Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: '96 Sportster

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    South MS
    Posts
    1,095

    '96 Sportster

    How fast does a '96 sportster with the single engine 717cc engine run out to. 30mph? 40mph?
    Just looking at an older jetboat to have fun with and get out on the water and be easy on gas.

    Any other suggestions?


  2. #2
    cyoungesq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Bridgeport, CT
    Posts
    217
    Probably not much more than low 40's. I had a 2001 Challenger with twin 85's that, stock but for solas props, ran 54 and was great on gas. Grabbed it for @ $5500 two years ago - sold for a bit more. End of '05, for @ $6k, had a 2004 Sportster LEDi with a 135 merc that would run mid-40's. Amazed at the fuel economy, but I really missed the punch and zip of the twin engine. Traded it in for a bit more $ on the '06 430. Now the words fuel and economy don't really go together, but the sheer power is worth it.

  3. #3
    cyoungesq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Bridgeport, CT
    Posts
    217
    BTW, SICK U-Tube video!! You got that at 8k rpms!?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    South MS
    Posts
    1,095
    Quote Originally Posted by cyoungesq View Post
    BTW, SICK U-Tube video!! You got that at 8k rpms!?
    Thanks, Yes in good air she's screamin at 8000+

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Sportster SCIC Power Filter
    By sportster in forum Sea Doo Sport Boats
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-13-2006, 10:31 AM
  2. Sportster SCIC RPM
    By sportster in forum Sea Doo Sport Boats
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-03-2006, 04:47 AM
  3. How fast and how much are you guys paying for the sportster
    By 111toybox in forum Sea Doo Sport Boats
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-07-2006, 11:40 PM
  4. 96 Waverunner 1100 dies at or above 30MPH
    By Finale10r in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-11-2006, 11:25 PM
  5. Seadoo Sportster 4 tec - power boost ?
    By GrahamGollings in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-12-2005, 11:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •