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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...


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    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???

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    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!

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    stop staring at Mark's beaver

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    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.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullboogie View Post
    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!
    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
    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...
    I would purchase the GP1300R over the VX. with his size, the GPR will provide more fun due to the larger powerplant and much better handling of the VX series Yamaha.

    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.

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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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