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    how many miles out of a 97/98 yamaha gp 1200 with full tank??

    toying with idea of looking for a non power valve gp1200...from what i gather this woold be the 97 and 98 models....whats the cruising range with a full tank??? any help would be great...thanks...im talking all stock with no gas guzzlin mods


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    GP 1200 Non power valve models are gas guzzlers compared to the GPR 1200's. I had a great running 98 GP1200, and my GP1200R "01 model. When rode side by side for several hours, the GPR would take 7 gallons while the GP would be over 10. My friends with the old Xl100 versus the newer XLT 1200 powervalve motors have seen the same thing. I can't tell you the range because we mostly ride lakes and not distance like rivers or oceans.
    The GP's are great jumpers though!

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    The non power valve GP1200 years were 97, 98, and 99.
    My GP1200 uses about as much gas as the Mercruiser 454 in my previous boat. You get about 4 miles per gallon cruising, so that about 50 miles on a tank of gas. Or you can go through all 12 or 13 gallons of gas in about one hour WOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschool69 View Post
    toying with idea of looking for a non power valve gp1200...from what i gather this woold be the 97 and 98 models....whats the cruising range with a full tank??? any help would be great...thanks...im talking all stock with no gas guzzlin mods
    your hand controls the fuel consumption, it all depends on how hard you ride.its what its , a hobby and hobbies are expensive. if you want fuel efficiency ,get a 800r

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    The GP are fun if your just riding in the same area but if your going for distance the GPR is more comfortable and better fuel economy. there is the option of 4 stroke for better fuel economy depending on what you get.

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    thanks guys....think i may change gears and say screw the 1200...stumbled accross the 4 stroke vx models...i want to make some long hauls...they dont seem to be priced too bad either...saw where one fella had over 500 hours on his and still going strong...

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    If your going to go the VX route, get a VXR or you will be bored to death after one summer of riding and will wish you had something that was faster. The most miles I have ever gotten out of my GP1200 (ported and milled head) is 53, and that was mostly smooth water river riding.

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