Merry Christmas! I decided to buy myself a present this winter - another jet ski! It is a 2005 with a 782cc RFI. Looks absolutely brand new, never used.

Here is my question, given the year and the condition - what should I do to check it out prior to dragging it home. Riding it is NOT an option. Any of the following seem right:

- compression test both cylinders?
- start and let it run for <5 seconds?
- rotate pump by hand with plugs out?

What else