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    Carb oil line clamps on a 2000 xl1200 ltd.

    I bought a set of 3 very small clamps (SeaDoo parts) to put on the oil lines running to the carbs. I want to replace the plastic ties that Yamaha places on them from the factory because I have read of several failures resulting in a burned cylinder. It's very hard to see the carbs on this model, a 2000 xl1200 ltd. Does anyone know if this can be done without removing parts? Does the stinger have to be removed? Thanks...


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    You must removr the stinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by stlouisramsfan View Post
    You must removr the stinger
    No doubt.

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    Thanks guys for the info.... I found Cajun's site for instructions on removing the stinger. It doesn't look that hard if I follow the directions.

    I also ordered a set of Yamaha sponsons (now called stabilizers) online today. My ski is unstable at slower speeds and I learned Yamaha redesigned the sponsons and offered free replacements until 2005. They were $72 delivered and the RIVA ones are 3 times more.
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    The pipe is not that hard to pull. Good luck and ask for help if you get in a bind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeDog View Post
    Thanks guys for the info.... I found Cajun's site for instructions on removing the stinger. It doesn't look that hard if I follow the directions.

    I also ordered a set of Yamaha sponsons (now called stabilizers) online today. My ski is unstable at slower speeds and I learned Yamaha redesigned the sponsons and offered free replacements until 2005. They were $72 delivered and the RIVA ones are 3 times more.
    I just posted a thread about the unstable bitch that I have at partial throttle:
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=67432

    So when you order them are you ordering them for YOUR ski or a later model?

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    Good luck getting those clamps on. I considered them but couldn't figure out a way to get them properly crimped. Let us know how you do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeDog View Post
    Thanks guys for the info.... I found Cajun's site for instructions on removing the stinger. It doesn't look that hard if I follow the directions.

    I also ordered a set of Yamaha sponsons (now called stabilizers) online today. My ski is unstable at slower speeds and I learned Yamaha redesigned the sponsons and offered free replacements until 2005. They were $72 delivered and the RIVA ones are 3 times more.
    That price seems really steep for stock sponsons...
    I retrofitted some of the newer XLT sponsons on a wave venture a few years ago and thought I only paid about $30 shipped for both from boats.net

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    I called Yamaha directly and spoke with a tech guy. He told me any new factory sponsons (stabilizers now) I buy will be an updated version that will greatly help with the instability and leaning at mid range speeds. I searched online and found the best price was $27 each. The part numbers matched the new part numbers found on Yamaha's website; www.yamaha.com.
    The very small SeaDoo clamps I bought to place on the carb oil lines are just normal screw down clamps. They tighten by turning a screw and should be easy to install once I get access to the 3 carb oil lines... Gettiing access, that's the hard part on this ski...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeDog View Post
    I called Yamaha directly and spoke with a tech guy. He told me any new factory sponsons (stabilizers now) I buy will be an updated version that will greatly help with the instability and leaning at mid range speeds. I searched online and found the best price was $27 each. The part numbers matched the new part numbers found on Yamaha's website; www.yamaha.com.
    The very small SeaDoo clamps I bought to place on the carb oil lines are just normal screw down clamps. They tighten by turning a screw and should be easy to install once I get access to the 3 carb oil lines... Gettiing access, that's the hard part on this ski...
    I know you don't want to hear this but I just ordered them from the online store here for $16.43 ea!!!! Right at $40 shipped

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