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    97 Bomadier GTS trim adjustment

    I recently purchased a 97 GTS Sea Doo. It runs OK but the trim is out of wack. (Big Rooster Tail, slow top speed and motor cavitates.) I have searched every article I could find and examined all part lists etc. but cannot find a way to manually adjust the trim. There are no apparent adjustments that I can see. What am I missing?

    Also the steering column is very tight. It's not the cable or nozzle. I am guessing it's in the two bushings shown in the parts list but for the life of me I cannot get at it. It appears the shaft is held on by a bolt on the underside embedded in a plastic part that makes it impossible to get at to remove. Any suggestions? I realize this is an old ski with issues but as a ski for friends to ride it would be OK if I could fix these two issues. Any help anyone might give me would be greatly appreciated. Doug
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    Re: 97 Bomadier GTS trim adjustment

    This bushing is on the bottom pivot point of the steering nozzle. You can turn it around to change the up or down angle of the nozzle.

    Follow the shop manual procedure to remove the steering stem. Once you understand it, it's not too hard.

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    Re: 97 Bomadier GTS trim adjustment

    I have never seen a gts with trim. Something is wrong.

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    Re: 97 Bomadier GTS trim adjustment

    Quote Originally Posted by wire4money View Post
    I have never seen a gts with trim. Something is wrong.
    That's what I was thinking. Must be gsx or gsi.
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    Re: 97 Bomadier GTS trim adjustment

    Thank you Chester,
    You are the man. I knew there had to be something I was missing. Now if you can tell me how to get the steering stem off the lock plate you will be a rock star! I need to get at the bushings to clean, lubricate and adjust them to losen the steering column. Thoughts?
    Thanks again, Doug

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