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    Difference between SLX 1200 and PRO 1200?

    Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the SLX and PRO?


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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Pretty much just the hull.

    SLX has a modified V hull (faster, but porpoises due to the flatter bottom)

    PRO has a full V hull (slower top speed, but has the most agressive design for buoy racing)

    Everything else is basically the same.

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    Yeppers, what Kevin said.

    Also, the engine in the Pro is set 2" further rearward in it's mounting location and only has the stock driveshaft length to work with. (without having some custom made which a couple of guys have)

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    I always wondered about the 1200pro vs SLX. It seems to me the word Pro is being used quite loosely on the 1200 models. Should have come with factory triples and power valves then it would have been a true pro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by urugol View Post
    I always wondered about the 1200pro vs SLX. It seems to me the word Pro is being used quite loosely on the 1200 models. Should have come with factory triples and power valves then it would have been a true pro!
    They do make pipes for them, they are tough to find bu there out there.
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    Right ^^^^^^^^


    However, you can get similar HP ratings from a "non modified" 1200 VS a triple piped, exhaust valved 785 engine. Much simpler design seems to work best for watercraft for reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post


    "non modified"
    Do I even know who you are?lol I hope your no suggesting we keep things stock these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by ujustlost View Post
    Do I even know who you are?lol I hope your no suggesting we keep things stock these days


    Of course not. Guys like us would never leave it stock.

    But for the avg. guy/gal that wants easy, reliable power with no/low maintainence, it's hard to beat.

    And a great baseline to start to build off if you HAVE to.

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    My point is that they should have made the name pro synonymous with factory triples, power valves and heaps of horsepower for the displacement. I'm thinking the Pro1200 could have been close to 200hp out of the factory. That would have been nice.

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