09-11-2008, 10:34 PM #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
First ride/impression 2005 GP1300R
I recently picked up a 2005 GP1300R with 62 hours on it for a killer deal. I took it out and noticed some things about it right away. First off, I can EASILY do 360's, when I turn the jet ski hard to the left or right instead of it biting the water I just spin almost all the way around. Does stepping the sponsons help this? I believe you can step the stock sponsons right?
Also, I noticed a little hesitation.. lets say I was going 5MPH and not even quarter throttle, if I punched it, the ski would hesitate for a second and then go good once it planed. Even during the holeshot...if I punched it out of the hole it would hesitate for second or less and then go. I am not sure what that is...I am thinking some cavitation because there is NO hesitation if I am going like 25-30MPH and I gradually full throttle the ski, I think thats because its already planed and caviation is not showing up.
Also, I think I am experience some major cavitation, if I am stopped in the water and I floor it to do a holeshot the motor redlines as I am coming out of the hole! It is an DOG out of the hole, it feels like I am going no where. After I hookup and plane its fine...
Full throttle seems to be good, even though I think the MPH may be down a little bit, I dreamometer only said like 66-68MPH! I was kind of like WTF because I rode a 2003 GP1300R and I got it up to like 71-72 on the dreamometer consistently.
I need to get this thing faster, better holeshot and handling better.. Also, guys do the noses on these yami's tend to go under the water a little bit? Whenever I am slowing down and approaching stopping the front end of my ski is like submerged for a second! I dont know if this is normal or what? Like when it floats its not in the water but when im slowing down it does.
Last edited by CT1300R; 09-11-2008 at 10:51 PM.
09-12-2008, 08:25 AM #2
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09-12-2008, 08:36 AM #5
Rich you beat me to it, once again. I still want some WFO stickers to make my ski faster!!! You're the man. Well at least our answers are the same!!!
09-12-2008, 08:44 AM #6
Hey CT Welcome to the Hulk..
Look in the Projects section and the FAQ's..
I will be riding tomorrow launching in Derby around 12:00 if you want to join us..
Order up the parts and we will get it done. I have some stuff that you can try before you buy..
09-12-2008, 06:41 PM #7
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- Aug 2008
Guys thanks for all of you for responding and taking your time explain things! I really appreciate it. It makes me feel a lot better knowing all this stuff is normal. Thanks again for the welcome!
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