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    Ultra 150 history questions

    so I have 2 questions relating to changes thru the years on the Ultra 150 models.

    1: Why the mid year change in the 2002 models on paint scheme? It appears that 2002 started with the same color scheme (blue and silver) with slightly different graphics from the '01 model and then it switched to the all white with race flags scheme at some point. It appears that not many of the blue ones were made, when did the change take place?

    2: On the 2003 models the knee pads get deleted. On the 1999-2002 models the pad is there because the bolts for the hull brace go thru the outside. For the 2003 model, is the brace omitted? If not how is it attached internally? Glued/epoxy?

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    I'm not sure about the color scheme change. But it seems every year they did something different. I have an 01 blue/silver and absolutely love the white green.

    For the steering support I believe it was moved up so it can be covered by the panels for the choke/fuel.

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    There were lots of little, but significant changes throughout the years. When ordering parts, make sure you get the correct year.

    Changes included: ignition timing, fuel level sensors, exhaust expansion chamber bolt diameter, circuit breakers, starters, etc.

    When ordering parts, make sure you get the correct year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    There were lots of little, but significant changes throughout the years. When ordering parts, make sure you get the correct year.

    Changes included: ignition timing, fuel level sensors, exhaust expansion chamber bolt diameter, circuit breakers, starters, etc.

    When ordering parts, make sure you get the correct year!


    This is what I am on about. The graphics on the blue one here are not that of the 2001 model I have. So did they make this for only a month or two before switching?

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    According to the book, the 2001 looks like the blue one. Both were offered in 2002.

    I'm not sure exactly how to determine the model year. The hull identification number contains the month & year of manufacture, but not model year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    According to the book, the 2001 looks like the blue one. Both were offered in 2002.

    I'm not sure exactly how to determine the model year. The hull identification number contains the month & year of manufacture, but not model year.
    See now 90% of the 2002 models I see listed out there come with the white color scheme. 2001 is for sure not the same graphics as the model above though. This is the 2001 graphics scheme. As you see its has red highlights, not yellow as above. Does anyone have a 2002 that is the blue color here? Maybe you can let us know the build date on the machine.

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