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    96 xp need some advice

    I am looking to buy a 96 xp i can get it for a steal but the guy says it has 1 problem the exhaust pipe is leaking at the lower weld there is also a welded plug at the top of the pipe but he says the lower one is leaking he says this is common and an easy fix is this true and is there anything else i should look for..Thanks Guys


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    If you dont want to have it fixed I have the exhaust for it... $100+ship its yours

    do the normal things before buying it.
    1. check the compression...+/-150psi
    2. check the bottom of the hull for gouges and recient repair
    3. check the hours (have to take it to the dealer to have the MPEM read)
    4. is there paint missing from the head bolts? if so it has a rebuilt engine and when was it done?
    5. does it have the gray tempo fuel lines? if it does offer him less. fuel system needs gone through and carbs cleaned
    6. gas tank recall completed?
    7. what mods are on the ski?
    8. take it for a ride...make sure that you ride it for at least 15min
    9. should pay no more than $1500- $1800 with trailer unless showroom new!
    10. Feel confident your getting what you want for your money

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    he wants 1600 with a double trailer he just posted it yesterday and i talked him down to 1000 because of exhaust hole and vts isn't working im going to get it this afternoon but let me check out the exhaust i'll probably gets yours i'll let you know tonight

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    flyin' the friendly skies airbornexp's Avatar
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    good buy....once you get it, go through it, and read the DIY fuel system cleaning thread...should be good as new.

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    This thing is nice 145 on each cyl. they added a bilge pump that scares me a little but working on rigging the exhaust tonight and gonna put it in the water tomorrow gonna go throught it all tonight i ended up walkin out with it for 900..I hope it runs as good as it sounds. I post pics tomorrow

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    I put some jb weld on the spot that was leaking and let it sit all night just took it down to the water and it runs better than my 97 xp ever did I still can't believe i got this thing for 900. There was nothing leaking from the exhaust and no water in the hull. But i did notice and i know i dont know what there call so ill call them the stabilzers on the sides in the rear have been replaced with some skinny lookin plates i guess that there called something but i'm not sure what they are why would they have done that?

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    sounds like the previous owner added "sponsons" they will help you carve tighter turns over the stock ones.

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    Lol..ya thats the word i couldn't think of...But took it out again today this is where the trouble starts, Ran fine stopped 3 or 4 times no problem stopped again sounds like the starter is just spinning not engaging

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