Thread: Help me decide.
09-24-2008, 09:02 AM #1
Help me decide.
I have only owned Kawasaki jetskis, first one 1996 ZXI then a 1999 Ultra 150 and now a 2006 15-F.
Now where I need the help.
I want a new fast watercraft and it's really hard for me to buy another Kawasaki knowing that the Seadoo will walk all over it.
I will keep it 100% stock and get the longest warranty possible so modding it is out of the question.
Tell me your onions why you would (NOT) buy a Kawasaki over the Seadoo.
I posted the same in the Kawi area and it was 1 sided so I wanted to hear from you guys also.
09-24-2008, 12:48 PM #2
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- Plymouth, MA
What water conditions do you typically ride on -- lakes..oceans.. etc
09-24-2008, 01:32 PM #3
09-24-2008, 01:38 PM #4
09-24-2008, 01:41 PM #5
IMO you have to decide what TYPE of ski you want first ... 2 seater speed king, fast 3 seater, 3 seater that is good on gas, etc, etc. Once you figure that out, I think you have lots of options.
For example, I think there are MANY VERY GOOD 3 seater options out there right now ... Honda's new turbo 3 seater, Kawi Ultra 250/260X, 'Doo RXT or RXTX (or their new suspension models too), and Yamaha's SHO models. Potentially ANY of those are fast, solid, reliable 3 seaters. If I was looking for a 3 seater, I would not know which one to buy ... I think they are all very close on all the important stuff like price, speed & reliability.
2 seaters ... its a different story, very personal and subjective, and there are not many small true 2 seaters out there anymore. FWIW I have had Kawi, Yamaha and Sea Doo skis and my RXP is still my favorite ski so far.
09-24-2008, 07:07 PM #6
Are the seadoos gas hogs?
I know the Kawasaki uses allot of fuel, so much goes through the motor everyone is complaining about "Gas in Oil".
09-24-2008, 07:23 PM #7
Gas hog is a relative term. If you are WOT then you will be burning gas. My GTX has a 15.9 gallon tank. I have the mods listed in my signature. At pretty much WOT with just a few short breaks in-between, I am getting the low fuel alarm at right around 3 hours. I am however going at a pretty constant 70 mph. When shopping for a Seadoo, I read somewhere that for an RXT-X (stock) assuming WOT @ 67 MPH and 8,000 rpm the burn rate is 6.8 gph which equates to 2.33 hours to a tank. I will say that it is the most fun you can have in around 2 and a half hours for 60 bucks (legally anyways).
09-24-2008, 08:31 PM #8
Dude, get the RXT-X if you dont plan on jumping wakes day in and day out. Its only a few pounds heavier than the P-X so the difference in speed wont be too much...
09-24-2008, 08:33 PM #9
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