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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone Ride Stand Ups?

    Anyone like stand up jet skis? This is the only thing I love more than my boat. I've had around 15-20 skis over the past 3 years. I had a nice vintage collection at one point.

    This is all i have room for now that my boat takes up most of the garage.

    2010 Sx-r. Bone stock. Showroom mint condition.

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    I've wanted a standup for years and just haven't pulled the trigger. What are your recommendations for older (early 90s) skis to pick up as a project?

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    2006 Supra 20 - Sold
    2006 Supra 24 Gravity Games - Sold
    2015 Supra SE450

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    We have 3 Kawasaki JS550s 2 are the later sx models 1990;94 what a difference. mj I bet your 2010 is really fast its a 800 right?
    04 LSV

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    @dusty: It depends on your weight. a 92+ 550sx will be fine for any beginner, and they are usually cheap (<$1000). You can do a few mods and it will be plenty of power and fun until you get the hang of it. 650sx's are okay, but dont expect them to be faster than the 550 (often times people expect this). The 650 weighs more and doesnt handle as well as the 550. A 750sx would be ideal, if you can find one for around 1000 to 1500 bucks I would say get it! But usually they will be priced at 2k and up.

    @mikes: Yes it's an 800. Very fun ski. The most stable stand up I've ever ridden. It's bone stock but it carried me to 51 mph on GPS (I'm pretty light at 145 lbs).

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    Dusty is HUGE

    according to kg
    Drew
    2016 Supra SA 450
    2015 Supra SG 450
    2012 Moomba Mojo
    2008 Moomba OBV

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    Oh, there was a hit - - -

    below the belt.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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    Yup, love them. First ridden were 90'ish SX's, that got me hooked. Before that we had the couches which are ok for tooling around but nowhere near as fun. First purchased was a 1994 Yamaha FX, very small, light. I then got a new 1998 Yamaha Superjet and then my wife a new 1999 Superjet. We still have them both and ride them pretty much every weekend in summer. We modded them with ignition, heads, carbs, pipes, etc. Towed them to Havasu from Chicago once when we went out there to watch the jet ski world finals. They have been the most fun and reliable motorsport toys we ever owned, they seem bulletproof.
    2008 Outback V

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    Dang, BobP, you are a fan. Kep 'em for 16 years and still riding them. That's just awesome. Post some pics over the summer when you have 'em out!
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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    I have a early 80s 440 with the exhaust going out the side. Bought it for 50 bucks at a garage sale. It came with a dolly to move it around. New battery then later a new starter and is been running hard for about 15 years now.

  10. #10
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    Awesome glad to hear we have some stand up riders on here.

    Id much rather work on a jet ski! I think that's what attracted me to them in the first place. They are so easy to work on and the parts are cheap and plentiful for the older skis. It's fun to mod them just like anything else!

    Post some pics of yalls skis!

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