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    Frequent Poster AirJunky's Avatar
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    Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    Ran across a 91 SuperJet 650 on CL for sale this week. I've been thinking that I'd upgrade to one sometime soon so even though I'm not ready yet, I contacted the guy & invited him to bring it to our beach to ride, have a beer & talk the talk for a bit. He accepted & came out last night, arriving just as the sun was dropping. He's selling it with a garage dolly & a receiver carrier. It's been painted a couple times, looks like yellow gelcoat originally. Engine was stock except for an aftermarket spark arrestor. In good shape overall.
    So we rode across the lake on our own skis, then stopped at another beach & swapped skis. His has the finger throttle, mine still has the thumb thottle. The tray on the SuperJet is a bit wider. It has a pretty stiff pole spring in it so the pole was extremely light. It was definitely weird to ride right away. Seems to turn nicely, but rides more upright. The 550 turns fine, but I think you need to lean it over to do it well. Other than that, I'm not sure what it was that seemed so odd, but when we got off them, both of us commented how much different the two ride.
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    I'm not quite ready to buy yet so if anyone else is, PM me & I'll pass on his info.
    Last edited by AirJunky; 09-29-2017 at 12:05 PM.
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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    Don't pass her up!


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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    Yea the SN and 96-07 RN are interesting skis to ride. Like I've said in another thread, their flat turning is obsolete for racing but it's the foundation upon which most of the freestyle and freeride hulls have been built. Super wide and stable in roll side to side, and flat turning. Turn the bars and goose the throttle and you can do a 360 within the skis length. That said in stock form the SN and 96-07 do lean quite a bit. When they do lean, they cavitate.

    We had a buoy course out at our local lake and I was able to ride our mint mostly stock 95 SN, a mint mostly stock 04 RN, and my mint mostly stock except handling mods 09 back to back. The SN and 04RN in stock form still lean quite a bit, and their steering isn't as sensitive or nicely flat turning as other RNs I've ridden. The leaning meant you either had to ride it trying to keep the ski flat in turns, or lean over and accept the cavitation and lack of hook up. Definitely things that could be helped with a ride plate and intake grate, but interesting to try the skis stock.
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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rushford_Ripper View Post
    Don't pass her up!
    $2200 is a bit high for this.
    Riding mostly Lake Austin

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    God intended PWC to be two strokes, as well as dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and chain saws....

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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by linkman View Post
    $2200 is a bit high for this.
    It's a starting point. He will come down on that.

    But around here, that is typical. They just aren't around. And when they come up for sale, $2k or more is the norm. And he knew that. But he said he's from the OR coast, where I do see them listed for less occasionally.
    Last edited by AirJunky; 09-29-2017 at 03:23 PM.
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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    This one is a much better deal, but too far from you: https://denver.craigslist.org/boa/d/...325707892.html
    Riding mostly Lake Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by cujo View Post
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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by linkman View Post
    This one is a much better deal, but too far from you: https://denver.craigslist.org/boa/d/...325707892.html
    And frankly, I'd rather have some sort of a project. I'm in no rush. Probably sell the 550 sometime next spring/summer for top dollar.

    For this particular day, I really just wanted to get on one & see what their like. Definitely a different ride than either of my 550s or my nephew's 650SX
    Last edited by AirJunky; 09-29-2017 at 03:59 PM.
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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    $2200 for a stock 650 is way too much IMO. My 94 with 701, protec pipe, plate, intake, head, msd coil and solas impellor was $2100.
    As for the flat turning, its the only way to ride! Leaning is for sportbikes.
    Last edited by bored&stroked; 09-29-2017 at 05:31 PM.
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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    Quote Originally Posted by bored&stroked View Post
    Leaning is for sportbikes.


    Youre joking, right?
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    Re: Rode a Superjet 650 yesterday.....

    I like the sx handling better than our square noses, I haven't been on the rn enoug to say, I like it better than the sn, but been so long since I been on a sx. But the power of modded 701 still reigns supreme. My sn was 1200 w bad pole and bearing housing and a spare 61x, we have all of a sn w foot holds and alum pole with engine and pump out missing a couple bit we stole off it, we'd want 1200 with a 62t that I'd reseal if it were me

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