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    HELP...What did i break...URGENT.

    I put our new to us 97 gp1200 with a newer engine in the water today. It ran great for 4 hours, then no alarms no issues it died in the water. It would restart for a moment, but die. Finally if I kept using the primer it would run back to the dock. Seems like a fuel issue. Anyone had this happen? Our family wants to use it this week...ugh!

    Tom


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    check you carbs....

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    Thanks...dumb question, what am I looking for? I'm assuming I have to pull them off for a rebuild?

    Tom

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    You may have a clogged gas line...

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    4 hours....maybe you ran out of gas? lol
    Check the compression too...just to make sure you didn't hurt the motor.

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    Update: well we are keeping our fingers crossed. I spent the night following fuel lines and checking the filter etc. I put it on the ramp this morning at it ran like normal for 3 minutes. Thanks for the help!

    Tom

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    I had a similar thing happen with my '97 GP1200 two summers ago. We used it all day and when it was time to leave the beach, it wouldn't start. It cranked but wouldn't fire. We towed it in with my Raider. By the time we got the ski home, it fired right up. It hasn't done this again since (knock on wood!)

    I've had some trouble recently with the start/stop switch on my '94 Raider. I was out riding and it was running great when it just died. Cranked but wouldn't fire. My wife towed me in with the GP. Back at home, it fired right up, however it has happened to me again a couple of times since then. Not confidence inspiring at all.

    I've been told by people that know a lot more about skis than me that these start/stop switches do go bad over time. Unfortunately new ones aren't exactly cheap and you don't want to buy used because they may be on their last leg as well.

    I wanted to mention this because it could be the cause of what you experienced. A compression check is always a good idea.

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