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    Need help identifying waverunner model 1985??

    Hi guys,
    I've only just joined up to the forum after stumbling upon a few really helpful posts regarding home made ski stands.

    Anyway I come from Australia, with a background dominated by motorcycles, I've always wanted ski, just never had the time/space/money to get one.
    As it turns out I happened to stumble upon 2 the other day for a price I could resist ($70) and as of an hour ago have just collected them, the first is a Kawaksaki JS 440 and the other is a Yamaha waverunner 500T.

    I'd just like to confirm something I read regarding the HIN number and identifying a skis year model.
    From what I've read the last 2 numbers are the year model, which means the Kawasaki would be a 1978 model.
    The Yamaha's HIN has left me uncertain, The last digits (with the exception of the 3 that are stamped on the plate) are 85.
    I.e 1985, but my research has told me that Yamaha didn't make ski's until 1986.
    Would this just mean the ski was made in 85 and sold in 86?
    Have I stumbled onto something awesome/possibly rare?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    ballina nsw
    that is a hin tag from nsw . normally to identify skis that have no hin {stolen fallen off} like yours, it is a random generated number

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    take a photo and put it up, I'm sure someone will know what it is?

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    Ahh ok, that makes sense.
    Thanks for the help mate!

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    It's a WR500, late 80's or very early 90's. It very well may be a 1986.
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