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    Murder, Inc.: 2017 Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner (Video)



    Change is often met with resistance, especially big change. With the announcement of the 2017 Yamaha WaveRunner lineup, news that the FZ series (FZR and FZS, respectively) were being retired and replaced with a whole new craft based upon the existing VXR architecture was simply too much for many to handle. Surprisingly, the announcement spurred a rash of online backlash. And why not? The FZR is a well-established performance platform, with literally several hundred podium finishes over its illustrious 8 year run. Not only that, but aesthetically, the FZ models have remained some of the most favored on the market, with race car-inspired analog gauges, telescoping steering and muscular curves.

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    Great article. Thanks for lazy linking it!

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    Yet another spectacular write up Kevin. Are we 100% positive that it has the 160 mm pump? I thought that I had read somewhere else that it was 158 mm. Just checking. Also, thank God Yamaha finally got rid of that twist and lock trim arrangement. I know many people have loved it for years, but I never really cared for that set up.

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    Thumbs up, nice write up.

    Really looking forward to getting my hands on one of these beasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyA View Post
    Are we 100% positive that it has the 160 mm pump? I thought that I had read somewhere else that it was 158 mm. Just checking.
    A screen capture from the official Yamaha WaveRunners website:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustymuscle View Post
    ... from the official Yamaha WaveRunners website:
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    For the 2016 VXR it says
    Rider Capacity 1-3 persons
    Is that correct?

    Say, for people that don't like big bolsters, will the 2015 VXS seat fit the GP1800?
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    Yes, that's correct but I'd be impressed if you can fit 3 adults on a GP1800.

    And sure, I guess it'd fit. None of the mounting hardware has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustymuscle View Post
    Yes, that's correct but I'd be impressed if you can fit 3 adults on a GP1800.

    And sure, I guess it'd fit. None of the mounting hardware has changed.
    I was referring to the 2016 VXR. Is the seat the same/similar as GP1800?

    Some of us need a seat with flexible room for three at times (hence the VXS seat swap question) and other times we ride just by ourselves.

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    Yes, I understood. There's no physical difference in the deck or mounts (to my understanding), so your VXS seat should snap right in place.

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    It should be a 155mm 8 vein pump with a 160mm impeller and wear ring

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