Thread: 1999 1200 XL, any good?
10-10-2010, 08:18 PM #1
1999 1200 XL, any good?
Have a pretty good trade offer for a 1200 XL, I know nothing about them. As a matter of fact I haven't owned a Yamaha PWC in fifteen years. Any owners want to give me the scoop on this machine. I'm not looking for a speed demon, just a decent three seater thats no a dog. My 2002 Seadoo GTI is a dog and I'd like to get something faster, it tops out in the low 40's.
Pick of the ski in question.
Last edited by thetolleyman; 10-12-2010 at 07:56 PM.
10-11-2010, 08:25 AM #2
pretty good ski. First Yamaha 3 seater with the 155hp 66v motor in it. All of the mods done to motors of GPR's will work on this. Should be good for around 56-58 true mph in stock form. Make sure you do a compression test first... if you get it instantly check the number 3 oil line to make sure it is securely attached to the carb rack, add a set of Waveeater clips and couplers on the powervalves, put in a D-plate and sensor chip, aftermarket intake grate (for safety reasons!) and maybe a pump plug kit (to help with cavitation) and go ride! They are super stable, pretty quick, and fun. Aftermarket sponsons can make them turn better... also a well setup impeller does wonders as well. Island Racing can get you setup with the right one when you are ready for it. Also, Jims Performance can get you a rideplate thats worth 3-5mph as well. Its not to hard to get one up over 60mph with a few mods... mine was running 74mph before the motor was put into my GPR.
10-11-2010, 10:42 AM #3
Ditto on what Yellow said. Take care of it and it's bulletproof. Big, comfortable, and solid, do a few minor mods and it will really wake up. Lot's of parts out there for it too, that helps.
10-11-2010, 12:20 PM #4
10-11-2010, 02:17 PM #5
10-11-2010, 08:20 PM #6
As said from all of the above. Also check the reverse cable, they have been known for breaking on the 3 seaters of those years to >2004
10-11-2010, 11:18 PM #7
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For get the oil line's. Take off the pump and switch to oil mix. The $20 spent on the kit will save you a lot of time and money. I know I have a 2000 xl 1200 with the PV motor. It lost an oil line on #3 as stated above. Now I have to rebuild the motor. When I replace it this winter I will swith to premix.
10-12-2010, 07:47 PM #8
10-12-2010, 07:57 PM #9
I just added a pic of the ski in question. Looks like it does say "Limited" on the big "XL" decal.
10-12-2010, 08:22 PM #10
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