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    2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    Helping out a friend. He has a 2000 XL 1200 that has start to give a hard start. its to the pont that last few times he said he had to use starting fluid to get it start at the start of the day. Then he could ride around and shut it off and it would start right back up. Where would you guys start?

    other problem is the exaust was leaking and filling the hull with water. Please see pics. its missing a bolt and can see where the water is leaking. im going to order the new gaskets and bolt. Could this have to do with the hard start?

    thanks again guys

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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    Pics

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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    start by rebuilding carbs and accelerator pump.

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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    Do you know what pop off should be? Also wheres the best place for parts? I'm a seadoo guy ...never work on these...do you need to take the pipe off to get to the carbs?

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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    Aside from it being a high number I don’t recall off the top of my head. I have a PDF manual for a 1200r (same engine) I can refer to later if you don’t get someone to chime in.


    Use only OEM kits, WatCon as well as many other non here are a reliable trustworthy source. Yes, you will need to remove the exhaust to service the carbs.

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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    Yes at least the rear section of the pipe has to come off, if you have never done one before remove the whole exhaust pipe, you are going to be doing a lot of cussing if you are used to working on Seadoos as this is not a fun job and you can get to absolutely nothing, if it were me I would remove the cat converter and do the chip install while I had the exhaust off, and also rejet it to the European jetting specs, the Euro modes came without converters, I also usually install another tee in the accell pump line and install a primer pump for much easier starting.
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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    Dang batman. This is why I'm a seadoo guy. How do I know if its got a cat along with how do you chip this thing?

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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    Looks like I need all this...anything else I'm missing...

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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    I use a lot of the "venom" carb kits from Jetskiplus. Haven't had any issues, good quality, and cheaper than Mikuni if you need to save a buck. That gasket (along with the rest on the exhaust) is metal. Clean with brake cleaner, spray with copper coat, reuse. Yes, you will need to remove the pipe to access carbs. As WFO stated, use the Euro carb specs and delete the cat. D-plate and chip are cheapest through JSP parts. Just search ebay for cheapest and you'll find them. Also need to clean the powervalves and update the keepers while everything is apart. Good luck!
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    Re: 2000 XL 1200 hard start?

    Is this what your talking about?

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