Thread: gp1200r or 1300r????
08-09-2012, 06:18 AM #1
gp1200r or 1300r????
Hey all, i'm looking at going 2stroke and i've found a couple nice ski's. First being a gp1200r 2002mdl with 70hrs and second a gp1300r 2006mdl with 60hrs but double the $$$$!!
The ski will mainly be used for surf jumping but also the days its flat i want something semi quick 70+ish??. I have done some research on aftermarket parts and seems there is heaps for the 1200 but not too much for the 1300?
So what would be the better ski? Are the carbed ski's too much maintanence compared to the efi? I'm hands on and enjoy modding but don't want to tune every time i ride!
I've had ski's before, but new to 2strokes. I just wrote off my 2008 rxpx that was modded and ran 78.8, so as i said want something semi quick but want a ski thats more fun also!!
Any input would be appreciated!!
Last edited by bradsta; 08-12-2012 at 02:05 AM.
08-09-2012, 08:21 AM #2
08-09-2012, 11:54 AM #3
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carbed 1200 isnt bad ive had mine since new. Only adjusting ive had to do was after rejetting. I dont have many engine mods though but do plan to up my compression to 145psi. As i understand it no changes will be needed to my carb settings. They have been pretty much set and forget. That being said i see the advantage with fuel injected. No choke to mess with and tuning seems a bit easier. Most mods for the 1200 also apply to the 1300 with the exception to any carb work and the pump on the 1300 has the recent updates. Some money would be spent on the 1200 to get the 1300 pump setup.
08-09-2012, 04:29 PM #4
1300 for sure, worth the little extra $
08-09-2012, 04:39 PM #5
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08-09-2012, 07:05 PM #6
keep in mind guys,hes talking about 06 1300r , even better no power valves involve.
i recently swap mine from pv to non pv , and there is not a bit of chance to look back at the pv engine. to me the non pv runs better,less chance of a catastrophe from valves dropping or breaking.
i have just a hand full of mods , and it does 75.6 with almost half of tank.
the previous 1200 r i had it never pass its 71 and the cost was double .(comparing to the mods i have on my 1300)
08-09-2012, 07:15 PM #7
08-12-2012, 02:14 AM #8
Thanks for the feed back guys! I was wrong with the 1300 it's not 06 it's 07 but same ski yeah??
How many hrs should the ski get before it needs a top end rebuild? I know thats like a "how long is a piece of string" question with alot of variables but on average how many hours on a stock ski?? Also is there a limit as to how long you can hold a 2stroke at WOT, (ie overheating cooking a piston)?
Last question, where do you get the spacer adapter to run v-force3 reeds on the 1300?, looked on wfo website, lowell horning and west coast porting and have come up with nothing?
Cheers for all the help
08-12-2012, 05:44 AM #9
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If it's something you could do yourself, you would probably want to play it safe and do the top end rebuild before it actually blows, I would probably do it at about 150 hours if it's stock. Carbs too.
08-12-2012, 01:31 PM #10
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