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    Newb here and need some advice

    Looking to buy a new ski and I've got it narrowed down to an Ultra 300x and a FX Cruiser SHO. Price is about the same so I comes down to bang for the buck, reliability, and function. Which do you prefer and why? Thanks in advance for your opinions.


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    Pain is fear leaving your body.... rlovebk's Avatar
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    Welcome to the GreenHulk.
    A Kawi guy (me) will tell you buy the Kawi.
    A Yamaha guy will tell you buy the Yamaha.
    The Kawi is the best. Buy the Kawasaki.

    LOL. I like to ride in the ocean. I think the Ultra is the best ski in the ocean.
    WOT (wide open throttle) both will drink gas. I think the Yamaha over all will get better fuel economy.
    The Kawasaki is fine when left stock. Like any ski if you mod it that changes reliability factor. Both of these skis in stock form are pretty reliable.
    Post ride maintenance is very important.
    There is a lot of good info on this site dealing with both skis.
    Good luck and let us know what you get and post some pics!

    (I smell rice?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlovebk View Post
    Welcome to the GreenHulk.
    A Kawi guy (me) will tell you buy the Kawi.
    A Yamaha guy will tell you buy the Yamaha.
    The Kawi is the best. Buy the Kawasaki.

    LOL. I like to ride in the ocean. I think the Ultra is the best ski in the ocean.
    WOT (wide open throttle) both will drink gas. I think the Yamaha over all will get better fuel economy.
    The Kawasaki is fine when left stock. Like any ski if you mod it that changes reliability factor. Both of these skis in stock form are pretty reliable.
    Post ride maintenance is very important.
    There is a lot of good info on this site dealing with both skis.
    Good luck and let us know what you get and post some pics!

    (I smell rice?)
    Thanks for the advice. I can get a new 2011 300x for $12100, and before stumbling onto this deal, I was set on a FX Cruiser SHO. I don't plan on modding either one (that's what I said about my GT500 and my truck when I bought them too, but thousands of dollars later.........). I won't be putting it in salt water, so that's not a factor. I like electronic trim on the Kawi and all the storage. Does on require more maintenance than the other?

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    A little. Change the oil after first ten hours and then every 25 hours. Filter every other change (50) Clean your I/C after 25-30 hours and it should be okay after that. A bit more blow by during break in. Break it in according to Manufacture recommendation as S/C mtotr with high boost rings really need to seat properly and wear in before hammering it.
    There is also an exhaust filter that requires periodic inspection and occasional changing.
    These are questions best asked on Kawi 4 stroke performance section.
    That is a bit steep for a 2011 in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlovebk View Post
    A little. Change the oil after first ten hours and then every 25 hours. Filter every other change (50) Clean your I/C after 25-30 hours and it should be okay after that. A bit more blow by during break in. Break it in according to Manufacture recommendation as S/C mtotr with high boost rings really need to seat properly and wear in before hammering it.
    There is also an exhaust filter that requires periodic inspection and occasional changing.
    These are questions best asked on Kawi 4 stroke performance section.
    That is a bit steep for a 2011 in my opinion.
    The dealer is saying $12100 is invoice and they can't go any lower, are they full of it? Is there a difference between the 2011, 12, and the upcoming 13 model?

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    Shop around, you may probably find a 2012 for that price, have checked the classified section on this site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazsrxp View Post
    Shop around, you may probably find a 2012 for that price, have checked the classified section on this site?
    Yes, I checked the classifieds, but I'm looking for a new, never used, ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdover View Post
    Looking to buy a new ski and I've got it narrowed down to an Ultra 300x and a FX Cruiser SHO. Price is about the same so I comes down to bang for the buck, reliability, and function. Which do you prefer and why? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
    Go to the Kawi section and spend a few hours over there reading................

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