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    New to me JS550

    Picked up a new project last night ... of course, I have an 87 that needs some attention already lol.

    This one needs lots of pump work (the noises that came from it are horrendous) and a general tidying up but it should be fun.


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    Re: New to me JS550

    Looks like a nice ski. Bars, finger throttle, rear exhaust, turf, & paint indicate someone invested a lot of time & money into it. Whatís under the hood?


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    Re: New to me JS550

    If its an SX pump and sounds like marbles in a blender, its pretty normal as odd as is sounds.

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    Re: New to me JS550

    Quote Originally Posted by jetskichad View Post
    If its an SX pump and sounds like marbles in a blender, its pretty normal as odd as is sounds.
    If the noises this thing is making are normal I'm very scared LOL.

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    Re: New to me JS550

    It was "a ripper" I'm told ... but other than that I have no history. I'll grab some more pix and post them, but it was a built ski at one time, just needs a LOT of help now. Westcoast pipe, Coffman waterbox, Mariner plate, scoop grate, vortex flame arrestor, bilge pump, finger throttle, lanyard kill switch, (wild) Dakine footholds bolted down to the tray, pole spring, front rail braces, etc. The deal was worth the chance bc the parts were there.

    Motor turns freely but I haven't tried to fire it yet

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    New to me JS550

    Any idea what the intake manifold is?


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    Re: New to me JS550

    Intake appears to be stock
    1986' fisher price big wheel

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    Re: New to me JS550

    Quote Originally Posted by SCC_583 View Post
    Intake appears to be stock
    Thatís what I thought, but fancy with peeling red paint haha.

    Impeller is DONE. Hull needs some attention, including inserts for the ride plate bolts. Good times.



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    Re: New to me JS550

    Holy hell that impeller is horrible..
    1986' fisher price big wheel

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    Re: New to me JS550

    Sadly, it was a classic Skat Trak 13/16


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