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    Question First time Honda owner, Looking to buy Aquatrax F12 Turbo.

    I have owned a few two stroke PWC's and I currently own a '98 Speedster w/ twin 787's.

    I am looking for a nice pair of four stroke skis. I Don't wanna buy the wrong thing.
    i.e. I Don't want Something unreliable or overly expensive to service or fix or find parts for.

    For example. I am not looking at Seadoo because of the Supercharger/ Washer issue.
    From what I understand they need a full overhaul on the charger every 100hrs.
    They also need the ceramic washers removed and titanium ones put in.
    If the previous owner didn't have it done, your on the hook for it.

    Reliable is #1 on my list. Relatively low maintenance costs & Affordable available parts are also important to me.

    Are the F12's solid, reliable skis?
    The ones I am looking at are '04, is that an odd duck year? dose that year have any well know problems?
    Are parts available for the skis? Are they priced fair for the PWC market when compared to other manufactures?


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    About where do you live? A friend has 3 for sale. Two 12s and a 15 I believe. They are located West Coast of Florida. PM me if you are interested.

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    I am in So Cal.

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    437 hours on my Honda. Oil changes , and plugs. Still running great. If they still made them I would buy a new one but I'm going to try a seadoo next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abmobil View Post
    437 hours on my Honda. Oil changes , and plugs. Still running great. If they still made them I would buy a new one but I'm going to try a seadoo next year.
    Nice. That is what I like to hear.
    I see yours is an '06 R12x.
    Is the power plant in your ski anything like the '04 F12x I have been looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss Hog View Post
    Nice. That is what I like to hear.
    I see yours is an '06 R12x.
    Is the power plant in your ski anything like the '04 F12x I have been looking at?
    Yep, same engine, Mine is pushed harder as well with the mods ,and it does not complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abmobil View Post
    Yep, same engine, Mine is pushed harder as well with the mods ,and it does not complain.
    F*k-it, I am in. Found a pair for 9k, Matching '04 red and black with 90 hours. Going to look at them Wednesday.

    The Macsboost & Intercooler where worth it??

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    I have both on 2 of my 3 FXs and are pleased with the performance they give.

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    The macs and cooler are def worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss Hog View Post
    For example. I am not looking at Seadoo because of the Supercharger/ Washer issue.
    From what I understand they need a full overhaul on the charger every 100hrs.
    They also need the ceramic washers removed and titanium ones put in.
    If the previous owner didn't have it done, your on the hook for it.
    I'm not trying to sway you at all and don't care, but the ceramic washers issue has been fixed by all the dealers and such by now mostly. They stopped putting them in skis in 08. The rest is true though.

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