hear that the kids are liking windsurfing. There are a few newer style boards that would work well for you and your kids. Check out Bic Techno, Starboard Go & Rio, & Mistral Prodigy for good beginner boards that have dagger boards...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Replacement Dagger for Windsurfer Brand Windersurfer OLD SCHOOL, dagger board, ebay
dagger board, ebay, board hope: Hey Carter, It could be difficult to find a replacement. Best chance is to search ebay and craigslist. Use windsurf, windsurfer, & windsurfing separately to get the best results. If you find one, be sure that it is an old school Windsurfer daggerboard as...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Board Handing in Light Wind, carbon mast, mast base
carbon mast, mast base, imageshack: Hey Charles, There seems to be a bit of confusion on how to steer the board with the sail. Mast tilted forward, the board will bear off wind. Mast tilted back, the board will turn into the wind. The two mast positions on the board, forward is for...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Curtis Hawk Brand New Board, mast base, planning type
mast base, planning type, paddle board: Hey Brad, That is definitely an old school board. You won t relive your glory days of sailing 90 s gear but it will function as a decent lake board. My concern would be the price. Are they asking what would amount to half the price of a new rig? With...

Surfing & Windsurfing: A question on wetsuits, windsurfing guide, sailing gloves
windsurfing guide, sailing gloves, leg coverage: Hey Charles, Shorty suits are nice when you just need to keep your core warm. A farmer John over a shorty would work but if it is cold enough for leg coverage you probably will want arm coverage too. I would suggest a 3/2 with removable sleeves. Great for...

Surfing & Windsurfing: No slip, rubber soles, epoxys
rubber soles, epoxys, beach shoes: Hey Charles, The Monster spray on traction stuff should work well. Less mess and fuss in applying it. I still recommend taping off the edges. I included a link to the manufacturer website. http://www.monster-spray.co.nz/index.php Google - monster...

Surfing & Windsurfing: wayler mast foot, mast mast, expansion bolt
mast mast, expansion bolt, plastic caps: Send me the photos, I can t remember what the original setup looked like. I know I did a conversion for it myself many years ago. You may want to try to detach the bottom expansion mechanism from the rubber joint and replace the joint with one that has female...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Boom length, boom length, ebay
boom length, ebay, booms: Hey Chris, I m getting the impression that you want to replace your old boom with a new boom. I m guessing that your boom is close to 8 in length and not adjustable. This was common for older style booms. The 2.4 is in meters. All newer booms are in...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Curtis Hawk Sailboard - need dagger & fin
Hey Darlene, Sorry I wasn t very clear. A Box is a type of fin box and the fins will be called A Box , U S Box, or Chinook fins as they will only fit your type of box. Look at the fins in the link I sent and compare them to some other fins on that site....

Surfing & Windsurfing: mast track, mast base, lock nuts
mast base, lock nuts, ebay: Hey Gerry, If your board has a slot about 12-14 long, then you have a standard mast track. All standard type mast tracks are the same size. What you will need is a new mast base and a mast extension. The base connects to the board and the extension connects...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Ventura, mast base, longboard
mast base, longboard, wishbone: Hey Franco, First off, if I recall correctly, the Ventura should have a standard mast track which would accommodate any new standard mast base. Secondly, $200 seems a bit much for that old of a board but, with the sails, it might be a good deal. Mainly...

Surfing & Windsurfing: SeaTrend Board, mast base, surfing windsurfing
mast base, surfing windsurfing, transition board: Hey Ernie, You can get a replacement mast base here; http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/index.php?cPath=2_31_32 You will probably need an extension also; http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/index.php?cPath=5_37_39_50 You can find these...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast attachment piece, nuts bolts, mast base
nuts bolts, mast base, stress cracks: Hey John, Sorry about that. You need the tendon type joint. They are just a different type of joint that certain manufacturers used. I ve seen just about every type of rig built in my 30+ years of windsurfing. http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/product_info.php?products_id=252...

Surfing & Windsurfing: wayler sail board, other search engines, sail board
other search engines, sail board, ebay: Hey Dave, Wayler parts are hard to find. Best advice is to try eBay and Craigslist/sporting goods. Search windsurf, windsurfing, & windsurfer separately for best results. You can also try google and other search engines for Wayler parts. Best of luck with...

Surfing & Windsurfing: alpha comptec competition base full package, comptec, water factory
comptec, water factory, feldt: Hey Marcella, That Alpha is a fairly old board, probably 25+ years old. Even in great condition the plastic parts are brittle and not as strong as they used to be. If anything breaks, it will be extremely difficult to replace. If the sail is from the same...

Surfing & Windsurfing: O'Brien Free Sail Dagger Boad, lake wenatchee, freesail
Surfing & Windsurfing: O'Brien Free Sail Dagger Boad, lake wenatchee, freesail, o brien

Surfing & Windsurfing: O'Brien Free Sail Dagger Boad, dagger board, freesail
dagger board, freesail, ebay: Hey Richard, The only place I can recommend is to check eBay and Craigslist. It is very difficult to find parts for those old boards. Be sure to use windsurf, windsurfer, & windsurfing each separately in your searches. Hope this helps. Keep on sailing,...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Tencate Windsurfer, mast base, mid eighties
mast base, mid eighties, paddle board: Hey Gail, Your best bet for trying to sell your board would be through ebay or Craigslist. Your gear is all mid eighties gear and doesn t have much resale value. You could advertise it as a windsurfer that can be used as a SUP (stand up paddle) board. Some...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfer Tendon Broken, mast section, sailing website
mast section, sailing website, sp ring: Hey Tom, There are only two places still making a tendon joint. I m sending links for both. You should be able to sand down the diameter a bit to make it fit into your parts. Other than doing this, my only other solution would be to search ebay for someone...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Hi-Fly F2 Comet Board, mast base, consistent winds
mast base, consistent winds, locktight: Hey Hermann, The slider part of the track is shot and finding a replacement will be very difficult. There is a fix for it but it makes your mast base a fixed position mast instead of a movable mast track. Won t be much trouble if you are sailing in consistent...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Advancing beyond basics, sail trim, peter hart
sail trim, peter hart, broad reach: Hey Bo, The key to getting into the straps is having enough wind to get the board onto a plane. Any board speed below planning speed will cause the tail sinking and turning upwind. If your sail is rigged correctly, then sail trim will not have too much...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Hifly CS 500 Mast base removal, mast base, safety leash
mast base, safety leash, spring bars: Hey Norman, That type of base connects with a two bar spring clip that locks onto the slot on the base pin. There were two ways for those older mast bases to connect to the slider track. Some base pins were flat on two sides and only go into the hole...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast base for old Alpha Phantom, mast base, paddle board
mast base, paddle board, board hope: Hey Steffen, It looks like your tendon joint has broken. You can get a replacement here; http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/product_info.php?cPath=2_76&products_id=252 The diameter might be larger but you could sand it down to fit into your parts....

Surfing & Windsurfing: missing part?, f2 comet, mast base
f2 comet, mast base, ebay: Hey Los, Parts for those old boards are hard to find. You might try emailing F2 directly. They are still in business and can be found at F2.com. Only other option would be eBay and Craigslist. Another option if you can t find the part is to change the...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral A-style fin box....need replacement, mistral competition, google
mistral competition, google, old style: Hey Eric, Your best option is to replace it with the same size and type currently in your board. Changing to a different type is probably more work than it is worth. Just Google windsurfing fin box for some sources to new boxes. You should be able to...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Need 1982 Wayler YPSI tailfin box (upper half), screw holes, silicone sealer
screw holes, silicone sealer, google: Hey Malcom, You will have to buy a new, after market type fin box and install it. You can Google fin box windsurfing for some good info on installation, purchasing, sizing etc. Here is one that might work depending upon the length you need. http://www.windsurfingfins.co.uk/prod5.asp?ID=359&offset=&prod_id=424&grpid=424&#prod_anchor...

Surfing & Windsurfing: O'Brien Sesation wiiiindsurfer, mast base, close ups
mast base, close ups, windsurfer: Hey Chuck, I don t have any pics or schematics for rigging your board. I don t remember exactly how your rig connected to the board. If you could send a picture of the top of the board and the mast base, I could explain how to attach it. As for rigging...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Recommended sails for F2 Strato board, race sails, mast length
race sails, mast length, north sails: Hey Atti, The key to using your current mast is knowing the specs of your mast. Length in cm, stiffness or MCS, and constant curve or flex tip. If this info is not on your mast the look at the bottom of your sail. It should be printed along the bottom edge....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Rigging Board, sheet metal screws, stainless steel screws
sheet metal screws, stainless steel screws, mast step: Hey Chuck, I must say that you have sent me quite a puzzler. I have seen most of the rigs made but this is a new one for me so bear with me while I try to help figure you this out. It looks like the small rod should go into the board. It should fit into...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfer mast nut, mast base, ebay
mast base, ebay, cinches: Hey Chris, Finding a mast base to fit your board will not be an easy task. Parts for those old Windsurfer brand boards are rare and difficult to find. I would recommend searching eBay using windsurf, windsurfer, and windsurfing separately. Also do the same...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Kerma bormiou
Hey Pat, I was hoping your mast base was different but unfortunately, it is a very specific type base and only a base made for that board will work. It will be very difficult to find the proper base. eBay is your best bet. Use windsurf, windsurfer, and...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Vintage Windsurfer Sail, old sail, search parameters
old sail, search parameters, ebay: Hey Bob, Do some searching on eBay. Use windsurf, windsurfer, & windsurfing separately for best results. You could add sail after each to weed out other items. There is a good chance you will find an original Windsurfer sail. Also use the same search parameters...

Surfing & Windsurfing: mistral taloa fix box
Hey Doug, You will probably never find an original model fin box but there are aftermarket boxes that will work. You will need an A Box or US Box type fin box. Most are a generic length and width but measure your box and verify the new one is the same....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Centreboard
Hey Rich, For an older board such as yours, it may be difficult to find a replacement centerboard. My best advice would be to Google Allgair 62. Try other search engines also. You may get lucky and find a used one or possibly a shop that has one. Hope...

Surfing & Windsurfing: slide mast track
Hey Adrian, Welcome to windsurfing and be forewarned, windsurfing is addicting. There are two types of mast tracks for a windsurfer, moveable and fixed position. With a moveable system the base will lock into a moving track that allows moving the sail...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing SUP's
Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing SUP's

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing SUP's
Hey Franco, The newer longboards are designed for multi-use fun ie; SUP or windsurfing old school style with a long board. They are much lighter though and probably perform quite a bit better than the old school boards. Not all SUP boards are designed...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Pearson Arrow
Hey Mario, Your board may be rare in that Bob Pearson did not design or build a lot of windsurfing boards. He is known more for his surf boards, tow in boards, and more recently stand up paddle boards. Your board is not so rare as the dimensions are very...

Surfing & Windsurfing: (2) windsurf boards rebuild
Hey Marc, The HiFly will be very difficult to find a base for as that type of mast base is exclusive to that board. There are no aftermarket types that will work. eBay is the best chance of finding a base but it might take a while of regular searching....

Surfing & Windsurfing: need fin for 19th board
Hey Eric, You need to look for a US Box type fin. They are also called A Box and Chinook. Your old fin was probably about 8-10 but 12-18 would work better. You can buy new at many online windsurfing stores or find used on eBay. The link below is an...

Surfing & Windsurfing: old fanatic windsurfer parts
Hey Steve, You can get a replacement fin but the daggerboard will be very difficult to find. Without the daggerboard you could use the board as a Stand Up Paddle board. You could watch eBay for a daggerboard but it will take a lot of time and patience to...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Another question about old bic board
Hey Eric, Easy fix. You can find a new u-joint here, http://www.chinooksailing.com/products/product_info.php?cPath=2_76&products_id=253 Spray some liquid wrench on your old parts to help loosen the nuts/bolts. There is a metal piece inside the u-joint...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing mast base problem
Hey June, I can t see the slot very well where the mast base should attach. It is hard to determine what type of mast base would work for your board. If the slot is the same as the slot for the fin on the bottom of the board, then a replacement mast base...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast Pin
Hey Patricia, Thank you for the good pics. It will be very difficult to find a replacement so you will need try to get one made. You will have to remove the connector to get to the pin/clip area. If the clip is missing, there may be something broken that...

Surfing & Windsurfing: BIC fin
Hey Sue, What you need is an A Box or US Box type fin. Check out the link below for an example of the type fin you need to look for. The bottom of the fin that goes into the fin box is what defines the type fin and fin box. As you can see, the fin is labeled...

Surfing & Windsurfing: BIC windsurfing mast base
Sue, From what I can tell, your board is from the late eighties. Finding a base to match your board will be very difficult to find as it is proprietary to that board. You might try to contact Bic windsurfing to see of they might be able to help. Other sources...

Surfing & Windsurfing: BIC windsurfing mast base
Surfing & Windsurfing: BIC windsurfing mast base

Surfing & Windsurfing: Fix box type for Curtis Hawk Freestyle sailboard
Surfing & Windsurfing: Fix box type for Curtis Hawk Freestyle sailboard

Surfing & Windsurfing: Fix box type for Curtis Hawk Freestyle sailboard
Sue, That old of board most likely took an A Box type fin. Other names for the same we re US Box and Chinook box. For ease of finding what you need, just search the internet for A Box fins and boxes. There are online surf and windsurfing shops that have...

Surfing & Windsurfing: NEED PARTS FOR OLD WINDSURFER
Hey Gordon, You can get a new u-joint at the link below. Carefully remove your base parts from your old part. Take care not to damage or break anything as the plastic parts are pretty much obsolete. When installing the new parts, use a little Blue (NOT...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Battens not staying put
Hey John, Wave sails are a bit different in how they react. They are designed to power on and off quickly as wave sailors use the wave power a lot and like to depower the sail when wave riding. But, the sail should be staying fairly shaped and working...

Surfing & Windsurfing: masts?
Hey Rick, Yes, those are windsurfing masts. They are both from around the mid to late nineties. Made from carbon fiber and being race masts, they are lighter than recreational masts. They probably have the smooth finish that race masts have for better rotation...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Equipe mast track
Hey Frank, Depending upon the model, there should be a button or similar to press on to release the track. Slide the mast and release the button to lock the mast. Older models had a tubular piece with slots that the mast base locked into. This type only...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Optimising the sail for light wind
Hey Franco, In 12kts wind there are two things that are going to get you planning, knowing how to pump the board on to a plane and having enough sail to power up the board. An 8.5 should be enough sail. Adjusting the DH and OH to get max light wind power...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Old Mistral windsurfer
Cheryl, You are in luck as the most important part is still intact. The part in your picture is specific to your board and if it breaks or is lost, your board becomes a Stand Up Paddle board. So, fixing the broken part is easy. I will send links for a new...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Very Old VINTA 360 Sport Mast Track broken
Hey Gordon, Another sliding mast track would work but the key part would be the fit. Most built in tracks are about the same depth and width, but lengths can vary as each board maker designed their own. If you find one that fits width and length, you should...

