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    Got a new (to me) 97 XP - advice?

    Got my hands on a running and (I hope!) mechanically sound XP. Don't know much about it other than it is very fast (according to the seller). Needs a lil cosmetic love but compression is 170-172 and it starts easy so I am happy :thumbup: looks like a different head is on it too, milled I wonder?
    It has the old fuel lines so I will replace those and will check the wear ring but otherwise what advice do you have for me before I ride it?

    2005 RXT stock
    94 kawi 750SX complete rebuild, sleeper
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    The black rubber rings (seals) around the Speedo and gauges are rotted out and cracked. Any ready solutions for that, would the dealer have those? Aftermarket? And what about the chin pad - what do you guys do to recover them( mine s got a lil hole in it)

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    Go to ebay and punch in "sea doo 97xp parts" you ll find barpads.
    The gauge rings....well...I think you can still get the big ones through oem sites but the small ones...????

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    note that lots of parts for that ski are discontinued. it was only made for one year and things like exhaust hoses are hard to come by.

    get some dieletric grease for the mpem connectors, if they get wet you'll lose the ignition..and the mpem is discontinued.

    Nice looking XP..should have been reasonably well cared for

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    Thx guys.
    Yes the ski is nice, it was repainted with dark green metallic paint at some point and it has a couple of dock scratches where the yellow comes through. I ll fix them up no problem.
    I'm excited because my RXT super fast as it is, does not feel too light and nimble.I always missed the light feel that I had with my old 1000R tigershark 2 seater. Throw it around and turn it on the dime.
    I hope this will do just that.

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