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1988 Yamaha Phazer 480

Hi guys I can buy a yamaha phazer 480 for 300, it has new shocks, sliders, wheels, bearings, circlips, and a brand new track. It runs great, is it worth getting thanks
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they're actually a 485. n verrry worth it. i love mine! extemely reliable.

Mine - 1989 Yamaha Phazer 485 w/ Comet 102C and boyesen power reeds. 14,356 kms.

Dads - 1997 Yamaha V-max XT 600 stock w/ polaris P-85 clutch

Brothers - on its way home soon! either a yamaha or skidoo. not sure what yet.


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09/10 km's - over 1200. pretty good for only half a seasons worth of riding.
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thats a good fair price. especially with the new parts, shock and track especially. good power for an older sled, reliable, decent handling. i would say if you like it, buy it.
only problem i've had with riding those is i am too large for it. being 6'5" i noticed it was kind of short for me, it's a smaller sled overall. so if you're larger than the average person, you might want to take that into consideration, that the sled might be a bit undersized. not in power but in size

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^^ X2

if you're over 6' it might be too small for standing.

as for all those new parts, at $300 for the whole sled.. i'd be wanting proof those parts really ARE new.. i.e. bills of sale/receipts.

Mine - 1989 Yamaha Phazer 485 w/ Comet 102C and boyesen power reeds. 14,356 kms.

Dads - 1997 Yamaha V-max XT 600 stock w/ polaris P-85 clutch

Brothers - on its way home soon! either a yamaha or skidoo. not sure what yet.


First ride of the 2009/2010 season - 11/12/09
09/10 km's - over 1200. pretty good for only half a seasons worth of riding.
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because a brand new track costs more then what you'd be paying for the whole thing.

i paid over $400 for a brand new, just out of the box, camoplast challenger. parts dont come cheap when bought new.

Mine - 1989 Yamaha Phazer 485 w/ Comet 102C and boyesen power reeds. 14,356 kms.

Dads - 1997 Yamaha V-max XT 600 stock w/ polaris P-85 clutch

Brothers - on its way home soon! either a yamaha or skidoo. not sure what yet.


First ride of the 2009/2010 season - 11/12/09
09/10 km's - over 1200. pretty good for only half a seasons worth of riding.
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mine is a 488 phazer deluxe and its a 1988 but it doesnt matter good find and it is also reliable never left me stranded p.s sry for bringin an old thread up just thought id tell u there great sleds

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2 inch risers,black KIMPEX Dullies ski's with blue loops,1.25 lug track with 96 pics and a black light cover
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Personally, I think they're homely-looking, but I've heard only good things about their rideability and dependability.
ANY complete, decent-running, good condition sled for $300. is short money. If I were on the market for a Phazer, I'd snag it in a second.
Hope this is some help to you.

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fairly old thread but for whats its worth the old phazers are a guarantee for the most part. never heard anything bad except for the rider problems for the taller guys. my family has had a lot of phazers and most swear. ive got pics of my uncle on his new phazer with his retro suit its freakin hilarious but he took a 15 yr hiatous and thats what we get. but hey us kids got him ridin again even if were all grown up now

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The phazers have great pep and power for what it is.

Sleds
-2009 Yamaha Phazer RTX (primary sled)- Fox floats, hand guards- for now
-1998 POLARIS INDY ss 488(backup sled) Power Madd hand guards,chrome power Madd windsheild,
2 inch risers,black KIMPEX Dullies ski's with blue loops,1.25 lug track with 96 pics and a black light cover
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2014-2015 miles -0! Come on snow!
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anything that runs and gets from point A to B without too many hickups is worth it in my book

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old tread i know but them sleds are light as a feather. I don't like the looks of them to much but if anyone can grab it go for it.
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