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    Going to be downgrading. Looking for advice.

    i am going to be selling my 08 GP1300R

    i have family wanting to use the ski and its just to expensive to trust them on it. (i am meticulous about my things)

    anyways i want to pick up something else in the $1500-$3k price range..
    i was thinking something like a 99-01 seadoo xp


    any advice on what ski to shop for?

    thanks


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    Man, tell your family to nut up and buy their own. I don't care if I had a 1994 Kawi 750, aint nobody taking off on it without me being there. Even if it was a hot sister-in-law that I wanted to lay pipe to.

    If, and I mean IF you still want to buy an "old beater" find an old 2 cylinder kawi or yamaha. I am not so sure about the old seadoos but I know these skis take tons of abuse and neglect and they go on for ever.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkF350 View Post
    I am not so sure about the old seadoos but I know these skis take tons of abuse and neglect and they go on for ever.
    Bought my 2 stroke 4 years ago with a rebuilt motor for 3k, runs like a top. 720 and 787 are great motors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carguy89 View Post
    Bought my 2 stroke 4 years ago with a rebuilt motor for 3k, runs like a top. 720 and 787 are great motors.
    Sweet. There you go horus. Get ya one!

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    relability... yamaha 701cc, not the fastest... but it'll last you a looooong time and good on gas.

    The 787cc motor from seadoo is a good choice, but they run pretty tweaked from the factory, and they LOVE TO SUCK GAS... The 951cc motor in the XP's I'd stay away from, they tend to ingest water easy and aren't as reliable as the 787.

    Where will the ski be ridden, how many people at a time? Primary purpose?

    But yeah I agree with KirkF350, tell them to nut up and buy their own ski. I'm getting to the point I only let a handful of people ride my stuff... They don't understand what it takes to keep a ski running, the cost of gas, or my last incident... a co worker and his wife took off with the anchor still attached. (he won't be coming back)

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    i have a 2000 sea doo gtx with the 951 di motor bought it new and still runs great.

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    yamaha to seadoo downgrade? pffft more like upgrade.. :-p

    i wouldnt recommend a 97-04 xp if your going to be letting others ride it.. alot of people have a terrible sense of balance and WILL flip the ski.. it happens all too often and very easy to do if your a novice to this particular ski..

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    I wouldn't buy an XP for family use. Why not buy like an old 97-99 GTX? They are big, can pull a tube, and are reliable. We had a 97 that ran for 10 years with hardly any maintenance.

    BTW, I love how Kirk used the term "lay-pipe"...I thought only us younger guys said that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage View Post
    I wouldn't buy an XP for family use. Why not buy like an old 97-99 GTX? They are big, can pull a tube, and are reliable. We had a 97 that ran for 10 years with hardly any maintenance.

    BTW, I love how Kirk used the term "lay-pipe"...I thought only us younger guys said that

    Bingo, I'd keep your GPR and get an older stable 3 seater for the family. Like SVTNOS said, they'll end up flipping the XP and you'll just have a big hassle each time out.

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