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    It's time to say goodbye to the old school yamaha.

    Hi guys,

    I regret to anounce that I'll be leaving the old school Yamaha forum. I just sold my 1997 yamaha GP1200 and bought two almost brand new 1996 Sea Doo XP's. They have barely 20 hours on them and are in showroom condition with even the trim and all gauges working. I bought them for a $4500 and they arrived just from Holland a couple of months and are fresh water used only, never used on the island till today. It was an deal I coudn't let go. It was a pleasure to have spoken with you guys and thanks for everybody who helped me out with tips on how making my craft work better or in proper order. I salute you.


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    gp for xp's.......


    that may come back to haunt you later......

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    If owned XP in the past already. I do most of my riding in the surf and jumping waves. XP's and waveblaster are more fun in there. The GP is a nice jumper too, but the hull don't takes it well. And by the way, the XP800 outruns an GP. I had trouble keeping up with a few of them out there. Still the GP is not a bad craft. Engine wise very reliable and I can't lie to you all. I really had a blast with my GP. I'm just tired with the hull that keeps cracking and filling up with water.

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    now you need to change your screen name to Aruba Doo

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    Quote Originally Posted by aruba yamaha View Post
    If owned XP in the past already. I do most of my riding in the surf and jumping waves. XP's and waveblaster are more fun in there. The GP is a nice jumper too, but the hull don't takes it well. And by the way, the XP800 outruns an GP. I had trouble keeping up with a few of them out there. Still the GP is not a bad craft. Engine wise very reliable and I can't lie to you all. I really had a blast with my GP. I'm just tired with the hull that keeps cracking and filling up with water.
    I owned a 97 XP, and yes it jumps waves alot better.

    But im glad i switched to my GP

    Seadoo is a Seadoo.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdog800 View Post
    gp for xp's.......


    that may come back to haunt you later......
    Not to dis ya, but I've been riding the XP for about four times now. Yes it's less stable then the GP. It has an smaller fuel tank (considering the current fuel prices that's not a bad thing) But it a real BLAST to ride. I had one in the past, before the GP, but with the 720 engine. The 800 I own now outruns the guy who bought my gp. Eventough it's stock and the gp has an intake grate, rideplate, riva flame arrestors, sponsons a milled head and 1st oversize pistons, he still has a hard time catching up with me. The only thing I regret about it is that the gp was a better craft for two up riding and it was a better cruiser. But as for wavejumping and the fun factor I love the xp. If in the future I can get a good GP with a hull that won't crack I will buy one again just for me and the wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamahaPat View Post
    I owned a 97 XP, and yes it jumps waves alot better.

    But im glad i switched to my GP

    Seadoo is a Seadoo.......
    I only liked the xp with the X-4 hulls. The later XP where nice looking, but in my opinion less stable unless you had the 951 engine in it. I believe the X-4 hull with the 800 engine was the best they ever made.

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    Sometimes I miss my little xp 800.
    With these mods it would run 63mph sitting up on the seat and 65mph on standing on the back GPS and would holeshot crazy. non ported and with stock carbs

    Factory pipe specII
    175lbs compression
    FA and rejet stock carbs
    X0 prop
    85mm nozzle
    3 degree pump wedge and take the stock grate off.

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