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    Lightbulb just bought a 1997 gp1200 issues... need answers

    I just purchased a 1997 gp1200. It starts but the guy i bought it from stated the gaskets are leaking gas and will need to be replaced. It doesn't really look like they are leaking to me. It back fired once when started. How would I know what it needs?

    What is this extra piece one the engine it doesn'tClick image for larger version. 

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    connect to anything? see pic.....

    Are these tubes that go from the choke to the carbs an aftermarket option? Are they good or bad?

    Is there anything i need to now about this model??

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    well built ski. likes to porpoise. Shimming the ride plate helps. It's a Non PV 1200. No cat, etc.
    If the carb gaskets are leaking, you could be leaking fuel out, or sucking air in(going lean). if you want o keep the motor alive & not blow upo the ski, rebuild the carbs & use OEM kits only, or Winderosa if you really need to save a buck.
    When reinstalling your lines, use SS clamps & new tygon line. get rid of the zip ties.

    You have been converted to pre-mix. you should be 40:1. So, dont add oil to the filler. It looks like they left the oil pump attached, but not working/connected. You can remove it & put on a $20 block off plate.

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