Surfing & Windsurfing: fin-box for Bic Hard Rock
Hey Robert, Sorry about the delay in replying. You can Google fin box to find a variety of places that sell the type of fin box you are needing. Key thing is to get the same type as yours which has a few different names. A Box, US Box, or Chinook. Chinook...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Forgot to tighten the vent bolt before going in
Hey Astrogator, If you had the plug hand tight, really strong chance that you didn t get much water in, if any. Best thing to do now is store it with the vent open and down so the vent is the low spot. This allows any drips to drain out. Just do this anytime...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Old HiFly boom to mast tying
Hey Brian, I have seen almost all types of configurations and yours is not so different. Attaching a boom with the older tie on type boom head is a bit involved but once you have done it a couple of times it will be easy. Follow this like to a very extensive...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Tarifa - Need Parts
Wow, I had a Tarifa many many years ago. Unfortunately parts are extremely scarce. They come up once in a blue moon on ebay but not available anywhere at all now. I used to tape the bottom of the board over the daggerboard area with plastic mylar shipping...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Need a fin for a mistral pandera 3.53
Hey Joe, You need to look for A box or US box type fins. See the link below for an example. http://www.windance.com/MFC-2K-Fin-21cm-US-Box-WSWF376721US/ You can find them on eBay for a much better price. Just search windsurf fins. For the Pandera...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Sail compatibility
Hey Dave, That board should be able to handle a 7.5 down to 5.0. It is a medium to medium high wind board. Very difficult to rope start. Just about any type of sail will work, it depends on the type of sailing you plan to be doing. Try to find no camber...

Surfing & Windsurfing: updating old mast bases
Newer equipment is so much easier to sail and progress on. I strongly recommend getting a lesson or 2 from a local shop or windsurfer on new or near new equipment. Sailing on older boards (more than 10 years old) can quickly turn you off to this amazing...

Surfing & Windsurfing: f2 strato
Hey Tara, That older equipment of yours probably doesn t have much resale value. I would try Craigslist starting at $100 but don t be surprised if you get an offer of $50 or less. ebay works sometimes but you have to state that local sales only as shipping...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Batons and speed, proper tension, sailing season
proper tension, sailing season, harness lines: Hey Billy, Sorry about the delay in getting an answer to you. Working lots of hours and almost summer days are keeping me busy at home. Sailing season is just around the corner, yahoo! As for rigging cammed battens, getting the wrinkles out is a good...

Surfing & Windsurfing: BEST PLACES IN LA, orange county area, time cams
orange county area, time cams, venice beach: Hi Cyril, I hope you re enjoying your stay in SoCal. I have surfed a few beaches in LA (I frequent Orange County though), but I should know enough to help you out and get you started. :) First off, the Torrance, Hermosa, Redondo, and Manhattan...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Beginner at windsurfing..., windsurfing school, safety equipement
windsurfing school, safety equipement, sailing spot: Dear Christina, It s great to hear someone as excited as you are to start windsurfing. I do not know anything about Pocomoke MD but I would strongly suggest you find a windsurfing school nearby and take a lesson. Most of your questions as well as all the...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Beginner, secound hand, wind board
secound hand, wind board, future light: First thing to do is get lessons. Find out what board you learn on and go from there. There are too many variables to answer all your questions but once you know what type of board you learned on it will be easier to make decisions on what board to buy....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Best boards/rigs, wave sailing, sailing experience
wave sailing, sailing experience, wind move: I would suggest a board about 115 to 140 Liters. The lower fiqure if you want to sail in stronger winds 20 to 25 mph, the higher figure if you want to sail in lighter winds 15 to 20mph. The new sails have a tremendous wind range. You could probably start...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Best place for novice to surf Costa Rica, female surfers, surf costa rica
female surfers, surf costa rica, southern surf: Save Costa Rica for when you are tuned in and can appreciate it more. Come out to California, Southern, surf Trestles, State, Newport, etc, get all tuned up, then go. Or if its easy, go to Puerto Rico, good waves there. After 2 years you should be coming along...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Bic Sailboard Parts, neil pryde, couple answers
neil pryde, couple answers, ebay: Hey Roland, I m still looking for some places that have the old Bic parts available. So far all I ve found is private parties selling complete rigs or parts on ebay. I ll keep looking as I m sure there is somebody out there with a parts bin. If I find something,...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Bic windsurfers, windsurfers, bics
windsurfers, bics, ebay: Hey Scooter, Not sure what the name of the boards with straps were. Dufor Wing was the original name of the early bic boards. As the company grew and they started making more boards, they added as many names as boards. I m not sure where you would find...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Big waves, mavericks half moon bay, giant storms
mavericks half moon bay, giant storms, half moon bay: Aloha Katie, The biggest waves in the world are possibly found up by Alaska. No one is absoutley sure where the biggest waves are because they have not been accurately measured yet. Some of the biggest storms occur off Alaska so that is my best guess! There...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Another Board Size Question, berkeley area, sailing conditions
berkeley area, sailing conditions, wind range: Based on your weight and sailing locale you would probably be happy with a 140 to 160 liter board for your first board. Anything smaller will be more difficult to learn on and you will always want to keep that 140/160 board as your light wind board when you...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Board size to rider weight, hurricane force, reccommendation
hurricane force, reccommendation, moderate wind: I got it now. Don t worry about if it s a sinker if you can waterstart. The only time you need to be concerned about sailing a sinker is if you can t waterstart. So if you already have a 120 liter board I would go to an 85 liter board as your 2nd board...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Board x height, manoeuvres, intermediate level
manoeuvres, intermediate level, waves: I think that sounds fine, although it s not really a lot of information to go on. If the surfer (you I presume?) is of average build, fitness and surfing average waves (by this i mean 2-6ft ish) this should be fine. Width of the board also factors though....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Broken joint and board repair., bic windsurfer, locktight
bic windsurfer, locktight, inch gash: Hey Brian, Here are some links for parts and repair stuff to get you back on the water; For the hourglass; http://www.oceanairsports.com/prod/BogeJoint117.cfm?InventoryID=117&CategoryID=83 Or: http://www.the-house.com/ch515zzchinook.html In case...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Broken UV joint (i think), windsurfing photos, nz sports
windsurfing photos, nz sports, locktite: Hey Scott, The part you posted may work. It sounds like you only need the rubber hourglass part. You may be able to remove those parts to get just the rubber part. Here is a source for just the hourglass. The threads have been universal size and type...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Broken UV joint (i think), windsurfing photos, optonline net
windsurfing photos, optonline net, nz sports: I am not familiar with the Kerma mast foot but if it is just a universal joint you can replace them. The photo you sent does not help either. If equipment is more than about 10 years old and I think your Kermit is older than 15 years old most of the old...

Surfing & Windsurfing: beginner board & sail, carbon construction, wind days
carbon construction, wind days, sailworks: If you have the $$$ and you definitely want to progress in the sport, I would say it s time for you to purchase your first board. I would recommend a board in the 130 to 140 litre range based on your weight and sailing conditions. You will still be able...

Surfing & Windsurfing: beginner rigging question, rigging instructions, downhaul
rigging instructions, downhaul, north sail: Hi Jayhong, It sounds like you are not getting enough downhaul on the sail. Most newer sails require way more downhaul than older sails. I m guessing that your rig is a package and has the proper mast for the sail. If this is true, then go to this link...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Can a beginner surf on a windsurfing board, windsurf board, small waves
windsurf board, small waves, texas gulf coast: Hey, I actually learned to surf on a Bic children s windsurf board. It wasn t ideal, but I did stand up first go! I used it for a week on a surfing lesson course, but that was in the days before soft top boards were common. I would advise against using...

Surfing & Windsurfing: beginner tips, cambers, wind range
cambers, wind range, beginner tips: Hi Sean, Your weight and the volume of the board should be enough for you to plane with the 5.7 but you may need a little more experience and a little more wind. A 5.7 needs about 15-18 knots to really plane well. Also, a board with 175ltrs needs a bit...

Surfing & Windsurfing: board, extreme windsurfing, bump jump
extreme windsurfing, bump jump, wave sailing: Hey Mike, I suggest you take your contemplating to the the next level. You won t regret it. Windsurfing vs. sailing is like Formula racing to a sunday drive. Windsurfing vs. surfing is more time on the waves instead of sitting on a board waiting for them....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Which board?, two occassions, hey pedro
two occassions, hey pedro, lake travis: Hey Pedro, With your weight I would probably suggest a smaller board and a bigger sail. If you were able to beach start it is only a matter of practice before you can waterstart so don t be afraid of going to a smaller board. You can uphaul a 125 liter board...

Surfing & Windsurfing: board advice, mistral explosion, bic techno
mistral explosion, bic techno, upwind ability: I just looked at a google satellite picture of that area. That area looks really landlocked. Have you ever sailed in the ocean or a large bay? I sail in the Great South Bay on the south shore of Long Island New York. Check it out on google satellite maps....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Which board do you recommend?, two occassions, lake travis
two occassions, lake travis, greatest sport: Hey Pedro, Welcome back to the greatest sport on the planet. Great to hear you are going to be windsurfing again. From what you say about your abilities, it sounds like you are doing great. Looking at the packages you mention and comparing it to your abilities,...

Surfing & Windsurfing: what board is right for me?, time jess, abiliti
time jess, abiliti, cruisy: Here s something I wrote for SurfGirl magazine, I hope it helps. I think 9 0 is too big for you, try a minimal around seven foot something or a big shortboard at least 6 8 with LOTS of volume. Don t expect to keep it for ages as you ll progress beyond it....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Which board??, allexpert, thanks in advance
allexpert, thanks in advance, substance abuse: Daniel: It depends on how big of a person you are, but the bigger the board, the easier it is to learn. In general, i would recommend something around 8 , and an egg or nose riding shape. If however, as you talk to people, you find a fun shape that can...

Surfing & Windsurfing: boom lock, mast, 8 years
mast, 8 years, 6 years: The mechanism that attaches the boom to the mast is called an inhaul. The particular part that you need may not be available since many of the old boards have components that were proprietary. It is nearly impossible to get parts for old boards for this reason....

Surfing & Windsurfing: buying board!, mistral screamer, critical measurements
mistral screamer, critical measurements, imcs: Today s sails are built with very critical measurements which take into account the mast flex (IMCS). I am not saying you won t be able to use the mast with the sail but you will lose some of the characteristics built into the sail with the wrong mast flex....

Surfing & Windsurfing: buying a larger sail, mast base, wind sailing
mast base, wind sailing, hi fly: Hey Aaron, Downhaul is the rope at the bottom of the mast that connects to the bottom of the sail. Downhauling tightens the leech of the sail. Outhaul is the rope that is on the end of the boom and connects to the corner of the sail farthest from the...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Choosing the next board., wind board, light wind
wind board, light wind, quiver: You are correct in your thinking. I buy all my equipment used whenever I can or a new leftover from last years producion. You are getting fairly new technology at a deep discount. If you are buying a used board you should be careful to check it to see if...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Choosng first surfboard height, high performance, fish
high performance, fish: A great board to start on for you would be something along the lines of a retro fish http://www.2imagine.net/surf/eretro.html should give you an idea of what shape to look for. Besides that, look for anything other than a high performance shortboard, you will...

Surfing & Windsurfing: con surfboards, shape line, swallow tail
shape line, swallow tail, wish bone: hey charles, I wish i could be a little more help, but without actually seeing the board there isnt really much that i can tell you about it. It sounds like a typical late 70s hybrid board with a swallow tail, many boards from this era still exist although...

Surfing & Windsurfing: cracked wind surfing board, hairline fracture, wind surfing
hairline fracture, wind surfing, immediatly: It s certainly not something to expect but the fact is that you did use it and the damage may have been caused inadvertantly by you. You may not have noticed the damage last year. If in fact this was not the case, I would call the shop where you bought it...

Surfing & Windsurfing: custom graphics on windsurfing board, surfboard makers, surfboard shop
surfboard makers, surfboard shop, custom surfboard: Hey Tom, The first thing to check on would be the compatability of the graphics to epoxy resins. Most after market non-skids are an epoxy resin with grit in it. Also be sure that the new non-skid will be compatible with your board. As for the bottom,...

Surfing & Windsurfing: one design u-joint, mast base, hattaras nc
mast base, hattaras nc, pin system: Hey Ben, Here is where you can find most older Mistral parts. The piece(s) you will need are in the links. There is another option if your model one design has the style mast to board connection that comes on many one designs. There may be two holes on...

Surfing & Windsurfing: difference between windsurfing and surfing, windsurfing, intermediate level
windsurfing, intermediate level, next friday: Hey Mitchell, I m not a surfer but I have tried it a few times and know a little about it. Surfing is a fairly difficult sport to learn. It takes good balance and lots of practice. It also requires waves which doesn t always happen. Waves are created by...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Explosion or Screamer?, slo mo, mistral screamer
slo mo, mistral screamer, wind board: If you are only going to use the 5.5 then go with the Screamer. The Explosion is more of a low wind board and I would say at your weight even the smallest Explosion at 130 liters will not work well with the 5.5. You are really limiting yourself with one sail...

Surfing & Windsurfing: equipment, endless thanks, wind days
endless thanks, wind days, li sound: Hey Joe, The choices are endless when it comes to windsurfing gear. I agree that you should look for a freeride type board. I think you could get away with something just a bit smaller in volume, say 115-130. I say this because you are not that heavy. If...

Surfing & Windsurfing: my equipment, rig specifications, north sail
rig specifications, north sail, fin size: Hey Gabriel, Your 6.4 should get you on a plane in about 16-18knots. Some limiting factors could be your experience, fin size, steadiness of wind, and how well you have rigged your sail. These things will come in time. With that board you should be able...

Surfing & Windsurfing: what equipment to buy, carbon mast, moderate width
carbon mast, moderate width, wind board: Practice for a while with your 1design and get a lesson on using a harness and waterstarting. These are key skills to master in order to increase your fun and safety level. Once you feel comfortable in deep water and you really want to go fast you will want...

Surfing & Windsurfing: equipment, race sails, endless thanks
race sails, endless thanks, li sound: What you have been told; for your weight, sounds about right; 130 to 140 freeride. I would go with a 5.5, 6.5 and 8 sail. Sails new last about 3 to 5 years depending on use. I always recommend Sailworks just because I have always had good luck with them....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Fanatic Viper mast foot, retractable keel, boom sail
retractable keel, boom sail, mast base: Hi Alex, Sorry about the delay in replying. I m not sure where to find Fanatic parts. If it is just the rubber hourglass, those are easy to find. If you need the parts that attach to the board and slide into the mast, then it could be hard to find. If you...

