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    Help with purchase of GP1200R or GP1300R

    So, I am looking to get back into a ski, but dont want to break the bank doing it. I just want to get something that will have great holeshot and run all day around 70+ to get me back on the water and something to work on a little hear and there.

    I was thinking of a GPR but not sure what the difference is between the 1300 and 1200. I found a 1200R that I can pick up for about $2500, but it is stock so I am not sure if it is worth it to buy stock and build it up a little or buy one with the mods already on it. Ones with mods are around $3500 - $4000.

    I am looking to go about 70-75MPH so I am not sure all the mods needed to hit these speeds with this ski since my last ski was an 80-82MPH SeaDoo RXT.

    Thanks for all the help.


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    big difference between 70 and 75 on a 2 stroke, but Id go with the 1300

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    big difference between 70 and 75 on a 2 stroke, but Id go with the 1300
    Thanks. I have been digging and seems to be best to go with 03 or newer 1300 but preferably 05 or newer. So I am on the hunt for an 05 or newer GP1300R, to build it to go about 73-75 with arm wrenching holeshot. Just sucks cause there are several older models at a great price, but I guess its not a great price if you cant get them to go without a fat wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    big difference between 70 and 75 on a 2 stroke, but Id go with the 1300
    I agree 100% go with a 1300 efi Gus that way you don't have to worry about carbs. and adjustments.
    I will keep an eye open if anything comes across.

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    I think he needs to buy a black 76mph XLT:0) Best of both worlds!!!

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    Damn Gus I guess my emails to you where a waste of time! I guess you have no trust in me! Break out your check book on the 1200r. Fuel injection is the best for a former doo guy!

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    Thanks for the input guys. This is all new to me coming from the SeaDoo world, but I am excited to get into a GPR. I used to have an XLT1200 so I am sort of familiar with the setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by JIM'S PERFORMANCE View Post
    I agree 100% go with a 1300 efi Gus that way you don't have to worry about carbs. and adjustments.
    I will keep an eye open if anything comes across.
    Cool, thanks Jim.


    Quote Originally Posted by scittb View Post
    I think he needs to buy a black 76mph XLT:0) Best of both worlds!!!
    No thanks, been there done that with the 3 seater. See my sig.

    Quote Originally Posted by L Carlson View Post
    Damn Gus I guess my emails to you where a waste of time! I guess you have no trust in me! Break out your check book on the 1200r. Fuel injection is the best for a former doo guy!
    Hey, this was last night before contacting you to see if you had anything for sale.

    Quote Originally Posted by mannie27 View Post
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    Thanks, I spoke to him and that one sounds nice, but with having the boat and other things going on at home, I am realistically looking to only spend around $2,000 if possible, and build on it little here and there. Just looking to get on the water for now, sort of like a diamond in the rough.

    Wish I could buy your ski!!! That ski is sick and you are very fair on your price too, but no matter what I tell the wife, she just aint buyin it.

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    GPR and arm wrenching hole-shot is a TALL order. Its is very difficult to get a GPR to hole-shot like a Doo. 75 with decent hole-shot is very dooable on a budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    GPR and arm wrenching hole-shot is a TALL order. Its is very difficult to get a GPR to hole-shot like a Doo. 75 with decent hole-shot is very dooable on a budget.
    Ok... Guess, it will have to be a decent holeshot and 75 MPH then. Thought about RXP, but dont want to deal with SC and want to be able to jump waves from time to time and be able to go through the twisties. Plus it all goes back to being on a budget.

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