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    04 rxp vs 03-04 gp1300r

    just as the title says, we are looking to get a second ski to acompany out 03 fx140.

    i have narrowed it down to an 04 rxp 215 pr an 03/04 gp1300r. both skis have about the same hours, 50-75, and are priced around the same amount. I am just wondering which is the more reliable setup with 500-600 added to each for reliability mods (wave clips, metal washers, etc)

    I only ride in the ocean and its gets kinda of choppy out there sometimes.....no glass runs for me except maybe right at sunset here or there. I may take it to a lake once or twice a year at max.

    I recently jumped on my buddy's older gp1200 and after 5 minutes i was ready to get off. i felt like my fillings were going to rattle out. it really beat me up and would not be looking for a ski that handled the same way.

    i like to jump some waves and do my little donuts and 180s, play with the other skis and cruise out to the sand bars, but no "real racing" for me

    i would take a passenger maybe 30-40 percent of the time.

    i like the idea of another 4stroke and never have to worry about not having oil for the day but if you guys think the yamaha is the way to go i guess ill make due.

    my main thing is reliability, dont mind doing maintenance, but dont want to be hauling it to the shop for repairs all the time. right not we log about 6-10 hours a weekend on our fx140.


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    I would buy the one that looks cleaner, and not messed with.

    Or do a compression test and see which engine is healthier

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    I love my GPR and I've never been on an RXP, but...

    The GPR is really only a one person ski IMHO. I think it's too unstable off plane, so keep that in mind for your 30-40% case.

    The GPR is a FUN ski to ride, but you might get beat up in the ocean chop. I rode a 2008 GPR on a "calm" Lake Michigan for 2 hours wednesday night with an 09 FZS and 07 RXP-X. I was tired while the two guys on the 4 strokes were fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slothman View Post
    Or do a compression test and see which engine is healthier
    Also.... +1

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    I have an 06 RXP and an 04 XLT1200. I like both for different reasons. either one would be pretty good as long as you get a good working machine. Check them out like Slothman said get a good history and decide based on that. You will find that the 4 stroke RXP is harder to work on but if it has been used right it should be a good machine. The GP will need oil. My guess is both get about the same fuel consumption within reason.

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    i would take the gpr all day over the rxp. god forbid you ever need any repairs but the 2 stokes are much cheaper to maintain and to repair. they are more reliable, and the gpr you can throw around a lot more. throw a ride plate on, intake grate and D plate and youll be extremely happy with the top speed too

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    With your info ,I think you would be better served with the RXP......I have ridden both .imho

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