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    Looking at used 04-08 FX Cruisers. Any advice?

    I've finally decided it's time for a ski and the kids have been asking for one. I was originally looking at some cheaper 2 strokes but from what I've read those engines only last a few hundred hours before needing maintenance. Is this really true? I currently have an 07 Yamaha 230 boat with twin MR1 HO and I do like how reliable and smooth they are and no smoke, so I figure for the extra money and for a 4 stroke, I might as well get one with the same engine as the boat that way I don't really need to learn a new engine and routine maintenance will be the same.

    Are all the FX HO MR1 engines from 04 to 08 the exact same as in my boat? I'm trying to come up with the differences over those years. I'm assuming all parts between the ski and boat including the ECU are interchangeable? Except for maybe the impeller and reverse gate?

    So far what I've gathered is
    1) 04/05 was just HO models
    2) 06 was new hull design with cruiser model
    3) 08 was nano hull.
    Is this it?
    What did the anniversary edition have?

    I'm thinking I should shoot for an 06 or 07.

    Used prices I'm seeing seem to average 5-8k. With the MSRP for a new 06 cruiser being 10k, it does seem like they're holding their value? Or just some pipe dreams on craigslist or by dealers?

    I really like the cruiser because I think the family (especially my wife) will be more comfortable with that cruiser seat. If I did get an HO, would I be able to interchange a used cruiser seat?

    A) How hard is it to purchase a new OEM seat cover and recover? I'm a fairly advanced DIYer. I'm seeing a lot of worn seats.
    B) I have YDIS software. Anything special to look for on the engine besides logged error codes? Where is the plug so I can connect to it?
    C) What about the engine itself? What should I look for on that?
    D) How many remotes did they come with new? What do dealers charge to program a new remote?

    Thanks!


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    I'm going to be selling my 04 cruiser for about 3500 if your interested. Was my girlfriend's ski now she has A sho.

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    Thanks, seems like a fair price, but NY is a bit far for me.

    Checking craigslist today, I found:

    http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/boa/4347482725.html - 2005 FX-160 H0 - $5500 - Looks in good shape, but price seems high. I guess another difference for 04 and 05 is that it was called FX-160 and the seats are more like the 06 HO or is FX-160 another model?

    Then there's this 07 FX ho for $5900 - http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa/4307132545.html

    But then for $5500, an 05 FX HO Anniversary? - http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4347089264.html

    05 FX Cruiser $5000 - http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/boa/4335773819.html
    07 FX Cruiser $5500 - http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/boa/4288298533.html
    07 FX HO- $5200 - http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4334944079.html

    There is one dealer with an 07 FX Cruiser for $5000 - http://www.pwctrader.com/listing/200...tput-110742438

    Cheapest one I found is 06 FX Cruiser for $4000 - http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4343330478.html but those don't look like cruiser seats

    Closest one for me to look at is 06 FX Cruiser for $6000 - http://orlando.craigslist.org/boa/4340768771.html

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    Test - I had a whole reply typed up and I submitted and now it's gone?

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    Welcome aboard the Hulk!!!
    The stock yamaha seats tend to crack up with the fl sun. I've got a guy I use in Tampa who makes and installs the seat covers with custom colors if you want for a total of around $150.
    Pm me if you want his #

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    So I've mostly retyped up my reply all over again. I had more comments initially.

    bcspaint - thanks for the offer, seems like a fair price, but NY is a bit far for me.

    wotxxxsd - thanks, that seems like a good price for redooing the seats, will keep that in mind, we go through tampa enough, down to egmont key and up to anclote.


    What I've found so far

    2006 - FX Cruiser - $4000 - http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4343330478.html - is this really a cruiser? seats look wrong.
    2007 - FX Cruiser - $5000 - http://www.pwctrader.com/listing/200...tput-110742438
    2005 - FX Cruiser - $5000 - http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/boa/4335773819.html
    2007 - FX HO - $5200 - http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4334944079.html
    2007 - FX Cruiser - $5500 - http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/boa/4288298533.html
    2005 - FX HO - $5500 - http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/boa/4347482725.html
    2006 - FX Cruiser - $5990 - http://orlando.craigslist.org/boa/4340768771.html
    2005 - FX HO Annv - $6100 - http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4347089264.html
    2005 - FX Cruiser - $6499 - http://orlando.craigslist.org/boa/4345309960.html
    2005 - FX Cruiser - $7085 - http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bod/4334093405.html
    2007 - FX Cruiser - $7800 - http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/boa/4292366055.html

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    ok, I give up. I guess I am not allowed to post links? All I can think of is my reply has links to some used jet skis I had found. But it doesn't complain when I submit.

    bcspaint - thanks for the offer, seems like a fair price, but NY is a bit far for me.

    wotxxxsd - thanks, that seems like a good price for redooing the seats, will keep that in mind, we go through tampa enough, down to egmont key and up to Anclote.

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    What I've found so far

    2006 - FX Cruiser - $4000 - tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4343330478.html - is this really a cruiser? seats look wrong.
    2007 - FX Cruiser - $5000 - www.pwctrader.com/listing/2007-Yamaha-FX-Cruiser-High-Output-110742438
    2005 - FX Cruiser - $5000 - jacksonville.craigslist.org/boa/4335773819.html
    2007 - FX HO - $5200 - tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4334944079.html
    2007 - FX Cruiser - $5500 - tampa.craigslist.org/hil/boa/4288298533.html
    2005 - FX HO - $5500 - spacecoast.craigslist.org/boa/4347482725.html
    2006 - FX Cruiser - $5990 - orlando.craigslist.org/boa/4340768771.html
    2005 - FX HO Annv - $6100 - tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/4347089264.html
    2005 - FX Cruiser - $6499 - orlando.craigslist.org/boa/4345309960.html
    2005 - FX Cruiser - $7085 - tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bod/4334093405.html
    2007 - FX Cruiser - $7800 - spacecoast.craigslist.org/boa/4292366055.html

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    New people on here such as yourself have got to get more posts to gain more features on the site. I think links is 1 of them..
    Compression test and ride what ever your looking to buy.
    Kwtony on here is a yamaha guru.. he's got many in his rental biz..

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    Do you have a seadoo? If so, the only thing that would sway me from getting an MR1HO based Yamaha is a good deal on a non-supercharged seadoo with the IBR. I test drove one a few years back and I just absolutely loved having finger tip control of reverse. What's the first year and model I could get IBR? Or is the finger tip reverse over rated? It was nice around the docks and ramps.

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