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    Question to many hours? deal or no deal??

    I'm looking at 07 Honda 1200 4-stroke. Going to be used for tow-in surfing. The ski has 1100 hrs. , it was used for 1000 hrs of it's life as a rental ski. The ski was governed to half throttle and could only go in circles on a course. The asking price is $2500... no trailer. What am I getting my self into with ski with this many hours??? What type of problems should I look for and what should I replace/ service on a ski with 1100 hrs.?? I think it's a good deal but new to ski's but not to mechanics, I have no problems rebuilding. Thanks for the opinions.


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    I sold my 2002 for $2500 and it had 250 hrs. are you in Hawaii? was it one of Bill's ski's?

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    Most of Bill's Honda's have been well over 1000 hours on the same engine. I would check the corrosion prone areas on it and if they look good, buy it.

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    It was one of Bill's ski's and yes I'm in Maui, HI. I'm going to run a compression test on it, what #'s I'm I looking for? what's to low on compression? And what areas am I looking for corrosion? thank you for the help. Aloha

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    I think the non turbos have about 190# of compression. The biggest thing is a consistant reading across all 4 of them. The rear of the engine gets the worst corrosion if the shaft seal leaks and sprays water in the rear of the bay.

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