Surfing & Windsurfing: FINS!, jp australia, mail order
jp australia, mail order, fin size: I would probably go with around a 55 cm fin with a slight rake or curve for better jibing. The 55 will perform best with the 6.4sail. If you use too small of a fin with that sail you will feel the board sliding sideways too much. I would call around to...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Foot straps, mast base, speed harness
mast base, speed harness, harness lines: Hey Phil, Getting into the footstraps is an easy progression. It does take enough wind for you to be planing the board or close to it. The first step, once powered up, is to move your feet back a little at a time. You want to be going on a beam or broad...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Bic Sailboard Parts, rudder, sails
Surfing & Windsurfing: Bic Sailboard Parts, rudder, sails, mast

Surfing & Windsurfing: Big waves, aleutian islands alaska, monster waves
Surfing & Windsurfing: Big waves, aleutian islands alaska, monster waves, crab fisherman

Surfing & Windsurfing: beginner board & sail, windsurfers, 3 years
Surfing & Windsurfing: beginner board & sail, windsurfers, 3 years

Surfing & Windsurfing: Foot straps, marginal conditions, upwind
Surfing & Windsurfing: Foot straps, marginal conditions, upwind, piece of cake

Surfing & Windsurfing: HiFly mast base
Surfing & Windsurfing: HiFly mast base

Surfing & Windsurfing: harness lines, windsurfers, peice
Surfing & Windsurfing: harness lines, windsurfers, peice, clamp

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast foot for an old Wayler, pin type, online catalog
Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast foot for an old Wayler, pin type, online catalog, mast base

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral mastfoot parts, universal hope, screw down
Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral mastfoot parts, universal hope, screw down, speed rail

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Tarifa
Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Tarifa

Surfing & Windsurfing: minimum age to start windsurfing, da conceicao, mast
Surfing & Windsurfing: minimum age to start windsurfing, da conceicao, mast, knots

Surfing & Windsurfing: Old O'Brien Parts Qustion, museum pieces, sails
Surfing & Windsurfing: Old O'Brien Parts Qustion, museum pieces, sails, bits and pieces

Surfing & Windsurfing: offseason workout, lat pull downs, dead lifts
Surfing & Windsurfing: offseason workout, lat pull downs, dead lifts, roman chair

Surfing & Windsurfing: Parts for Sailboards, whole shebang, mast
Surfing & Windsurfing: Parts for Sailboards, whole shebang, mast, boom

Surfing & Windsurfing: Repair, composite repair, friends jim
Surfing & Windsurfing: Repair, composite repair, friends jim, windsurf

Surfing & Windsurfing: Rigging, downhaul, maximum extent
Surfing & Windsurfing: Rigging, downhaul, maximum extent, battens

Surfing & Windsurfing: getting the right surfboard, funboard, surf shop
Surfing & Windsurfing: getting the right surfboard, funboard, surf shop, waves

Surfing & Windsurfing: Sailing Downwind, foot pressure, doubt
Surfing & Windsurfing: Sailing Downwind, foot pressure, doubt

Surfing & Windsurfing: Surfboard Crack, hairline cracks, flexseal
Surfing & Windsurfing: Surfboard Crack, hairline cracks, flexseal, time lake

Surfing & Windsurfing: Wayler and boards, mast base, hour glass
Surfing & Windsurfing: Wayler and boards, mast base, hour glass, no doubt

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing board size v. body weight, glossy magazines, time weeks
Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing board size v. body weight, glossy magazines, time weeks, wave surfing

Surfing & Windsurfing: waterstaet in strong wind, clam shell, windy day
Surfing & Windsurfing: waterstaet in strong wind, clam shell, windy day, strong wind

Surfing & Windsurfing: getting into the back foot strap, going on a plane, booties
going on a plane, booties, hips: Hey Ron, When you are at the point you describe, bear off the wind just a bit more to gain a little more speed. Drop your hips just a bit so that you are hanging off the boom on your harness. Put a bit more pressure on your front foot so that you can lift...

Surfing & Windsurfing: good places to learn to windsurf in november, banana river, intermediate types
banana river, intermediate types, warm weather: Check out Florida based Banana River Resort. They have it all:accomodations, rental equpt. instructions, warm weather in November. Their website is www.BananaRiverResort.com Also try Calema for rentals and instructions. www.calema.com Unless of course...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Help for early intermediate...., mistral, sails
mistral, sails, 6m: Hey Nicki, It s always great to hear about new windsurfers. I ll answer your ? s in the order you have asked. 1) You should be okay with the sail ranges you have of 6.0 and 7.5. You may just need to rig them a bit different. One thing to note is that...

Surfing & Windsurfing: HiFly mast base, mast base, nylon inserts
mast base, nylon inserts, lock washers: Hey Ray, I really doubt that you will find the exact replacement parts for that old of a system. It looks like the pivot joint needs to be replaced. I ve included links to the parts that should work for you. You will need to buy the bogejoint and two of...

Surfing & Windsurfing: What harness would be best for me?, harness lines, hi fly
harness lines, hi fly, waist harness: It s a matter of personal preference. See if your local shop will let you demo both types. I personally prefer a seat harness. It gives me more leverage and feels more comfortable. I feel like I am sitting down when I am in the sweet spot...downwind running...

Surfing & Windsurfing: harness choice, hilton head island, wave sailing
hilton head island, wave sailing, seat harness: I personally prefer a seat harness for the sake of comfort. If you like to take long high speed runs nothing beats a seat harness. I would be suspect of the convertibles since I always think that they compromise one or the other aspect they are designed for....

Surfing & Windsurfing: harness choices, sailing style, sailing knowledge
sailing style, sailing knowledge, hilton head island: Hey Dan, The main thing you need to consider is what your predominant sailing style is. For lake and open water sailing, I recommend a seat harness. If you only hit the waves once a year and are not looking to get into freestyle manuvers, then the cost...

Surfing & Windsurfing: harness lines, little bit at a time, harness lines
little bit at a time, harness lines, time and patience: Hey Aaron, There is some preference in regards to how far apart to place the lines but the location depends upon the sail. Here is how to determine that; Rig the sail and stand it up. Grab the boom and sheet in (pulling down slightly to keep the mast...

Surfing & Windsurfing: help, sailing area, peaceful lake
sailing area, peaceful lake, windsurfing: Hey Victor, Sorry about the delay in responding. I just got back home from France. You are probably going to want a freeride type board to cover all the conditions of a lake. I would suggest something around 120-130ltr volume. Lengths are not so much...

Surfing & Windsurfing: intermediate windsurfing ??, foot positions, initial move
foot positions, initial move, foot pressure: Hey Dan, Thanks for the question. I also sail the Gorge regularly. My first question would be; Are you using both feet to waterstart or just the back foot? When using both feet, you need more wind. This method works great when conditions are powered...

Surfing & Windsurfing: JP X CITE RIDE, bic techno, sailing experience
bic techno, sailing experience, board hope: Hey Christopher, You should have no problem with a 120 if you can waterstart. You would still be able to uphaul it if really needed. As for sailing light winds, you could probably get away with sailing down to about 12-15 with 7.5. You may not plane much...

Surfing & Windsurfing: jibing, alan cadiz, maui hawaii
alan cadiz, maui hawaii, kanaha beach: Hey Hanalei, My first recommendation would be Margarita in the Virgin Islands. Flat water, good winds, good instructions available, decent packages. Next would be Bonaire, also in the Virgin Islands. Next would be Aruba. Then Maui, Hawaii, Kanaha Beach....

Surfing & Windsurfing: learning to sail, wind board, choppy conditions
wind board, choppy conditions, sailworks: I would say the best size for weight for your first board should be around 125 liters. You should be able to uphaul it easily although it will be a lot more tippy than the 170 but you will grow into it in no time and you will always use it as your light wind...

Surfing & Windsurfing: learning to surf, choosing a surfboard, foam boards
choosing a surfboard, foam boards, surf lessons: You don t say where here is? That does make some difference, but only when you re a better standard really. You should take some surf lessons first from an approved school (BSA approved if you re in the UK). You will learn on foam boards which are ideal...

Surfing & Windsurfing: what litre board?, many thanks, liter
many thanks, liter, jibes: Your jibes are poor because a 205 liter board is almost impossible to jibe properly. I do not know the conditions you sail in but in general I would move down to a 125 litre board. This is a great board to improve your jibes on and you can still uphaul it...

Surfing & Windsurfing: longboards, transition board, longboard
transition board, longboard, hybrids: Im in So Cal, the brand should be a local guy. If I was in your shoes, I would try one of the new hybrids . Wider, thicker, more of a flat spot, less rocker, smaller than a longboard, a good transition board. Actually a good all around board, floats ...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast base, mast base, windance
mast base, windance, tendon: Hey Kati, If it is the mast base (the part going into the mast) that is broken, then you will need a mast cup. You will also need a mast extention to go with the new cup. Go here to see some parts and you should be able to figue out what you need to...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mast foot for an old Wayler, mast base, replacement rubber
mast base, replacement rubber, bottom section: Old parts for Waylers are extremely rare to find. You can try www.the-house.com to see what they have. Send me a picture of the broken part to windsurfer@optonline.net so I can see what you are speaking of. If it is just the rubber hourglass universal...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Competition board (12 foot board), mast base, glass section
mast base, glass section, competition board: Hey Marty, I have a question that will help you to get the part you need. Does your metal male end have two flat sides, or is it round? Either should have a lip/notch on the bottom of the part. The flat sided shafts are an older design that slides down...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral mastfoot parts, eastern nebraska, pandera
eastern nebraska, pandera, good luck: Hi Steve, I personally don t have any older parts to match what you are looking for. The only place I know of to look is Big Winds in the Gorge. bigwinds.com I know that they still have a lot of older Mistral parts. Try this place too, http://www.canamsailcraft.com/mispar.html...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Tarifa, wind board, what this means
wind board, what this means, high wind: The newer small boards can be somewhat of a challenge to waterstart since the lengths of boards have been getting shorter given the same volume. What this means is that the mast track is moved back on the board and the place where the boom mounts to the mast...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Mistral Windsurfer Mastfoot, mistral windsurfer, hood river oregon
mistral windsurfer, hood river oregon, exact piece: Hey Randy, Welcome to windsurfing and the fun of finding parts for the older rigs. Being an old school sailor I have had to find parts myself. Here are the two best places I ve found for those hard to find parts. The great thing is that you can still find...

Surfing & Windsurfing: mast pin, mast base, craigslist org
mast base, craigslist org, metal pin: I m not sure what that pin would look like for the old Hobie Alpha boards. It could very well be a plastic part that may be hard to come by. It could also be a metal pin that would screw into the bottom of the rubber hourglass. You could probably determine...

Surfing & Windsurfing: mast problems, thin rubber, rubber coating
thin rubber, rubber coating, glass fibre: Hi Danijel, Get some fine sandpaper, 800 grit, and lightly sand the masts. This will eliminate the small slivers. Be sure to sand evenly. You should only have to do this once or twice a year. This should reduce the problems you are having. The other option...

Surfing & Windsurfing: mast slipping, mistrals, proprietary hardware
mistrals, proprietary hardware, mistral: Since old Mistral s have proprietary hardware it is difficult for me to tell you what is wrong. I will assume the locking mechanism is a piece that slides inside the boards mastrack as some old Mistrals do. You will need to disassemble the boards mastrack...

Surfing & Windsurfing: minimum age to start windsurfing, windsurfing boards, miami playa
windsurfing boards, miami playa, suitable age: 6 years is too early to learn because most of the equipment is still too big. You should try to learn to windsurf first. The new equipment is far easier to learn on now days. Find a place where you can get some lessons and once you learn you can teach your...

Surfing & Windsurfing: mistral maui, booms, optonline net
booms, optonline net, mistral: I would love to able to tell you how to put this together. Unfortunately I could only show you how to do it because it is very involved depending upon the system on this particular board. If you like take some pictures of it and send it to me at windsurfer@optonline.net...

Surfing & Windsurfing: mistral windsurfing board, advance level, old technology
advance level, old technology, question thanks: You need to learn on a board that is more than 130 liters. The board you are referring to at 275cm and about 110 liters is too small to learn on. It does not necessarily mean it is old technology. Before your buy ANYTHING make sure you know how old it is...

Surfing & Windsurfing: New board, centerboard, windsurfing magazine
centerboard, windsurfing magazine, low wind: Centerboards are used on very long boards and depending upon your skills are not a total necessity if you have the right size rear fin on your shorter board. If you are only sailing in light winds (8 to 12 MPH) then yes they are necessary. Once you are able...

Surfing & Windsurfing: New board, wind board, inland lake
wind board, inland lake, carbon content: I would say based on your weight that if you got a board around 150 to 160 liters you would be happy with that. I would look at boards that are about 3 or 4 years old (not too much older than that) if you are thinking about buying one used. Don t be too...

Surfing & Windsurfing: newbie, tourist info centers, free no pop ups
tourist info centers, free no pop ups, lake havasu area: Hey Apryl, If you are still in Lake Havasu area, I m not sure where to send you. I ve checked my limited resources and show nothing for shops in that area. I tried some search engines for windsurfing Lake Havasu and found that some of the resorts offer...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Old Bic Part Needed, mast base, ebay
mast base, ebay, bic windsurfer: Hey Kati, If you have broken the bottom part that goes into the board, I m afraid that you may have some trouble finding a replacement part. You may be able to find some parts on ebay. It may be that you will find a complete rig similar to yours and you...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Old O'Brien Parts Qustion, needle in a haystack, rubber rod
needle in a haystack, rubber rod, electric banana: The old equipment is best left in a museum. I am saying this because if you sail a newer board you will not believe how much easier and more fun they are. If you really like windsurfing get yourself a used board about 5 or so years old with a sail about the...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Older boards ..and sails, mistral screamer, demo sessions
mistral screamer, demo sessions, windsurfing shops: I have a 20 year old slalom board that gybes effortlessly so I think that is a lot of marketing bull about new boards gybing easier. It all depends on what you get used to gybing. I think that the Retro is an easier sail to rig than a Sailworks race sail....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Older boards - still ok?, mistral explosion, mistral edge
mistral explosion, mistral edge, mistral screamer: If you are thinking about getting back into it, those boards are great boards. You should probably recommission your old boards and upgrade your sails and possibly your booms and masts. I don t think you will get much if you sell them. People buying used...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Outhaul, correct loads, internet sight
correct loads, internet sight, downhaul: Hey Rich, First, welcome to windsurfing. Most newer sails without cambers tend to want to be somewhat flatter than older sails. Thus the tendency to rig flatter. Some folks just do it that way because someone said to. Doesn t mean that it is correct....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Overweight, great sport, surf boards
great sport, surf boards, lond: Hey Siram, There are plenty of folks your size and larger that windsurf. Any beginner type board will float you just fine for learning. Just look for something with high volume. After you get all the basics down and are ready for a more advanced board,...

Surfing & Windsurfing: offseason workout, medium weights, steel cable
medium weights, steel cable, abdominals: I like to do exercises where you are pulling a bar back like on a weight and pulley machine. I actually made a weight system to do this. Lying on a bench I used a side of an old boom and attached steel cable to it about 10 wider than where I grip it and...

Surfing & Windsurfing: old Mistral, wind board, small boats
wind board, small boats, outhaul: Hey Ed, No problem answering all your inquiries. It s why I signed up here. To teach your kids on the older rig will be up to you. I ll try to point out some pros and cons and hopefully help you to a decision. Pros; Cheaper than buying a new/newer...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Parts for Sailboards, fanatic 320, sailboard
fanatic 320, sailboard, best of luck: Hey Cheryl, The best advice I can give is to put in the brand and model of each sailboard into a search engine. Try some different ones for more results. I m not sure where to find HiFly or Fanatic parts. I m sure they re out there somewhere as both are...

