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    gp800r pv gone, new ski?

    I have a '04 gp800r. I loved the ski, but the pv servo went and so did the engine (almost still goes 50mph but shop says it doesn't have a long time left). The ski was perfect I could whip it around, yet it was still easy enough for friends and family to learn how to ride on (fairly stable with the Y.A.S.). I have an FZR that I play on too, but I want to find another ski with the same versitility as the old gp, pref under 3k, and still looks somewhat new (not the really old looking 95 and down. gp1200?). Any thoughts... I like jumping boat wakes occasionally does the 1200 have weak hull issues?

    ps I am a yamaha guy open to other suggestions however... and I want to stay away from PV (I don't want to do this again).


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    I love dealers, why does he say it doesn't have much time left? Is the compression bad? You can get a PV motor on here for 60-100 bucks. Even if you have to rebuild the top end it can be done for 450 bucks and the engine would be perfect.

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    it has bad compression in #2... and it got run like this for a while, apparently messed up the cylinder lining piston pv

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    if you like the ski that much then send the cylinder out to a company like millenium that will redo the nickisil and buy a new piston and your ski will run good again

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    a replacement used cylinder / piston set would be easy to find - maybe $300

    or as suggested above get cylinder fixed $225 and get a new piston $150

    if the shop does it labor might be $500, so for a $1,000 you are back running

    2 strokes are usually cheap to fix

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