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    GP1300R vs. GP1200R

    Have an opportunity to purchase an '04 GP1300R which I plan to "bolt-on" modify; plate, intake, sponsons, impellor, etc.. My question; why do most folks on the forum mod 1200's vs. 1300's? Is it that 1200's are older, thus cheaper? Are there simply more 1200's out there? Are they easier or cheaper to mod? Are 1200's faster to begin with? Just curious.
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    1300s are faster. I like my 1200 cause its carbed. 13s are efi. Either is a great ski

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    Both are great skis

    I bought a 1200r at first because it was a lot cheaper than the 1300r i just bought a blown 1300r and plan to do the same mods as on the 1200r. i do know the crank and cylinders are more expensive on the 1300's.

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    there's been more success running triple pipes on the 1200...and will yield you quite alot of power..

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    1200/1300 cranks are the same. 1200 is carbed, 1300 is fuel injected... 2005 fwd are non powervalve motors and have h.o. Pumps stock. The #1 killer in 2 strokes are bad carbs. You'll be much happier with a 1300

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    thats a good point. if you dont want to worry about having oside bill redo your carbs for 80 dollars a carb (theres 3 of them) then go efi. i like my 1200 because i like simple stuff.

    the 1200s to me seem to have a decent amount of things that need to be kept in check like carbs, power valves, ect. the 05+ 1300s are quicker due to the 05 pump, hook up better because they have a 2 inch extension in the pump, and are easier to maintain because they dont have power valves or carbs.

    theres a guy on here jkr1300 i believe his name is with 560 hours on a fuel injected ski. he has rebuilt a couple times but hasnt had to replace injectors. thats a decent amount of money saved from not having to rebuild carbs every 100 hours or so. also, broken power valves are a common cause of taking motors out, and if you go 05+ you wont have to worry about that.

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    Get a 1300 and benefit from the EFI fuel delivery.

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    I like the simplicity of the efi vs carbs - pretty much maintenance free

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    my first ski was (is) an 02 1200r, i love it and have rebuilt it twice now in 238 hours as a ported 1300 with pretty much everything cept pipes

    its not for everyone though but i went on a mission to rebuild mine, keep it looking like a stock (ish) ski and head for 80mph.

    I did get there but it was far from cheap, took 2 yrs and drinks fuel like i used to drink burbon , mind you i still love the ski and its hassle free for me since the last rebuild where i did everything properly without cutting any corners as i did the first time.

    In hindsight i could have got there for a lot less on an 05+ ski but that would have defeated the purpose as beating up on new skis with an old blue beat up gpr makes me smile and the other people mad

    in short , yes it will cost less to get a late model ski setup as there is less to do and less to fail ( plate insierts, bearing, 05+ pump, pv's, cranks...the list goes on) and EFI is easier to tune but EFI does have its limits as well to be fair.


    ps: 1300's sound awesome with a 1200 water box and free flow

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    ps: 1300's sound awesome with a 1200 water box and free flow [/QUOTE]


    I love how my 06 1300 sounds with this setup ! The wife said its to loud, ha, I love that to

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