Surfing & Windsurfing: planing, x ride, outhaul
x ride, outhaul, wight: Hey Aron, The largest sail recommended for the 120 is an 8.5. With your weight, this much sail on that board should have you planning in 12kts. You may be able to get by with a 7.5. If you have the chance, try a couple different sizes to see what works...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Repair, car body filler, ebay search
car body filler, ebay search, plastic padding: I take it this is a windsurf board; I m a surfer not windsurfer but I think the principles will be the same! If you use car stuff or plastic padding you ll end up with an ugly yellow repair and it s not made for the job. Visit www.seabase.com and check...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Returning to Windsurfing, slalom sails, angulo board
slalom sails, angulo board, wave sails: With equipment that old, it micht be a problem to try to mate new sails with it. The reason being that the newer sails are tuned to the newer shorter and wider board dimensions. The center of effort on the newer sails will throw off the balance points if...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Rigging Sail...I think i must be doing something wrong...., battens, creases
battens, creases, riggers: Hey Serena, Not sure what you mean by the sail creasing while inserting the mast but I will try to give you some pointers along with a couple of questions. Is the sail monofilm? (all/mostly clear material) Where are the creases happening? Is it...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Rigging, mast length, sail rigging
mast length, sail rigging, mast base: Hey Chris, Sounds like you are trying all the right possibilities. I would say more downhaul but you may have done that. Question would be, is your rig a complete package? Correct mast (length & stiffness), right length boom (adjusted to recommended length),...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Rookie, bondi beach, tourist spots
bondi beach, tourist spots, great time: Hey Augusto, The best advice I can give you is to sign up for a lesson. Most tourist spots that have surfing have surfing instructors available. I don t know how to surf myself as I m usually windsurfing and haven t taken the time to learn to surf. Sorry...

Surfing & Windsurfing: RRD equipment, intermediate sailor, upwind ability
intermediate sailor, upwind ability, wetted surface: Hi George, Regardless of board size or sail size, placing the mast forward or back depends upon the conditions you are sailing in. If you are powered up, you can move it further back for more speed, or move it forward for better upwind ability. The position...

Surfing & Windsurfing: RRD Spitfire 149, light wind conditions, intermediate rider
light wind conditions, intermediate rider, rare days: Hi Gen, This board should work well for you in the light wind conditions you describe. If you are looking for a board that will perform in the 15-25kt range, you probably want to go with something with around 90-115ltrs volume. If you are an intermediate...

Surfing & Windsurfing: i really want to windsurf!, windsurfing school, kansas illinois
windsurfing school, kansas illinois, nearby lakes: Hi Amelia, I haven t been able to find much info on windsurfing in Missouri. There are a few shops that offer lessons in bordering states but I found nothing in Missouri. I would suggest that you check nearby lakes/towns that are close to you. I know that...

Surfing & Windsurfing: rigging a windsurf board, windsurfing area, windsurf board
windsurfing area, windsurf board, windsurfers: Without seeing what you have there is no way I could even begin to help you. What brand is it? Are you sure you have all the parts needed to set it up. There are so many different boards and sails and each one sets up entirely different. I get this type...

Surfing & Windsurfing: getting the right surfboard, surfboard, variation
surfboard, variation, budget: I ve never been surfing either, I m a windsurfing expert not surfing. Windsurfing equipment if very different than surfing but I am sure there are many surfing experts here at All Experts you just have to make sure their topic is listed as surfing, not windsurfing...

Surfing & Windsurfing: rookie, bondi beach, surf lesson
bondi beach, surf lesson, good health: Hello! Well in all seriousness you are going to have to be able to laugh at yourself a bit when you are first learning to surf, we all look a bit funny until we get it figured out. While I don t have the time to write out a surf lesson I have provided a...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Sail puncture, packing tape, air bubbles
packing tape, air bubbles, sticky side: If you punctured it in the clear mylar area you are in luck. Clean and dry the sail in this area. Get a roll of clear heavy packing tape. Lay the sail flat in the area of the tear and apply the tape to the tear. Make sure to realign the ripped edges so you...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Sailing Downwind, bic techno, light winds
bic techno, light winds, body position: Hey Mauro, Welcome to the wonderful world of windsurfing. It sounds like you are hooked. There are a couple of things that you can do to get the board heading downwind. When the board is planing or close to it, you want to NOT use the sail for steering...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Surf Destinations, west coast usa, surfing in morocco
west coast usa, surfing in morocco, town beaches: West Coast USA (getting a visa is a pain but might be okay for you), Australia and New Zealand spring to mind - good surf all the time and you can surf town beaches in the major cities so you d get the best water time too. Maybe South Africa too. I haven t...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Surf wax, surf wax, application instructions
surf wax, application instructions, personal choice: Quite often it s a matter of personal choice, but most people now use wax all over, or wax for the front foot and a tail pad for the back. Wax is cheap, easy and fast to put on and provides good traction, plus it smells nice! Pads for the front foot...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Surfboard Crack, hairline crack, resin glass
hairline crack, resin glass, fiberglass cloth: Hi Brian, Well I would guess that it all depends on if the crack is in the middle of the board or close to the nose or tail. Either way, you can try and fix it, but the board will never really be perfect if that crack has any kind of depth and is near the...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Surfer wanting to Windsurf, carbon mast, gear recommendations
carbon mast, gear recommendations, small waves: You have great idea. Look for a board in the 125 to 140 liter range. The boards in this size range will be good in the wind speeds you mentioned. This will work good in light to medium chop but is not a wave board. When the wind begins to get up around...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Surfing, nsp boards, plan shape
nsp boards, plan shape, epoxy boards: Hi, sorry not to answer sooner, I ve been on holiday. I ve pasted below something I m working on for SurfGirl mag; it s not been published yet so i d be grateful if you don t spread it around, just keep it for your own use! I hope it helps. Surfboards...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Surfing, upper body strength, pull ups
upper body strength, pull ups, wave line: You need a certain amount of upper body strength, this is a reason lots of girls find it hard to get up there. Do some gym work and/or swimming and a few press-ups and pull-ups won t hurt either. Practice on dry land. Jump up and check your stance, then...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Surfing, wave break, reefs
wave break, reefs, knees: Jessica: Sure. there s a lot to it. i would recommend a lesson, but here are some basics. 1. go to a beach break : no rocks, no reefs, just sand and waves. 2. soup slide first: you lie on your board well in front of the break; let the wave break, and you...

Surfing & Windsurfing: sailing stance, tasmania australia, farenhiet
tasmania australia, farenhiet, harness lines: Hi Jeffrey, Well it s 10 degrees Farenhiet here now and a little difficult to think about windsurfing but I will try to answer your question. Some problems I am having are ... front leg does not feel like it can exert front foot pressure, is twisting...

Surfing & Windsurfing: sails, north sails, panama city beach
north sails, panama city beach, lake sailing: Hey Scott, Not sure which part of N FL you are in. I ve added a list of most of the shops in FL. I think there are one or two more in the panhandle but not sure where. I used to work in a shop in Panama City Beach but I m not sure if they are still in business....

Surfing & Windsurfing: sails, carbon masts, carbon mast
carbon masts, carbon mast, sailing experience: Hi Scott, Best bet would be one of the new camberless sails which used to be called RAF. The aspect ratio of the newer sails is shorter in the mast and boom so be sure to check out the specs on the sails to see if your existing equiptment will still work...

Surfing & Windsurfing: what size equipment should I buy?, ebay, light wind
ebay, light wind, low budget: Hi Shannon, You should look for a board around 130 to 160 liters and around a 6m sail. This is for light to medium wind on inland water. Be carefull not to purchase anything over 7 or 8 years old as the older equiptment is not as easy to sail as the newer...

Surfing & Windsurfing: slipping mast, board interface, style interface
board interface, style interface, metal bars: Hi Pete, I m guessing that you have the older style Mistral mast foot to board connection. There are two styles of this connection. The mast foot has a round part that is flat on two sides with lips on the rounded part. You slide the round end in with the...

Surfing & Windsurfing: surf board, island surf shop, e bay
island surf shop, e bay, surf board: Hi-Charlie Bunger made boards in 1966 on Long Island,New York.If it is clean with no damage to the rails nose or tail it is worth about 500-750 dollars.Take off $ for damage.I would call a Long Island surf shop for more info on Charlie as I am a west coast...

Surfing & Windsurfing: surf boards, ability level, floatation
ability level, floatation, surf boards: Hey Savannah, I m not much of a surfer. I prefer a sail on my boards and they are usually quite a bit longer than regular surfboards. The size you would need would depend upon your ability level. Most beginner surfers need a longer board for better floatation...

Surfing & Windsurfing: surf boards, al merrick flyer, john carper
al merrick flyer, john carper, best bet: Hi, I d be glad to offer as much help as I can. One of the first things I would recommend is actually not buying the board through the Internet. I ve had friends attempt to do this in the past and they either get a not-so-great board, or no board at all....

Surfing & Windsurfing: surfboard, sticker decal, wet sponge
sticker decal, wet sponge, decals: hey Jillian, It really depends on the sticker/decal but for the most part it should be fine. I have quite a few on my boards and have never noticed any decreased performance because of them. If there were any drag created it would be minimal anyway, a ding...

Surfing & Windsurfing: surfing, san onofre, surf camps
san onofre, surf camps, saturation: For your first summer, some instruction wouldnt hurt. The best way is saturation, such as the surf camps. The best I know of is the Pazkowits camp at San Onofre, but there are many. If ya dont have a board or wetsuit, they do, and all you do is surf and eat...

Surfing & Windsurfing: surfing, alternative lifestyle, surfers
alternative lifestyle, surfers, waves: I would think that what makes surfers stand out in society the most is the alternative lifestyle, living their lives for the waves, everything revolves around this. This is becoming less apparent with pro surfing, the world tour, surf related products industry,...

Surfing & Windsurfing: surfing, san onofre state beach, maximum age limit
san onofre state beach, maximum age limit, junior lifeguards: Hmmmm, I guess I could tell you some stuff about me and surfing. My opinion on surfing: ummm....It s something I ALWAYS wanted to do while growing up. I grew up in Orange County and had always wanted to surf. My mom was a typical mom and thought that it...

Surfing & Windsurfing: surfing, tom curran, surfing in france
tom curran, surfing in france, time surfer: Being a California boy and only a Pacific traveller,I really can t answer this.Try finding info on a famous beach called Biarritz and I know Tom Curran lived there for some time.Surfer Magazine also has done articles on France.Hope this helps.You may get info...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Travel, retirement business, study fashion
retirement business, study fashion, cardboard box: You dont say where you are at, in my area, we have cardboard box companies all tuned into packing for travel. Not the cheapest but the best. I have personally gone the route you mentioned, and used sleeping bags for padding,cheapest way. Lso, for your fins...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Travel, destination surf, first trip
destination surf, first trip, fins: A double board bag would be the way to go if you take your boards.I don t know where you surf or where you will surf in the islands but boards made for Calif. may not work as well.The waves in Hawaii have no barriers like we have ie-the Pacific shelf so you...

Surfing & Windsurfing: technique, downhaul, great forum
downhaul, great forum, wind conditions: Hey Phil, Great to hear that you are windsurfing. The fun is just beginning for you. Going from a 6.2 to a 7.9 is a not a bad jump in size. Normal changes with larger sails is about .5-.75m. You will be gaining quite a bit more sail area and you will...

Surfing & Windsurfing: tip of board sinking, wind board, boad
wind board, boad, balance point: Hey Vicnete, You have pretty much answered your own question. The boad is a bit low on volume for a beginner sailor of your size. Also, with that volume you may be standing just a bit forward. You are in the proper postion for beginner sailing, it is just...

Surfing & Windsurfing: UJ, mistral one design, mast base
mistral one design, mast base, couple strips: Hi Steven, Welcome the greatest sport on the planet. You have a great board for learning. It will also serve you well for many years. I m getting the impression that your universal broke (the rubber hourglass). Being rubber, they tend to get old and...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Uphaul in breakers, experience sailing, touch bottom
experience sailing, touch bottom, son 13: Dear Gary, Breakers, even small ones, are definitely going to be a problem to uphaul in for kids. If you absolutely must sail here then you must teach your kids how to beachstart or waterstart or they need to move out beyond the breakers to uphaul in deeper...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Use of 2 sectioned masts, mast base, top of the mast
mast base, top of the mast, outhaul: Hey Will, Good question. It would depend upon the way the 4.4m (or 440cm) section is designed. Many older style masts/mast extentions were designed to have the top section be the extention. This did have some effect on the bend characteristics of the mast,...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Used gear, dagger board, same time period
dagger board, same time period, wet suits: Hey Dave, Great to hear that you are starting windsurfing. I do a lot of sports but windsurfing is my favorite. The rig you describe sounds like an older board. I would actually have to see the ad to give you the best advice on the value. The Bic Sport...

Surfing & Windsurfing: upgrading, best of both worlds, ebay
best of both worlds, ebay, skill level: You will not believe how great the new boards are to sail. I am recommending you buy a used board that is around 5 years old. Board design has come quite far in the last 10 years. By buying a used board you are getting the best of both worlds. It won t...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Vent Screw, water vapor, buoyancy
water vapor, buoyancy, bic: I think that it should be ok if you only sailed it a couple of times like that but I would turn it so the vent is facing down for a day or 2 to see if anything leaks out, then leave it out in the sun with the board turned so the vent is facing upwards for...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Volume?, promise 2, wind conditions
promise 2, wind conditions, variable winds: Hey Jeroen, You would probably need about a 26-30cm fin for a 5.2 depending on the type of fin. A freeride fin will be the most forgiving and should be about 26-28cm. Your 5.2 will work fine but you will find that your board may feel out of control at times....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Volume liters, budget problems, board time
budget problems, board time, knots: You can try to use it in more than 20 knots with a 4.5 or 5 sq mtr. sail. I don t think you would plane with a 115 liter board and a 7.5 sail. The sail becomes too heavy and helps sink the board. For your weight the best size overall in my opinion if you...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Want to start surfing, egg shape, paddeling
egg shape, paddeling, san onofre: Hello and nice to hear from ya. I have as well had to recover from some injuries, so make sure you are fully confident in your physical abilities, so you dont aggravate the healing process. I have done this to myself and prolonged time out of the water. ...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Want to start doing some tricks and jumps, boston ma usa, flat water
boston ma usa, flat water, changeover: What type of sailing are you primarily interested in pursuing? Wave or flat water? What are the conditions you feel comfortable in sailing in? Can you waterstart? Once you answer these questions I can give you a better opinion of the type of board that...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Want to start doing some tricks and jumps, boston ma usa, wave board
boston ma usa, wave board, budjet: Hey Scott, You would probably want to look for a freeride board. They are designed to be user friendly but also very good for tricks and jumps. Being where you are, a freeride board is fairly friendly in the waves also. If you feel that you will be sailing...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Waterstarts, alan cadiz, basic sailing
alan cadiz, basic sailing, carve 145: Hey Roland, There are some great instructional videos out there. Jibing with Alan Cadiz is a real good video that covers basics through advanced waterstarting and jibiing. Peter Hart also has some really good videos for all levels of windsurfing. You...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Wayler and boards, foot mast, windsurfer
foot mast, windsurfer, windsurfing: Unfortunately there is not Wayler manual that I know of. You should have a mast foot, mast and boom. The mast fit is made specifically for the Wayler and will not fit any other board. I had a Wayler about 25 years ago. It was my first board. Best advice...

