05-19-2010, 10:00 AM #1
Questions to ask when buying a ski
I'm looking at buying a 2000 GP1200R as my first ski. Here's the description:
This machine has low hours on it ( 77) and has many extras, Worx racing sponsons, D plate /with chip, wave eater power valve , brand new custom seat, brand new black tip foot pads, the pump shoe has been sealed, R&D free flow exhaust , I have just put 2k of upgrades into it the last few months, I just picked up a 06 shorelander single place trailer with bearing buddies for it. This thing flys and it doesnt even have a aftermarket grate or rideplate yet , those were next on my list. The jet ski has been stored in a heated unit for the winter, it does have the normal nicks and scratches .
I've picked up a few things from reading posts in this forum, but I'm pretty new to this, so any help is appreciated.
05-19-2010, 12:44 PM #2
05-19-2010, 02:47 PM #3
05-19-2010, 05:17 PM #4
buy a fuel injected ski (03+) you dont want to have to mess with carboretors on your first boat.
Plus "GP1300R" sounds so much cooler than "GP1200R"
05-19-2010, 10:49 PM #5
Ask for a test ride and see if everything checks out on the water. If its a sound ski the guy shouldnt have a problem with letting you do this, if not its questionable. Tell him you will replace the gas you use.
05-19-2010, 11:25 PM #6
Must check compression and/ or test ride
Inspect hull closely for major issues or fiberglass work. You don't want any big cracks. I would want the engine compartment to look clean and not like a corroded piece of junk, but that doesn't necessarily mean you are in the clear.
05-20-2010, 08:20 AM #7
05-20-2010, 08:58 AM #8
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- near Toronto, Canada
05-20-2010, 09:59 AM #9
Thanks to everyone for the feedback.
05-20-2010, 10:32 AM #10
You forgot the most important first question : " are you a green hulk member" good luck
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