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    JS 550 Build. No experience building or riding.

    I always thought these were cool and figured it was a good pandemic project. I started this back in July but never posted anything.
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    Lesson number 1. Get a ski with papers and VIN/HIN plates still on it. This one didn't have either of those.

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    The fiberglass looks damaged in several places. I am told it is in a common spot which happens to be a weak point if your hitting a ton of waves.

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    Looks like typical cracking areas. Welcome to the addiction. Good luck with the build.

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    I got the carb off, used a wire brush to get all the black paint off. Maybe I will get it anodized or just leave it the silver metallic color it is

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    Re: JS 550 Build. No experience building or riding.

    Was the second HIN plate also missing under the battery tray?

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    Re: JS 550 Build. No experience building or riding.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrickofMisery View Post
    Was the second HIN plate also missing under the battery tray?
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    It was missing from that spot as well

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    Re: JS 550 Build. No experience building or riding.

    I got the electrical box off. A bolt was seized on one side of the cover. I drilled it out but kind of messed the hole up, not sure what to do about this yet.

    Also, anyone know of after market plug wires or even an entire after market electrical box? The plug wires were brittle and broke and several of the components in the e-box look pretty rough.



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    JS 550 Build. No experience building or riding.

    Jet ski solutions rebuilds e-boxes. Get rid of that carb and save yourself a bunch of headaches and buy a good used or new mikuni SBN 44 carb! Those old carbs are nightmares!

    I know this is a old thread. How’s it coming so far?


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