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    New member just bought a 97 xp 800 i think with issues

    Hi i was looking for some info on my ski and came across your site and really like it so far. I just pick up a 97 xp 800 Saturday really clean even the seat is like new the guy told me the motor had been rebuilt about 3 years ago and the carbs last year. He brought it to my house we plugged in the hose and he put the battery in and it popped right off. Took it to the river where we ride sunday my brother pulled it off the trailer and rode it for about 5 mins at first he said it was sluggish but them be blew the webs out of it and ran like a raped ape he pulled it the the dock shut it off and it wouldn't start again. when you shut it off it floods out if you turn the fuel off and crank it till it starts running in guessing on the excess gas im the chamber then turn the gas on it runs ok. It also will run sort crappy at a low idle when you get on it it seems like it has to clean the plugs and then it goes. Any ideas?
    Oh yeah if it sits for a couple hours its pops right off. Don't know if that helps and when i pull the plugs there wet and balck!!
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    check your carbs pop off, maybe you should replace the inner spring, also check the needle and seat, make sure they both look like they are able to seal against one another properly

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    wow you bought that thing?

    guy was asking $3000 for it



    what did you pay if you dont mine me asking?

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    do the DIY fuel system check

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    http://rockford.craigslist.org/bar/1759596571.html


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    VERY GOOD WAVE RUNNER. VERY GOOD CONDITION. VERY FAST VERY FUN. COMES WITH TRITON TRAILER AND 2 LIFE JACKETS, COVER MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. ONLY A COUPLE DOCK SCRATCHES REST OF IT IS LIKE NEW. IS REGISTERED UNTIL 2012. THE PHOTO BELOW IS NOT ACTUAL TRAILER THE TRITON IS GALVANIZED BUT I CAN SEND YOU PICS IF INTERESTED MAY BE WILLING TO TRADE FOR A GOOD FAMILY BOAT IN THE $3500-$4000 RANGE, FOUR WHEELER, MUSTANG, CAMARO, PLOW TRUCK, LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE WILL ALSO DO TRADES PLUS CASH FOR THE RIGHT ITEM.

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    $3800? I would have sold ya an '05 Wake with 95 hours for around that.
    As far as whats wrong with it, sounds like a carb problem.

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    I would have sold you a 2000 XP-Limited with a new engine, runs like a raped ape for that price, I think you got ripped off on that deal man, that ski in the market is worth about 2,000

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    No i didn't pay that for it i traded my four wheeler and and he gave me $500 on the deal the craigslist ad is mine i thought i would see if i could turn it but i think im gonna keep it never know my brother got 3500 for his.

    But anyway what is the DIY FUEL SYSTEM CHECK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahlescbc View Post
    No i didn't pay that for it i traded my four wheeler and and he gave me $500 on the deal the craigslist ad is mine i thought i would see if i could turn it but i think im gonna keep it never know my brother got 3500 for his.

    But anyway what is the DIY FUEL SYSTEM CHECK?
    i can help ya if ya want

    its in the the 2 stroke section....


    yea a 97xp is worth 1800-2200 pending condition and area.....

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    I hate carbs..lol ok tonight i just for shits pulled it out of the garage and pop the lid off the air box to start looking and for the hell of it started it and ran the hose for a minute but it seemed to rev really high is that because the air box lid was off? So i pulled it back in the garage and thought id pull the fuel filter under the hood and when i pulled it off the bottom of the palstic bucket had some junk in it and what looked to be pieces of hose(grey) so i am guessing this is the hose that i have heard so much about replacing? Do you think this could be some of my carb issues. This sucks i was hoping to ride this weekend!!!!

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