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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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2000 Yamaha 1200 XL Limited

Came across a free very clean wave runner. I’m about to install a rebuilt motor since the previous had a blown cylinder and about 300 hours. Owner told me everything was working great before the engine issue. This happened recently so it hasn’t been sitting. Has no reason to lie since giving it for free. My total investment will be about 3K since a trusted mechanic is doing the work. Also rebuilding the carbs. Only other work was a D plate install. I can most likely fix anything else that may go wrong with a almost 20 year old ski. If I get 3 years without soaking major dollars I’ll be happy.
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If that comes with a trailer you'd be a bit upside down on value for my area but if you intend to hold on to it and you enjoy it that works. I have 2, I'm that way on. but I use and enjoy them. When I do decide to sell I'll get a decent price for them.
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It did come with a really nice trailer. Motor is coming from sbt.
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It did come with a really nice trailer. Motor is coming from sbt.
Have you ordered it yet. SBT would not be my choice for a motor. Very poor reputation

Would recommend pwcengines instead. same basic pricing much better reputation.
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Have you ordered it yet. SBT would not be my choice for a motor. Very poor reputation

Would recommend pwcengines instead. same basic pricing much better reputation.[/QUOTE]

I hear you but I need to trust my mechanic. His business is only jet skis and he’s been around for a while. Others I know have used sbt and are still going strong.
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Have you ordered it yet. SBT would not be my choice for a motor. Very poor reputation

Would recommend pwcengines instead. same basic pricing much better reputation.
I hear you but I need to trust my mechanic. His business is only jet skis and he’s been around for a while. Others I know have used sbt and are still going strong.[/QUOTE]

That's cool, if your mechanic has good luck with them. I have never personally used one of there motors. Lots of there parts and top ends. Just here a lot of bad about there motors is all.
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Just found the Yamaha factory service manual for free online. I’m printing it out now. I see the same on eBay and Amazon for close to $100. Am I missing something?
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Just found the Yamaha factory service manual for free online. I’m printing it out now. I see the same on eBay and Amazon for close to $100. Am I missing something?
Probably not. You can usually get pdf's for free actual paper manual can be costly.
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I’ve been reading posts about the weak links with these skis. Seems it’s the oil lines and power valve clips. I was worried about the oil pump because of the age but seems they’re bulletproof. I’m now a little relieved since I was wondering why I found a little food syringe with the ski. I’m assuming with a new sbt PV motor they’ve installed the new wave eater clips? I’ll make sure my mechanic replaces the oil lines. Thanks for the replies
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Just a update. After a long two weeks, I picked up my WR yesterday. The SBT motor is really sounding great. Got it out in the water for a couple hours yesterday for the recommend break in procedures. It’s getting sort of double dosages of oil since the break in oil was added to the gas. Once the 10 gallons of gas are used, I can really increase RPM’s. After that second tank of just gas I can do whatever I please. I’ll also replace the plugs at that point. Wanted to continue riding yesterday but I think something got stuck either in the intake grate or impeller. Just went out and started it and just running it tied up it seems the issue has corrected itself. Fingers crossed 🤞 I’ll keep the updates going.
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