Surfing & Windsurfing: WIndsurfing gear maze, columbia river gorge, skinny masts
columbia river gorge, skinny masts, carbon booms: Hey Van, I got to thinking about your situation and I have some gear you may be interested in checking out. I have a long board for learning basics, some small sails, extra mast, and a fin or two that I would be willing to part with for a very decent price....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurf, hey gene, board test
hey gene, board test, windsurfers: Hey Gene, I m not sure where you might find a list off all the windsurfers made. I m sure it would be a very extensive list. As for articles on older board tests, the only place I can think of that might have that would be Windsurfing magazine. I know...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurf board equipment, windsurf board, wind surfer
windsurf board, wind surfer, janie: Hi Brian, I also own an old Wayler. My daggerstrap is also broken but I usually just use it kicked back so no need for the strap. The bow ring missing is also not critical. If you really want to try to find these parts you can try The House 800-992-7245....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfer mast flexi joint, mast mast, mistral windsurfer
mast mast, mistral windsurfer, universal joints: Hey Brendan, The Mistral universal joints are still around. The main part of fixing your issue would be the top section that the mast slides onto, or the mast extension. That part can be removed from the old universal (rubber part) and attached to the new...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing basics, sailboat trailer, sailing knowledge
sailboat trailer, sailing knowledge, usna: Go to windsurfingmag.com and check out their site. There are online lessons available. I highly recommend getting at least one lesson from a certified school. You can find them at this site also. Once you progress to intermediate level; which should not take...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing board size v. body weight, wind days, shortboard
wind days, shortboard, mid 1980s: Hey Tris, I never laugh at someone doing whatever is necessary to windsurf. I m still sailing early 90s boards and recently bought an older longboard for the light wind days. If you are wanting to still be able to uphaul when the waterstarts aren t...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing early November - warm conditions?, sailing spots, winsurfing
sailing spots, winsurfing, steady winds: Hi Karine, For something closer to the eastern Atlantic the Canary Islands would probably be a good choice. Not sure what the water temps would be at that time. South Africa has some good sailing spots. With spring starting there at that time I m not sure...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing/Gorge Trip, consistent winds, sailing club
consistent winds, sailing club, easterly winds: Hey Lucas, It s always great to have your own board. It enables you to sail whenever you have the chance to go. It also helps when you can sail the same board all the time. You will learn all the tricks and techniques on a board that you are familiar with....

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing mast position, harness lines, speed sailing
harness lines, speed sailing, track position: I must tell you that sailing a 30 year old board is not going to give you the best experience to windsurfing. Those old boards were the hardest things to sail. Not to mention that boards that old tend to absorb water making them heavy and even harder to...

Surfing & Windsurfing: Windsurfing what should i purchase, extreme sailing, northern hemisphere
extreme sailing, northern hemisphere, wind board: I would buy a board in the 140 litre range to start. It will be easy to progress on and you will always want to use it for lighter winds. I recently purchased a Gun Thunder 2005 model. It is 140Litres and I am using to teach my son who is 12 years old how...

Surfing & Windsurfing: waterstaet in strong wind, wetted surface, foot pressure
wetted surface, foot pressure, strong wind: Hey Geoffrey, Your question brings back many memories of struggling in high winds. There are various factors that are affecting your abilities to waterstart in high wind conditions. I ll cover equipment first. If you were in 30kts with gusts, your 284...

Surfing & Windsurfing: waterstarting, sail board, moderate winds
sail board, moderate winds, high wind: Hello Geoffrey, Not knowing your current techniques, I ll try to cover the bases. The easiest way to waterstart in light to moderate winds is with just your back foot on the board. Forward arm should be fully extended with the back arm sheeting in and controlling...

Surfing & Windsurfing: wayler, bic veloce, newton bay
bic veloce, newton bay, windsurfing shops: For your weight the 137 ltrs. should be ok to float you without sinking but you will need at least 15 knots of wind. For a basic fast manueverable board in 112 to 15 knots average wind you would be best on a board around 150 liters. The more volume the less...

Surfing & Windsurfing: wayler, wind surf, top and bottom
wind surf, top and bottom, email address: The best way I can help you would be if you could take a picture of all the parts including the board top and bottom and I will see what I can do. You can send a digital picture to my email address windsurfer@optonline.net just mention the allexperts...

Surfing & Windsurfing: wind surfing, plastic spacers, metal shaft
plastic spacers, metal shaft, shaft assembly: I too had a Wayler. Wayler has been out of biz for many years. You can try to find parts at www.the-house.com. Best to call them to describe the part you need. It s a long shot but they are the only ones I know who had parts like that. You may need to...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurf board repair, spray paint, sawhorse
spray paint, sawhorse, paper towel: Hey Carole, First, you need to prop the board up in such a way that any water that got into the board will drain out. Lean it against the house, fence, sawhorse, whatever, so that the open area (the damaged spot) is the low spot on the board. Preferably...

Surfing & Windsurfing: which windsurf to buy for 16 years beginner, bic techno 293, boom sail
bic techno 293, boom sail, wave sailing: Hi Milos, You will need to get him a beginner style board for him to learn all the basics and get experience. After a season or two he will probably be ready to advance to a shorter board that will work for wave sailing. There are few good beginner boards...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurf rigging, velcro closure, recomended settings
velcro closure, recomended settings, sailing time: It sounds like a poorly designed sail. I have had several over the years and have learned to stick with one brand I found consistently made great sails; Sailworks. I will not purchase any other brand now. This is not to say that Neil Pryde, Gasstra or any...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurfer for big bloke beginner!, wind days, lochs
wind days, lochs, windsurfer: Hey Bob, Welcome back to windsurfing. With the newer rigs being much wider without the length, they have good volume and float heavier sailors quite nicely. I would suggest you look for something around 150-180 ltr if you are looking for something 5yrs...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurfing mast, mast base, mast head
mast base, mast head, downhaul: Sounds like you need a mast extention. The question is, what type will work for you? If the board has a specific mast to board attachment, then you can replace your current extention (the too short one) with a longer adjustable extention. You should be able...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurfing sail, mistral equipe, wind ranges
mistral equipe, wind ranges, ezzy: I would suggest checking out the newer freeride/freeslalom type sails. They have no cambers and huge wind ranges. When you get into 20+ winds with a longboard, unless you are racing, you don t really want to lock a sail in with a camber. With a camberless...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurfing Tahoe, wind lakes, zero experience
wind lakes, zero experience, walker lake: First, get a lesson or 2. You should start out with a board around 160 to 170 litres volume with a 7 sq. meter sail. Once you become proficient on that board you can think about buying a smaller board and sail for higher winds and faster speeds. You re...

Surfing & Windsurfing: windsurfing, wind days, sq meter
wind days, sq meter, light wind: Look for a board in the 140 litre range. This will give you a feel for sailing a shorter than beginner board and will also be easy to uphaul. You can then practice waterstarting on this board which will allow you to move to a smaller faster board for higher...

Surfing & Windsurfing: work on waterstarting or master the basics?, true beginner, gorge area
true beginner, gorge area, manuver: Hey Xiomara, It s great to hear that you are striving for the next level in windsurfing. Also, welcome to the Gorge area. It sounds like you have the basics established and just need to work on some techniques. You can combine honing your waterstart...

Suzuki: 1986 Suzuki Samurai Vacuum System, vacuum hoses, suzuki samurai
vacuum hoses, suzuki samurai, vacuum system: On the inside of the hood. If you can t find one there, and don t have access to a factory shop manual, check with local repair shops until you find one that subscribes to Alldata, Motors, or one of the other manuals on DVD, or online. For a fee, they will...

Suzuki: 1988 suzuki samari, suzuki samari, spider gears
suzuki samari, spider gears, stock model: Try this: with the rear wheels on the ground, and the trans in neutral, and the t-case in 2wd high, and the park brake on, see how many degrees you can rotate the driveshaft back and forth. If it s significantly less than 1/4 turn, as in 1/8 turn or less,...

Suzuki: 1988 suzuki samuri, suzuki samuri, vacuum leaks
suzuki samuri, vacuum leaks, propane torch: There s a diagram on a decal under the hood. I don t have one, because my intake/emissions system is from a later fuel injected vehicle. My hood is also from an injected vehicle. If it has vacuum leaks, you should be able to find them by individually closing...

Suzuki: 1990 SUZUKI SIDE KICK, suzuki side kick, kick two
suzuki side kick, kick two, sub woofers: There s an electrically controlled air valve on the side of the throttle body. The service manual has a rather long and somewhat complicated adjustment procedure that does work relatively well. As for the gearing, consider whether you can afford to sacrifice...

Suzuki: 1993 suzuki sidekick, fuse block, suzuki sidekick
fuse block, suzuki sidekick, factory workshop: It s possible the alternator is the cause of the battery going dead. It s equally probable that electrical connections at the battery posts, or fuse block are responsible. You need to consult the wiring diagram in a factory workshop manual, and use that...

Suzuki: 1995 Susuki Vitara Engine Smoke, vacuum modulator, combustion chamber
vacuum modulator, combustion chamber, head gasket: Here are the possible sources of white smoke in the exhaust. First, moisture in the exhaust that only shows while the engine is warming up and the ambient temperature is sufficiently low for moisture to condense visibly. Second, coolant getting into the...

Suzuki: 1998 Suzuki Esteem - Engine Loosing Power, fuel pressure gauge, suzuki esteem wagon
fuel pressure gauge, suzuki esteem wagon, electronic fuel injection: Anytime I acquire any vehicle, the first purchase I make is a factory service manual and all associated literature, in order that I have pertinent info available. I ve never even ridden in an Esteem, much less worked on one, and have no experience to draw...

Suzuki: 1998 Suzuki Esteem Gas Economy, poor mileage, suzuki esteem
poor mileage, suzuki esteem, oxygen sensor: This isn t something I can diagnose with a CRT and keyboard. I would have to be there in person. I CAN, however tell you that if the leak is permitting stray oxygen to enter the exhaust upstream of the oxygen sensor, it could be the cause of poor mileage....

Suzuki: 1998 Suzuki Esteem timing issue, temp guage, real diagnosis
temp guage, real diagnosis, suzuki esteem: You ve ventured into portions of the control system on a car that I ve never even as much as ridden in, much less worked on. I have no experience with this system at all, an have no understanding of the strategy the system employs. My area of expertise is...

Suzuki: 1998 Suzuki Swift service engine soon light, powertrain control module, malfunction indicator light
powertrain control module, malfunction indicator light, engine longevity: You will need to hook up a scan tool and find out what caused the MIL (malfunction indicator light) to illuminate, and determine if it was a one time glitch of no importance, or a defect in a signal/input/output from the computer , or ECM(engine control...

Suzuki: 1998 suzuki esteem, suzuki esteem, cold start
suzuki esteem, cold start, throttle body: In order to make the settings on the tps, you need to have access to a factory service manual. I wouldn t consider attempting repairs on my own vehicle without the factory manual. Yes, they re $100-$300, but they re absolutely accurate. I have manuals for...

Suzuki: 2000 tracker front rt side axle assy leaking, axle shaft, circlip
axle shaft, circlip, soemthing: All you do is loosen the suspension, turn the steering wheel all the way to one side, which lets the axle and knuckle move farther, and withdraw the axle. Pry the old seal out, and using a socket or appropriately sized piece of pipe and a hammer drive the...

Suzuki: 2005 kawasaki doesn't start and low compession, kawasaki brute force, kawasaki brute force 750
kawasaki brute force, kawasaki brute force 750, brute force 750: I have never seen one of those, but I suggest you try adjusting the valves and recheck compression. At that point, if compression improves to spec, problem solved. The fact that the compression improved that much with the introduction of oil to the cylinders...

Suzuki: 2005 suzuki forenza air bag, 2005 suzuki forenza, suzuki forenza
2005 suzuki forenza, suzuki forenza, 4wd vehicles: Sorry, I have no experience with late Suzukis. I know lots about early Samurai/Sidekick/Tracker, and have lots of general knowledge, but have no specific information/info regarding your problem. I just don t do late cars any more. I am a heavy duty (over...

Suzuki: bigger shackles, rubber spacers, suzuki samurai
rubber spacers, suzuki samurai, driveshafts: It will change how the steering behaves when braking. A two inch longer shackle will result in a one inch lift at the wheel. Check to make sure the shocks, brake lines, and driveshafts and u-joints aren t adversely affected. As a general rule, it s an inexpensive...

Suzuki: car shake and engine click, steering damper, suzuki samurai
steering damper, suzuki samurai, stop signs: The steering wheel shake is most probably a weak steering damper. The click and no start may well be either corroded connections or a common Samurai problem that can be solved with a relay and harness available at most of the links at izook.com. scott...

Suzuki: car shake and engine click, damper system, bolt
Suzuki: car shake and engine click, damper system, bolt

Suzuki: Suzuki Vitara Free Wheel Hubs, carpet on the floor, accelerator pedal
Suzuki: Suzuki Vitara Free Wheel Hubs, carpet on the floor, accelerator pedal, accelerator

Suzuki: free wheeling hubs, free wheeling hubs, auto hubs
free wheeling hubs, auto hubs, pressure washers: What the heck, take em off and apart and see if you can see a problem. One thing I ve seen a lot of is water frozen in the hubs from people using pressure washers on the hubs. Clean is not always desirable if it interferes with function. I ve never had...

Suzuki: What kind of Engine/Motors in the Suv's, susuzki, everything about cars
susuzki, everything about cars, sj413: Do a search on Suzuki History (Suzuki/Geo at off-road.com has a great article) There s the SJ10 with a 360cc two stroke twin. The Samurai is properly a SJ413. (4wd 1.3l motor) Later Tracker/Sidekick models had a 1600cc 8valve, later to become a 16valve....

Suzuki: Suzuki 4x4 96, suzuki 4x4, colorado mountains
suzuki 4x4, colorado mountains, high colorado: Um ....I ve never put one in, or replaced one, and am not sure exactly which location is used on your Suzuki. Kind of strange for a mechanic who lives in the cold, high Colorado mountains, but I guess that s a testament to how well they start in extreme cold......

Suzuki: Suzuki Samurai or SJ410 coil suspension, coil spring suspension, ome springs
coil spring suspension, ome springs, locking differentials: You can do the damper at any point. Check with OME about which shocks, and whether you can use the same shocks on an essentially stock vehicle and then put on OME springs and have them still be correct travel lengths for the new springs. Depending on local...

Suzuki: Suzuki Vitara Free Wheel Hubs, free wheeling hubs, auto hubs
free wheeling hubs, auto hubs, wheel hubs: Most 4wd vehicles have one of three types of front hub arrangements. GM and some other domestics have a device that allows the front differential to not drive the front wheels unless 4wd is engaged. Other older vehicles have manual hubs which must be manually...

Suzuki: samurai, oil pump, oil pan
oil pump, oil pan, new oil: If the bottom end is knocking, then it s almost certainly a bearing failure. Remove the oil pan, and find out which bearing or bearings are a problem. Personally, I d just replace them all. As for the oil pump, you will have to remove, disassemble, inspect...

Suzuki: Timing a Suzuki engine, suzuki manual, suzuki engine
suzuki manual, suzuki engine, cam sensor: I only have and work on 8 valve 1300s, I am not at all familiar with 16 valve 1600s. I would NEVER try to work on something without a factory manual, and that s after 37 years as a mechanic. Yeah, sometimes it can be done, but bravery like that is not at...

Suzuki: Water Leaking from Exhaust, internal combustion motor, oxides of nitrogen
internal combustion motor, oxides of nitrogen, understandable explanations: Let s talk first about the moisture and where it comes from. When an internal combustion motor burns gasoline, the hydrocarbon becomes carbon particles, carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, a very small amount of oxygen, water vapor, and a...

Suzuki: white smoke, antifreeze leak, head gasket
antifreeze leak, head gasket, white smoke: If its a coolant (antifreeze leak), it will consume coolant, and the exhaust will smell sweetish. If it s engine oil, it will use oil, and the exhaust will smell rather like a two-stroke. It may be a head gasket, which isn t terribly expensive or difficult...

Suzuki: 1993 Suzuki Sidekick fuel gauge, suzuki sidekick, fuel gauge
suzuki sidekick, fuel gauge, mechanical abilities: It s one of three things, a bad fuse (if the rest of the gauges work, that s probably not it), a bad gauge in the instrument cluster, a loose or broken wire, or a bad sender in the fuel tank. as far as easy that depends on your mechanical abilities, and...

Suzuki: 1995 suzuki sidekick trans issue, automatic transmission specialist, allison transmissions
automatic transmission specialist, allison transmissions, suzuki sidekick: If this is an automatic transmission issue, you would need to see an automatic transmission specialist. I long ago ceased to do automatic transmissions, except the Allison transmissions in heavy duty vehicles. I ve never been in a Suzuki automatic, and suspect...

Suzuki: Alternator, mini hydro, state regulator
mini hydro, state regulator, hydro power: An alternator is called that because it makes alternating current(AC), and then uses diodes to rectify the AC into DC current. While it is better than a generator at making current at lower rpm, it still has to be turning at a couple thousand rpm to make...

Suzuki: carburator, site google, suzuki samurai
site google, suzuki samurai, izook: Why don t you disassemble clean, and re-adjust it? It s far cheaper, and in addition, the Weber aftermarket replacement carb that is touted a good is not worth even considering, unless you NEVER take your Samurai off-road. Look for a web site (google?) in...

Suzuki: 1993 Suzuki Sidekick fuel gauge
Suzuki: 1993 Suzuki Sidekick fuel gauge

Suzuki: How do you turn off check engine light?
Suzuki: How do you turn off check engine light?

Suzuki: Hot Air, samurai jx, dash vents
samurai jx, dash vents, fan switch: Two possibilities come to mind regarding fan speed. A bad switch, or the wiring to the resistance pack is perhaps misconnected. It will not blow heated air out of the dash vents. That is how the heater box is built, and changing that would require removal...

Suzuki: heater control valve location 1995 sidekick 16v 5speed, heater control valve, toubleshooting guide
heater control valve, toubleshooting guide, heater hoses: Sometimes it s visually obvious that a thermostat is stuck open, sometimes it just opens sooner than it should (at a lower temperature) Replacement is cheap and easy, and less trouble than most of the diagnostic steps, and don t require additional equipment...

Suzuki: Motor will not shut off, coil wire, test light
coil wire, test light, dead giveaway: Time to get out the test light, voltmeter, and wiring diagram, and find out why.......trying to diagnose something like this with a keyboard instead of hands on measuring is frequently about as successful as nailing jello to a tree.. So...exactly where...

Suzuki: Noisy, ? risky, 4 wheel drive low in amphibian, suzuki jimny, wheel drive suv
suzuki jimny, wheel drive suv, steep ramp: I suspect that the major issue would be the possibility of overstressing and cracking the fiberglass body, not damaging the drive train. I suspect that leaving it in 4wd until all four wheels make contact would be acceptable. This is primarily because there...

Suzuki: poor cabin heat, coolant levels, suzuki sidekick
coolant levels, suzuki sidekick, coolant level: If any stop leak hqasw been used, it could have pasrtially plugged the heater core. You need to verify with instrumentation the temp of the thermostat opening. Using a thermometer is good. factory thermostat is 80C (192F). If you live in snow country,...

Suzuki: radiator flush and testing a thermo, radiator flush, coolant temp
radiator flush, coolant temp, boiling point of water: If you wish, you can use the pink permanent (5 year) coolant, instead of the green 2 to three year coolant mixture. Some of the boosters , and other additives help, but periodic changes eliminate chemical additive package deterioration that naturally occurs...

Suzuki: Suzuki SJ 410 Transfer box, suzuki sj 410, pin kit
suzuki sj 410, pin kit, rear wheels: The greatest probability is that the bushing and pin at the bottom of the shifter is worn out. There are a number of links at izook.com that can sell you the bushing and pin kit. It s very easy to replace, and can be done in less than an hour. This is the...

Suzuki: suzuki samurai, suzuki samurai, strobe light
suzuki samurai, strobe light, timing light: you use a timing light, (which is a strobe light triggered by the firing of the front spark plug) to visually freeze the rotation of the motor. The mark is on the front pulley, and the scale is on the plastic cover of the timing belt. timing is adjusted...

Suzuki: suzuki sidekick neutral ignition safety switch, new distributor cap, suzuki sidekick
new distributor cap, suzuki sidekick, sidekick 2: The clutch switch is there to ensure that the starter is not engaged with the transmission in gear, AND the clutch not depressed, which would cause the vehicle to move, and start in gear, possibly causing an accident. IF you ALWAYS place the vehicle in neutral,...

Suzuki: Toyota Tacoma Differential Gear Change, tacoma prerunner, differential gear
tacoma prerunner, differential gear, suzuki samurai: Huh??? Toyota Tacoma??? I m not quite sure why you asked ME, given that my field of expertise is Suzuki Samurai, but some of the sites on the links at izook dot com do have parts for other brands. Try them, I suspect you will be able to get some ideas....

Suzuki: How do you turn off check engine light?, suzuki samurai, fuse box
suzuki samurai, fuse box, negative cable: There s a small 2 position switch under the dash in the vicinity of the steering column roughly above where you knees are (or maybe slightly further forward). just move it from the position it s in to the other position, and the light will go out until the...

Suzuki: Where? want to fix on my own., selenoid, bad hope
selenoid, bad hope, suzuki vitara: I have found out that while they are all similar, they are NOT identical. I have no way of knowing what electrical parts have been moved, and where they have been moved to. All I can suggest is to get books and literature that is specific to your vehicle....

Suzuki: 1988 Samurai engine losing oil, oil filler cap, oil pressure switch
oil filler cap, oil pressure switch, oil loss: The distributor housing on the back of the cylinder head is a very common leak. If I remember correctly there s a gasket and an o-ring sealing respectively, the housing, and the oil pressure passage for the oil pressure switch. It s a rather easy job, just...

Suzuki: hard starting Sammy, engine cranks, bone stock
engine cranks, bone stock, carburetors: Usually deteriorating ignition performance is the culprit, however, if you pump the pedal one or two times in starting does it start sooner, or later. Sooner would be an indication that the choke is not on enough for the temperature, and later would indicate...

Suzuki: hub problem, manual hubs, hub problem
manual hubs, hub problem, susuki: You will need to either lift all wheels off the ground, or have a second person verify whether the front driveshaft from the transfer case is turning when you engage the t-case, and whether the axles out to the wheels are turning. If they are, possibly the...

Suzuki: idle problem, vacuum leaks, pvc valve
vacuum leaks, pvc valve, paper delivery: If all it does is idle strangely, or fail to idle occasionally (or regularly), but runs fine otherwise, it s not an area for much concern. It has a bypass passage that isn t controlled by the throttle pedal, that uses the throttle position sensor and...

Suzuki: suzuki vitara 91 carby, suzuki vitara, carby
suzuki vitara, carby, synchronizers: I know absolutely nothing about a Vitara, but here goes. When you put it in first, (assuming, it s a manual trans) the synchronizers slow the shafts in the trans, making it possible to then engage reverse, which is not synchronized. If this is an auto trans...

Suzuki: TRACKER, chevy tracker, thousand dollars
chevy tracker, thousand dollars: Yes, but it s over a thousand dollars for a new fiberglass/plastic hard top. Go to izook.com, and go to the links. There are suppliers and sources there that usually have the best equipment for a fair price. You can get a good soft top there as well. scott...

Suzuki: 1993 suzuki sidekick jx, suzuki sidekick, insulation properties
suzuki sidekick, insulation properties, silcone: This should not be happening IF the path to the plugs via the wires does not have excessive resistance. The fact that the spark is shorting to ground makes it painfully obvious that there is not any lack of path to ground. I believe the issue is the quality...

Suzuki: 2000 suzuki grand vitara, suzuki grand vitara, remote starters
suzuki grand vitara, remote starters, radio reception: How long is awhile ? five minutes or twenty, or more? Five is not unreasonable, and twenty is a little long, unless you are talking ambient temp of -20 or lower. I know nothing of remote starters, and have no experience with any vehicles later than 90....

Suzuki: 4WD That doesn't., wheel bearing grease, suzuki sidekick
wheel bearing grease, suzuki sidekick, manual hubs: there could be an issue with the quality of the bushing for the 4wd shift lever. If you remove the lever and use a screwdriver or other tool to move the shift rail, does it engage properly and completely? There are numerous people selling bushing repair...

Suzuki: 93 samurai, ohmmeter, ecu
ohmmeter, ecu, virgin islands: Get a service manual. If you have data and understand how the injection works, then you will have more than a fair idea of what may be at fault. I would suspect and check the temp sender for the injection first. All you need is an ohmmeter, and the spec...

Suzuki: floating idle, mass air meter, gas milage
mass air meter, gas milage, fuel mileage: Ok here goes... IF the coolant is too cold(bad thermostat, or IF the coolant sensor believes , and sends a signal to the effect that the coolant is cold(relatively so), then the idle will stay high, a symptom you have said is not the case with your vehicle,...

Suzuki: heater stopped working, floor heat, control cable
floor heat, control cable, cool air: The defroster ducting comes from the sides of the heater box, one on each side, going up to the defroster nozzles. The only other cause of such an issue in my experience would be that the control cable would have come loose or be misadjusted. It s relatively...

Suzuki: Samuria / Sidekick, backyard mechanic, fuel mileage
backyard mechanic, fuel mileage, significant improvements: There is a 6.0 under T-Case gear set that s just about right for that tire size without changing the diff ratios all the way down to 5.38 With that low a diff ratio on both ends, you would probably be seeing about 5200 in fifth gear to make 60 nmph. The...

Suzuki: Smell from exhaust, maruti suzuki, suzuki 800
maruti suzuki, suzuki 800, concrete data: Usually a smell from the exhaust is an indication that the mixture is incorrect, and the converter is unable to successfully change all the mixture. It could be a misadjustment, or a part no longter functioning correctly. I don t have enough concrete data,...

Suzuki: 2004 Suzuki XL-7, low beams, high beams
low beams, high beams, suzuki xl 7: I m not entirely certain, but I think the headlight high/low/flasher switch on the steering column is shorted, and needs replacement. This is fairly common with many Japanese cars, although a failure to be able to switch from low to high and vice versa or...

Suzuki: 410 shifting problem, synchros, rocky road
synchros, rocky road, punches: I d say the third gear synchro ring is worn. The trans is small and light, and fairly easy to remove. I ve done it myself, by myself easily. It s one of the easier to disassemble. You only need the most basic bearing splitters, a small press, or pullers...

Suzuki: 96 Suzuki - towing, rear driveshaft, speedometer
rear driveshaft, speedometer, hubs: If they just put it in neutral and the t-case in 2wd, the speedometer will reflect whatever distance it goes, whether under it s own power, or towed. I personally am a fan of disconnecting the rear driveshaft, and having the hubs out, but both ways work....

Suzuki: 99 Chevy Tracker 3 door, bright flashlight, chevy tracker
bright flashlight, chevy tracker, quarter turn: Try unscrewing the screws, and then tapping on them with a screwdriver handle, or a small hammer. Failing that, get a small bright flashlight, and look at the lens, and see if there are any lock tabs visible. On the license plate light, frequently, the bulb...

Suzuki: What engine will fit?, vw diesel, value judgement
vw diesel, value judgement, diesel engine: I ve seen good success with 1600 8 valve transplants, and the VW Diesel is highly thought of. Whether it s worth it is a personal value judgement. Rather than putting in a bigger motor, and subsequently compromizing the longevity of the rest of the drive...

Suzuki: performance, fuel injection systems, suzuki samurai
fuel injection systems, suzuki samurai, stock carb: Nope. Chips only work on computer controlled fuel injection systems. An 87 Samurai is a distributor ignition carbureted engine. You can change the cam, headers, and carb for better performance, although if you re going to do much offroading, the stock carb...

Suzuki: Sidekick Starting Problems, fuel pump relay, punp
fuel pump relay, punp, magnetic coil: The relay is merely a magnetically operated switch. There s a fault in either the relay, it s wiring, or the signal from the ECM that actuates the relay (as I remember, the ECM grounds the magnetic coil, thereby creating the magnetic field that pulls the...

Suzuki: SJ410 Transfer case stuck in Neutral, grub screw, rubber bush
grub screw, rubber bush, shift forks: All my experience is with USA 86 and later, but I m led to believe they re virtually identical. The bush that your friend refers to supports the lower portion of the ball at the lower portion of the shift lever. There is also a small bolt with the end machined...

Suzuki: suzuki engines, econo car, question thanks
econo car, question thanks, experience thanks: I m not certain about fuel pressures, as I ve only had 8valve vehicles, and have never checked a 16valve. It s moot, as you have to replace the ecu, injection harness, pressure regulator and injectors and piping with the parts that come from the replacement...

Suzuki: suzuki jimny, malfunction indicator light, suzuki jimny
malfunction indicator light, suzuki jimny, fluid oil: An 03 Jimny? What country do you reside in? I m not at all familiar with what devices couold cause the MIL light to illuminate on vehicles outside the U.S. Nevertheless, the probability is that the memory in the ECM has the last instance of the MIL light,...

Suzuki: tracker engine, iridium plugs, synthetic lubricants
iridium plugs, synthetic lubricants, maintenance schedule: Change the oil every 3k max, or with the change of the season. Do the rest of maintenance at least as often as the factory reccomends. Use synthetic lubricants. Change gear and trans oils evey 50k max (I do it annually) Use the best parts available, platinum...

Suzuki: 1986 Samurai differental gearing, 3tc hemi, hemi engine
3tc hemi, hemi engine, alloy wheels: You could probably use Samurai diff gears. Ask at izook.com at one of the companies on links that deals in gearing changes. While I don t know of my own experience, I ve been told that you can do that. You could get a longer driveshaft fabricated. As...

Suzuki: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, fuel pressure regulator, suzuki sidekick
fuel pressure regulator, suzuki sidekick, head gasket: There s usually a port on the injector log(the transverse pipe that supplies the injectors with pressurized fuel). measure the pressure with an appropriate gauge. Usually the pressure regulator has a hose that connects to the vacuum of the intake manifold...

Suzuki: 88 Samurai Brake Metering Valve, hose clamp, metering valve
hose clamp, metering valve, assem: I had the same problem. I solved it by removing the valve, and placing a hose clamp so the cover on the end was held more securely against the main housing. You CAN but a new one, but be cautions of used parts because they will inevitably have the same problem...

Suzuki: Alternator?, suzuki sidekick, jlx
suzuki sidekick, jlx, electrical connections: Do the headlights shine brightly? Are the battery posts, and the inside of the cable ends clean? The fact that it takes a jump indicates that the electrical connections from the battery terminal clamps to the motor are good. If the battery is good, and...

Suzuki: car air conditioning, maruti zen, car air conditioning
maruti zen, car air conditioning, piston chamber: If the motor runs well enough to pull the vehicle, and run the air conditioner at the same time, then the motor is not the problem. Usually, air conditioner performance problems are within the air conditioner itself. Most of the time the problem is that...

