Thread: 1994 SL650...Should I go for it?
08-30-2010, 12:11 AM #1
1994 SL650...Should I go for it?
It's on a double trailer with a 92 Seadoo that doesn't run. I could probably part the SeaDoo and get a couple hundred out of it. The trailer is probably worth $400.
I'd basically be paying maybe $400 (tops) for the SL. I think it needs a new battery, but since my Yamaha isn't running I have one of those. It's not perfect, but this owner has garaged it, and it's in good shape for the year. No cracks or damage. It has sat for a few years, the last registration was 09.
Anything I should look for on this ski? Any problem areas? I've searched but didn't come up with much. I don't want anything I'm going to have to dump money into. I'll probably only keep it for the rest of the season, and sell in the spring. I'm hoping I can make more than I paid, plus use it for the rest of the season.
08-30-2010, 12:13 AM #2
NADA value is around $300. KBB is $800.
I really haven't seen running skis in the area going for much under a grand, if at all. None going that low look as nice as this one.
08-30-2010, 12:39 AM #3
Ok, after searching some more I found some good info. Looks like I should buy a triple outlet fuel pump and possibly new reeds? A little grease as well. I'm guessing the carbs will probably need to be rebuilt.
I also saw something about the gray tempo lines. Does this model have them?
08-30-2010, 08:24 AM #4
Going through the carbs...actually the entire fuel system is a must (new pump, lines, cab kits, etc.) Check the reeds while the carbs are off, you might be okay with what's in there.
Make sure to check the compression before you buy it. Take a battery with you to jump it. Unless you have good compression, walk away from it.
650's are "okay" to toy around with, but you don't want to invest too much into them. You'll be into the fuel system upgrades around $200 with the kits, lines, and fuel pump.
Personally, I'd shop around a bit more for at least a 750.
...sweet trailer, though.
08-30-2010, 01:37 PM #5
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