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    1st Ride 2012 FX SHO Cruiser

    Weather was finally decent here today. I put 2.5 hours on and thought I would give my first impressions.

    I was surprised how quick the machine leaned over into turns. Very little steering input is needed to bring the ski off center. The ride was dry, quite and smooth. The cruiser seat was very comfortable for me...I know some taller or aggressive riders don't like it, but I'm happy so far. Overall the machine was very easy to control from idle, docking, reverse to fast turns, high speed, etc. Power and speed was very good for a new rider like myself.

    The throttle housing loosened up during the ride and needed to be tightened down. Not totally sold on the remote to activate the machine to start. I found that the front storage was pretty much impossible to access while aboard. Other than that, nothing unexpected.

    Here are a couple pics. One of the tow rig and machine and one from behind Party Island on Okauchee Lake.
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    Heh, the ski makes the car look like a dinker...

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    Sounds good Paul. I'm still trying to get used to the feel of the "fly by wire" throttle. Not like the old SeaDoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonic View Post
    Heh, the ski makes the car look like a dinker...
    It is funny. Dwarfed by a PWC.LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rooster View Post
    Sounds good Paul. I'm still trying to get used to the feel of the "fly by wire" throttle. Not like the old SeaDoo.
    I know what you mean. I used 2 fingers at first and was pretty smooth. Then I switched to 1 finger, that was a little twitchy at first.

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    So how was the water temp up there? Sure looks a lot greener than it does down here in Nebraska..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonic View Post
    So how was the water temp up there? Sure looks a lot greener than it does down here in Nebraska..
    According to the gauges, I was getting 45 to low 50's. I walked in the water up to my knees. Wasn't too bad. Feet were a little cold with 2 mm shoes. The weeds all looked dormant still.

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    You know that you don't need to use the remote to unlock it if you don't lock it right? I never have used the remote, i just leave it unlocked.

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    I was planning on putting a hitch on my civic, how's that working for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mowerpan View Post
    You know that you don't need to use the remote to unlock it if you don't lock it right? I never have used the remote, i just leave it unlocked.
    I did think you had to unlock the ski every time to start. Thanks for the info.

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