01-11-2012, 03:48 PM #1
What would make a good father/son project?
I was thinking it might be a fun father/son project to pick up a machine in need of repairs. Maybe one where the oil line came off? I have very little experience working on these, but I'm sure between the reapir manuals and help on the hulk we could do it. Then he could have a machine to ride when he's 14 or so (he's 11 now). I was considering a 2001 GP1200R. Any other suggestions? Or is this one of those things I'm better off not starting?
01-11-2012, 03:57 PM #2
01-11-2012, 08:57 PM #3
I also think it is a great idea. I've only worked on my FZR and FX HO so I don't have experience with the GP/GPR but I can tell you that there is a gold mine of knowledge on those platforms over in the 2-stroke section.
01-11-2012, 09:49 PM #4
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Definitely stick with a two-stroke, piece of cake to work on. I'd be worried though with my 14 year-old riding a modded 70 mph ski.
If you're going with a GP1200R maybe start with just the safety mods. Do the intake, plate, & impellor when he hits fifteen and save the shaved head, controller & such for the next year.
Sounds like a great father/son project, plus, I would guess he would take more pride in the ski and thus take better care of it if he's got a lot of sweat equity in it.
01-12-2012, 10:59 AM #5
Something like this would be good if I went with the GPR...
I wonder how much the nose damage would cost to fix?
What's a fair price for that machine?
01-12-2012, 01:17 PM #6
Get him a Superjet, or WB1. Guaranteed to put a huge azz smile on his face.
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