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I took the tank out last night and got the old gas out then cleaned it out. I went through the carb last night also. Took it all apart put it in the Yamaha carb dip.(Works great!)

Got everything hooked back up just to see if we were moving forward. After I got the gas to the carb, she fired right up. May have blown a mouse nest or two out of the exhaust, but it sounded good once things got moving again.

This is great. Now I can move forward with the rest of the project. I guess you can call it a restore?... I have the seat off. I made a new seat board for it along with light bracket and tie down bracket. The upholstery guy has it now and is giving it new foam(the stiff kind) and putting a new skin on it (2001 Upholstery) He does great work at great prices!

Next I will take everything out other than the clutch and engine and prep the sled for paint.

I think I'm goin to just give it a really clean stock look. Maybe I'll do something wild on the windshield, just for you guys;)

I'll get some pictures up soon and update this thread as work is done.


I do need to pick up a new windshield for it. It has the smoked low profile windshield on it now and I would like to get the same. I have seen D.K. has them, but if you guys have another suggestion, let me know.
 

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Here are some pics. I'll get some better ones later.
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ooooooooooooooohhhh the toe ain't that bad! It's the high speed set up
 

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I still remember when i had hair like that in the 80s, now i just go with the angry skin head look since i my hair is in full retreat....post you "aqua velva" pics when your project is complete, oh its lookn great.
 

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gto0209 said:
mfg supply has alot of windshields for old sleds, and a lot of other important stuff as well.
Do you have the link for that?...Thanks!


BrianLee said:
I still remember when i had hair like that in the 80s, now i just go with the angry skin head look since i my hair is in full retreat....post you "aqua velva" pics when your project is complete, oh its lookn great.

^^^[Imaposer] At least you didn't do the bald guy with a mullet or pony-tail thing.
 

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Should I get it's big brother guys? "1980 Citation 4500"... It has a bent crank[confused2]I have never replaced a crank before. It looks to be in decent shape aside from the crank.
http://ashtabula.craigslist.org/wan/1984315489.html

Thought it would be pretty neat to have both of them.
 

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I changed my plans on the Citation. I'm not going to do the whole restore on it this year. I decided I'm just going to get all mechanical things in good working order so I can be sure I can use it this Winter. I really want to do a Vintage ride, so I don't want it to be tied up in the shop.

I just got the skis aligned tonight...My seat should be ready Monday.
I guess the only things I have left to do on it is;
* Change chain-case oil
* Get a new belt and check out clutch, seems fine?
* Go through suspension, replace bogies or bearings if needed.
* Check brakes and lights, all seem to be working
* slap some new wear bars on it
I think that's it?

I'll follow through with the restore this Spring.


[?]Does anyone know what 2-cycle oil I should be using with that?
Didn't know how critical that is for these older sleds. Thought there may be something recommended for these older machines.
 

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I would just use the cheap stuff from Wallyworld (Super Tech @ $11/gal)
 

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Here it is with the skis aligned and the new seat resting on it. She's ready for her 1st ride after I go through the suspension and slap a new windshield on it.
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As said "New high-tec oil works in old sleds, but old low-tech oil doesn't work in new sleds." I would run Ski-Doo Mineral Oil in it.
 
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