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    New to forum with first ski!!

    I just purchased a 2004 XLT 1200 with only 15hrs on it. I took it out before buying it and had no problems getting up over 50mph. My question is what should I do as far a maintance on a ski with this low of hours thats running fine.


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    Welcome to gree hulk. Just read the owner manual on maintaining the ski it should be fine.

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    do a search for upgrade items... like D-plate, waveeater clips, drive shaft hose

    also there is a fuel filter to maintain, grease the midshaft bearing, check trim and reverse cable operation, ect

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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Thanks for all the advice. I installed waveeaters and oil line clamps. Hard to believe oil lines were about to come off with such low hrs.

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    Welcome to the Fourm. I am sure you will get years of use out of your Yamaha. Good idea to install the power valve clips and oil line clamps. Which type of clamp did you use on your oil lines? I purchased a 2001 XLT 1200 this month and need to upgrade the oil lines and make sure the pv clips are there.


    Former Sea Doo owner, will never own one again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshardee View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. I installed waveeaters and oil line clamps. Hard to believe oil lines were about to come off with such low hrs.

    Welcome to the Hulk!!! It's nice to hear about someone catching the problem early for once. You just saved your self a motor my friend.

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    You need to replace the oil lines. Over time the oil lines swell up to a bigger diameter and that's why they pop off. I work at a Yamaha dealership and we recommend changing the oil injector lines once every 2 years maximum.

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    my time is to replace oil lines j never have since 03

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    Thanks again for all the great advise took the ski out yesterday and it ran great. Now off tomorrow to pick up an 2004 fx with only 20hrs on it should make a good pair for the family.

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