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    To IBR or not IBR

    Considering buying a 3up at my local dealer. They have one in the color I want with IBR and without. The IBR is a 700 dollar option. So Should I or not get the reverse? Any comments on the actual use of IBR. Seriously going in reverse, I only had to use once on jetski, so is worth it?

    The other question about IBR, does it support neutral? I use neutral on my jetboat and it's awesome for docking. Can't beat that.


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    Personal choice , I have it and love it but hate working on it ...

    the big skis I.e RXTX yes , Spark may be not ...

    yes u can use neutral

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    Cost of motor is a grand for ibr
    also makes it harder to change wear ring
    i have been jetsking too long i dont need a. Brake

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    I got it simply cause you cannot add it later and may help resale if i ever do sell it.

    the braking im not concerned with but the reverse seems like it could be usefull

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    Quote Originally Posted by xintersecty View Post
    Considering buying a 3up at my local dealer. They have one in the color I want with IBR and without. The IBR is a 700 dollar option. So Should I or not get the reverse? Any comments on the actual use of IBR. Seriously going in reverse, I only had to use once on jetski, so is worth it?

    The other question about IBR, does it support neutral? I use neutral on my jetboat and it's awesome for docking. Can't beat that.
    Personal preference. iBR has both pros and cons. I've been starting to think that the cons outweigh the pros. I have also never found the brake useful while riding. The most convenient part of the iBR is neutral.

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    What are some of the cons of ibr?

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    personal choice I had reverse on my old Honda only time I used it was putting on the trailer it was useful then

    I think just more to go wrong as safety using the brake I think changing course avoidance is better option.

    I was thinking manual reverse for loading on the trailer but I think I will stay with manual loading due to the plastic haul don't want to take chance with running into the metal and putting a hole in it

    Up to you what your needs are if you have cold water don't want to get in the water maybe a better option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow View Post
    What are some of the cons of ibr?
    Removing it for service such as chaining the wear ring, mechanical issues, sinking skis due to seal leaks on side iBR mounting plates, costly repairs, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCHNORR12 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow View Post
    What are some of the cons of ibr?
    Removing it for service such as chaining the wear ring, mechanical issues, sinking skis due to seal leaks on side iBR mounting plates, costly repairs, etc.
    And the Spark being such a wake jumper...it may not be the best idea to have the ibr. It could be just one more thing to get jacked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow View Post
    What are some of the cons of ibr?
    1. Cost
    2. Weight
    3. Useless
    4. Maint

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