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    $3000.00 What To Buy?

    I'm thinking about getting a something in the next 6 months. I should have about 3 grand to spend give or take. I've always liked the 96 xp but reliability from what I've heard is not that great. So I'm thinking XP, GP1200, any other suggestions or opinions. It's will be mostly lake riding. I want something that performs. Two up riding on occasion. My friend just bought a 04 xp so hopefully something that will keep up. I live in Florida so It will be getting ridden quite a bit.
    Thanks in advance,
    Jeff

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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    I would stay away from seadoo...I'm speaking from experience. I owned a gp1200 in the past and it was a great reliable ski.
    '90 Superjet

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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    +1 for a yammy 1200 and +10000000 for no sea doo's. kawi's arn't too bad either though.
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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    I have a couple of SD's, a small fleet of vintage 550's, SJ and SXR in my garage, but would also vote for the Yamaha. They have been the most reliable, bulletproof machines I have ever owned. I kick myself everytime I sell one, then just go back to working on my doo's. LOL!

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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    3000 will buy you a superjet

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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    I found a SJ for 3000.

    Dont get the XP unless your a mechanic. . .Yamaha=Reliable

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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    Superjet! Who cares about going fast in a straight line. Its so much more fun to just play around, doing tricks, and having a little bit of a challenge, knowing that not everyone can ride a standup. After your friend rides your SJ, he will then sell his couch for one as well, dont worry.

    Or go for a blaster, great reliabily, awsome excleration, and the best handling ski ever built.IMO Super small, and only weigh 320lbs. Same basic 701 motor found in Superjets. A serious blast in the surf as well! There is a mint 1996 twin carb model in the classifieds for 2k. Great deal, and its in FL.
    trinitycompositesinc.com for all your light weight SXR needs.



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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by FLY6584
    3000 will buy you a superjet
    And a nice SuperJet at that.

    Second choice would be a Blaster.

    Third choice would be a 1999 GP1200.

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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    Exactly what 11 said, after seeing my buddy stranded at the launch every other time he rides his XP, go Yami!!! If you are going the sitdown route, get a blaster unless its for the fam then get a GP! If you want to save some coin you can also get a Waveraider 1100. The Blaster would be comparable to the XP in the feeling (light and huckable) but way more dependable and A ton cooler. Kawi's are nice to, the Ultra 150's or whatever they are called seem fast and relatively small.

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    Re: $3000.00 What To Buy?

    I have a kawasaki 1100zxi and it has been fun and pretty reliable so far.

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