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    2004 FX HO 4-st versus 2011 Seadoo GTI130 Which is more reliable?

    Hi everyone,

    I own a Yamaha 2005 XLT and would like to buy a four stroke machine. I have one that is a 2004 FX HO 1100 4 stroke (400 hours) and the other is a 2011 Seadoo GTI130 4-stroke (300 hrs), as my choices. Both look like new, I don't have a compression test but I asked for one with the 2004 unit.

    Of these two, which one would you think would be the most reliable for young people to motor around on? It is for teaching young people something about PWC's and to see if they would like to get involved in this sport one day. I don't want to send them out on the lake on my 1200XLT.

    I'm looking for a machine that is almost bullet proof and quiet running.

    Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Morganplus8 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I own a Yamaha 2005 XLT and would like to buy a four stroke machine. I have one that is a 2004 FX HO 1100 4 stroke (400 hours) and the other is a 2011 Seadoo GTI130 4-stroke (300 hrs), as my choices. Both look like new, I don't have a compression test but I asked for one with the 2004 unit.

    Of these two, which one would you think would be the most reliable for young people to motor around on? It is for teaching young people something about PWC's and to see if they would like to get involved in this sport one day. I don't want to send them out on the lake on my 1200XLT.

    I'm looking for a machine that is almost bullet proof and quiet running.

    Thanks
    The MR-1 motors in the Yamahas are bullet proof; if its been taken care of you can get lots more hours than 400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morganplus8 View Post

    Of these two, which one would you think would be the most reliable for young people to motor around on? It is for teaching young people something about PWC's and to see if they would like to get involved in this sport one day.

    I'm looking for a machine that is almost bullet proof and quiet running.

    Thanks

    What are you looking to spend? Yam will,have the edge on reliability but it's all about maintenance would a brand new 2 up spark not fit the bill, low fuel burn great fun and warranty for a starting price of $5k........

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    Cant get much more bullet proof then a GTI 130...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBCaprice View Post

    The MR-1 motors in the Yamahas are bullet proof; if its been taken care of you can get lots more hours than 400
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    Oh jeez. This was posted in a Yamaha section. The masses will say Yamaha. lol

    I retract my post..

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    My friend owns GTI 130 with dual prop for his rental business flyboard. He put over 665hrs on it and still running like champ!

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