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    96 seadoo gti - 717carb / 947 DI swap - Do it or don't??

    As many of you know, NON direct injected 2strokes have been banned in many, if not all western states. I currently own a stock 1996 seadoo gti which is basically now useless since all the lakes within 500 miles of here are off limits. Ive been debating parting it out, but I think a piece of me will die inside. May turn it into a towable lake cooler for beers and food if nothing else.

    I Have looked up the 947/951 direct injection engine and am seriously considering the swap. I havent found much info on it, but here is what Ive gathered I will need...

    new engine
    corresponding mpem
    glass in my own front motor mount
    figure out what to do with a bigger exhaust
    What else am I looking at?

    My knowledge is very limited in the watercraft world, so Im ready for some harsh words. I work on jeeps and chevys all day.
    Is it much different?

    I guess my real question is, should this be attempted?

    Should I wash my hands of it and save for a newer (legal) one?


    Thanks in advance for any help guys


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    You will need a complete donar ski. Nothing is compatable on your ski to a di.

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    So its a big f****** waste of time and money..

    Thank you.
    Ill stick to jeeps

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandfish88 View Post
    As many of you know, NON direct injected 2strokes have been banned in many, if not all western states. I currently own a stock 1996 seadoo gti which is basically now useless since all the lakes within 500 miles of here are off limits.
    500 Miles from LV? Really? Is Lake Havasu banned too? I thought it was just Powell and Mead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandfish88 View Post
    So its a big f****** waste of time and money..

    Thank you.
    Ill stick to jeeps
    I think you just answered your own question. You can sell your GTI for around 1500 and pick up a '00 or an '01 GTX DI (which is the same hull as yours) for about 2500 and be way ahead of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast-XPL View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sandfish88 View Post
    As many of you know, NON direct injected 2strokes have been banned in many, if not all western states. I currently own a stock 1996 seadoo gti which is basically now useless since all the lakes within 500 miles of here are off limits.
    500 Miles from LV? Really? Is Lake Havasu banned too? I thought it was just Powell and Mead.
    Havasu is 155 miles from here. Its not too far, but with lake mead a stones throw away, why not just upgrade. Mojave was even a hour n a half drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sandfish88 View Post
    So its a big f****** waste of time and money..

    Thank you.
    Ill stick to jeeps
    I think you just answered your own question. You can sell your GTI for around 1500 and pick up a '00 or an '01 GTX DI (which is the same hull as yours) for about 2500 and be way ahead of the game.
    You really think I could get 1500 for it?
    Where? I havent tried craigslist yet, but with mead being off limits, I think our 2 stroke market is dead. Worth a try though.
    Last edited by sandfish88; 01-29-2013 at 08:20 PM.

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    Wait till late march or April and people will be getting the itch to get on the water and buy anything they can. It will draw a primieum on CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    Wait till late march or April and people will be getting the itch to get on the water and buy anything they can. It will draw a primieum on CL.
    Thanks airborneXP, I appreciate the tip.
    Gonna take her out in he driveway and get her polished up for pics today. Its a shame to sell such runner, but the hippies will have their fucking way I guess.

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    What a bunch of U.S government bureaucracy bullshit!........ Next they'll mandating the methane gas from "Farting" by issuing charcoal filled underwear !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sea-one View Post
    What a bunch of U.S government bureaucracy bullshit!........ Next they'll mandating the methane gas from "Farting" by issuing charcoal filled underwear !
    It hurts doesnt it. Seriously, what is next? Smog tests for skis lol??
    I guess this is just America now

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