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So this weekend I decided to take a ride over to the dealership with my bro and dad to look at the Sparks. Ended up walking out a few hours later (after putting down $10k cash and $1500 credit) with two new 3ups and a new loadrite trailer. We got the stock 3up, no convenience package, and no IBR. Would have been an additional $2000+ in total if we went with those models. Pointless in my eyes. Decided to save the money and put it towards the trailer.

Ended up with a pretty good deal I would say. Got both 3up sparks (vanilla and licorice, they were the only two colors they had without IBR) and the double loadrite trailer for $16,100.

Going back tomorrow with the rest of the cash to make the deal official, and then picking up everything on Thursday just in time for the weekend! Can't wait.
 

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Congratulations!
Bought mine 3 weeks ago and absolutely love it. I don't know how experienced you are with skis but mine has impressed me a lot so far.
If you decide you need the storage bin later on, it's really easy to add. I got mine with IBR so that I could get variable trim. Didn't think that the IBR would be something I would ever use but boy was I wrong. Neutral is so darn useful.
The only thing that I had a problem with was properly checking the oil. The dry sump requires different procedure than I'm used to.
 

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Congrats welcome aboard! You'll love them
 

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Last summer I bought 2 new fun machines, a Spark & a Yamaha XT-250.
Faced the decision all new owners do - how to break in?
I chose the 'Motorman Method'
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
First ride on both machines I did the same, warmed up thoroughly then wfo accelerated runs for first half hour.
An interesting subject you may want to research.
Dorland
 

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I think this method is crazy. So if you hold it wide open in the first 10 min. Of riding and the engine blows up will sea-doo cover it under warranty?
 

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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're in for a blast of a ride. The 90 HO will surely jump out of the hole, especially when running it in Sport Mode. :)

If you want to spin it around on a 1/2 dime, take the Sponsons Off, but be sure to put the bolts back in the holes so water will not get inside the hull. Removing the sponsons adds a whole new level of Fun. :)
 

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In my opinion, that's crazy.


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Agreed. I will be following the manuals break in procedure from seadoo. They do not tell you how to break in the engine for no reason. As much as I wanna just get out there and ride hard right away, I prefer to be able to ride hard for years to come, after breaking in my engine the correct way.
 

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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're in for a blast of a ride. The 90 HO will surely jump out of the hole, especially when running it in Sport Mode. :)

If you want to spin it around on a 1/2 dime, take the Sponsons Off, but be sure to put the bolts back in the holes so water will not get inside the hull. Removing the sponsons adds a whole new level of Fun. :)
I can't wait! Thanks for the tip, I will definitely consider that down the road to have even more fun.
 

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So will you be changing the oil after 20 min run time as this is part of this method?
I changed the oil/filter in the Yamaha after the first 30 minutes.
Did not do that on the Spark yet.


There's no way I'll ever know if the motorman break-in method makes much difference. It just sounded logical at the time. I did NOT do any 'sustained' full throttle, only accelerations, then slow/medium decelerations.


Congrats to the new owners. I hope you enjoy yours as I do mine. I cannot think of anything I don't like, tracks/turns good, comfortable, plenty fast, easy to launch, and best of all I don't need to bring a bunch of gas cans like other skis are always re-fueling.
 

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I feel this method of breaking in a rotax engine to not make sense. With pistons and rings, sure, I can see it. But rotate engines work completely different, and do not have rings in that same sense, so I cannot see how this method makes much sense.

Someone with better mechanical/engine knowledge please correct me if I'm way off.
 

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I feel this method of breaking in a rotax engine to not make sense. With pistons and rings, sure, I can see it. But rotate engines work completely different, and do not have rings in that same sense, so I cannot see how this method makes much sense.

Someone with better mechanical/engine knowledge please correct me if I'm way off.
NWOZ,
ROTAX is the manufacturer company name. It is NOT a 'rotary' engine.
The Spark engine is a conventional in-line 3-cylinder four-stroke.
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Nice looking set.
My Spark is white also, and friends are always referring to it:
"Are you taking the Orca to the lake today?"
Dorland
 
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