Thread: Yami dudes, need your opinion:
07-26-2007, 04:26 PM #1
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Yami dudes, need your opinion:
Hello yami dudes, My neighbor is looking at the GPR, he`s about 6' 225 easy, he found a new GPR1300 (I think), I know this is the last year for this model... in stock at a nearby dealer, he`s choosing between the VX and the GPR, I said if you can get the GPR then do it... what say you guys???
what is the cruising range on a tankful of gas?
How often do you have to fill up the oil tank (2 cycle)
How reliable is this ski if kept stock?
any handling stats appreciated...
I will forward this info to Him... Thanks for your time...
Oh, and what makes this ski the "one to have"? I hear they are balls ass fast and handle very well...PR...
07-26-2007, 05:43 PM #2
If that were my two choices, I'd say why would you WANT a VX???
Entry level craft vs. a race bred top speed capable monster???
07-26-2007, 06:07 PM #3
Mark, that beaver in your signature is freaking me out. I couldn't quit staring at it for about 5 minutes. I think it hypnotized me!
07-26-2007, 06:23 PM #4
07-26-2007, 06:32 PM #5
stop staring at Mark's beaver
07-26-2007, 06:36 PM #6
There is really no comparison between these two ski's. As Mark said, they are on opposite sides of the spectrum as designed by Yamaha.
07-26-2007, 06:43 PM #7
If he is looking for a "cruiser" (yamaha) guide him towards the FX high output the VX is the base...
As far as gas im not sure how far I can go but oil last about 4 or 5 tanks of gas I think...
07-26-2007, 06:48 PM #8
07-26-2007, 07:00 PM #9
This GPR platform can take some moderate bolt ons and still be extremely reliable and run 70 mph. In stock form, 66-68 should be attainable.
With this ski being fuel injected it has a very smooth powerband and fuel consumption is comparable to other musclecraft of this motor size. It will consumer more fuel than the VX ski due to it being a 2-stroke.
I would recommend doing a few modifications to make it more reliable. D-plate & 2 bar intake grate for starters.....please remove the OEM intake grate as it is dangerous in stock form.
WFO has built several GP1300Rs that retain the stock compression and run a reliable 72/73 all day long in the summer heat.
07-26-2007, 07:22 PM #10
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Billie, Thanks you..These were the only 2 choices that were told to me. I didn`t realize that they didn`t speak of the FX high output ski... His Girlfreind is my friend and rides with me a few times a year on her own GTX LTD... I know she`s not very happy with all the issues with Seadoo, and I can only think this is why they chose another brand. But I have to agree with them, the GPR is nice! ...PR...
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