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    Advantages of GP1200R over My GP1200

    What are the real world advantages of a GP1200R over my GP1200? I mean does it ride better, better speed capabilities, more maneuverable? or can my GP1200 be made to be somewhat comparable to the GP1200R? Thanks.

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    Hey There Chump... (good handle )

    Real world advantages of the GPr are:...

    Much More stable... can realistically be used two up.. (Not my idea of fun)
    I'm sure you've had/done the comedy show of reboarding a GP in the rough with two on board..

    Faster... On top end and a little better from around 40 to max speed.
    Through they're not as good out the hole.. standard for standard..(in fact a stock 12gpr is shit out the hole. )

    Fuel economy... not too much in it i'd say my GP is 10% better on fuel..

    Tuneabilty... the GPr has the best range of options by far.. or i should say still available..

    Now:... what do you want to use it for..??
    If its for drag racing/top speed a GPr is for you..!! (after some modding/expense)
    If on the other hand its for wave jumping/arsing around the GP is your huckleberry..!!

    Hope this helps you some..

    Gerry

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    Thanks quadzilla, I guess I'm looking for the playability more than the flat out dragability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waverunner Chump View Post
    Thanks quadzilla, I guess I'm looking for the playability more than the flat out dragability.
    Well...

    I'd probably say stick with the GP1200 for now..

    Some simple mods will make it even more of fun/chuckable ski..

    So instead of throwing 3K+ into a GPr...
    I'd maybe do $500 or so on a prop, an XO is a very good choice..
    An aftermarket set of sponsons.. anything is better than the stock crappers..!!
    A R&D rideplate and a protec grate with the centre wing is an excellent combo..

    To get that lot for the $500 mentioned is going secondhand through.. (probably less)
    Ebay is your source for these parts or maybe on here in the classifieds.

    With these parts fitted.. your ski will be super difficult to catch let alone pass..
    Round a short bouy course..!!

    One other thing to consider is a primmer kit.. the standard choke is a pile of shite..

    Gerry
    Last edited by quadzilla; 11-11-2007 at 10:12 PM. Reason: missed something

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    And raise comp to 150 psi then reeds

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    I've owned both skis. The 99GP I owned was an absolute ROCKET out of the hole. This is something I miss, and I currently have a modded 1300R. With the mods I currently have, I still think a GP would take me in a 50 yard dash. The GP used to porpoise like crazy. This can be fixed, but the GP is definitely more prone to bouncing, especially when the speeds go up. The GP will not handle the rough water that the GPR will. I'm not saying the GPR is the king of rough, just it will be better than the GP in that type of water. The seat is definitely more comfortable on the GP and the ski has more storage space. Both skis can be made to go fast, but the GPR has the higher max speed ceiling, especially if a bigger top end is put on. Parts are more plentiful and cheaper than ever for the GPR, seems like everyone is parting out their skis in preparation for the new 4 stroke version of the GPR.

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    The only mod on the ski at the moment is a primer kit. Why it was put on there I have no clue. I've been contemplating do mods but have been unsure as to what to do first. Thanks for the info.

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    Prism is prety much spot on. But, the overall point is that the GP is by far the more playfull ski.

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    I've been told that the GP is bad about do a abrupt 90 degree turn when going WOT thus throwing the rider off. Is this true and what can be done to fix that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waverunner Chump View Post
    The only mod on the ski at the moment is a primer kit. Why it was put on there I have no clue. I've been contemplating do mods but have been unsure as to what to do first. Thanks for the info.
    Well the first and best mod is already done for you then...

    The primmer kit will save a LOT of swearing and hair tearing out at the boat ramp..

    I've seen it loads of times with guys pulling up and putting their ski in the water..
    Then trying to get it to start, With no joy.. BUT lots of swearing/hair tearing out..!!

    Probably best to concider what you want to acheive then go from there..!!

    Gerry

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