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    1997 GSX - top RPMs

    Having an issue with the 97 GSX - RPM wise. Tested stator, all connections good, but found wasn't charging the battery. Replaced the rectifier. Battery is now charging. I'm not able to get the RPMs over 5800, on a lightly chopped lake. Checked the prop, no dings. Hole shot is fairly stout, no shuddering or sputtering when I hit the throttle. I had ~6600 RPM last summer. Rave valves are flush with the top of the housing. I'm thinking might just be carb related??

    And am running pre-mix on this ski.


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    Did you clean the rave valves? Have you changed the fuel lines and cleaned the entire fuel system? Could also possibly be a water regulator problem.

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    Didn't think about the water regulator. Rest has been serviced or changed.

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    Okay, I have an absolutely stupid question. The shop manual says to make sure you have the air box / silencer on while you adjust the idle speed screw. How is this even possible???

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    Well, gave it a good cleaning, carbs, rave valves... got 6850 RPMs out of it this weekend. It's all happy again.

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    The idle speed screw is located on the top front of the carbs. You can get to the tee handle easy. But the high speed mixture is another story. Glad that the cleaning worked for you.

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