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    New to forums/jetski/owing one!

    Hi everyone,

    As the title says, I'm new to owning a ski, riding them and have just joined the forums so I can keep my finger on pulse so to speak!

    I did the wrong thing and bought a ski without riding it, but it looks clean and has spent the majority of its life in fresh water.

    I'm taking it in for a service/check in a couple of days time and fingers crossed they don't come back with any issues!

    2002 Yamaha FX140 160hrs, 100 done in fresh water.Click image for larger version. 

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    Sorry, not sure why the picture came up twice!

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    Welcome to the Hulk.

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    Welcome, nice looking ski.

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    Thanks, hope to be out on the water soon!

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    Few things you can do. One is to check the oil for color. Change if dirty as well as filter. Check and change out spark plugs. If you have a compression gauge, you can check compression. Check the air filter. Run it on the hose and check it out. Nothing really different than a dealer will do other than maybe hook it up to a computer if it acts funny.

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    Very true. I'm just worried about other things that I can't/don't know how to check, like does the pump have bearings that need greasing/replacing, or like you said, hopefully they'll check it out on the computer to see if its been overheated, etc. After that I hope to change the oil and filter myself every 30 hours or so.

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    The guy I bought it off hadn't started it in two weeks and when he hit the starter it started quicker than I've ever heard anything start ever. So hopefully that's a good sign!!

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    No pump bearings to easily grease, but you can do the intermediate shaft. IMHO, a concerned and knowledgeable owner can be as good if not better than some techs. Mine was overfilled almost a whole quart at the first service. Most may say the same from experience. Download a service manual and take it from there.

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    Welcome !

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