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Old 12-27-2022, 11:28 AM
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Been toying with the idea for a while and just went and grabbed a couple stand-ups - well, truth be told, I grabbed one and then told him I'd give him full asking if he'd throw in the extra ski he had with an engine, pump and two carbs. I think he took sympathy on me once I told him I had two kids and figured I would need two skis....

1987 JS550 and a 1978 project ski. I'm liking the Neon! Can't wait until summer.....







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I`m into women so I can`t help you there but good luck!!
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Looks like more fun than those sit-down jobbers
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Looks like more fun than those sit-down jobbers
Totally depends on the water temp!

Only thing about older skiis is they are slow compared to the newer stuff. So if these are for kids, slower is probably ideal but if a 230 lb guy is trying to get it up on plane there might be a problem.
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Do a 750 swap if you want something that will straighten your arms out, with big hp they get crazy sketchy on the top end .
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Had a 1990 Kawasaki 650SX, absolute blast! The prices have gone insane. Your kids will love it!
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Wow, that brings back memories! A buddy had a Kawasaki 440 if my memory is correct, and once one got the hang of it, was beyond fun. REALLY gave you a workout though! Gawd...30+ years and 30+ pounds ago, lol!

Anyone remember Wet Bikes?
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Yup, 3 in the family. The teenagers rescued them and rebuilt them to get back on the water. Proof Some teens donít bury themselves inside. Thank god.
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Originally Posted by ICDEDPPL View Post
I`m into women so I can`t help you there but good luck!!
I think the girls will like the pink!!

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Looks like more fun than those sit-down jobbers
Yes - I have a 3 seater GTX and outside of pulling the kids on tubes I have never used it. I'm not sure how people just go aimlessly drive around on them....

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Totally depends on the water temp!

Only thing about older skiis is they are slow compared to the newer stuff. So if these are for kids, slower is probably ideal but if a 230 lb guy is trying to get it up on plane there might be a problem.
I'm 170. Kids weigh about 70 lbs so I'm pretty confident it will be enough for them!!

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Had a 1990 Kawasaki 650SX, absolute blast! The prices have gone insane. Your kids will love it!
Yes - 2,200 for everything and they both have titles so I felt pretty good about it. Burn that much on fuel for the CIG so it's all relative!

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Wow, that brings back memories! A buddy had a Kawasaki 440 if my memory is correct, and once one got the hang of it, was beyond fun. REALLY gave you a workout though! Gawd...30+ years and 30+ pounds ago, lol!

Anyone remember Wet Bikes?
I've heard they will wear your ass out.

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Yup, 3 in the family. The teenagers rescued them and rebuilt them to get back on the water. Proof Some teens don’t bury themselves inside. Thank god.
I think I'm going to make the kids restore the red one. They are so simple they are easy to learn to wrench on...
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I think I'm going to make the kids restore the red one. They are so simple they are easy to learn to wrench on...
Definately. :thumbs



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