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    Possibly Purchasing a 2008 FX Cruiser HO: Buying Advice???

    Hey everyone I'm new to the boards and have spent the morning looking for this information so please try not to kill me if this is posted somewhere else already.

    I've got a line on a 2008 FX Cruiser HO w/47Hours on it but I'm new to this ski so I'm not sure what to look for when I go see it. I have had an 05' GP1300R in the past so i'm not completely new to buying a ski. Can you guys just give me the quick few bullet points of things I should look for, also I'm going to insist we do a water test as well so I can take it out and make sure it rides well.

    -Compression Test? If so how do I do a compression check on this one, i've done it on the 2-strokes which is a cake walk however is it the same on this one? Any DIY 4-Stroke compression checking links on here?
    -Check the hull for cracks/condition
    -Check the engine for corrosion and general condition
    -Asking for maintenance records and all documentation
    -What else???


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    look for corrosion, signs of neglect. At 47 hours you don't need to ask for much documentation man.
    how much?

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    my advice dont if u gonna modify the ski
    if u gonna keep it stock then go ahead

    im telling u this , cause u will have lots of clutch failures

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    I dont plan on modifying at all, just looking for a nice reliable cruiser that wont cost me a ton of money on gas every time I go out. I should hopefully be able to get this for 5K or just over that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by isa alnoaimi View Post
    my advice dont if u gonna modify the ski
    if u gonna keep it stock then go ahead

    im telling u this , cause u will have lots of clutch failures
    ??? -- The FX Cruiser HO is not supercharged...

    http://www.topspeed.com/boats/yamaha...t-ar43776.html

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    oh soryy buddy
    i thought u meant FX-SHO

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    if its HO
    go ahead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squabbin View Post
    I dont plan on modifying at all, just looking for a nice reliable cruiser that wont cost me a ton of money on gas every time I go out. I should hopefully be able to get this for 5K or just over that...
    It's an excellent ski and very reliable, but if I was going to spend over $5,000 on a used ski I would always get one with the 5 year Y.E.S. Warranty; this is the OEM warranty from Yamaha that can be transferred into your name, and you should be able to find a pre-owned unit with at least a year or two of warranty left on it. Also, Yamaha now has an industry-first certified pre-owned program which you might consider, see link...

    http://www.yamahawaverunners.com/certified-pre-owned

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    I have bought 4 used FX HO Cruiser. 2 2006, 1 2004 and 1 2007.

    Except for one that ECU crapped out or had crapped out and I didn't catch it when I bought it, they have been bullet proof. As long as it doesn't show signs of neglects, I don't think you need to worry about the warranty.

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