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    Just pulled the trigger...then joined GH.net

    Today I bought a new FX SHO (Blue) and a new black Zieman J-1B trailer (comes with the storage box and fuel jug rack) with chrome wheels and diamond plate option. Here in So Cal we have sky high sales tax. Even so, with tax included I got it for $17,367 out the door which I thought was a fair price.

    Next I walked over to the parts departmentment and got a Yamaha cover, rear tie downs, anchor bag, license number stickers and fire extinguisher. Because I got the ski from them I got 10% off the accessories.

    12 years ago I had an XL1200 then 10 years ago I traded it for the FX140 which was Yammie's first four stroke. A year later after getting a little board with it I sold it but kept the life vests, floating sunglasses and waterproof gloves. This is the first ski since then.

    So in the next week or so I plan on taking it to Puddingstone to break it in before heading out to larger waters. Can't wait!

    Nice thing about So Cal is we can ride year round. Oh, and I'm 57 years old so if you see me flying over the handlebars don't laugh.


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    my friend, been 57 you don't want to fly over the handlebars , it will be probably the last time you will be able to ride. so be careful .

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    Congrats on the new ski, welcome back to the pwc world, ride safe and of course-----welcome to greenhulk !!!!

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    Congrats and welcome to GH. Fine ski. Best way to not get bored is find others who ride and get something going.

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    Welcome aboard the Hulk!!!

    Congrats on a great ski!!
    Break it in and start exploring...

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    UPDATE!

    Took it to Puddingstone Wednesday to break it in. When I started out the hour meter said 000.0 hours. The first .5 hours I tried to keep it under 2-3,000 RPM. Man, that was like trying to watch paint dry, or grass grow. Yikes!

    After .5 hours I tried to keep it under 5,000 rpm for the next hour. 35-40 no problem, and it sawed through choppy water like I was riding a butter knife. I actually let it get to 2.0 hours on the hour meter before I nailed the throttle from a dead stop. WOW! That thing put the nose in the air, was on top of the water before I knew it, planted me hard and was over 60 miles an hour (oops, speed limit is 35 on the lake) before I knew it and was still pulling hard.

    I did a lap around the course near the outer edge of the buoys at about 1/2 throttle ranging from 45-55 mph through all kinds of water conditions and this thing just ate up anything that was thrown at it. I think the grin on my face finally fell off this afternoon. What an incredible ski! I made a swipe at 60+++ for about 8 seconds (long time if you count it out...on a lake where they are really watching you) and it was smooth and quiet. What a brute.

    If you are thinking of purchasing one of these things, run, don't walk to the nearest dealer. Absolutely incredible. I've owned an XL1200, FX140, spent a lot of quality time out on the GP1300R and this thing by far is the best ski I've ever ridden.

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    Congrats on the new ski and welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy G. View Post
    UPDATE!

    Took it to Puddingstone Wednesday to break it in. When I started out the hour meter said 000.0 hours. The first .5 hours I tried to keep it under 2-3,000 RPM. Man, that was like trying to watch paint dry, or grass grow. Yikes!

    After .5 hours I tried to keep it under 5,000 rpm for the next hour. 35-40 no problem, and it sawed through choppy water like I was riding a butter knife. I actually let it get to 2.0 hours on the hour meter before I nailed the throttle from a dead stop. WOW! That thing put the nose in the air, was on top of the water before I knew it, planted me hard and was over 60 miles an hour (oops, speed limit is 35 on the lake) before I knew it and was still pulling hard.

    I did a lap around the course near the outer edge of the buoys at about 1/2 throttle ranging from 45-55 mph through all kinds of water conditions and this thing just ate up anything that was thrown at it. I think the grin on my face finally fell off this afternoon. What an incredible ski! I made a swipe at 60+++ for about 8 seconds (long time if you count it out...on a lake where they are really watching you) and it was smooth and quiet. What a brute.

    If you are thinking of purchasing one of these things, run, don't walk to the nearest dealer. Absolutely incredible. I've owned an XL1200, FX140, spent a lot of quality time out on the GP1300R and this thing by far is the best ski I've ever ridden.
    I know what you mean about that grin on your face; I never get tired of these things.
    No speed limits here on our lakes, and no stop signs or red lights either. You got a great ski there, it will provide you with many hours of joy. I don't have scientific data, but I think they WILL keep you young; PWC are a fountain of youth!

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    Ouch. I've never heard of a speed limit on a lake. Hopefully you have another lake close where you can open it up. These ski's like to be ridden . Congrats on the ski though. They're amazing!

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    Outstanding & do not for a second worry about being 57 . I am 57 and have raced an entire IJSBA regional season. I took 1st place over all, for the year as in the beginner class. Next year I will race in the next class up .... cant get enough. Yes I have fallen off twice both times while racing ... last one was like Peter Pan (summer salt ). I never really felt a thing ... I did have on a wet suit, helmet, neck brace, goggles, gloves, & boots. Man jet ski racing is the greatest !! Good Luck & ride your ski like YOU stole it.

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