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    story of my new 88 js550

    I was on CL looking for a fun project when I came across this 88 js550 story was It sat for years but "should" start the guy I got it from was really cool and a mechanic but just lost interest in it. last reg was from 96. It was dirty as heck so I washed is and hit it with some HONDA spray cleaner/polish if you've never used it get it it's awesome! Anyway I looked at the motor it was all there and had west coast something on the motor and Coffman racing something else and obvious intake grate and ride plate so someone loved it at one point. I went to my local boat shop got a few plugs and a can of sea foam I pulled the plugs looked in side and the dome of the piston was clean and I could easily read the markings on top although I forgot what it said sprayed the cylinders with the sea foam put in the new plugs. The battery was dead so I jumped it with my friends honda I bumped the starter just to see if the motor was free, sure enough it was. I tossed some premix i had for my banshee and hoped I'd hear a sputter or a start and stall. well I got neither what I got (to my surprise) was a ski that started instantly idled nice and rev'd great. I could not believe my eyes this skis sat for years and acted as if it was only a day. I plan on painting it and swapping throttle and steering cables and Putting some hydro turff on it I can't wait to take it out!


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    oh and it cost me 100 bucks

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    Cool find! You are very lucky ... now buy your lottery ticket! Ha Ha

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    thanks I just might do that lol

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    the lotto ticket didn't work out lol

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    looks like a great project. i just finished mine today!

    i'd wait till the end of the season to tear it down and start sanding, I bet it'd be a lot of fun this summer.. and it looks pretty good as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ's gpr View Post
    looks like a great project. i just finished mine today!

    i'd wait till the end of the season to tear it down and start sanding, I bet it'd be a lot of fun this summer.. and it looks pretty good as is.
    Thanks, yeah I'm going to wait till after the season to tear it down this year ill just enjoy it. I figure ill bring it out and the guys I ride with and I will have fun being stand up noobs lol.

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    Damn! Whenever I'm involved in a deal like that, I'm the seller...

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