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    Who has the most problem free hours on an SHO motor?

    First of all, if this thread exists already, I couldn't find it. But to the point; who has the most hours on an SHO motor?

    I have a 2011 FZS with over 180 hours on it, and I have owned it since new. I do all the routine maintainence as spelled out in my manual, and have had zero mechanical issues to date. I did have my waterbox baffles break but this was covered under warranty. I am sure now that I have made this thread I will blow my supercharger though!

    I want to know who else is out there with near 200 hours on one of these engines without a problem. I ride in brackish water, and im not overly abusive but I certainly like the throttle! It still pulls like day one and starts like day one. In fact nothing about it has changed, except that the engine had a strange stalling if you work the throttle just right, but the dealer deemed that it was normal.

    I hope everybody else has been this lucky! My early thoughts about this machine were not so great because I was concerned about a horible rattle which I mentioned was actually the waterbox, and ended up making it run funny as well. I can no disregard those early thoughts, and realize that this is a great machine! I don't miss two strokes one bit... even though I bought one for my girlfriend!


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    VinceC - 320+ hours

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    Nashvegas had one with over 500 hours before he sold it...

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    we have a SHO with over 230hrs and it is modded with 12 pounds of boost @ 8600 rpms, and like you said it starts like day 1 and runs like day 1, no issues with it other than fouled old plugs and had to replace a battery.

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    I have a fzs with 60 hours, 0 problems. My friend has a 2008 fx sho with 500 hours, the firs sc blew at 400 hours and last week again at 500 hours ...

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    Im at 5.6 hours so far and no issues

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    218 hours turbo and still hanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunnink23 View Post
    I have a 2011 FZS with over 180 hours on it and have had zero mechanical issues to date.
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    VinceC - 320+ hours
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainReza View Post
    Nashvegas had one with over 500 hours before he sold it...
    Quote Originally Posted by 305coco View Post
    we have a SHO with over 230hrs and it is modded with 12 pounds of boost @ 8600 rpms
    Quote Originally Posted by Chelle View Post
    My friend has a 2008 fx sho with 500 hours, the firs sc blew at 400 hours
    That's all pretty impressive.

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    Re: Who has the most problem free hours on an SHO motor?

    Wow! That means mine has hardly broken in yet! good news though. I will probably not modify mine unless I do a simple intake/exhaust setup, and a blowoff valve if it actually does prolong supercharger life.

    From what I have heard the pumps are pretty solid on these. I was planning on putting a solas prop in and inspecting the wear ring this year. I already did an intake grate though.

    Anybody have any driveline failures like the intermediate bearing? I thought I heard some hollow sound from mine while winterizing, I wonder how these hold up. They seemed to fail alot in the 2 strokes I had.

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    Actually I'm up to 357+ put on in 18 months. Has never been to the shop except for maintenance and bolt on mods. Very very happy with my ski.

    Going back to your original post I ride mine like I stole it and it is used in salt water 90% of the time.

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