Thread: Newbie from Wa State
01-02-2015, 08:31 PM #1
Newbie from Wa State
My first post. I have rode on the Stand Up Jet Ski's in the past a few times. Love being out on the water. Its been a few years since I spent any amount of time out there. So this year I decided I wanted to troll the lakes and rivers here in Wa and Ore.
I have been reading here and online quite a bit about Waverunners. So much to choose from, since this will be my first. So I have narrowed it down to a few Ski's. Since I like to just cruise around, and an FZR would be a riot, probably just a bit too much right now, I think .
But going fast and carving high speed turns is ideal. I will mostly be riding solo. No family or kids to tow around. So once I get a Waverunner, I am sure I can always upgrade or downgrade. Since I have never owned one, I think this year will reveal much, once I have some seat time.
I have 3 that I am looking at and wonder what is the best deal and fit.
1) 2001 Yamaha GP1200R. 88 hours. No Trailer. 2999.00. About 2 hrs away. Need to still get a trailer. Blue and White. Looks clean. Sold by a dealer.
2) 2001 Yamaha GP1200R. Hours not sure. Shorelander Single Trailer. About 2 hrs away. Blue and White. Nice, looks clean. Sold by a private party. 3450.00.
3) 2004 Yamaha FX HO. 127 hours. 2599.00. 3 hours away. Need to get a trailer. Blue and White. Sold by a dealer. He states it's an FX 110, with 110 hp. ? Confused here, couldn't find any of the 2004 FX HO's with a 110 hp engine. I have seen the 140 and 160. The dealer sent this picture of the Waverunner.
I found more info at PSN. Shows the same decal and color scheme as the FX HO with the 160 hp engine.
I think the dealer has a few things not correct about the FX HO. Am I correct or could this just be a 110 hp FX? Not sure. I could always buy it and give it a go. Then sell and try finding a GP1200R later. I know the GP is a 2 stroke and the FX is a 4 stroke. Any ideas? Which one? 1, 2 or 3?
01-03-2015, 01:26 AM #2
Welcome to green hulk
in my opinion having owned a few 2 strokes unless your a bab hand with a spanner and don't mind in the back of your mind thinking if you go far will it last I'd stick to a four stroke. I have a fzr now and would never look back, it's fast as f#^k handles like a dream! Plus reliable, the fx range are pretty much bullet proof the fx160 is the one I'd go for unless you want the best then get the fzr
01-03-2015, 01:42 AM #3
Thanks for the help Timdog. I have seen a few Youtube vidoe's, on the frz, crazy fast. Starting out with the FX HO sounds good. Maybe one day I could upgrade to FZR, if and when I ever tire of the 160 hp models.
01-03-2015, 12:52 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
I'm in Vancouver,BC if you are ever up this far. The two strokes might have more punch, but will plan be more work. The fx skis arewicked for reliability and a great intro in the sport!
01-03-2015, 04:20 PM #5
Another thing to consider: Many lakes are banning 2-strokes. If you get a 2-stroke, you may not be able to ride it where you want to.
01-04-2015, 05:08 PM #6
01-04-2015, 05:09 PM #7
01-05-2015, 12:50 AM #8
Where will you do most of your riding? I'm just south of you a couple hours 😁
01-05-2015, 03:59 PM #9
Just saw your Trailer Build thread. Very nice. You can weld. I want to do the same one day. I have all the equipment, not the best welder, but can make it stick. I like the idea of larger wheels and tires too. 15". Hopefully this summer I can start.
01-05-2015, 04:11 PM #10
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
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