Thread: The purpose of the RXP...
04-30-2005, 06:39 PM #1
The purpose of the RXP...
It would be a long debate but lets just say the RXP opened the 70 mph door for noobs who can't perform mods on their 2 strokes.
It also made the Ultra an oxymoron, taking the "fastest ski on flat that won't handle for shit" title.
The RXP is an interesting ride, I tried it, didn't like it for my kind of riding but I can understand why some people like it.
At least it raised the 'OUT OF THE CRATE TOP SPEED' bar.
A triple piped GPR or STXR still costs 1500 to 2000$ to rebuild.
Void your RXP's warranty and expect a 6000$ rebuild if things go wrong.
I know it, Jerry knows it and is ready for it.
04-30-2005, 06:40 PM #2
04-30-2005, 08:56 PM #3
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so wait. it's not more expensive to hit 79mph in an RXP until you have to rebuild the engine?
05-01-2005, 12:13 AM #4
Re: The purpose of the RXP...Originally Posted by 11
05-01-2005, 12:21 AM #5
Mark you miss the point.
Have your 2 strokes modded and go 80 and it's still 1500$ to rebuild, 2000 at worst including labor.
Have your RXP modded and it's still 3 times as much money to fix.
05-01-2005, 02:47 AM #6
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Im trying to understand your logic 11. You are saying that in the unlikly event that an RXP needs a rebuild, you have to go out and buy a brand new motor? Who says you cant just do a NORMAL rebuild? Using your logic (how I see it, please correct if Im wrong) youd have to go out and buy a brand new complete motor for your GPR to make this argument even remotely fair.
05-01-2005, 02:54 AM #7
A 4 strokes rebuild IS expensive, I know someone who had his F12X totalled because motor took a shit (water ingestion) and fixing it was just more money than the value of the ski.
It was in 2004 and the ski was a 2003 left over with 15 hours on it.
And 6000 isnt the value of a new RXP motor, it's what it costs (at least) to rebuild asuming the core is ok, including labor.
05-01-2005, 09:06 AM #8
I dont think anyone knows the true cost to have an RXP engine rebuilt. I havent heard of any yet, doesn't mean they arent out there. I have heard of seadoo replacing engines under warranty. The cost of a brand new complete RXP engine, complete with supercharger is $5800.
I think i could rebuild one for half that cost. Am i right in thinking that Rotax Racing?
What people dont realize is how simple these overhead cam engines are. If you understand the 4 stroke principals, this engine is EASY!!
05-01-2005, 01:51 PM #9
exactly jerry. in the unlikely event you need to replace a piston in an rxp it does not cost $6000. it cost more than a two stroke triple but not that much more. i have rebuilt lots of them. to rebuild an rxp engine including the following...
3 new pistons
labor to re and re engine from hull and rebuild it @80/hr
...costs about $2200 us assuming the crank is fine.(add 200 if it needs bearings) not bad imo.
05-01-2005, 02:11 PM #10
Yeah well 2200 for a top end IS expensive.
How much is a crank?
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