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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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i just bought my first waverunner 10 months ago. its a 1999 Yamaha GP1200 2 stroke. ive wanted one since i can remember. ive been riding a friend of mines bikes for a few years but never had my own personal bike. i finally scraped up enough money to buy one used. o well.. its like buying a car for the first time i guess. cant buy new just yet. however the few years experience of riding i have in, i dont see how anyone gets bored with these things. i live in florida so playing in the water is a must. atleast in my opinion. even if im out riding by my self its nice to go out in the ocean and just watch the clear water underneath. i use my bike when i go snorkaling, or just hanging with the family for some fun tubing times. although it would be nice to have some riding buddies. ya know.. sort of like how ya see the crew of crotch rocket riders.

i found this forum and it seems pretty cool. i eventually would like to have two waverunners(bikes), one for me and my wife. but for now she likes riding on back, and its always badass to have a chick in bikini holding on to ya while riding. anyhow.. just wanted to introduce myself to this forum and look forward to maybe exchanging stories, tips, and helpful advice.

i do have another thread up right now becuase im actually working on repainting my bike. but thats another story. . . . -KTX11
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Congrats on the purchase. That's a great ski. You'll love it. Make sure you flush it properly after riding in the ocean. Otherwise, it won't last long.

On a second note, I'm impressed your wife will ride with you. I can't talk my wife into riding on the back of mine anymore (although, she'll happily drive and have me on back.) She has to be on her own ski. I've probably thrown her off a few too many times. Thinking about it, I can't talk anybody into riding on the back of mine. Even my kids insist on driving.

Good luck and enjoy!! I miss the old two strokes (just a little though).

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thank you. i do flush after every use, and wash and clean. even if riding in fresh. my wife wants her own too. in do time.
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what is the difference between the 2 strokes and 4 strokes?
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I think this is correct, someone else can comment.
Allot more heavy.
You do not need to add oil to gas!
Harder and more expensive to work on, but much more reliable.
Allot less pollutents because you are not burning oil I would guess.
Better gas mileage?
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what is the difference between the 2 strokes and 4 strokes?
2 strokes are what you would yesterday's technology. Believe me I have owned plenty of them, The only two stroke I own now is a commercial STIHL back blower for my grass cutting business. One big advantage is when you pull up to a marina for gas you don't have to carry messy oil or worry about oil injection failing and seizing your engine. Plus you can get a lot more horse power out of four strokes with mods. My Seadoo 1500 with mods and a big supercharger is pushing out approx 300 HP @ 8450 RPMS and is as dependable as a stocker. They are better for the environment and also last longer before rebuilds are needed. Thats just a few good differences.

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2 sockets is old technology, its fuel consumption is high then 4 stocks
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