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    New member and my first ski!

    Hi guys, I'm brand new here and about to pick up my first ski. It's a 99 Yamaha GP1200 Riva. It's my understanding that there were only 50 of these things made in 99.

    So I'm getting it in not-running condition. It looks like the carbs need to be cleaned and rebuilt. It's been sitting for about 2 years and won't start on its own, but will start if you hit it with ether. The compression is good. I took a whiff in the gas tank it smells ripe, so I'm hoping that is all it needs.

    I've been reading up on the forums about these things. Anything else I can expect as a new owner?


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    Welcome to the Hulk.

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    Nice ski! Dig in and see if you can get it running.

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    Spray some oil in the cylinders before cranking a ski that's been sitting that long.
    It helps the rings to not stick and reduces cylinder scoring.

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    Welcome to the hulk

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    Pics!!!

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