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    97 Kawasaki 1100 ZXI

    hey,

    I have the opportunity to buy a 1100 for $700. I recently bought a 97 polaris 780SL and really enjoy it. I was able to reach a top speed of 52mph and was wondering what i can expect out of this ski. Anyone with any general information or thoughts about it compared to the 780?

    thanks


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    I used to have a ZXi 1100, I really liked it. What year is it? The '96's had a recall for a mandatory mod to the hull to keep it from flipping over while running at high speed.

    Mine would indicate about 60-64 on the dream-o-meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    I used to have a ZXi 1100, I really liked it. What year is it? The '96's had a recall for a mandatory mod to the hull to keep it from flipping over while running at high speed.

    Mine would indicate about 60-64 on the dream-o-meter.
    I've got two 1100's. The flipping over/hull mod thing didn't happen until you got em over 60mph (not a speedometer 60, but a real 60).

    My two will indicate 60+ mph on the speedos, but like most I've ever heard of.........it's way generous.

    I've gps'd both mine at 52 mph. If the ski you're looking to buy has stock sponsons on it, do yourself a huge favor and buy some after market sponsons asap. They porpoise like a mad mother with the stock ones. Beach house or similar will fix it.

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    thanks for the replies!

    I am really suprised that these ski's only hit about 52. My polaris 780 sl is 95hp and 780cc engine and i had it gps'd at 52mph. Does anyone know why the kawasaki is 120 and 1100cc and does about the same its baffling me?

    THanks

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    One of my buddies has a Polaris 750 and it'll run with me on either one of my skis. His is way better in the rough too.

    Reckon it's just hull design, but couldn't say for sure. The Kawis aren't a bad ski though. I've see some that claim to be running higher mph numbers. Not sure why that is though. Both mine run fine mechanically. Just not all that fast.

    I bought the pair of mine with a two position trailer and got a pretty good deal on em. Not as good a deal as you're getting though.

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    yeah that is really odd. I appreciate the honesty and information squirtcha! thanks

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