Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    pwc4life's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    375
    +1
    24

    Question Just bought a 1997 XP. Have some questions.

    Ski is stock. Anything I should be aware of with this model? Issues I need to take care of, etc.?

    Also I'm looking for a couple quick and easy handling upgrades. What sponsons, rideplate, and intake grate do you guys recommend? I was looking at a R&D rideplate, Worx or R&D intake grate, and Beach House or Worx sponsons. Which do you prefer? Thanks in advance.


  2. #2
    dsgamermike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Lake Norman, NC
    Posts
    42
    97's usually have starters go out. The fuse in the fuel baffle blows. The ground cable between the engine and battery fails. Otherwise, it's a slow but reliable ski. Mine has flipped many times. I've let other people take it out on the lake, they've flipped it many times. I have had not had much trouble with mine.

    As for upgrades, I'd like to hear what other people say. Mine is stock with a new impeller and wear ring and I can only get about 48 mph out of it.

  3. #3
    If the fuel lines are grey and say tempo on them, change the immediately. The insides break down and clog up the carbs. This will cause the ski to lean out and detonate. You should also clean the carbs after changing the lines. There is a nice guide on the top of this forum.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    new jersey
    Posts
    4
    i just put a new engine in mine cause the oil injection pump went and grenaded the old one. i would get the oil pump block off plate and change it to premix asap. the $14.00 for the plate is much cheaper then a new engine.

  5. #5
    svtnos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Almont MI
    Posts
    316
    +1
    1
    97 xp owned 8 years not one problem.. just keep up on maintenance and you should be fine..

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Lake Conroe (Montgomery,) Texas
    Posts
    417
    +1
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by dsgamermike View Post
    97's usually have starters go out. The fuse in the fuel baffle blows. The ground cable between the engine and battery fails. Otherwise, it's a slow but reliable ski. Mine has flipped many times. I've let other people take it out on the lake, they've flipped it many times. I have had not had much trouble with mine.

    As for upgrades, I'd like to hear what other people say. Mine is stock with a new impeller and wear ring and I can only get about 48 mph out of it.
    Can anyone confirm this speed? I was under the impression that these skis are faster than this!

  7. #7
    WBoulton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    doylestown PA, sea isle city, nj
    Posts
    569
    +1
    1
    I was always told they go 53-54ish

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Lake Conroe (Montgomery,) Texas
    Posts
    417
    +1
    10
    That's more like what I was thinking.

  9. #9
    svtnos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Almont MI
    Posts
    316
    +1
    1
    Mine runs 53mph on gps ..

  10. #10
    saltydog
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    myrtle beach/georgeotwn/charleston
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by WBoulton View Post
    I was always told they go 53-54ish
    i have a 98 xpl pretty much same ski...
    i can get 50-52 on a semi flat water.. and i dont feel it has much more left in rpm so im going to have to agree.. maybe on gps you can get a few mph more or less depending on conditions
    hear is from a few days back.. morning run semi flat/chop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Just bought my first ski, 09 FZR, have some questions
    By jabrel3 in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (4-stroke)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-01-2014, 11:39 AM
  2. Just bought an 04 RXP. Have some questions.
    By rvpilot457 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-24-2013, 09:36 PM
  3. Just bought an SL1050, have some questions!!
    By gordo1287 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-11-2013, 12:21 PM
  4. Bought a 98 GSX, Have Some Questions..
    By EJRex in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-26-2012, 06:29 PM
  5. Just bought a 97 xp ... I have some questions?
    By Stew215 in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-27-2011, 09:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •