Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    REM Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Navarre, FL
    Posts
    16

    SHO vs HO on Fuel Burn and Maint.

    Currently looking to buy an FX SHO or HO. Is the fuel burn that much more on the SHO? If the SC goes out can it leave you dead in the water? All suggestions welcomed, thanks

    Ryan


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    423
    +1
    7
    There are a ton of threads on this, but I had the same concerns you did, so i bought a HO with 2 hours on it. At 22 hours and 2 months out of warranty the engine blew. I got rid of it for a SHO under warranty and its a ton more fun to ride and no issues.

    The HO is supposed to be very reliable and that is why I bought it. However I learned anything can happen, so you might as well not worry about it and get what you want regardless.

  3. #3
    Just relax and enjoy the ride. XLT Chad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,284
    +1
    116
    Both HO and SHO are great skis. It should come down to how you want to ride. The HO is peppy, comfortable and gets really good fuel economy, while the SHO is fast, Still pretty comfortable but the fuel economy isn't quite as good. Especially if you run WOT a lot. The plus side to the SHO is you can really let the beast outta' the cage with a few simple bolt ons.
    Hope this helps and happy shopping

  4. #4
    even though Yamaha superchargers are very reliable, I chose to go with a FX HO and never regretted the decision. The fuel savings are awesome and it still hits 60mph...I have the MR-1 engine though, not the newer 1.8

  5. #5
    REM Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Navarre, FL
    Posts
    16
    Thanks for the tip, waiting to see what yamaha puts out for 2012 other then that Im leaning towards a used HO for fuel savings for long runs.

  6. #6
    Unless you're commuting with your ski. The fuel cost is negligible on a 15 gallon skis. We live on the lake and use our SHO as often as we can. The average consumption is about $100 a month. Worth every penny every time I WOT the SHO.

  7. #7
    Bounty Hunter Carlos Thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    San Leandro, CA
    Posts
    1,401
    +1
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by REM Pilot View Post
    Thanks for the tip, waiting to see what yamaha puts out for 2012 other then that Im leaning towards a used HO for fuel savings for long runs.
    Get Fuel Savings and Performance...get the VXR/S.

  8. #8
    lets race.... mikeFZR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    4,134
    +1
    205
    Quote Originally Posted by 1KHP View Post
    Unless you're commuting with your ski. The fuel cost is negligible on a 15 gallon skis. We live on the lake and use our SHO as often as we can. The average consumption is about $100 a month. Worth every penny every time I WOT the SHO.
    100$ a month? That's 1 day of riding for me on enduro trips.

  9. #9
    Just relax and enjoy the ride. XLT Chad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,284
    +1
    116
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeFZR View Post
    100$ a month? That's 1 day of riding for me on enduro trips.
    Yep, I'll burn up that much before lunch an a good weekend.

  10. #10
    Hahaha I meant $100 a week. Mostly weekend outing

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. CRC 6-56 vs Grease on reverse cable and steering cable
    By loudsubz in forum Honda How To & FAQs
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-03-2012, 08:45 PM
  2. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-05-2012, 08:13 PM
  3. sho vs ho
    By kblount in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (4-stroke)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-11-2009, 10:11 AM
  4. F-15x vs f-12x fuel economy and other questions
    By pscribne in forum Honda Open Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-20-2008, 01:20 AM
  5. Help on Fuel Line and Filter
    By Feral in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-19-2008, 11:41 PM

Posting Permissions

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