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Gotmud 05-24-2013 08:53 PM

Jet Skis
 
I've never ridden one and always liked the thought of having one. Whether it be a stand up or a sit down I always tend to notice them when they are on the side of the road for sale. I've texted Stagsex about one from the side of the road once even lol.

I am curious what are good and what are bad skis? Any sizes, manufactures, better or worse than the others? Are they all reliable? If I were to see one for sale and got a bug up my rear I'd like to get an idea. Still like that x2 Stag had for sale.:showletter:

Dirty_Harry 05-25-2013 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Gotmud (Post 124940)
I've never ridden one and always liked the thought of having one. Whether it be a stand up or a sit down I always tend to notice them when they are on the side of the road for sale. I've texted Stagsex about one from the side of the road once even lol.

I am curious what are good and what are bad skis? Any sizes, manufactures, better or worse than the others? Are they all reliable? If I were to see one for sale and got a bug up my rear I'd like to get an idea. Still like that x2 Stag had for sale.:showletter:

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stagesrt4 05-26-2013 08:51 AM

Sadly I ride POO sleds but I'd never touch a POO ski. 90% of there skis are triples, n we all know how that goes.

Kawasaki Yamaha Seadoo are the main ones to go with.

If buying Seadoo only buy 1996+

Kawasaki makes reliable n easy to mod motors n they didn't change them for years.

Kawasaki is the cheapest n easiest to locate parts/used parts for.

Yamaha makes great skis in late 90s n on. Yamaha will cost you the most to buy n the most in parts. Yamaha motors have lots of power tho.

I only buy Kawasaki...

stagesrt4 05-26-2013 08:52 AM

I have another x2 with 800 in it

But I'd want $3500 for it

I still have that other X2 if really interested. It's just parked in my garage waiting for a water test.

Powersledder 05-27-2013 09:00 AM

X2's a good to learn on. The big couches aren't really fun any more once you get used to them. Once you get comfortable on an X2 you can try even dumber things with it:mr:

Ratstang 05-29-2013 11:40 PM

I've worked on a lot of older carbureted Seadoos up to 1999. Past that is when they went to fuel injection and four strokes. Winterized/summarized them and other makes, but pretty much know older Seadoos. 92' and up are good reliable skis and easy to work on. Engine evolution: 587(580), 657(650), 657x(650), 717(720), 787x(800), 787(800) 110hp, 947(950) 130hp, RFI, DI and then four strokes. Look at the engine plate for cc size, it will have the first number. 587, 717, 787 for example. Stay away form engines painted yellow(very first engines), 787x(produced one year 1995), White 947, and 97'-98' silver 947(had water ingestion and pump issues). 97'-98 silver 947's were updated to fix the engine water ingestion problems, alot of engines went down and you might by one of them. 947's are harder to work on then the earlier engines, because it is shoehorned in the hull. Depending on if it is a single/dual carb, a 1, 2, or 3 seater a 580 might go 30mph, 650/720 might go 40mph, 800 50mph, and a 950 60mph. The bigger the ski and sponsons, the more stable in the water it is. Being stable shortens the learning curve, helps you stay on, and makes it easier to get back on. Seadoo sold 1, 2, and 3 seaters. Once you learn to ride it, the fun factor goes down with the more passengers it will carry. Although some three seaters can pull a skier. One hull to pass up is 97'-98' xp's, maybe all years. They were more difficult to work on and had major issues with the hull ingesting water, then into the engine. Some of the fixes then were rubbing grease on the seals for hood/seat, and a bilge pump. Might be fixed after those years. They sold that hull until 02'. It had a shock under the seat. Call me if you find a Doo and have questions. At the right price I wouldn't be afraid of buying one with a bad engine. Here is a good place for inexpensive and warrantied long blocks. http://www.shopsbt.com/jet-skis/sead...-standard.html Stand ups have a bigger learning curve. I don't think they offer a relaxing ride when wanted, like sit downs do. Although with a good rider on them they look like a lot of fun. I tried riding a stand up once. The pump wash almost pushed my shorts off as I was trying to get on while starting to go. I got it to stand up for 75 yards or so, with turns. It wore me out.


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