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  1. Yamaha 1200 xl 1998

    Nozzle seems right for that age of ski the later ones have different nozzle I know a mates xl800 same ski smaller motor had round nozzle. £1800 may not be bad price but I would certainly compression test it before parting with any money. Where about are you? its got a colwyn bay club sticker on it so should be able to water test it there also the chokes are crappy on these so a lot of people fit an aftermarket primer kit https://rivaracing.com/i-17284792-riva-primer-kit-triple-carburetors.html
  2. Yamaha 1200 xl 1998

    I'm now really confused https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F272926731036 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232517464575 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112637013416 Good of luck with the hunt. If you have a bit more budget something like his might be better https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222637672687 a mate just bought one on over 300 hours cheap and fair play it's a great ski
  3. Yamaha 1200 xl 1998

    If you don't know what your looking at then I would stay clear it could turn out to be a bargain but probably not.... and that nozzle is weird they should narrow slightly at the tip not seen one that was a plain circle before? Those wedges in the corner are really odd as it being straight diameter. https://goo.gl/images/Nc6tgB nozzle and steering looks like it was off a much older machine 95 wave venture?
  4. Yamaha 1200 xl 1998

    Looks clean but impossible to tell from pictures, it's worth what you want to pay for it really, tough to find a running Yamaha under £2k that doesn't need work, doesn't mean paying £2k won't land you a £1000+ bill within a month. However the nozzle at the back looks odd, might be the photo but doesn't look quite right to me ? maybe go back a step to why you want a ski want will you use it for for and where. Also now prices are getting to their lowest as many people won't be out till the spring and want the garage space etc. Come spring prices being asked creep back up again.... what will you do if you buy it now? Ride it, store it, rebuild it?
  5. Yamaha 1200 xl 1998

    Hi an welcome. good ski solid motors, 90 hours isn't a lot it's nearly 20 years old. Compression is king on these so compression test the motor and ideally wyater test it to. Water test is a good run on lake or sea for 20 min upto running temp, make sure it starts idles and runs in e water stops and restarts when warm and has the right power and gets up to full speed, not running on a hose on dry land. Rebuilds aren't cheap and it it's sat for long periods without properly being prepped it may well have hidden issues and need some serious work. Its a 2 stroke motor so oil change isn't required, check the details has it been modified to pre-mix or still running oil injection? Oil pumps can fail and cause major engine damage also check if it's a power valve motor (not sure for that year) as these can break there are clips available (wave eater) to stop the bits damaging the engine engine a lot depends on price and your mechanical ability the above may put you right off or make total sense and seem straightforward every ski for sale has been " flushed, washed and waxed after ever use" worth watching if your not familiar with the ski
  6. Sad news http://www.jetcraft.co.uk/site/index.aspx
  7. Winterizing advice

    Apart from 4 it's pretty simple check if you should spray xps or fogging oil into the intake with motor running some had a fogging port added to make it easier. I don't put anti freeze through my yam as it's rarely drops below 0 c here if ski is stored inside I wouldn't worry as long as internal coolant is proper anti freeze level just dry the rest of the system out (don't run without hose to long as it knackers carbon seal) have seen even mention of using a pump to force anti freeze mix into the flush port. http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/tools/hand-tools/laser-drill-pump?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Tools-_-Hand+Tools-_-221959&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=amirrwiqx&istBid=tzta&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:865695754|agid:42483195983|tid:pla-331463653838|crid:203186066553|nw:g|rnd:13458267682351766206|dvc:t|adp:1o1|mt:|loc:1007416&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIk-uNpaeo1wIVozLTCh3Xgw9kEAQYASABEgIzS_D_BwE
  8. Fx160 mr1

    NGK plugs Yamaha oil and filter is what I use.
  9. Fx160 mr1

    How many hours a year did he do? I would do it every year or 50 hours if you do more than 50 hours a year
  10. Kingsbury or grendon if they are open I guess, new 2018 model?
  11. VX Ho 2017 top speed

    Hmmm an SHO should on flat water be able to slowly reel you in and pull away flat out. I'm not sure my gps is any more accurate mind... seems to get some spurious readings..... tempted to trade my SHO for VX HO
  12. VX Ho 2017 top speed

    Does seem slow I would expect 60+ the tr-1 ski does 55? 70 is optimistic 7200 is low get dealer to plug it in and red rpm logs 7700rpm stock Rev limit? saves you fuel tho.... prop not chipped or damaged at all?
  13. New Yam Ski

    When was that? Was he bald? There is usually an offer on joining earlier in the season before march/april saves £50, mumbles is odd can launch out of season but not in summer, oxwich in summer limits access till after 4pm to get into car park, no such restrictions at porthcawl you get full access to slip and club all year. Regularly ride to oxwich saves the traffic
  14. New Yam Ski

    I think club is good (it's growing and improving) come down and have a chat, most weekends there are people out this weekend most are in Torquay for AquaX worth going if you can as 6 porthcawl members are racing I think and another 4/5 will probably be there on the sidelines
  15. New Yam Ski

    Erm yes and no yes the SVHO pulls harder and tops out at a faster speed, the HO is close to start but then the SVHO pulls away. watch AquqaX and the fastest HO are faster than the slower SVHO riders the HO you can hold flat out for longer the SVHO not as much, personally I would rather own a HO and ride a SVHO some one else fuels and maintains..... if you can try and ride both the SVHO has a better grin factor....... or get the SHO (not sold anymore) as thirsty as an SVHO as fast as an HO lol