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    Pro 785 2001

    Hi Guys,

    Well you look for a 785 for months then 2 come along at the same time.

    As you all know(from all the questions ) that I now own a 97 785 I haven't ridden it yet as am waiting for my insurance to arrive.

    I have now found a 2001 785 with 8 hours on the clock and is in mint condition, he wants a quick sale as is leaving the uk.

    Now.....seeing as I haven't ridden the 785 is it wise me buying another one as I don't know if I will even enjoy it yet.

    I love my 1200 and am quessing that they are similar.

    He wants £3000.00 for it, around $6000.00, it comes with a trailer, workshop manual and parts manual, and cover and some aftermarket parts.

    Now seeing I spent £2500.00 on the 785, £3000 seem a very good buy. Now from your experience is it worth me buying this ski just on the rareness of these machines, plus I will never find another 2001 with only 8 hours on the clock.

    any input you guys make will be welcome, as will help me to decide

    2 785's and a 1200 will make the garage look good though

    Cheers for all the help,

    Dan.


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    Dan
    You've got to be Joking
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    the pics of your 97 Pro785 made me spew with envy
    absolute show-room condition
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    and now your tellin us you've found a better-one
    dunno what the Markets like over there in the U.K., must be fairly cold and you don't ride your ski's much
    what is the scene like??
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    I've been told??? there's about 6 in total Pro785's in Oz and they've all had the livin bgerkin thrashed outta-em
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    think you should buy-it
    immigrate to Australia, with your ski's
    & come ride with us...and maybe sell us one

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    Daz,

    Sorry mate it's true, I have just spoken the guy selling it, I live in Jersey an island off the coast of Uk, the new ski I want is in scotland so a bit of journey about 700 miles.

    Only ever used on lakes- but we get a good road trip out of it

    The weather in Jersey is good, we are having a bit of a crap summer at the moment but average temp is 22-24 in the summer.

    Good tidal movement over here, so makes for good swell. Well I don't think there is very many 785 in the uk, can anyone tell me if they were sold in the uk, as the 97 I have was shipped in from the US.

    He is going to send me pictures I will post them when I have them.

    I am guessing they are very rare over here as they are in Oz, but it sounds like a plan, I tell you what I have a kiwi passport thanks to my stepdad, I can always take you up on your offer

    Cheers,

    Dan.

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    BUY IT! lol

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    I think it would be rude not too

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    No kidding. A Pro with 8 hours would be impossible to find here in the U.S.

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    Yeah pretty good find

    I found out he brought it new got a promotion at his work which involved him moving country so he stored it for nearly five years only coming out to be checked over and re-winterised, he moved back to scotland put a futher 5 hours on it, and decided it's not for him and is leaving scotland again.

    I think it scared him

    So will make the trip to get it, once I have seen the pictures.

    I am 100% going for it.

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    This just gets better,

    seeing as I am showing so much interest in the ski and he is leaving for canada in 2 weeks, if I can get over there next weekend he will drop the price, only a couple of hundred quid but every little helps.

    Am I right in thinking that the engines are the same in the 97 and 01 just that difference of 5 bhp, and are the hulls and topdesks the same?

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    The '01 will out perform the '97 all day long...BUY IT!...and sell the older one...you wont be sorry.

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