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  1. I have had good luck with the gaskets SBT uses. ...

    I have had good luck with the gaskets SBT uses. The pistons are junk. They use a snap ring that is prone to working out of the groove and causing the engine to fail. I have used several sleeved...
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    WOW!!!!!! That tach reading is some info we could...

    WOW!!!!!! That tach reading is some info we could have used at the start of the thread!!!! Lol. Your prop is way too small. You should be turning a 14/21, probably a 14/22 or 23. That engine...
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    Right now it's not much over stock. You're...

    Right now it's not much over stock. You're wasting your time putting avgas in it right now. That ski can burn 89/93 octane and obtain the same speeds. If you want to make more power you need a new...
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    A display out of an XLT will work also, and will...

    A display out of an XLT will work also, and will give you way more features.
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    I have an 05 ring joint pipe on my 2000 as...

    I have an 05 ring joint pipe on my 2000 as well...I think I got it on Adam's recommendation. They can be hard to find, and you have to really check the pics to make sure you get the correct part. ...
  6. Sticky: That's how I feel about my GPR...its...

    That's how I feel about my GPR...its irreplaceable....priceless....my go-to partner in crime. I love its smell, its feel...its wobbly shimmy as it comes up on plane. Once GP123 sees the tach of his...
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    I'm surprised Yamaha is covering it with the WSM...

    I'm surprised Yamaha is covering it with the WSM pistons in it. I would personally not use WSM pistons. Clearly they didn't fail here, but I have had alot of problems with them in the past on my 2...
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    My wife calls her FXCSHO Optimus Prime.

    My wife calls her FXCSHO Optimus Prime.
  9. I've never seen one leak from there...but...

    I've never seen one leak from there...but anything is possible. Literally.....and do not overthink this....if you haven't resealed your transom plate....DO IT FIRST!!! Every one built from about 05...
  10. Sticky: I see GP123 is still trying to shy people away...

    I see GP123 is still trying to shy people away from 2 strokes. I have an FXCSHO that does 80...and one of the other posters is correct...its a one trick pony. My go to ski is my 2000 GPR...as far...
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    That's a good point Pete! Many don't know that...

    That's a good point Pete! Many don't know that the basic lead acid battery needs to be charged after you add the acid. Everyone has their own preferences....my shop recommends Odyssey...
  12. That sleeve kit is a waste of money. The OEM...

    That sleeve kit is a waste of money. The OEM rubber hose almost never fails. It's a piece of cloth impregnated rubber hose...basically a radiator hose. If you do want to replace it....remove it,...
  13. Have you resealed your transom plate yet? ...

    Have you resealed your transom plate yet? Literally....every yamaha made after about 05 has to have the plate resealed. Yamaha used next to zero sealant on the plate. Use 3M 4200 to seal it. If...
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    Battery is probably weak.

    Battery is probably weak.
  15. Just get the factory prop refurbished through SBT...

    Just get the factory prop refurbished through SBT or Impros. No gains by adding a Solas unless you mod your motor. A Solas prop, however is more efficient at moving water over the stock prop, so if...
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    The Yamahas have a distinct "ring" at idle out of...

    The Yamahas have a distinct "ring" at idle out of the water. Its normal.
  17. It is recommended to rejet the 1200r engines with...

    It is recommended to rejet the 1200r engines with the recipe, and do the return mod. If cash is tight, use a drill bit on the breather box. The 1200's are so much more reliable once the recipe has...
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    I'd say after maybe 3 or 4 hours of operation. ...

    I'd say after maybe 3 or 4 hours of operation. Takes less time for piston wash than it does to evaluate a spark plug.
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    Clearance spec is .010-.020, service limit of...

    Clearance spec is .010-.020, service limit of .024. (Thousandths of an jnch)
  20. For 2500 he can pick up a clean GP1200R, trust me...

    For 2500 he can pick up a clean GP1200R, trust me he will like that ALOT better!
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    It won't, just use stock settings and you'll be...

    It won't, just use stock settings and you'll be fine...maybe turn each adjuster out 1/4 turn.
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    You can use a screwdriver and gently lever it out.

    You can use a screwdriver and gently lever it out.
  23. I use Evinrude Johnson engine tuner to clean my...

    I use Evinrude Johnson engine tuner to clean my carbs. Works good, and won't attack the protective coating on the aluminum body.
  24. I use SuperTech in my 1200r. Always have. You...

    I use SuperTech in my 1200r. Always have. You need to replace your oil lines. Leave plenty of slack. Use 1/8 x 1/4 tygon, and oetiker clamps to cinch down. 800 carbs do not need to be rejetted....
  25. If your friend has his automotive "blinders"...

    If your friend has his automotive "blinders" on....not sure I'd want him involved in my 2 stroke build.
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