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    97 GP 1200 brakes

    yes i know it does not have brakes but my stock GP will almost throw you over the front if you let off the throttle above 50,is this normal?or do i need to make some ride plate or other adjustments? only mod is riva long plate.


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    Normal because the water hits the pump with a very slow spinning prop....with no where to go so it's like brakes.

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    okay,i figured it was normal but i know you guys have the GP figured out,It does feel tipsy also above 50,but i am still playing with adjustments.

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    STOCK INTAKE GRATE???
    i would change that and give it a try
    just my 2 cents
    matt

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    I plan on changing the stock intake grate,and going to adjust the stock sponsons,I do not care to be thrown off again at 60 mph,got some bad bruising from that,it is very tipsy above 50.

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    Does it have the stock plastic trim tabs? If so, this will cause the "tipsy" handling at speed, and a 4-5 mph loss in top speed. The stock plastic tabs sag in the middle and eventually break off. You need to go with aftermarket replacement aluminum trim tabs. Riva, Pro-tec, and Tauceti made the aluminum replacements.

    The GP hull is a predictable hull at top speed, you should not be having this type of handling issue. Make sure the sponsons are equally adjusted also.

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    Did you ever put the aluminum trim tabs on? Maybe the stock ones are adding to the drag. Just a thought.

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    it has the aluminum trim tabs,i changed them,the plastic ones were already coming off when i bought the GP,I am going to check sponsons,have not touched them yet,only been out 3 times on it and 2 days i was breaking in the motor i rebuilt,first GP i owned,hopefully i will get this issue solved,it is okay on flat water but on the lake i ride that is not often with the amount of traffic.

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    Mine is really bad when I am riding +1 in chop. My girlfriend slams into me and I slam into the bars. By myself it isnt too bad though.

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    A stock oem intake grate is not safe at about 62 or 63 miles an hour.
    I am going to try a modified one this week end,hopefully.
    Hope it works or I could go swimming.I will be holding on just in case she bucks or stuffs.
    stock grate and long plate and the pump stuffs
    stock grate and group k cut r&d plate and the ski bucks
    I will be trying the stock grate with the center bars removed with the stock long plate first.

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