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my boss has a 97 gp1200 bone stock
and swears he can beat my 02 virage tx1200.
what do you guys think?'
hes willing to bet some money.
 

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well we did it this morning. i kicked his ass pretty bad.
my ski runs 61on gps.
his runs 55.
sort of slow i thought for a gp1200.
now he vows to spend as much money as it takes til he beats me with that machine.
 

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viragetx said:
well we did it this morning. i kicked his ass pretty bad.
my ski runs 61on gps.
his runs 55.
sort of slow i thought for a gp1200.
now he vows to spend as much money as it takes til he beats me with that machine.
Congrats on you victory!:thumbsup:

55 is slow for the GP1200. Something is wrong, he should be running in the upper 50s. Reeds, carbs?
The mods are very cheap for the GP, he can beat you easily after fixing the problem and installing some basic bolt-ons.
 

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what do you suggest , ill let him know.
and also, how much increase can he expect?
and can i do anything inexpensive and easy myself to mine?
 

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I have pretty much zero experience with the Virage, but some people on this site are pros and I'm sure they'll chime in.
As for the GP... it loves to eat reed valves. That would be the first thing I'd check. Then check compression, the engine might be due for the top end rebuild. Then carbs.
After finding the problem, come back and we will post a list of possible mods depending on his needs: flat water top speed? surf wave jumping? holeshot?
There are infinite variations of mods for the GP.
 

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and can i do anything inexpensive and easy myself to mine?
92 Octane domes
Prok or the like flame arrestors
V-Force reeds
Hot Seat waterbox
Ocean Pro rideplate
6* wedge
NuJet 7.5 impeller

Go grab a fistfull and never look back. He'll be chasing you forever!!! This setup has proven to be one of the best sleeper packages around, and delivers as advertised.

You will gain an honest 4-5 mph and never even have to rejet the carbs!!! (although, you always want to check to verify this)

If you want to keep it super simple for now, add the 6* wedge and cut your stock sponsons and gain a couple of mph.

Cutting the last, rear section off of the stock sponsons will allow the nose of the boat to rise and result in a speed increase.

Simply remove the stock sponson and cut the last section off, making sure to leave that last "web" in tact.

Reinstall in the stock location (all the way forward) and fill in the now empty hole with a bolt that's roughly a 1/2" shorter.

It's a nice little increase and best of all, it's free!!!

If you know that you're going to be riding in some ugly water, you have the option of moving them all the way rearward to help plant the nose again!!!

Your boat actually came with a nice rideplate, but for sure, add the 6* wedge.

Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks For The Info..
Cutting The Sponsons Scares Me A Little Since I Cant Put Them Back.
How Much Does It Affect The Ride In Rough Water?
 

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Look for a cheap spare set. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a second set to try this out. I've seen several for sale recently both here and on e-bay.
 

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viragetx said:
Thanks For The Info..
Cutting The Sponsons Scares Me A Little Since I Cant Put Them Back.

No, but you can mount them all the way rearward again if you want to.

How Much Does It Affect The Ride In Rough Water?

It will actually make the ride a little more forgiving as the front won't be as "buried". I can't say that you will hook up as great, but I can say that the hook up loss is minimal and the ride will not be as "punishing".
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