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Thread: Yamaha xlt 1200

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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    Seems everyone has their own method of doing this. If it is a method, it will probably work. Sometimes mine starts on the first try when cold, but most of the time it doesn't.
    I will definately try some of these.
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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    i have xlt 1200 '02. I have the same problem after store it for a while i open all the spark plug and put small amount of fuel on each. Put the spark plug back. make sure your fuel line it turn on. It start right up.

    I hope it help. Good luck and have fun.

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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    A big thanks to all of you for your insight!!

    I'm half way there; one started up and the other one's battery is on charge but I'm sure I can get it up and running soon with all of the direction and guidance all of you have suggested.

    Seems like the start up process may be easier with the new four strokes models that are on the market....... I guess once i figure out the routine for getting them going after sitting for a while it will be smooth sailing. At least I hope so.

    Thanks again

    Terry

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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    Yup, the 4-stroke (ESPECIALLY the Sea-Doo's since they pressurize the fuel rail as soon as you attach the lanyard) will start basically instantly every single time.

    With that being said, I've always thought that my GP1200R was VERY easy to start compared to most. Seems to me that the Mikuni carbs want to start easier than the Keihin carbs like the Ultra and the STX-1100 use. My SX-R 800 also uses Mikuni carbs and starts very easily as well.
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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    I was just looking at primers on ebay, and noticed a buy-one-get-one-free. Since you have two skis... (link)


    I think I'll get a pair and use the second to make a gas siphoning rig. With gas prices as high as they are, I prefer to siphone someone else's.

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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    Quote Originally Posted by tginn
    A big thanks to all of you for your insight!!

    I'm half way there; one started up and the other one's battery is on charge but I'm sure I can get it up and running soon with all of the direction and guidance all of you have suggested.

    Seems like the start up process may be easier with the new four strokes models that are on the market....... I guess once i figure out the routine for getting them going after sitting for a while it will be smooth sailing. At least I hope so.

    Thanks again

    Terry
    You should really check out that link I posted. The XLT needs mods to make it reliable. If you don't do the mods you could end up with a very expensive paperweight.
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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    The mods D-Plate and wave eater clips are a must , the 4stroke is a easy start push one button wam

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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    sealing the pump and the pump plug kit is also a must. not only does it prevent cavitation, but the cavitation will cause prop burns over time eventually ruining the prop.
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    Re: Yamaha xlt 1200

    I just had to bring this back up...... I have had and still have gpr/xlt1200's and never had a starting issue. My method put in key (don't even need choke) then pop starts right up. Where these cats using ethanol-free gasoline or not. Never needed a primer kit or so forth. Just want to know if other have had these issues I know kawi's got it bad but never had an issues myself and I have 12 dif Yamee 1200 over 10 years.

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