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    Cool 250X 'info' from dealer - 80 mph/governor

    Good grief, just had to vent and chuckle a little ... curious if any of you heard this when looking at 250Xs at your dealer ....

    My brother is looking at buying a 15F, so I go look at one at a local dealer to help him out. The sales guy shows me a 250X eventually ... looks at me, says "250 HP ... goes 80 mph easy". I say to him "I heard more like 66-67ish on GPS from owners." He leans in and lowers his voice (like he is telling me a big secret) and says "Its got a governor ... take that off, bingo, 80 mph." No lie ... I about lost it. I heard the exact same story in February from a different dealer at the local boat show. I cannot believe the idiots that work at many dealerships, and wonder where they get this unbelievable BS from. People that are that clueless about the actual products they sell ought to be fired ... but so far every dealer sales person has pretty much told me the same '80 mph, its got a governor' story. Did any of you hear the same story?


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    Yeah my rxp had a govenor i took it off now im going 120.2 on gps






















    nottttttttt

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    Funny. One of my buds went to look at a 250 a few weeks ago. Dealer swore up and down that it would hit between 80-85 right out of the showroom. When I went with him to pick up the ski, I asked the dealer about USCG specs regarding "stock" top speeds on new units sold. He ignored me the rest of the visit....

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    Yeah, I've heard the same from local dealers....morons.

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    Question what is that ??

    hello guys what do you mean by governor...? where can i find the governer? Does all watercrafts have the governor thing?

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    If a dealer or salesperson told me this I would ask to speak to the owner and let him know what his sales rep. is telling me. If he agreed with the sales rep. I would very kindly thank him for his time and let him know that I was going to buy from a dealer that wanted my business and would tell me the truth about his product. There is just to much lying going on at all of the dealerships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uaerider View Post
    hello guys what do you mean by governor...? where can i find the governer? Does all watercrafts have the governor thing?

    The Governer is that dude that runs the State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    The Governer is that dude that runs the State.

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    I hear that crap all the time from dealers. The best was at a boat show a few years ago when the Polaris MSX140 came out, the dealer had placed a clear sticker on the speedo that read "65". Knowing the ski would not do 65, I asked him if it really went 65. He winked at me and said "No, it will do 70, but we aren't supposed to tell people that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    The Governer is that dude that runs the State.
    I was going to say that it must suck to be Arnold Scwarzenegger because the minute he gets on a ski, it goes slower.

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