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    1999 Yamaha xl 1200 ltd

    Are these any good? I have a chance to pick one up in a trade and would like to know about these. It seems to be in perfect cosmetic shape and I'll ride it Saturday . I need your advice and opinons.
    Thanks
    drag
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    Waveruiner pauladave's Avatar
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    I got one of 'em. The XL1200Ltd. seems to have been the test-bed for the 155hp powervalve triple motor, as it became the XLT the year after. No real issues with mine, apart from having to replace the carbs, due to corrosion in the Hi-speed and Lo-speed adjusters (some prat had taken out the non-tamper seals and not put any grease in the holes so saltwater had got in the holes), and the drive mainshaft and intermediate shaft being stripped through saltwater corrosion. Apart from that, it's a good stable sea craft, with good power and not-bad seating for 2 (although I wouldn't like to try 3 up, like it's supposed to be capable of!). It jumps well for it's weight, and shows around 50mph when it's calm on the sea (not often around here). It's a bit thirsty, but I guess they all are if you thrash 'em! The space in the engine bay isn't bad for working on the motor, but the bloody exhaust is a pain to get out each time you have to do anything!

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    If your not doing something, its hard to screw up. stlouisramsfan's Avatar
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    I would say plan on spending a little cash and its a great ski....

    There are some must have add-ons
    waveeater clips/couplings 100 bucks
    D-plate & chip 90 bucks

    there are some highly recommend add-ons
    intake gate 100 bucks
    Pump plug kit 75 bucks
    Ride plate 200 bucks

    the first 2 can ruin the engine... the last 3 will make it ride better
    just plan on spending a 3 day weekend working on it and 600 bucks and you WILL LOVE this ski
    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by stlouisramsfan View Post
    I would say plan on spending a little cash and its a great ski....

    There are some must have add-ons
    waveeater clips/couplings 100 bucks
    D-plate & chip 90 bucks

    there are some highly recommend add-ons
    intake gate 100 bucks
    Pump plug kit 75 bucks
    Ride plate 200 bucks

    the first 2 can ruin the engine... the last 3 will make it ride better
    just plan on spending a 3 day weekend working on it and 600 bucks and you WILL LOVE this ski
    good luck

    This ski has 58 hrs on it. Is that a lot for this year?

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    If your not doing something, its hard to screw up. stlouisramsfan's Avatar
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    Nope... i bought mine last july with 65 ... now it has 95

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    Ive got 105 hours on mine, and would expect 200 before a major rebuild, as long as you use a GOOD quality marine grade oil. Waveater clips are a definite, and very easy to do! I've sealed the pump, but that wasn't so important for engine life! Also watch the condition of the oil injection lines and clips, if they fail you've a dead engine Some swear by pre-mix, but that's your choice, I'm still with injection 'cos I like it, and hate mesing with oil mixing etc. I just double and triple check the lines and clips every season. The engine is a very simple design, and easy to work on with a good toolkit, a manual and help from the gurus on GH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauladave View Post
    Ive got 105 hours on mine, and would expect 200 before a major rebuild, as long as you use a GOOD quality marine grade oil. Waveater clips are a definite, and very easy to do! I've sealed the pump, but that wasn't so important for engine life! Also watch the condition of the oil injection lines and clips, if they fail you've a dead engine Some swear by pre-mix, but that's your choice, I'm still with injection 'cos I like it, and hate mesing with oil mixing etc. I just double and triple check the lines and clips every season. The engine is a very simple design, and easy to work on with a good toolkit, a manual and help from the gurus on GH!
    Thank you guys. As far as the inj lines I thought I would just disconnect them and premix like I do on my race boat. Thanks again all.
    drag

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