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    Are these Yamaha Waverunners worth looking at?

    I have been in talks with this older guy and he says they haven't been in the lake since 2008 as he got sick and hasnt been able to ride them since. He says they have fresh gas and new batteries and have been cranked this weekend. They have been stored outside under the cover for nearly 5 years. Any thoughts on these? Good? Bad? Indifferent?


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Yam...#ht_500wt_1182


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    They look to be in good condition. Do you live close to check them out?

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    About 3 hours away. I was mainly concerned about them sitting for 5 years.

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    Well I think as long as they weren't out in the sun with no cover they are fine. Just check them out and give them a good look over and listen to them run on the hose and check for erratic vibrations and sounds. They look nice tho.

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    Any machinery sitting for long periods of time is worse than them being used.....it all depends on if they were stored correctly....fuel and oil lines probably need replacing, Id go look at them, take a bore scope and take a look inside the engine and do a compression check....then take them on the water and ride them for more than a few minutes each....

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    that seams like a good price but see above. Better at $5k

    I would also be concerned about the trailer tires and bearings from sitting. http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hubs...r/84545BX.html

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    With only 40 hours on them they appear to be in great shape.
    Ask him if they were ran in freshwater only. With something like this it's always a box of chocolates, but if you're gonna throw the dice anyway then you're better off taking a chance with a Yamaha.

    Personally I am done with 2 strokes and I would not sink $5K into that technology but as long as you understand the risk without a warranty and the depreciation factor which comes with buying 2 strokes, then you can always make an offer and see how bad he wants to move them.

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    I would have to agree with aquaholic and yoyamma and add the skis are 11 years old and would be best to expect carb rebuild and the usual mods on them to prevent engine failure in the future. D plate,wave eaters,premix just to name a few. if you pay someone to do these upgrades you could spend a chunk of change on a couple 11 year old ski. but they look really nice and well taken care of.

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    Lake tested them today and they ran like neq. They were bought new locally and only used in fresh water. I brought them home.

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    Nice looking twins!

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