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    Re: 2013 GTI 130 Gauges

    I was able to figure out how to get to the wear rings. It is a delicate process to remove the bezel covering the gauges which also allows access to the steering shaft where the wear rings can be...
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    2013 GTI 130 Gauges

    Can anyone instruct me as to how I can access the gauge cluster and replace the wear rings on the steering column of a 2013 GTI 130.
    Thanks
  3. Re: 96 XP Engine Rebuild and Carb Rebuild problems

    Case1
    Look at this link. It might help you: http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.php?t=475738. Titled: GTX97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle.
  4. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    1957Dave,
    I am glad it helped solve your problem.
  5. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    1957 Dave and x-track,
    Here is an abbreviated procedure. I left out checking the pop-off pressure and needle and seat test. I think you already know those procedures. Take a deep breathe, here we...
  6. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    1957 Dave,
    I only have it in paper form. I have no idea what the link was. If you really want the info I could retype it in this thread. It is a little lengthy, but I would be willing to do it.
  7. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    Finally a solution!!
    I ran across an old article my bill86 regarding issues that caused transitioning hesitation. In the article he stated that carbs that are not properly sealed will cause...
  8. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    hafweightr,
    I presume you are talking about the fuel return outlet. I know fuel is returning to the tank with out a problem. That is the source for the primer fuel and it gets plenty of fuel for...
  9. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    hafweighr,
    I agree with you that is why I have painstakenly (is that a word) gone through the carbs as carefully as possible and set the specs according to Mikuni's manual and verifying the correct...
  10. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    An update,
    I pulled the carbs and went through them as thoroughly as possible, blowing all the fuel passages out and checking the diaphragms and gaskets. I also pressurize the fuel system and it...
  11. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    freestyle,
    Thanks for you response. Yes the engine did bog before the primer system was install. As I recall it wasn't as bad as it is now, but it did bog. The primer accesses fuel from the return...
  12. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    bills86e
    Thanks for the response. I have Slotted Raves. My issue is not with mid to high speed, it is transition from idle to mid-speed. RAVES do not open until I believe around 4500 to 5000 RPMs....
  13. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    kcr357,
    Thanks for your response. I have tested the seat O ring and needle and seat many times and they are holding pressure and not leaking. I am following Mikuni's test procedures. I don't believe...
  14. Re: GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    Anyone have any thoughts on how to over come this problem
    Thanks
  15. GTX 97 bogs during transition from idle to mid-throttle

    I thought I would try to get some expert advise from you forum members. You have been very helpful in the past.

    I have a 97 GTX with 142 hrs. I have been experiencing difficulty transitioning from...
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    Re: 97XP lost 10 MPH After Engine Replacement

    Bill,
    I changed the water regulator as you suggested and I picked up 5 MPH. I compared the XP speedo with a GPS and found the XP was 3 MPH slower than the GPS reading. I have not had a chance to...
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    Re: 97 XP steering cable

    Bill,
    I removed the partition in the nozzle as you suggested and the steering resistance decreased substantially. The resistance is still a little stronger than I would like it to be, but I think I...
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    Re: 97XP lost 10 MPH After Engine Replacement

    Bill,
    Thanks for the input. I will begin to work on your suggestions and let you know what I find. Trying to see if there are leaks in the rear of the XP while running in the water is very...
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    Re: 97XP lost 10 MPH After Engine Replacement

    Bill,
    I finally got a chance to get to the lake today. I performed a high speed spark plug chop as you suggested with new plugs. Based on what the plugs looked like after 5 minutes of running wide...
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    Re: Speed Sensor 97 GTX

    Jess,
    Call made. Thanks for your help.
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    Speed Sensor 97 GTX

    I would like to find a speed sensor for my 97 GTX. The discontinued number is 278000849. I am told there is a replacement number, 278001998. If you either, please let me know.
    Thanks
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    Re: 97 XP steering cable

    Thanks for the responses. I think I will try the updated cables since others have stated that the cables made a big difference in steering effort. Bill, thanks for the idea in removing the center...
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    Re: 97 XP steering cable

    It is hard to turn only when going over 25 MPH and above. It starts out fine but as the MPH increases the steering progressively becomes harder to turn. When out of the water or while idling the...
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    Re: 97XP lost 10 MPH After Engine Replacement

    Bill,
    Thanks for your response. I am confident that the MPH is fairly accurate because we ran both Seadoos side-by-side before the engine change and the speedos recorded the same MPH. After the...
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    97 XP Lost 10 MPH after Engine change

    Bill,
    I couldn't find my previous post about this issue, so I posted it again. I hope I didn't duplicate it.

