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    1996 SLTX

    What is a fair price for a 1996 SLTX with a 'blown head'? I found an ad within reasonable driving distance, with a trailer! The guy is asking $2000 for the ski and trailer together, but I know it needs parts! Assume top end and possible crank repair. What's it worth?

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    Well, since you're in Canada and I'm in the US it's kinda like comparing apples to oranges. Check out my Dock Holiday project thread...I picked up a nice "97 SLTX with a broken connecting rod for $350.00.

    "blown head", whatever that means to the seller, means "rebuild " to me. If I can't hear it run I consider it a parts ski until I know better.

    To answer your question, In my area $500.00 would be top dollar.

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    That's way to much...a 2001 Virage TX with a bad motor only goes for around $1,200 US. I would say maybe $750-$800 US with a double trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    ...I picked up a nice "97 SLTX with a broken connecting rod for $350.00.

    "blown head", whatever that means to the seller, means "rebuild " to me. If I can't hear it run I consider it a parts ski until I know better.

    To answer your question, In my area $500.00 would be top dollar.
    This is kinda what I was thinking as well. Until I see what it really needs, it could end up as a parts ski. I have requested more pics and info about the trailer. We'll see what kind of response I get. It has to be worth my while because it would be a 7-8 hour drive one-way to get it!

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    If it's that far away then I would forget it. It will cost you almost $200 in gas roundtrip alone. So unless you can get it for like $500 US then I would say kiss it goodbye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkindt View Post
    What is a fair price for a 1996 SLTX with a 'blown head'? I found an ad within reasonable driving distance, with a trailer! The guy is asking $2000 for the ski and trailer together, but I know it needs parts! Assume top end and possible crank repair. What's it worth?

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    It's a great looking ski! The trailer in good condition would sell in Michigan for no more than $500 ish I think $800-$1000 if it is in really good condition for the ski- $1300 ish is the most I would pay. I just bought a 99 slx1050 no trailer for $450 and she runs great

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    Agreed.

    Blown head??? What's that??!!!!!

    Piston, maybe crank, possibly new dome needed.....


    There's definately a head problem, only it's NOT the ski!!!!!

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    ya that sounds like somebody talking about a small block

    blown head tell ya what take a socket set and take the dome cover off i bet youll find a grenade'd piston or a hole in the cly if its not seized already

    i have a set of used 1050 pistons std bore and i have some wsm 1050 std bore pistons as well

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    Don't worry, I am not getting the ski. Guy wants $2000 for it and won't budge....convinced he can fix it for $400....and then he wants $3000 for it!!! I wasn't gonna go over $500 because it would cost me another $200 in gas to pick it up! I need to find better deals closer...like the one I bought, my SL650 was only a couple hundred, and it has been a fun project so far.

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    jkindt . is that the guy in regina ?? if so he lives 2 blocks from me , seen him on the lake with this machine this year and he bought it off a buddy for 2000, with 207 hrs on it . saw him drive it on his trailer and move the truck 2 ft forward , he had to be going 30 mph !! total retard, told me he could do 60 , and couldn't even keep up to my 98 , let alone the virage !!

    total parts ski !!! and even then maybe for 800 bucks , just because the trailer is worth 300 !!

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