Thread: If you had to choose...
07-18-2011, 03:49 PM #1
If you had to choose...
...what would you go with? GP800 or GP1200. I thought 100% I wanted a 1200 but I'm looking for a balance of acceleration and handling. I'm not a top speed junkie(yet). I've been looking at about 6 different stock ones all with about 100 hrs on the clock and they're all priced within $1k of each other. I know it's a rookie question(I get a lot of these on the Jeep forums) but it's a toss up even with all the searching I've done in terms of the aftermarket availability and reliability.
07-18-2011, 06:13 PM #2
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- Feb 2011
Id go with the 800 if your truly not into speed. If they were within 500 dollars id go with the 1200 because after awhile I feel you'll want the extra speed. But they both handle great and you'll be happy with whichever way you decide to go. Personally id take the 1200 because you'd have the extra speed if you wanted it.
07-18-2011, 06:43 PM #3
I like acceleration and handling more than top speed. Most of the places I go you can't get over 50 anyway. It's a toss up.
07-18-2011, 07:00 PM #4
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- Jan 2006
- Texas City, Texas
Think of accelleration and resaleablilty, especially if the prices are close. 1200 hands down.
07-20-2011, 09:25 PM #5
Gotta be the GP1200. No power valves to worry about or funky exhaust to work around.
07-20-2011, 09:29 PM #6
and you don't have to the added expense of nikacil cylinders if you need to repair it.
07-21-2011, 08:55 AM #7
07-21-2011, 01:03 PM #8
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- Sep 2009
- Grass Valley, CA
Gonna put my flame suit on...
Ok... I've had more fun on a 1995/1996 XP than I ever did on a GP1200 or a GP800... all my friends that have those XPs say they've proven to be very reliable and cheap to work on when needed.
Waveblaster II is another good choice... Waveblaster I is a freaking hoot... but they're a little to tippy for most people.
07-21-2011, 01:44 PM #9
No flame suit necessary
I've logged a ton of hours on a '95/96 XP and a '99 my gf owned. I'm just not a Sea Doo fan. I love the WB but they're hard to find around here and the WB 2 are even harder.
07-21-2011, 02:09 PM #10
I've been trying to work a deal on a very clean 800 but the guy's overly proud of it and seems to think that throwing in a life jacket and case of synthetic oil is gonna seal the deal. He's not willing to budge so I made him an offer and told him if it doesn't sell it for what he thinks he'll get to call me. I've also been looking at a 1200R that's clean but has low compression. I'm gonna look at it either tomorrow or Saturday.
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