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    2009 FX15- Info needed please

    I am looking at purchasing a 2009 Honda FX15 turbo. I have never owned a Honda ski so I'm looking for general info. I realize that Honda ski are no longer in production.

    Top speed?
    Comfort?
    Ride in the chop?
    Fuel range?
    Any reliability issues?

    Thank you for any helpful feedback!
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    I don't have that ski, but I can tell you top speed on a healthy F15X is 64.5- 65mph.
    Good in chop.
    Yes it will be comfortable.
    Not sure on fuel range, but I know the Honda's get among the best fuel mileage.

    I have a 2006 R12X bought new in May of 07. It has been BEAT on most of it's life. I have 544 hours. It still starts right up. Everything functions great. All it has needed are Spark plugs, and oil changes.

    The F15X is a better ski all around except for Handling/Jumping.

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    that stock speed is a bit optimistic.

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    freshwater yes 65 . i tested 3 different 15x and the slowest one 64.4 on gps . need wedge to pull up the nose out off the water a bit .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cisco View Post
    freshwater yes 65 . i tested 3 different 15x and the slowest one 64.4 on gps . need wedge to pull up the nose out off the water a bit .
    How is the ride in the chop compared to other models of the same year?

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    The 15 is one of the best rough water hulls period.

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    think twice before you get into a discontinued product with limited amounts of local expert level help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    think twice before you get into a discontinued product with limited amounts of local expert level help.
    Honda still makes parts and their quality is excellent.

    You can expect 1000 hrs if you change the oil at 50hr increments. 1000 is just getting broken in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveumhard View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cisco View Post
    freshwater yes 65 . i tested 3 different 15x and the slowest one 64.4 on gps . need wedge to pull up the nose out off the water a bit .
    How is the ride in the chop compared to other models of the same year?
    kawa are fast but there are 300 hp good in chop water , if the honda was 250 hp it will = the kawa or past them . kawa 300 is a bitch on gas
    brp = slow in chop . they brr brr brr too much . turbo honda don't cut that much so they pull ahead . 255 rtx is a good race with the honda on glare water .
    yam = slow everywhere ''lol stock form i talk about''
    honda is good on gas and the 15 is the most reliable machine . the ride in chop water is a dry ride also . the honda 15 realy need a trim they ride too much the nose in the water .

    driveumhard , you have a brp the ride in fine but sometime in chop the water slash you but it will take a lot to slash you on the honda .
    supermac is the king of the king on honda ride them race them since a fuking wille , no bs in 1000 hour and best hull water testimonial .

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    yam = slow everywhere ''lol stock form i talk about'' a stock Yamaha SHO will blow away a honda

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