Thread: Buying kawi need some advice
07-23-2014, 08:41 PM #1
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Buying kawi need some advice
Alright guys ive dealt with seadoos and yamahas but never kawi. Ski is for my buddy and I want to make sure he doesnt walk into a headache. First off its a 2007 kawi 250x supercharged. 102hrs. Engine and charger were overhauled at 94hrs. Price is 4100 with trailer (which correct me if im wrong is dirt cheap). What should I look for. Reverse cable is broken but new one is included. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
07-23-2014, 08:44 PM #2
That's a good price but not a steal. I paid 5000$ OTD for mine but it's a 2008 instead of 2007. I'll get the link to the thread I started when I was thinking about purchasing mine lots of good info in it. Have him install the reverse cable before you buy it.
07-23-2014, 08:48 PM #3
07-27-2014, 08:47 PM #4
that price sounds about right,the 07~08 had a bad reputation because of the issues of cracked cyl heads ,pump bearing failure ,GIO...not all skis of those yrs had issues but a good percentage having 1 or 2 of those issues but also it being the first and second yrs of Kawa first SC ski...
94 hrs is low so if compression is good and she runs good 64-65 mph,7300-7400 rpms you have a good deal,and you upgrade that pump to 2011 ...
07-28-2014, 07:00 AM #5
The pump failure can be fixed by upgrading to 2011 spec. Add a 2013 catch can and you'll no longer have to worry about GIO. Cracked cyl heads can be prevented with a 10 minute warm up and 10 minute cool down before and after rides. You'll love the ski, but keep it stock and it will last a long time.
07-28-2014, 04:39 PM #6
The catchcan wont fix the gio problem, thats a ring sealing issue and eng temp issue!! Yep the pump is fixable. The heads may crack at anytime there's no secret to saving the earlier ones that was a build issue. Atleast all parts are superceded to the later models if need be.
07-29-2014, 02:41 AM #7
07-30-2014, 09:19 AM #8
Yeah that's what I meant sorry for the confusion
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