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Old 08-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Want to look at a 2007 Seadoo RXP, this would be my first jetski. It has a supercharger, how much more work is it to take care of a jetski with one? What things do I need to lok at or for when checking it out?
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Want to look at a 2007 Seadoo RXP, this would be my first jetski. It has a supercharger, how much more work is it to take care of a jetski with one? What things do I need to lok at or for when checking it out?


Very good choice, the Seadoo RXP 215 is a very fast ski top end is 67-70 mph. I own three Seadoo skis all supercharged,1 with a high performance RIVA stage III kit. No problems with any of them.

The only thing you will need to due is upgrade the thrust washers in the supercharger for ceramic to stainless steel.

There is no extra work taking care of the supercharger VS. turbos which require constant maintenance.

It is also a closed loop cooling system which is much better around salt water.

Things to look out for are usally checked when you sea trial it. Check the impeller for dents or bends. Look in the engine compartment well, for signs of corrosion or submersion.

Check to see that all the gauges and trim work.

Check the condition of the battery, new ones are 129.00

IMO Seadoo makes the most dependable skis on the market. Along with the most features and quality.


I will leave you with this thought. I could buy any ski I wanted, but I haven't found one any better.

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Thanks for the reply Outlaw. So then it's better to go with a supercharged ski as opposed to a turbo? I have been looking at this one and a Yamaha VX 110, just want to make sure there are no high cost as far as maintaining the supercharged ski as opposed to a non-supercharged ski. Is there anything you need to do at certain hour intervals to properly maintain it? Sorry for all the questions, never owned anything with a supercharger.
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Thanks for the reply Outlaw. So then it's better to go with a supercharged ski as opposed to a turbo? I have been looking at this one and a Yamaha VX 110, just want to make sure there are no high cost as far as maintaining the supercharged ski as opposed to a non-supercharged ski. Is there anything you need to do at certain hour intervals to properly maintain it? Sorry for all the questions, never owned anything with a supercharger.
At about 120 hours you may need to replace the wear ring. It is made of ceramic and is designed to fail if there is a bad restriction in the impeller so that the impeller won't be damaged, sort of a sacrificial lamb. As a result after many hours of wear it needs to be replaced,. You can feel it when you accelerate feels like a clutch slipping. Most skis use these.

Just take a peek at the Honda forum here and see all the disgusted Honda turbo owners.

Other than that keep the oil changed every 50 hrs and do your post ride service i.e. flushing it on the hose, blow out the exhaust water when done, spray sealube into the head for inbetween rides. Spray down engine compartment with CRC heavy duty corrosion inhibitor and wash and wax.
Check oil level!!!!!!!!!
What I just mentioned is more important than the long term service, because with out it you may never get to that point.

Other than that you take things as they come.

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