I wish I had got to you before the heat gun did. That 'trick" is very outdated.
Look at this hood. I didn't go for the Wipe New or anything just a fine grit sanding sponge. This and many(many) others like it were left out in the Fl sun so long that it had a bleached top layer of dry white plastic. They get so bad you would not even know they were originally yellow if you didn't know better.
The clear and colored lines have improved over the years, on the fuel and oil areas staying with "tygon" line it'll hold up. Tygon line on fuel and oil and clear vinyl line for water. I'd avoid the questionable stuff coming out of China or the really pretty colored stuff that avoids mentioning it's good for fuel and oil or doesn't specify it's tygothane line.
I am going to give that a try. I just spoke to Da Queen about it and it is going on her grocery list. The big question was Bleach or Lemon. On a side note... she doesn't go into the store, she shops online and picks up the groceries. I feel like I need to file a report to get stuff I want. LOL
Good news for today, I FOUND A MICROTOUCH FOR THE 720 and I made it happen. So I ended up with factory pipe, the solenoid and the microtouch for a whopping $120 with all said and done. Heck of a steal. Now, update when all that shows up!
Alright so I have finally cut myself off on ordering stuff while on this trip. For some reason sitting in a hotel room makes me sit and order parts. So here is a list of the parts waiting for me when i get home.
I have a factory pipe on my 96 SPI (587). There is a electronic box installed under the ECM in the gray box. and a water injection module mounted on the exhaust with wiring. I didn't do the install but it came on the ski. I assume the people that did the mod also jetting the carb and may have swapped the prop. The ski runs about 47mph on the GPS.
Nothing crazy to update today but I got the micro touch and I'm going to need some serious help hooking it up. Micro touch website is gone so I can't get the instructions from there. Either way, took a little picture because I was out messing with it today.