Suzuki: cutting out, geo metro, lean condition
geo metro, lean condition, throttle body: I don t have any experience with your car. I do have a Geo Metro, which is a Swift body, but it is a throttle body injected 1.0 3cyl. I suspect that you are experiencing a lean condition (not enough fuel). Next time take a can of aerosol carb cleaner, and...

Suzuki: 1986 Samurai differental gearing, samurais, gears
Suzuki: 1986 Samurai differental gearing, samurais, gears, differential

Suzuki: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, wire resistance
Suzuki: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, wire resistance

Suzuki: odometer, poughkeepsie gulch, suzuki samurai
poughkeepsie gulch, suzuki samurai, professional mechanic: I m not absolutely certain about an 89, but my 87 has read 00000 three times now in it s life. Unless the asking price is way high, I wouldn t worry. Repair parts, and more are quite available and very reasonable on the links at izook.com. Get a professional...

Suzuki: Suzuki Sidekick 96 4wd 1.6, lean mixture, narrow gap
lean mixture, narrow gap, question issues: The EGR valve meters exhaust gas, which is inert as far a combustion is concerned into the intake at partial throttle. If it s defective, or the system actuating it is defective, you could well get too much exhaust gas, and have a poorly burnable mixture,...

Suzuki: suzuki rev probloms, vacuum hoses, precise descriptions
vacuum hoses, precise descriptions, usa model: What kind of suzuki? What year? What engine? Which switch on the carb? There are more than one to the best of my knowledge. You really need to get access to a factory manual, because without more technically precise descriptions, I have no way of determining...

Suzuki: 1995 sidekick, coolant lines, horse of a different color
coolant lines, horse of a different color, vacuum pressure: I suspect that there s a connection at or near the engine that flexes slightly when the engine moves slightly(it does, you know) due to forces (inertial and centrifugal) in a turn. When the connection flexes the gauge reads high. Incorrect timing can cause...

Suzuki: A/C, samurais, cooling system
samurais, cooling system, sami: I wouldn t. Many of the early Samurais had a warning that under no circumstances was A/C to be installed. If you upgrade to the 1.6 liter Tracker/Sidekick engine, and cooling system, that would be acceptable. Otherwise, it s not a good idea. scott...

Suzuki: Samurai stalling, shade tree mechanic, haines manual
shade tree mechanic, haines manual, tensioner pulley: If the belt jumped time, it s time to replace it. It s pretty easy as far as those go, but while you re in there, replace the tensioner pulley, and when you get that stuff off, you have perfect access to the water pump. Go to izook.com, and find Hawk Suzuki...

Suzuki: 1995 SUZUKI SIDEKICK 1.6 16 VALVE, suzuki sidekick, engine parameters
suzuki sidekick, engine parameters, cam timing: You need to go back and check ALL the most basic engine parameters, starting with compression, and cam timing. Check EVERYTHING. Think about whether this problem occurred just after something was worked on, or what. Be aware that my field of expertise...

Suzuki: auto transmission towing, light loads, central colorado
light loads, central colorado, auto transmission: Yes. You could even tow a heavy load a short distance in low range, but you would be going rather slowly. A couple of years ago, I towed an Expedition with my Samurai about three miles to the top of Loveland Pass in central Colorado to a wide spot where...

Suzuki: Engine dies when clutch is pressed down!, suzuki samurai, premature failure
suzuki samurai, premature failure, clutch: In gear, or in neutral? If it s in gear, I suspect a clutch part issue such as a pilot bearing, which is infamous for premature failure. If in neutral, I m at a complete loss, and would have to spend no small amount of time with my hands on the vehicle ...

Suzuki: 1995 SUZUKI SIDEKICK 1.6 16 VALVE, key way, crankshaft
Suzuki: 1995 SUZUKI SIDEKICK 1.6 16 VALVE, key way, crankshaft, flywheel

Suzuki: possible crankshaft oil seal leak, crankshaft seal, crankcase pressure
crankshaft seal, crankcase pressure, lean mixture: Do it this way - Take the cap off, and have someone crank the motor, and look at which way the rotor turns. That s the direction of operation. Rotating the distributor in the direction of operation retards the timing, rotating against the direction of operation...

Suzuki: Samurai stalling, shade tree mechanic, haines manual
shade tree mechanic, haines manual, tensioner pulley: If the belt jumped time, it s time to replace it. It s pretty easy as far as those go, but while you re in there, replace the tensioner pulley, and when you get that stuff off, you have perfect access to the water pump. Go to izook.com, and find Hawk Suzuki...

Suzuki: 1995 suzuki sidekick jx 5 speed 1.6 16 valve, throttle position sensor, haines manual
throttle position sensor, haines manual, suzuki sidekick: There is a device that controls the amount of air at idle, and is variable, and is controlled by the ECM (engine control module) The best probability is that the TPS (throttle position sensor) had a momentary glitch, and the ECM still believed the engine was...

Suzuki: car dies randomly, suzuki sidekick, lean mixture
suzuki sidekick, lean mixture, vacuum hose: RE: EGR VALVE .... As I remember, it s vacuum operated, so disconnecting the vacuum hose would disable it temporarily. Backfires, is a symptom of either a lean mixture (fuel delivery inadequate due to a lack of fuel to the injectors due to low pressure (plugged...

Suzuki: follow up, 1996 suzuki sidekick, suzuki sidekick
1996 suzuki sidekick, suzuki sidekick, smog test: The only way you will ever know for sure is to remove the bulb and measure it s continuity with an ohmmeter. Unless you have access to a factory level scan tool that has the capacity to measure the resistance of the bulb via the computer. Most do not do...

Suzuki: Emissions failed, suzuki sidekick, oxygen sensor
suzuki sidekick, oxygen sensor, high altitude: I haven t done emissions since 89, and am now doing fleet diesels, so my knowledge of this is out of date and limited. In addition, Colorado, my state of residence, being a high altitude state, does not have nox issues. the following could be at fault: ...

Suzuki: Car A/c and battery problem, maruti zen, defective alternator
maruti zen, defective alternator, alternator output: Sorry, I have no idea what a Maruti is. I live in the mountains of Colorado in the U.S., and am not at all familiar with any of the Suzuki vehicles past 1995 in the world market. The only Suzukis I know well are the U.S. Samurai and the Sidekick, and the...

Suzuki: Diffy Lock and shackles, suzuki samurai, shock mount
suzuki samurai, shock mount, weber carb: There are a couple of other things you should consider. If you are going to 31s, you should get rims with a minimum 2.5 offset, (wheeler off-road, or rocky-road) otherwise the tires will drag on the springs on tight turns. The other is 4.16 t-case gearset...

Suzuki: Starting problems, starter solenoid, clicky clicky
Suzuki: Starting problems, starter solenoid, clicky clicky, relay test

Suzuki: Can Vitara run on LPG/CNG?, engine lubrication system, grand vitara
Suzuki: Can Vitara run on LPG/CNG?, engine lubrication system, grand vitara, petrol tank

Suzuki: Starting problems, starter solenoid, jumper cables
starter solenoid, jumper cables, jumper wire: It s very simple. The relay is a magnetically actuated set of contacts. The contacts power the starter solenoid direct from the battery when the ignition switched power causes the coil to become a magnet and closes the contacts when the clutch pedal is depressed...

Suzuki: Suzuki Esteem, strut assembly, suzuki esteem
strut assembly, suzuki esteem, correct tools: I ve never as much as ridden in an esteem, and only have knowledge about Samurai and Sidekick/Tracker. In my experience, it s necessary to have a strut spring compressor to change strut parts. CAUTION!!! TRYING TO SHORTCUT THIS KIND OF THING CAN BE FATAL!!!...

Suzuki: Suzuki Samurai, suzuki samurai, cat converter
suzuki samurai, cat converter, leak test: If the valves clatter badly, you need to adjust them. If the valves are badly out of adjustment, it can very seriously affect how the engine breathes , and can easily cause a severe miss or imbalance in power from cylinder to cylinder and cause the engine...

Suzuki: Suzuki SJ losing Power, vacuum hoses, vacuum leaks
vacuum hoses, vacuum leaks, rotor arm: I suspect something like dirty linkage It s a Mikuni in heritage, if not in fact, and has a wax pill type of choke actuation along with other modifications common to carburetors with duty cycle mixture control. Try looking around on the web for info. ...

Suzuki: Can Vitara run on LPG/CNG?, david hope, grand vitara 2008
david hope, grand vitara 2008, cng: It can be done. The greatest difficulty will be finding a technician, and a system to install. The cost will probably be such that any savings will take 7-10 years to break even based on systems acquaintances and friends have installed in the past. scott...

Suzuki: 1987 suzuki samurai engine problems, suzuki samurai, wire resistance
suzuki samurai, wire resistance, bad cap: It could be an ignition problem, as in cap, rotor, wires, or plugs, but what you describe sounds like it is in the carb, as in a plugged passage. Does it start to act funny as soon as the throttle is moved off of idle? Usually spark related issues have more...

Suzuki: 1990 Samurai, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose, generalities: I only have books that cover carbureted samurai. While I understand the basics of injection, and regularly deal with it as a professional, I ve long agot learned that without a manual specific to the vehicle, generalities, especially at a distance are useless....

Suzuki: 1995 sidekick turn signals, fuse block, flasher relay
fuse block, flasher relay, squeals: The squeaking is probably the fan and alternator belt. Replace it with a new one. As for the placement of the flasher, It s on the fuse block. For the placement of that, look in the owner s manual. If I remember correctly, it s under the dash to the left....

Suzuki: 87 suzuki samurai, voltage drop test, alternator belt
voltage drop test, alternator belt, suzuki samurai: Do a voltage drop test. This is done by taking a voltmeter (even a cheap one will do)and setting it on the 12 volt scale. now measure the voltage between the block and the negative POST (not the connector on the battery cable) of the battery while cranking...

Suzuki: 95 Suzuki Sidekick JX, suzuki sidekick jx, suzuki sidekick
suzuki sidekick jx, suzuki sidekick, air mixture: The oxy sensor could be involved. Just leave it unplugged. It will go to a neutral state, and should run ok if that s the problem. When warmed up, and plugged in, a good sensor should be generating a voltage signal that fluctuates fairly rapidly (up to...

Suzuki: 95 sidekick jx 5spd electrcal problem, geo dealer, temp gauge
geo dealer, temp gauge, battery cables: Check the gauge, circuit board and power and grounds first. Then find the wire that comes from the sender. Disconnect the sender connect it to ground through a test light, then direct to ground. You should get varying readings from the gauge. If you can...

Suzuki: clutch, frontwheel hub, wheel bearings, lock plates
wheel bearings, lock plates, tool section: Nothing else for the clutch. It s probable that the leaning in at the top is loose wheel bearings. You ll probably want to replace them, which will require bearings, lock plates, and a 2 socket for the bearing adjustment. Go to izook.com. Hawk Suzuki...

Suzuki: 1987 suzuki samurai engine problems, limp home, needless expense
Suzuki: 1987 suzuki samurai engine problems, limp home, needless expense, trouble light

Suzuki: Headlights, power loss., vacuum hoses, mechanical linkages
vacuum hoses, mechanical linkages, suzuki samurai: The carburetor has an idle up function operated by vacuum. I suspect that one of the mechanical linkages associated with this function has worn and is causing this. Get someone to turn the headlamps on and off while you disconnect vacuum hoses at the carb...

Suzuki: RON 97 and RON 98, research octane number, suzuki car
research octane number, suzuki car, fuel additive: The difference between RON(research octane number)97 and 98 is so small as to be negligible. Many people at altitudes of 7000 or more feet successfully use fuel with a RON of 7 to 9 points lower. If you live at sea level, in extremely hot climates, and drive...

Suzuki: samurai idle problem when warmed up, emissions systems, stock carb
emissions systems, stock carb, vavle: First, make certain the egr isn t partially activated, and that the egr valve isn t stuck partway open. Some of the injected systems have a position feedback on the egr pintle, and those, if faulty can cause problems. Go to the Suzuki website and see if...

Suzuki: sidekick driveshaft, manual hubs, suzuki sidekick
manual hubs, suzuki sidekick, driveshaft: If I remember correctly, the driveshaft has flanges on both ends of the driveshaft. If so, you re good to go. If not, it should have hubs that, if still automatic, will disconnect for normal highway driving. You can easily replace them with manual hubs....

Suzuki: Towing a samarai, tow dolley, rear driveshaft
tow dolley, rear driveshaft, manual hub: DON T PUT THE 4WD SHIFTER IN NEUTRAL!! THAT PUTS THE TRANSFER CASE IN 4WD!! NOT A GOOD THING!! IT WILL MAKE THE FRONT DRIVESHAFT SPIN AT THE SAME SPEED AS THE REAR ONE, AND EVEN THOUGH THE HUBS MIGHT BE IN NEUTRAL, IT WILL BE AN UNNECESSARY AMOUNT OF STRESS...

Suzuki: 1990 Samurai, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose, generalities: I only have books that cover carbureted samurai. While I understand the basics of injection, and regularly deal with it as a professional, I ve long agot learned that without a manual specific to the vehicle, generalities, especially at a distance are useless....

Suzuki: engine oil, professional mechanic, suzuki vitara
professional mechanic, suzuki vitara, carby: Stay with the viscosity recommendations in the manual, which is usually 5w-30. Whether synthetic, blend, or not is up to you. You get what you pay for, thus, full synthetic is best, and so on with descending price. As a 35 year professional mechanic, I...

Suzuki: help, suzuki samurai, rubber boot
suzuki samurai, rubber boot, cutouts: Try taking the shift ball off of the stick, removing the boot, remove the smaller rubber boot where the stick goes into the transfer case, and then by depressing and turning the retainer where the stick goes into the t-case, you can at that point usually withdraw...

Suzuki: sidekick hubs, wheel bearings, hubs
wheel bearings, hubs, whine: It s probable the hubs are staying engaged. Just get manual ones. replace the CV joint. Clicking is a symptom of a worn out CV joint. What you ve described seems entirely normal for this mileage and usage. There is a bushing that locates the end of the...

Suzuki: steering vibration at 70 mph, wheel bearing, merry chase
wheel bearing, merry chase, drive shaft: There are two possibilities that most repair shops could miss. One is water in the tires (it can change the tire balance significantly), the other is wheel bearing and/or suspension play. Both have led me on a merry chase on my own vehicles in the past....

Suzuki: 1991 Sidekick Fuel Problem, electrical conductors, battery cables
electrical conductors, battery cables, battery terminal: Clean and repair all the connections on all the battery cables. Or any electrical conductors, for that matter. It s easily possible that could be the cause. The other possibility is that the transistor in the ECM that drives the injector is bad. If so, go...

Suzuki: 1992 Suzuki Vitara JLX 16v - 5 Door Auto, suzuki vitara jlx, suzuki vitara
suzuki vitara jlx, suzuki vitara, auto electrician: It s most likely that the door lock mechanisms (usually accessible after removing the door panels) are in need of WD40 or another similar lubricant. Usually necessary every couple of years. Your description makes it sound probable that the rotor had a path...

Suzuki: cabin heat, colorado rocky mountains, leaking radiator
colorado rocky mountains, leaking radiator, summer delivery: NO. A lower temp thermostat will deliver lower fuel mileage (slightly), and will increase wear rates(slightly). The summer thermostat is from the fifties, when vapor lock of block mounted fuel pumps and other issues were germane. None of that is pertinent...

Suzuki: Evil Twin Stick Kit, case ratio, perfect time
case ratio, perfect time, lockers: I put it in last year, and love it! It makes it unnecessary to get out and take the hubs out when dealing with front self lockers and turning issues. It s nice to be able to have 2-low. Be forewarned that you probably will want to order a set of t-case...

Suzuki: No Fuel To 1991 Suzuki Sidekick, suzuki sidekick, delivery module
suzuki sidekick, delivery module, throttle plate: To see if the pump is working, loosen the fuel supply line going to the throttle body, and turn the ignition on, or crank the engine. CAUTION!! BE VERY CERTAIN THAT NONE OF THE SPARK PRODUCING EQUIPMENT (PLUGS, DISTRIBUTOR CAP, ETC.) ARE MAKING SPARK TO THE...

Suzuki: Power steering fluid constantly leaking, power steering fluid leak, vitara jlx
power steering fluid leak, vitara jlx, power steering fluid: The best I can suggest is to crawl underneath while it s running, get dirty and oily, and see if you can visually find the leak. I have never as much as ridden in a vitara, and went to the heavy duty fleet part of mechanical repair prior to the introduction...

Suzuki: problems with susuki esteem 1999, air flow meter, highway mileage
air flow meter, highway mileage, cold engines: I m very good with Samurais, but know nothing about esteem. I will suggest a couple of things. Warm it up, then fill it, and drive in a conservative manner strictly on the highway in the absence of stop and go traffic, return to the gas station, refill,...

Suzuki: Samurai, ring and pinion sets, mountain highways
ring and pinion sets, mountain highways, case ratio: When you turn, you will hear the tick, tick. That s normal, and means the locker is functioning correctly. When you go around a corner under a little power, the inside wheel will lock and drive the car, and the outside wheel will overrun , and click. If...

Suzuki: 1994 suzuki sidekick, cam shaft, suzuki sidekick
cam shaft, suzuki sidekick, engine transmission: There have been shorts involved with reverse (the reverse circuit), as well as shorts that occur when the engine shifts as a result of backing causing the engine/transmission assemply to rotate the opposite direction in response to applied torque forces...

Suzuki: 87 suzuki samurai carb problem, o reilly auto parts, o reilly auto
o reilly auto parts, o reilly auto, suzuki samurai: We have a problem. the issue is that unless I know what device the connector actuates, I can t tell you what is what. Get a factory repair manual and read the fuel section. Then go start diagnosis. It s what I had to do to learn this stuff, and you should...

Suzuki: chek engine light on 1998 suzuki alto car, suzuki alto car, engine control module
suzuki alto car, engine control module, scan tool: It means that one of the operatin parameters is wrong. You will have to use a scan tool to query the memory of the engine control module, and see what sustem is out of whack, and start the trougleshooting tree from there. I ONLY do early Samurai, and do...

Suzuki: electrical, engine power issues, lights & dash dimming,, drop tests, heater fan
drop tests, heater fan, electrical engine: instead of a short or draw, I believe that there is a connection that is marginal (heat makes resistance go up, making the connection worse) I ve seen wires at the battery that were so severely corroded inside the insulator, that they couldn t power a component....

Suzuki: manual hubs, manual hubs, cant move
manual hubs, cant move, pressure washer: is it below freezing, and have the hubs been washed with a pressure washer in the past few months? I had an issue a few years ago with water frozen in the hubs after my wife washed the car with a pressure wand at the local car wash. Yeah, you can leave...

Suzuki: running problem 96 sidkick 1.6L, check fuel, stop signs
check fuel, stop signs, fuel pressure: you need to find out what the fuel pressure is both when it s running well, and poorly. Also check the oxy sensor. It s possible the sensor isn t working well after warm up. There are no easy short cuts for this sort of thing, it s a matter of following...

Suzuki: sj410 grease nipple, grease zerk, expansion room
grease zerk, expansion room, rectangular piece: You re right, there is no grease zerk. You will have to jack the front end up, and take the top bearing off the top of the knuckle. It s under the rectangular piece with four bolts. Then you can put grease in. How much? pretty much fill it up, but leave...

Suzuki: Vitara 1994 fuel tank, emissions systems, vapor recovery
emissions systems, vapor recovery, filler neck: There s caveat to this answer, and it s composed of two things; First, I ve never as much as ridden in any Vitara, much less worked on one, and if you look at my qualifications, you ll see that I will only give general in theory answers to questions regarding...

Suzuki: 1990 GEO Tracker LSI Ground Problem, geo tracker lsi, inner fender
geo tracker lsi, inner fender, bell housing: Suzuki is fond of running a ground wire to the trans , bell housing, starter, block or wherever depending on what it is. As long as there s a wire from the battery to the engine, or starter,(a relatively big one, and another to the body and /or frame, you...

Suzuki: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, fuel pump relay, suzuki sidekick
fuel pump relay, suzuki sidekick, relay switch: There is a fuel pump relay, and it is controlled by the ECM (engine control module), sometime referred to as the brain The other potential issue is that there might be fuel pressure, but the injectors may not be opening. Pull a fuel line at the injector,and...

Suzuki: 89 Suki Sami, egr solenoid, emissions systems
egr solenoid, emissions systems, valve adjustment: Assume nothing and treat this problem as if it were someone else s vehicle. Check the valve adjustment, compression spark plugs. wires, cap, rotor, etc and determine that the motor is sound first. It has to be either mechanical, fuel or ignition. Carefully...

Suzuki: 90 model samari, diff gears, jp eater
diff gears, jp eater, range selection: There are option, depending on what you want/need, and what you are going to do with the suspension/tire size. Here are the options: t-case gearing changes 1) stock about 2.23 (I m not certain of the last digit there) 2) various kits around 4.16,...

Suzuki: car smoking, suzuki vitara, 2 quarts
suzuki vitara, 2 quarts, suzuki swift: It COULD be (or maybe not) valve guide seals. The IMPORTANT question is Does it consume oil, and require addition of oil between changes? How much, if it does? If it doesn t, or even if it does, compare the cost of a quart of oil once in a while(annual...

Suzuki: 89 Suki Sami, accelerator pedal, carburator
Suzuki: 89 Suki Sami, accelerator pedal, carburator, floor mat

Suzuki: Grinding noise coming from the back of my sj410, sj410
Suzuki: Grinding noise coming from the back of my sj410, sj410

Suzuki: Grinding noise coming from the back of my sj410, sj410, rear tires
sj410, rear tires, jackstands: Put it on jackstands, with the rear tires off the ground,and see where the noise is coming from. Sometimes the springs that hold the shoes on the backing plate fail, and the shoes drag on the drum without affecting braking. Or...something neither of us has...

Suzuki: greasing front hubs, suzuki sidekick, locking hubs
suzuki sidekick, locking hubs, 8l: If you look at the hubs, there are fasteners on the outside cover that contains the portion you turn to lock and unlock. Take them off and remove the cover. you will see that there are additional fasteners where the main body fastens to the hub. Remove...

Suzuki: rear wheel-bearing, rear wheel bearings, bearing retainers
rear wheel bearings, bearing retainers, retainer ring: Yes it does have rear wheel bearings, and they re a little difficult to replace. It s necessary to pull the rear drums, disconnect the rear brake hydraulic lines, and the parking brake linkage to permit the removal of the brake backing plates after removing...

Suzuki: Suzuki SJ410 transfer box, suzuki sj410, prybar
suzuki sj410, prybar, impact wrench: I can t answer that without seeing it apart. They re pretty easy to take apart. the only hard part is taking the three drive flanges off. You either use an impact wrench or thread bolts in the holes and use a big prybar to keep the flange from turning....

Suzuki: 1.6L 8-valve, new rockers, cam timing
new rockers, cam timing, egr valve: If the cam timing is right, the engine will suck air in the intake, not blow it out. Does it backfire the mixture out, or just generally push it out all the time? If it backfires, it s ignition timing, if it constantly pushes it out, it s cam timing...

Suzuki: my 1988 suzuki samurai, suzuki samurai, tailpipe
suzuki samurai, tailpipe, timing belt: Assuming that the cam is properly timed, and it doesn t miss or fail to run, I would say that a defective needle and seat or a bad float would be the cause If when cranking, gas and air come out of the intake, and if there is no air pushed out of the tailpipe,...

Suzuki: 4wd, auto hubs, wheel hubs
auto hubs, wheel hubs, suzuki grand vitara: If the driveshaft from the transfer case, and the axles out to the wheels turn, the differential is ok, unless it sounds like it s trying to grind rocks. That would be much more likely to be a front hub problem. (the auto hubs are somehow not working, and...

Suzuki: auto to manual in a 3 cylinder swift, clutch assembly, clutch cable
clutch assembly, clutch cable, clutch pedal: Flywheel, clutch assembly, clutch cable,clutch pedal assembly, driveshafts if they are different. Whatever engine and trans mounts have a different part number..... I ve never done this, and there are certainly other necessary parts, and given that I live...

Suzuki: blowing fuses, bare wire, fuel tank
bare wire, fuel tank, fuse: Well it seems that there is something else on that circuit causing problems. Get a wiring diagram, and find out what other devices are on the fuse, and disconnect them one at a time, until disconnecting one of them stops the fuse blowing, and proceed from...

Suzuki: 1.6L 8-valve, compression stroke, vitara
Suzuki: 1.6L 8-valve, compression stroke, vitara, spark plug

Suzuki: Limited slip deferential, loose rock, limited slip
loose rock, limited slip, susuki: Yes there is, and I have one in each end. It s not a limited slip , proper, it s very special kind of locker that can be driven on the street with no complications whatsoever, and actually works slightly better than a traditional locker, such as an arb,...

Suzuki: oil leak, suzuki vitara, oil leak
suzuki vitara, oil leak, suzukis: The only Suzukis I know are Samurais and swift/metros, but I ll try some general stuff... Wash it with a pressure washer, and look again. If that doesn t work there are UV fluorescent dyes that can be added to oil, you will need a UV light (which usually...

Suzuki: my two sj's, colorado rocky mountains, diesel conversion
colorado rocky mountains, diesel conversion, fuse block: It sounds like you have a poor electrical connection, most likely at the battery. Take all the battery connections loose and clean them. (baking soda and water is very good, just DON T GET ANY IN THE BATTERY) the wires leading to the ignition switch and...

Suzuki: steering, giant tires, steering pumps
giant tires, steering pumps, reservoir supplies: while it s running, look in the reservoir. There should be some evidence the fluid is circulating, as compared to when it s sitting still. Generally the steering box is bulletproof, but steering pumps (that s what the reservoir supplies with fluid) have...

Suzuki: Vitara engine problem, spark plug gap, head gasket failure
spark plug gap, head gasket failure, narrow gap: Excess fuel won t cause head gasket failure, but a leaking head gasket can cause combustion to be upset, possibly from coolant leaking in and not being combustible, and thus getting unburnt fuel coming out the tailpipe. (not uncommon in this sort of case...

Suzuki: vibration in 1999 Suzuki Vitara, 1999 suzuki vitara, suzuki vitara
1999 suzuki vitara, suzuki vitara, road vibration: If there s a vibration when the vehicle isn t running down the road, it is obviously coming from the engine. Sometimes it s mounts getting older and stiffer and transmitting more vibration. If the engine itself is vibrating, especially only at idle, it could...

Suzuki: 1998 Suzuki Esteem, suzuki esteem, brake fluid
suzuki esteem, brake fluid, high speeds: It was probably leaking where the axle goes into the trans, and if there is now no trans noise, or unusual functioning, it s probably ok. The trans holds many pints of fluid, and unless there was a puddle the size of the car, there s probably no reason to...

Suzuki: 86 suzuki samuria, rear end gears, best route
rear end gears, best route, pluses: Ask Trail tough. They can ask lots more questions, and give you lots more alternatives, with a description of the pluses and minuses. What kind of roads you want to do with the vehicle has more to do with what s the best route. That s how you decide what...

Suzuki: Loss of Power, jx, mpg
Suzuki: Loss of Power, jx, mpg

Suzuki: fuel pump hum, commercial hype, fuel additives
commercial hype, fuel additives, combustion chamber: The only issue with a bad sender is that you don t know the fuel level. Keep it more full than you usually would, or carry a gas can. I have had a marginal sender for five years, and just carry a gas can. The idle issue is probably due to adjustment issues....

Suzuki: Loss of Power, mass air sensor, suzuki sidekick
mass air sensor, suzuki sidekick, replacing oxygen sensor: ANY of the inputs could be affecting this problem. The mass sensor could be sending a faulty signal, the coolant sensor (for the injection) could be at fault, the oxy sensor could be the problem. It is necessary to find out what the correct signal values...

Suzuki: Replacing Oil Pan on 2000 Tracker 4x4, chevy tracker, oil pan
chevy tracker, oil pan, oil pump: My only certain experience is with my 89 sidekick. I did not have to pull the engine. Get underneath it, and look. Is there clear access to the pan bolts? You will probably have to take the lower flywheel cover off to gain access to the rearmost row of...

Suzuki: Suzuki Jeep 4x4 Caribean, suzuki caribean, engine cranks
suzuki caribean, engine cranks, jeep 4x4: If it has spark when it doesn t start, then it is most likely fuel. Next is to determine whether it has not enough, or too much. Try spraying some carb cleaner into the intake. If it tries to start, there s not enough if it doesn t there is probably too...

Suzuki: suzuki sidekick, suzuki sidekick, fuel pressure
suzuki sidekick, fuel pressure, mentors: Does it loose spark, fuel pressure, or injection signal? After you have determined that, then you have narrowed the search, and can proceed accordingly. One of my mentors used to say, It s either fuel, mechanical, or electrical, and eliminating two of them...

Suzuki: Wheel play, pivot bearings, wheel bearings
pivot bearings, wheel bearings, steering linkage: It doesn t have ball joints, and the knuckle bearings are very seldom a problem, but they can be checked by lifting the front wheels off the ground, and checking for play. Make certain that if there is play, that you determine whether it is knuckle or wheel...

Suzuki: 89 suzuki samurai, ground circuits, suzuki samurai
ground circuits, suzuki samurai, test light: That may well be the original reason the battery was not being charged. it s a symptom, much like a fever is a symptom, and that s why doctors run tests, just like you will have to trace and verify why power (or ground) is not present to light the lights....

Suzuki: 95 suzuki sidekick 1.6 16 valve, suzuki sidekick, highway speed
suzuki sidekick, highway speed, speed operation: It depends on the viscosity rating of the oil, and the oil temperature. It could be anywhere between 50psi with 20w-50 oil at 0 degrees Fahrenheit and 10psi with 0w-30 at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. (please note that I m talking about the actual temp of the oil,...

Suzuki: Best carb for a sidekick, suzuki sidekick, mikuni carb
suzuki sidekick, mikuni carb, carburated: IF you don t do much four wheeling on difficult terrain, the weber will be passable. It s positively terrible in rough terrain. Go to izook dot com and peruse the links. As I remember there s a kit that adapts a mikuni carb that s shared by a Harley Davidson...

Suzuki: cranking my sidekick consistantly, cajun girl, suzuki sidekick
cajun girl, suzuki sidekick, electrical portion: Sounds like you re losing spark. Get one of those nice guys to pull the coil wire and look for spark, or, you do it while he cranks the starter. If so, look at all the connections at the distributor (unplug and reconnect them, and look for corrosion in the...