Thread: Lookin at gettin a Honda
09-03-2008, 11:25 AM #1
Lookin at gettin a Honda
I'm lookin for some input on honda skis. Right now I'm lookin at any honda I can get. What do I need to look out for / what do I want. I'd prefer a 3 seater, but as I said, any honda will do. Right now I have a 00 polaris slx 1200, and its great perfromance wise for me (tops out around 63), but I cannot put up with its reliability issues any more. I dont want anything thats going to be slow, but from what i've seen, none of the honda ski's are really slow...
Are there any years/ models to look out for on the hondas? Any years better than others? Any turbo issues etc.....
09-03-2008, 04:10 PM #2
I have 2 05's and I like them, they do like 60 out of the box on gps but with a couple mods maybe 65, I am very happy with mines.....
Look on Craigs list or e-Bay you can find them for cheap, or go to your Honda dealer and buy a new left over.
Last edited by Tiburon; 09-03-2008 at 06:59 PM.
09-03-2008, 05:39 PM #3
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Are some years better than others?
Turbo lag is fine, i dont really care about that. I want 60mph, and low end, with as much reliability as i can get.
Im find with doing preventative maintenance, i can change the oil and filter every 40 hours or so, change the plugs once or twice a season, lube the wastegate linkage... But i want to have zero problems otherwise.
So, what do i get? Any Honda Ski ever made? My target price is about $3k, so im looking at 02, 03's.... Unless i have a reason to not.
09-03-2008, 06:32 PM #4
From what I've read the 2002 is different from all the other years. Can't remember what the difference was. Only difference in the 2003 thru 2007 is the colors. I have the 2005 R12X and the 2006 F12X, love both skis. If your gonna ride chics get the 3 seater, if your always alone you might get the 2 seater. 2 seater = 1 seater and 3 seater = 2 seater in the real world. Good luck on your choice and enjoy the reliability, it's a Honda!
09-03-2008, 06:40 PM #5
Most importantly honda's sip gas! Riding around/at below 50 you aren't sucking more than 7 gallons an hour...
Mine has been trouble free for 98 hrs (bought a left over 05 last year).
I love the way the R-12x handles, but as some have said if you'll be doing a bunch of double up riding or ride on a big lake go with the 3 seater. Check Ebay, there are some great deals on brand new left over skis.
09-04-2008, 11:07 AM #6
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