    I replaced my 97XP engine this year with a rebuilt from SPT. The engine runs fine. I...
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    Re: 97 XP steering cable

    Is the steering cable typically the culprit when experiencing hard steering 25 MPH and above on a 97 XP?
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    97XP lost 10 MPH After Engine Replacement

    Bill,
    I replaced my engine with a SPT rebuilt this year. The engine runs great, but since I have replaced the engine my maximum MPH is now 42 instead of 52. Nothing else changed except the engine....
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    Re: Seadoo 97 GTX Oil Reservoir Leaking

    Joe,
    Thanks for you thoughts and suggestions.
    Kraig
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    Re: Seadoo 97 GTX Oil Reservoir Leaking

    Quick update:
    I found a product and Home Depot call Seal All. I cleaned up the seam using Brake Disc Cleaner and blew the seam dry. I applied the Seal All on the seam and pushed it into the seam...
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    Re: Seadoo 97 GTX Oil Reservoir Leaking

    Thanks!
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    Re: Seadoo 97 GTX Oil Reservoir Leaking

    Is it the same size as the 97 GTX
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    Re: Seadoo 97 GTX Oil Reservoir Leaking

    Have you tried to seal one? If so, what did you try?
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    Seadoo 97 GTX Oil Reservoir Leaking

    Bill,
    The oil reservoir on my GTX is leaking at the seam. I tried to seal it with silicone, but it did not last. Is there another way to seal the seam?
    Thanks,
    Kraig
  34. Thread: 97 xp pto

    by goingpwc
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    Re: 97 xp pto

    Thanks for looking. Any ideas where to look for a used one? I listed an ad on this websites Want To Buy and one person responded and wanted $175 shipped for the one he had. That sounds alittle high....
  35. Thread: 97 xp pto

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    97 xp pto

    Bill,
    Would you happen to have a PTO kicking around your shop that might be for sale?
    Thanks,
    Kraig
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    Re: SBT 787 Motor Quiting

    I have contacted SBT about the drive shaft issue (sent it with the engine in a plastic bag). They said they would provide the white shaft if they could find one. We will see what they come up with. I...
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    Re: SBT 787 Motor Quiting

    Jchance,
    You guessed it. The new oil shaft that SBT sent with the rebuild engine failed. I have sent the engine back to SBT with the remains of the failed oil shaft. I will be using the original...
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    Re: Painting The Hull

    I opted to use Brightside polyurethane single step(it is a marine paint) freo the hull. This product came recommended by some marine folks I talked to about a good hull paint. The upper portion of...
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    Re: Painting The Hull

    I have been checking on PPG but so far I have not been able to locate a supplier of PPG gel coat and Marine Protector locally. I have been on the internet and contacted PPG corporate, but have not...
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    Re: Painting The Hull

    Not sure. I will be looking at a marine paint of some kind. Do you have a recommendation??
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    Re: Painting The Hull

    How long can in invert the hull? 5 days 10 days one month...without damaging the mounts?? Were are you located??
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    Re: Painting The Hull

    Thanks for the response. I will flip the hull and paint.
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    Painting The Hull

    To those who have painted the hull of their PWC;
    What is the best way to paint the hull with the engine still inside? Can you turn the hull on one side and paint and then turn it on the other side...
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    Re: 97 XP Strange noise when cranking engine

    I looked through the rotary valve ports and did see some steel shavings on the crank. I could not determine where they came from. There are not many but enough to know there is trouble in the bottom...
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    Re: 97 XP Strange noise when cranking engine

    Bill,
    I pulled the engine from the hull and pulled the cylinder heads off. The piston I thought had a broken ring did not. So, it looks like the issue in in the crank shaft area. I am trying to open...
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