Thread: Bought me a Honda
08-10-2008, 08:21 PM #1
Bought me a Honda
Its a 2004 R-12X w 50 hrs, near mint. Zach-Super nice guy bought it new in crate on 03/27/2007, so it only had about a year of use, and has been fully maintained at the Honda dealership...so far and he met me about half-way from his place in MS to mine in AL
Carried it to the lake as soon as I got back and it performed fantastic.
Fired right up (very quiet) and ran superb. Waxed an FX cruiser (not SC) and hit speeds of 68 on the speedo-we didn't have my GPS with me so no idea on the real speed, but it felt really fast, there is/was no turbo "lag" that was very noticeable, power comes on in full force, has the trim handle where you squeeze and cut it around on a dime...very nice.
The only thing....on one side of the river bridge, the water was rough, very rough...was like riding a wild stallion, almost unbearable to the jewels. The upside, it is usually very smooth where we are so, that won't be too bad of a problem. Thanks to DavDman for advising me on this thing.
Last edited by PhilnEdee; 08-16-2008 at 05:39 PM.
08-11-2008, 06:46 AM #2
Be sure to lube the waste gate linkage frequently.
08-11-2008, 07:46 AM #3
Dav...you have pics of this and can you send me some on the manual trubo adjustment install you did?
Something else...you told me too?
08-11-2008, 07:48 AM #4
08-11-2008, 05:26 PM #5
How does it compare to your GP1200R?
And yes despite the FX very close horsepower rating, the Honda turbos R, and F will spank a FX out of the hole despite the turbo lag.
08-11-2008, 06:38 PM #6
When you look down on top of the turbo, you will see the pneumatic bellows that push/pulls on the linkage that moves the waste gate rod going into the turbo. Spray all of the above, especially where the rod enters the turbo with CRC256/CRC656 lube frequently.
08-11-2008, 09:41 PM #7
PM superjim, he has a kit for 150 bucks that is supposed to make the honda turbo's live up to what they should be... I don't want to break being stock... but oh so tempting!
08-12-2008, 09:49 AM #8
08-16-2008, 05:34 PM #9
08-16-2008, 06:38 PM #10
Great pics.....I have the same skis, and you're gonna have lotsa fun. Enjoy, and Congrats.
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