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    Thinking About Getting a GP1200r

    Hey guys I've been thinking about getting a 2000+ gp1200r and replacing my 96 GTX. I've always rode seadoos and am very familiar with them. With that said I know nothing about Yamaha's other than the 1200 is pretty quick and with some upgrades can hang with a RXP or RXT which is what sparked my interest. Also the price they seem to able to be bought for is nice in comparrison to a 4 stoke seadoo. The only thing I have read about them is they are dangerous with the factory grate and mods. The cat is subject to fail. The power valve clips or whatever there called need to be upgraded incase of failure.

    Now what's the average life span of the 1200? I know it is all relative to the how it's been treated but just in general.

    Anything I should look for when buying one?

    What is factory compression on the 1200?

    What rpm should a stock ski turn WOT?

    Top speed is 63ish right?

    I'm mainly just looking for a hot ski that my gf can ride comfortably and something I can hop on after my 96 XP has beat me into submission!


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    If you have a 2-stroke ski already then you probably already know mostly what to look for.

    I love mine. I've seen 65mph but I have a riva intake grate and pump seal kit. D-Plate and Chip. You are talking about the Wave-Eater clips for the powervalves - a must for reliability and not that expensive. Chances are you might find one with this modification already. Compression should be about 120psi but mine is at 100psi and it runs awsome - the top-end of my engine is visually fine. I've put 15 hours for a total of 70 on mine and have yet to be outrun by another ski on the lake. I've actually found people really dont want to race me - maybe because they are affraid to lose to a $3,000 ski.

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    After owning and riding a couple and still own one- go 4,stroke so nice to gas n go. Plus the sound of the thru hull and power is sick. 2 strokes a dying breed for a reason

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    Agree with thatdude596. 2 strokes are a dying breed but can be dependable if taken care of properly, but the fuel consumption is what gets most people over to the 4 strokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theheisk View Post
    Agree with thatdude596. 2 strokes are a dying breed but can be dependable if taken care of properly, but the fuel consumption is what gets most people over to the 4 strokes.
    +1000 exactly why I'll be selling mine

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    I've had 5 2-stroke seadoos so I know all about taking care of one! As soon as I get one the carbs get rebuilt, fuel lines changed, oil lines checked, and the pump oil changed. I've only had one to fail on me and that was due to the oil pump driveshaft breaking. Good thing it was a sbt motor and still had a warranty. I agree fuel burn sucks, but a blown 4 stroke will drink it also if you stay in the boost.

    My main attraction to the gpr is the speed vs the money. With that said right now skis are high in my area so I might just wait a bit and see if a 4-stroke deal pops up.

    Yes 2-strokes may be dying off, but I will never sell my 96 XP!

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    If you don't mind 2 strokes I would buy one!! I have a 2001 GPR and people think its a 2010 when they see it. Keep in mind they know nothing about jet ski's ahaha! But from what I read they're great machines. Mines still in the garage due to my pump being shot.

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    in my opinion the only 2 stroke a will consider as right now , is a 1300r , you want my advice stay the hell away from a 1200r .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegp View Post
    in my opinion the only 2 stroke a will consider as right now , is a 1300r , you want my advice stay the hell away from a 1200r .
    Why? Many happy owners with a GP1200r.

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    i'm sure they are out there , but the carburetor deal is a thing of the past. half of the carburetor engines fail because of the carb. then valves , oil lines , etc ,etc.

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