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    SeaDoo reliability?

    What's up all? I've been off the water for about 5 years now and into sport bike racing. Well i recently sold my bike and would like to get back on the water. I've always been a Yamaha guy with a GP800 and a GP1200 and was always pleased with the reliability of the Yam's and quite honestly used to hate SeaDoo's. Now that I've been researching ski's again, the RXP-X and RXT-X seem like they are the top of the food chain right now. I'm considering buying an RXP-X but one thing is holding me back, it's a SeaDoo. Can someone break it down for me and tell me if they are reliable or not please. I don't plan on modding the ski at all, I learned my lesson with mods in the past. Mods = problems in my opinion. Thanks for any input.


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    With your GP1200 mods where always a head ache.

    Todya mods are fare better easy to install with great results.

    As for SEADOO yes in the past they did not have a great name for reliabilty but doing they have come a long way the RXP-X is a awesome machine.

    The new 4 tec is a great machine.

    Ski choice today i think comes down to what types of riding style your into calm seas rough sees so on.

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    Welcome to the Board Eastcoast!

    I had a few Doo`s, then switched to yami, In January 08 I purchased the last year of production GP1300R and love it... I too Modded the snot out of my GTX SC, all the parts and engine were fine, ran great, except the inherent SC issues, ceramics came apart and engine had to be torn down. This was during the early stages of metal washer technology, and the Owner of this site took the bull by the horns and had some really good clutch washers made... I also had Jerry do the install, everything was cool from that point on... But it tried my patience all for too long, so i made the switch...

    Hopefully More members will point you in a good honest direction, what it all boils down to is your preferences, riding style and how much $$$ you want to spend...



    Fellas please keep this thread in a positive manner!!! Thanks...PR...

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    1. Yamahas are very reliable.
    2. Please stick with the stock Yamahas.
    3. We love passing them on the water.

    seriously, like PR said---consider your priorities, and have fun...


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    Thanks for the replies. I'm a pretty aggressive rider and a speed junkie so I think the RXPX fits my style. As far as mods go, looks like I have some more reading to do. I believe when I got out of the waverunner scene back in 03, RIVA was strictly an aftermarket manufacturer for Yamaha. It looks like they have expanded production for all makes now. Thats pretty crazy. I guess money talks. Hey thanks again, I'll be here doing my readin'

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    there's a reason why the call them.."Sea-Donts"......i've had 4 sea doos, not happy....im going honda next...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadooman03 View Post
    there's a reason why the call them.."Sea-Donts"......i've had 4 sea doos, not happy....im going honda next...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadooman03 View Post
    there's a reason why the call them.."Sea-Donts"......i've had 4 sea doos, not happy....im going honda next...
    it's nice when you can just use the same post...

    1. Hondas are very reliable.
    2. Please stick with the stock Hondas.
    3. We love passing them on the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    2. Please stick with the stock Hondas.
    3. We love passing them on the water.
    Go ahead and mod the living shit out of them, #3 still applies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    it's nice when you can just use the same post...

    1. Hondas are very reliable.
    2. Please stick with the stock Hondas.
    3. We love passing them on the water.
    you forgot to add this:

    seriously, like PR said---consider your priorities, and have fun...

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