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    Post 2001 GP1200R Project

    Hello guys, my name is Benjamin but my friends like to call me Banji. I am new to this forum and new to working on skis in general. My last restoration / project was a 1999 GP1200 that seemed to be much easier. The first thing that i did to start on my project was print out the service manual for that exact ski. Now after i have done that i went onto proceeding with my purchase / trade for (2) 2001 GP1200R's. I now have (2) GP1200R's sitting in my yard and waiting to be restored from A-Z. The reason why i got 2 skis was because one ski has good internal components such as motor , computer and the other pretty metals inside but has a bad hull / cracked hull, and the other GP1200R has a good in great condition hull but bad internals. So basically it takes 2 skis to make 1 nice ski. Today i finished taking out the motor out of the good hull ski to see what i can salvage and sell on ebay, was very surprised to see a lot of those more expensive parts to be in good condition so that will be my main source / foundation of my budget for this project. I would like to mention that the ski was already torn half apart when i got it so it literally took me 1 hour to pull the motor out ( I am now in the process of welding up a engine hoist for the other motor, almost pooped myself man handling the half torn apart motor). My biggest concern is when i was pulling the motor out i was not labeling anything along the way or documenting anything, mainly because the motor was already torn apart when i got it and there is no going back. What also kinda scared me is the massive bundles of wiring and tubing that went to the engine and now i wont even remember what goes where. Lucky i have the second ski that is a complete ski and was not tampered with like the other one. I am hoping i can use the second ski as reference / guide to figure out what wires and tubing go where when i do the engine swap. I do plan on doing a full rebuild on the other motor even tho i know it runs but just to be on the safe side. I don't know how deep i am going to go into the restoration / rebuild but what ever my budget allows me to do. I believe that one of the ski's have the d-plate and chip which already save me 200 bucks and also i do plan on purchasing the waveeater clip for the power valves because i was told its a necessity. Besides those type of mods i do plan on going premix because i know its more reliable and the GPR models tend to have a failed oil pump that ruin the whole motor. I am hoping that all of you guys can guide me through my journey of restoring my ski and staying with me till the day when i go riding. Any or all help / advice will be greatly appreciated. i have attached a few pictures of my ski's so you guys have a better idea of what im working with and what i have already done! My goal is to have this project done by September!!! Thank You guys.
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    Here are some more pictures. Click image for larger version. 

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    (NOTE): The oil in the bilge is from me spilling out the oil that was sitting in the camshaft when i was pulling out the motor earlier today.

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    Can someone please explain what power valves do? I think i know the answer but would still like to verify. Thank You

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ID:	362986here are some more pictures of things ive done till this point and more pictures of the ski's in general.

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ID:	362989Anyone have any tips to removing the carburetors on the motor? I unscrewed every bolt on there and cant knock them loose. I think the gasket at some point melted from a overheat and now is acting as a adhesive. Any advice?

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    Same issue with the starter. I removed the 2 bolts that hold it in but it wont come out. I'm not trying to use a lot of force or use hammers because I'm afraid ill damage something. Advice? And yes i have used pb blaster and just a hair off heat on the components. No fuego

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    Hello and welcome to the Hulk. 1st of all, where are you located ? There may be some GH members in your area that can assist you. 2nd, on the carbs & starter, you must be absolutely sure you have removed all bolts ... just saying ... ask me how I know LOL. Then if necessary, you can use a piece of wood and tap the units with a hammer ... scary I know but sometime a good whack can break free the grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkYamMonster View Post
    Hello and welcome to the Hulk. 1st of all, where are you located ? There may be some GH members in your area that can assist you. 2nd, on the carbs & starter, you must be absolutely sure you have removed all bolts ... just saying ... ask me how I know LOL. Then if necessary, you can use a piece of wood and tap the units with a hammer ... scary I know but sometime a good whack can break free the grip.
    Thank You for the response. I am located in LongIsland , NewYork. I think i pretty much covered the aspect of removing all the bolts. At least all the visible ones LOL.

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