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    My newly acquired 97 GP1200

    Been on the forum for a while now for my brothers 99 GP1200. Been saving ever since i rode his. Finally bought this 97 GP1200. Has 170 hours on it. Runs great. I'm the third owner. The first owner raced it, and im not sure who put all the stickers on it. But i took them off. The stock speedo drive unit has been deleted and a little thing plate has been stuck to the ride plate hole.

    It has a tiny-tach that doesnt work. Previous owner said he never messed with it. The wired was run to the plug wire and wrapped around but it was cut and the ground wasnt attached. I tried to splice the wire back but i couldnt get it to work. It has:

    Jet-trim seat cover and stock red seat included.
    Pro-tec Intake Grate
    Aftermarket bars
    Oil Pump deleted

    Not sure if the Ride Plate is stock or not. Maybe you guys can tell me. The guy i bought it off of said he thought the carbs were upgraded but i have no idea or don't know if there is a way to tell by looking at it.

    Hull has very little damage. There was some damage on the hull and upper body on the front right edge. Looked like it came apart and they glued it. There is a very small stress crack above the gunwale edge but it wasn't all the way through. Didn't make any sense and i don't see it being a problem. But i am no expert.

    I changed the plugs and checked compression before i took it out for the first time (other than the test-ride). All three cylinders were between 115 and 120 psi.

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    Also has primer kit installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by akjose View Post
    Been on the forum for a while now for my brothers 99 GP1200. Been saving ever since i rode his. Finally bought this 97 GP1200. Has 170 hours on it. Runs great. I'm the third owner. The first owner raced it, and im not sure who put all the stickers on it. But i took them off. The stock speedo drive unit has been deleted and a little thing plate has been stuck to the ride plate hole.

    It has a tiny-tach that doesnt work. Previous owner said he never messed with it. The wired was run to the plug wire and wrapped around but it was cut and the ground wasnt attached. I tried to splice the wire back but i couldnt get it to work. It has:

    Jet-trim seat cover and stock red seat included.
    Pro-tec Intake Grate
    Aftermarket bars
    Oil Pump deleted

    Not sure if the Ride Plate is stock or not. Maybe you guys can tell me. The guy i bought it off of said he thought the carbs were upgraded but i have no idea or don't know if there is a way to tell by looking at it.

    Hull has very little damage. There was some damage on the hull and upper body on the front right edge. Looked like it came apart and they glued it. There is a very small stress crack above the gunwale edge but it wasn't all the way through. Didn't make any sense and i don't see it being a problem. But i am no expert.

    I changed the plugs and checked compression before i took it out for the first time (other than the test-ride). All three cylinders were between 115 and 120 psi.

    Stickered out:
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    That hole is for your flush kit to plug into

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    looks like stock airbox/carbs/ride plate to me. Congrats on your ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamous View Post
    That hole is for your flush kit to plug into
    Anyone know what flush kit part # i should buy? Is there a universal kit that i can buy if i can't find one to fit the 97?

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    Hey nice ski. you were right yours is in alot better condition than mine. good luck with it.

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    New Mods

    Alright, its getting close to the new riding season here so I figured I'd better get my butt in gear buying and finishing installs on my GP.

    What i just installed or partially installed:
    UMI Steering (no pics yet)
    Pro Taper Bars
    Red Pro Taper Bar Pad
    Outerwears for my Tau Ceti (just came in today)
    TBM Finger Throttle
    ODI Grips (still waiting on a piece to come in the mail)
    ODI/Stock Trim Twistable Mod
    RAD Valves
    New-used flywheel cover (thanks scott)

    Thing to do engine-wise:
    Service Carbs
    Run new fuel line
    Dual Fuel Mod
    Drill out returns
    Jetworks Mod

    Things to do pump-wise:
    See if I can remove old pump first
    Change imp. to Solas XO
    Install new plastic pump liner housing (Should I do this even if there is no cavitation?

    Things to do Hull-wise:
    Repair a few nicks/scratches w/marine tex
    Smooth out bottom (not going to true the hull)
    Fill in some bolt holes

    When I cut the old bar pad off (different Size) It smelled of rotten fish.

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    New Mods

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    [QUOTE=akjose;1352083]Alright, its getting close to the new riding season here so I figured I'd better get my butt in gear buying and finishing installs on my GP.

    What i just installed or partially installed:
    UMI Steering (no pics yet)
    Pro Taper Bars
    Red Pro Taper Bar Pad
    Outerwears for my Tau Ceti (just came in today)
    TBM Finger Throttle
    ODI Grips (still waiting on a piece to come in the mail)
    ODI/Stock Trim Twistable Mod
    RAD Valves
    New-used flywheel cover (thanks scott)

    Thing to do engine-wise:
    Service Carbs
    Run new fuel line
    Dual Fuel Mod
    Drill out returns
    Jetworks Mod

    Things to do pump-wise:
    See if I can remove old pump first
    Change imp. to Solas XO
    Install new plastic pump liner housing (Should I do this even if there is no cavitation?

    Things to do Hull-wise:
    Repair a few nicks/scratches w/marine tex
    Smooth out bottom (not going to true the hull)
    Fill in some bolt holes

    Check the clearance between the impeller and housing, if it checks out per the service manual, I would not worry about installing the plastic liner.

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    IMO for stock carbs...you don't need to drill out the returns as Mikuni knows their carbs very well ...better then we all think we do. I know it's a matter of opinion but...the ski is basically stock....and you gain nothing from it.

    Grats on your new ski...I'm excited for ya man!

    M

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