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    Yamaha 1200 Xlt 2003

    Hi,
    I am new wondering if $4,000 for a 2003 xlt 1200 with about 25 hours of use on it is a good deal? I am going to be wriding in salt water. What should i know previous to buying the ski. I plan on putting about 100 hours a year on it since i just bought a new beach house.

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    sounds reasonable - 25 hrs is very low for a 2003 - the exception would be if it is a salt water ski - salt water is very hard on any ski and I would never buy a used salt water ski

    I would only buy a XL if you are planning to ride with 2 or 3 people on the ski at one time - if you will only be riding 1 up then I would look for a 2005 or newer GPR

    there are 4 must do mods for a XL
    - Waveeater powervalve clips (do not do the couplers) ($75)
    - replace the catalytic converter with d plate ($75)
    - install an aftermarket intake grate ($150)
    - properly install a pump plug kit ($75)

    Before buying the ski I would thoroughly examine the hull, get under the trailer and look for any damage. I would also do a compression check - easy to do and this will ensure the pistons / cylinders are fine.

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    I love my xlt. I agree with philip on the reliablity mods list plus Jim plate if you want more speed. What are your water condition chop over over or under 1.5 feet. I had both ski and xlt since its larger / heavy handles the ruff better. It seems over 1 ft of chop my friends gpr bounce more than my luv seat. Both got boats!

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    Its not ocean salty its a little salted water. Colonial Beach Va.

    I am going to take it for a ride before i buy it, anything i should test while riding?

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    1 more question how long will a full tank last me?

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    full throttle, little more than an hour.... half throttle a couple or 3 hours.... just depends how you ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1368633 View Post
    Hi,
    I am new wondering if $4,000 for a 2003 xlt 1200 with about 25 hours of use on it is a good deal? I am going to be wriding in salt water. What should i know previous to buying the ski. I plan on putting about 100 hours a year on it since i just bought a new beach house.

    Thanks
    CHECK THE MOTOR. Make sure it runs properly in and out of the water and do a compression test on it. 120psi down to 100psi and MUST be even on all three cylinders.
    Very very low hours for that year ski.......it may have been sitting for a long time and moisture inside can happen and may have ruined the crank......a sniff of water and it's dead.
    Good luck.

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