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    pump nozzel switch out

    hello. im looking to switchout my 97 gp 1200 0 degree pump nozzel to a 98-99 5 degree pump nozzel.do i need the 98-99 steering nozzel and trim nozzel or will my 97 parts fit on the 5 degree nozzel? cant find im forum. thanks.


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    direct replacement no parts needed

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    thanks for the reply big raider. i think im going to give it a shot. just got done replacing the stock tabs for a set of aluminum tabs from george and filling in the ride plate holes with waterweld. all info from forum. thanks all.

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    what exactly does swapping the nozzels do? As well as filling in the holes?

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    The '97 zero degree nozzle keeps the nose down more and more hull in the water. The 98 and 99 5 degree nozzle pushes the front of the ski up out of the water more. This reduces drag and allows for a higher top speed. It can also aggravate porpoising problems if the rest of the ski isn't up to the task.
    I swapped out my zero degree nozzle for a 5 degree and oh boy what a difference! The ski just LEAPS out of the water. I had to slightly relearn to ride it. I have to lean in foreward on the handlebars if I go WOT from idle otherwise the thing leaps up and the pump unhooks. Its a ton more fun and I gained 1.9 mph top speed with a 5 degree nozzle and the sponsons up.
    When swapping to a 5 degree nozzle, don't forget to readjust the trim cable. The steering/trim nozzle needs to be recentered on the 5 degree nozzle.

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    Thanks for the info! I just happen to have an extra 99 pump I can use for my 97!

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    Gotta ask before I start swapping parts, how can I tell which nozzle I have ?? ( to confirm I have the 5 deg )

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    A 5 degree nozzle will look angled. you can see the slanted cast in line near the big end of this pic.

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    Sure cant mess up with a pic!
    Thats exactly what I got! THANKS!

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