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    What do you expect from a ski sitting 3 yrs?

    Have an opportunity to buy a non-PV 1200 that's been sitting outside, untouched, for three years. Moderate climate, owner claims was winterized. I'm assuming carburetor rebuilds at least, but what else would you expect would need to been done to get it back on the water?
    What do I need to check out before purchase?
    Trying to get a handle on cash outlay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyterrific View Post
    Have an opportunity to buy a non-PV 1200 that's been sitting outside, untouched, for three years. Moderate climate, owner claims was winterized. I'm assuming carburetor rebuilds at least, but what else would you expect would need to been done to get it back on the water?
    What do I need to check out before purchase?
    Trying to get a handle on cash outlay.

    Thanks.
    If no stabil was put it in the fuel: Gummed-up fuel, clogged fuel lines, dirty fuel tank as well as carbs. Probably be better off to just replace all the lines anyway. I would replace the fuel sender as well. I'll bet the battery is dead. You could take a good battery, hook it up, do a compression check, then see if it starts.

    Did it have a cover on it?

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    yes, it was covered.
    I know I'll be checking for mouse nests - chewed up wires would be great fun!
    Was planning on taking a battery & compression gauge. Could I cause any damage by bumping the start button after this long?

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    Not to sure what you mean. Take the plugs out, pour some two stroke oil in the holes. I do this for compression testing anyway. That way the cylinder should be nice and oily. Make sure the oil injection system (if present) is not disconnected from any of the carbs. If it is, that would be a major problem as that may be why it has been sitting so long.

    What year and model is it? I'm guessing 97-99 GP1200

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    As most of us know,if you get the ski running and do the normal stuff like carb rebuilds you also need to make sure all the oil lines are intact and not brittle,or just premix it to be safe,nothing worse than getting it running and have an oil line break or most likely fall off #3 cylinder and fry your motor,also good just to check cooling lines and all clamps for tightness,save you some trouble later.

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