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    Js 550: Good purchase? Reliable? What to look for?

    Hello everyone, I am new to the world of standup jet skis but am interested in working on one. I found one on craigslist that I might go look at tomorrow, the guy said he wants $200, is this worth it? I do not mind a project, and will compression test (if possible) it and make sure it turns over, please let me know what you think.

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    A good running 550 will run you 5-600. Good beginner ski, piston port engine looms to be maybe an 85? Has the old style exhaust. Kinda looks like a basket case where your gunna invest more then its worth, but hell if you like projects then go for it.

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    NOT WORTH IT. WHAT A DOG, i WON'T EVEN LIST WHAT i CAN SEE. I WOULD HAVE TO BE PAID $200 TO TAKE IT OFF THEY GUYS HANDS

    UNLESS ITS THE ONLY SKI WITHIN 500 MILES AND YOU ARE ON CRUTCHES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlwithakay View Post
    Hello everyone, I am new to the world of standup jet skis but am interested in working on one. I found one on craigslist that I might go look at tomorrow, the guy said he wants $200, is this worth it? I do not mind a project, and will compression test (if possible) it and make sure it turns over, please let me know what you think.

    Not worth it at all,
    The starter is just sitting down there, the gas tank is open which could mean u have water/condensation down there, i mean it would just be a mess if you did.

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    That ski needs alot of TLC to be anything close to reliable

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