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    Buying FX SVHO 2015

    Considering buying 2015 SVHO 94 hours mint condition from first owner....
    Ski is really like new it is fully stock no scratch.... serviced every 30 hours...

    Just i am little worried about all this story with timing chains ?
    Is that really that often does anybody know what percentage was that....
    Should i walk away from it...?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mata View Post
    Considering buying 2015 SVHO 94 hours mint condition from first owner....
    Ski is really like new it is fully stock no scratch.... serviced every 30 hours...

    Just i am little worried about all this story with timing chains ?
    Is that really that often does anybody know what percentage was that....
    Should i walk away from it...?
    It sounds like you're very interested in the Yamaha svho platform however I would personally find another unit so you won't have that timing chain tragedy in the future even though it may not have happened as of yet it could possibly happen in the future and create three months of downtime at your local dealer getting the claim inspected approved parts ordered getting in line for other repairs it's a nightmare.
    Save yourself some trouble and get a 2016 or newer unit.

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    i know the 15 can let go but a friend i ride with has a 15 fx svho with a stage 2 and f1 wheel 220 hrs on it and at least 150 hrs of it with the full sage 2, runs strong 85+ @8500 r's and haven't missed a beat. but all the same when i went looking to buy one, I looked at the 16-18 fx svho's.

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    Who even knows if Yamaha would 'Good Faith' the timing chain in Croatia anyway?

    Try to find a 2016+

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    Did pull the trigger today on 15 ...... Cross fingers and hope not to be one of the chain guys....
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    Looks great.. enjoy it man. I have 15 FX SVHO 250hrs only issue I've had is s/c clutch went at 175hrs

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    Thanks for support wheresmike

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