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    2009 Yamaha VX Deluxe - good deal? features?

    i am a newbie looking at 2009 VX Deluxe and have a few questions.

    1. I see that the Yamaha Security System: This security system that can be activated with the touch of a button ensures that no one starts the VX Deluxe without your permission is on a few websites and appears to be standard feature on the VX Deluxe, is this the case?

    2. There is a local guy selling (2) VX Del with trailer both have 15hrs on them all for $10,500 - this seems like a good deal to me, anyone else?

    3. I hear the mirrors on the Yamaha are notorious for breaking off, true?

    4. Learn mode - the Kawa has a learn mode limiting the speed for a newb learning, does the Yamaha have something similar?

    Thanks for everyones help, i have learned a lot browsing these boards the past few days.


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    Welcome to the forum.
    As long as you don't mind the lower horsepower and speed (approx. 53-54 mph), they are great watercraft and very popular. Not the best hull for choppy water, but the fuel economy is a plus, and yes; the 2009 models include a key fob-activated low rpm mode for newbies. More info here:

    2009 Yamaha VX Deluxe
    A closer look at the best-selling watercraft on the market
    http://www.personalwatercraft.com/ma...eview-809.html

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    1. Yes - remote transmitter will lock the ski.
    2. Yes - sounds like a good price.
    3. Yes - they are mounted too low and project outside the hull, so many docks will break them..........I think Yamaha corrected the problem on the 2010 VX.
    4. Yes - the ski has a low RPM mode that will limit top speed.

    Other thoughts: The VX is the most reliable ski on the market.........all the rental places use them. Best fuel economy of any 4 stroke ski. Very stable ride, but will bounce through chop, and gives wetter ride than the FX model. Max speed around 54 mph.

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    GREAT feedback. the other model i am looking at is the 2008 Kawasaki STXF15 for the same price, $5k with 10hrs on it with trailer. Any thoughts on that one. Remember, speed at this time isn't my top priority but the way i understand it will be. My main use for the ski is to pull inner tube and just cruise - learning how to ski...

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    also, i will run in the gulf and Mobile Bay and occasionally get a rougher patch of water...

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    These are the two i am looking at

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    Great skis, very VERY reliable. Top speed in the low 50s. SIPS fuel compared to any other ski. Does not like to ride in chop.

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    how does the Kawasaki do in the chop?
    also, it seems the Kawa seat is smaller and doesn't look a 3 person friendly.

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    Two 2009 VXs with low hours and a trailer for 10.5k is a very good deal.

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