Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 39
  1. #1
    Michigan sn-95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Hamilton MI
    Posts
    734
    +1
    32

    To buy a Pro 785, or not to buy a Pro 785...that is the question.

    I've got a chance to pick up a good condition 99 Pro 785 with about 50hrs. I was just looking for some members opinions on this model of ski. Are they beasts?,too much maintenace?, not fast enough?
    I'm coming from an RXP-x, Ultra 150, and SLX 1200, I want something good for acceleration and jumping.


  2. #2
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,596
    +1
    1,276
    What kinds of water will you be riding on?

    You have or had an RXP-X?

    The Pro 785 was built for tearing up the race course, and provides tight handling and turning. Top speeds are circa 60mph or better, but it is really about the turning and acceleration.

    Maintenance is important, but when maintained they can be reliable.

    Others on here are more familiar with the Pro 785, so I am sure you will get more input.

    The question is what are you looking for?

  3. #3
    Michigan sn-95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Hamilton MI
    Posts
    734
    +1
    32
    Yeah my last ski was a RXP-X, "I should have kept it."

    I want something quick "real quick" not too concerned with top end. Like to wave jump on lake Michigan.

  4. #4
    95Z71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NW Arkansas
    Posts
    14
    By far the most fun ski ever built! 0-60+ in probably 5 seconds. Turns so tight you can't wash it out. Best pure sound out of an engine, high RPMs, and a soaking wet ride. What more could you ask for??!
    We owned a 99 model and then had 2 2000 models with no problems on any. Each had close to 100hrs on them too before we sold them. I would love to get one again, seriously, they are awesome.

  5. #5
    Polarisracer166's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Webster New York
    Posts
    694
    +1
    8
    I have 5 of them.. Not good for two person riding...

    Most fun ski I have ever owned..

    P.S. They are sorta addicting to own......

  6. #6
    Michigan sn-95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Hamilton MI
    Posts
    734
    +1
    32
    Quote Originally Posted by 95Z71 View Post
    By far the most fun ski ever built! 0-60+ in probably 5 seconds. Turns so tight you can't wash it out. Best pure sound out of an engine, high RPMs, and a soaking wet ride. What more could you ask for??!
    We owned a 99 model and then had 2 2000 models with no problems on any. Each had close to 100hrs on them too before we sold them. I would love to get one again, seriously, they are awesome.
    How is it for wave jumping? comfort?

  7. #7
    Michigan sn-95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Hamilton MI
    Posts
    734
    +1
    32
    Quote Originally Posted by Polarisracer166 View Post
    I have 5 of them.. Not good for two person riding...

    Most fun ski I have ever owned..

    P.S. They are sorta addicting to own......

    5?
    How is it for an adult and child?

  8. #8
    Polarisracer166's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Webster New York
    Posts
    694
    +1
    8
    I'm 5'11' and have no issues.. Riding a Pro785 is like riding a crotchrocket.

    The only concern is that the center cyclinder pipe will crack over time. Not much you can do about it...

  9. #9
    Polarisracer166's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Webster New York
    Posts
    694
    +1
    8
    Not a good ski for a child.. I try to keep the kids off them.. They like WOT.. Not a good "Putting Around the Lake" machine.. What is the price of the Pro your looking at?

    And No I'm not going to add to the collection

  10. #10
    Michigan sn-95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Hamilton MI
    Posts
    734
    +1
    32
    Quote Originally Posted by Polarisracer166 View Post
    Not a good ski for a child.. I try to keep the kids off them.. They like WOT.. Not a good "Putting Around the Lake" machine.. What is the price of the Pro your looking at?

    And No I'm not going to add to the collection
    I was thinking more in terms of two person riding with an adult and child. I wouldn't think two adults would be good, but I thought you might be able to get by with a child passenger. Thoughts?

    The one I'm looking at is about $2700 with a newer alum. trailer and stand. It looks to be in nice shape aside from a broken display.

    Whats this about the center pipe breaking?

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. To Buy Or Not to Buy, That Is The Question?
    By FL03GTX in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-09-2008, 12:56 PM
  2. To install or Not to Install that is the question
    By RxP King in forum Kawasaki PWC Performance (4-stroke)
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-20-2008, 04:49 PM
  3. Jetworks to drill or not to drill... that is the question..
    By RUNWME in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-18-2007, 04:40 PM
  4. To do or not to do that is the question....
    By Boosteda4tq in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-25-2006, 01:19 AM
  5. To true or not to ture that is the question????
    By Jrsrxp in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-20-2006, 11:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •