Thread: Need advice on 2nd waverunner
07-03-2009, 09:40 PM #1
Need advice on 2nd waverunner
Right now I have a yamaha FZS. Its fast and and turns well, but feels a bit heavy. I like to jump waves once in a while and feel like I'm only doing a wheelie (because the back is still in). So I always planned on buying a 2nd. Should I be looking at a gp1300r? I was hoping to stay yamaha so I could have them serviced together.
Any advice on a fun 2 seater would be great.
07-03-2009, 09:48 PM #2
07-03-2009, 10:01 PM #3
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07-03-2009, 10:29 PM #4
The GPR's are great for wave jumping. They have the power to launch and are lite enough to get good air. They land nice too. The 2-strokes don't mind being slapped around or flipped over. They also handle being over-reved coming off waves.
I had 2 gpr's, but, let one go to move up to a Fzs. I like the bigger ski for a full day riding. Don't have to worry about water conditions. But, i'm hesitant so far about launching one off a wave w/o a blow off valve installed.
Keeping the other gpr for those jumping days.
You can pick up an 05+(no powervalves) starting at 5k. Leave it stock at 65mph. Change out intake grate(r&d 1200) (riva)D-plate in place of the cat con. and just enjoy.
Theres a lot of good gpr jumping pics in this thread. Even a few amazing flying couches.
07-03-2009, 10:35 PM #5
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07-04-2009, 03:05 PM #6
How are the GP1300's for maintenance? I know the fzs will be better, but has it been a solid unit?
07-04-2009, 05:54 PM #7
I cannot say how the gpr1300 is in the surf but i can say i was out today with my fzr of off CC with 3 foot swells and i was getting pretty damn high, i know what you mean about the wheelie jump but if you time the wave real nice, you get up there. Where i am, its not like in florida where you get 10 feet in the air easily, you really have to work the ski good and time the wave right.
07-05-2009, 01:06 AM #8
07-09-2009, 11:16 PM #9
07-10-2009, 06:34 AM #10
I wouldnt worry unless you have modified it...I only know of 1 person who had their clutch go out when the ski was stock.
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