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    1997 GP1200 cold start issuies

    I have a 1997 gp1200 that i got over this summer, the ski is awsome, in great shape and runs great except 1 minor issuie. When it is cold it does not like to start with or withouth the choke, some times i have to give it a little shot of starting fluid for her to kick. After it starts i can run it all day and it will be fine, But if i let it sit can cool down then same think doesnt like to start. So i long as it doesnt sit for to long off then it will fire right back up. When running it runs flawless. Someboday said something abouth a aftermarket primer

    Please help, as i am sure this is a common problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by srt44116 View Post
    I have a 1997 gp1200 that i got over this summer, the ski is awsome, in great shape and runs great except 1 minor issuie. When it is cold it does not like to start with or withouth the choke, some times i have to give it a little shot of starting fluid for her to kick. After it starts i can run it all day and it will be fine, But if i let it sit can cool down then same think doesnt like to start. So i long as it doesnt sit for to long off then it will fire right back up. When running it runs flawless. Someboday said something abouth a aftermarket primer

    Please help, as i am sure this is a common problem
    Thanks
    newbie
    Check the carbs.Sounds like bad check valves.

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    was pretty comon for people to add a primer back in the day
    i found mine was beter if i never turned the fuel off when it was in the garage

    kev

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    check vavles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Scotsman View Post
    Check the carbs.Sounds like bad check valves.

    Where are the check valves? I looked through the service manauel and cold not find anything on them?

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    you need the SBN carb manual. Mikuni has it on their website. Here it is:
    http://www.mikuni.com/pdf/sbn_manual.pdf

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