Gallery: Builder Uses Cars & Sport Bike As Template For X2 JetSkis


“The inspiration all started when I was fifteen years old,” stated Jay Bramble as he recalled the first time he ever saw the Kawasaki X2 JetSki. As he remembered, Jay knew that he wanted one of these unique JetSki’s but unfortunately, he was not able to afford one at such a young age.

The highlight of this story features one man’s vision to bring together all of the iconic fast vehicles that he dreamed of as a kid. The result that you see are three separate 1993–1995 Kawasaki X2’s custom built to individual themed vehicles.

The blue ski is themed after a 1970 BOSS Mustang, the red ski has a color scheme of the Ferrari F40, while the Kawasaki green ski is themed after none other than the Kawasaki ZX7R Sport bike.

Now that we know when this whole inspiration was sparked, the builds themselves did not actually start taking place until last October when Jay turned 48 years old. It was then that he had found a good deal on the three used skis.

After tearing the skis down to the hulls and making some necessary hull repairs, Jay began considering his options for the individual engine builds and sourcing parts. This process took him about 5 months alone.

Once he had decided what engine configurations and aftermarket parts he wanted, he then began the tedious work of fabricating and modifying linkages, backing plates, and fittings to get everything from the carburetor all the way to the exhaust pipes to fit and function.

It took Jay about 9 months in total to finish all builds. He did all mechanical work himself including motor and pump rebuilds, electrical as well as body work. To get the skis custom painted to their proper new themes, Jay had his friend help in sourcing the correct paint codes and in painting them to a showroom quality, glossy finish.

Now that this project is complete, Jay admits that he feels satisfied in quenching the yearning he has had ever since he was fifteen years old. It’s time to move on to another project he stated. We know you are proud of these builds Jay. We also think that they turned out stunning.

For all of the specs on each ski, take a look below:

The modifications for the green 1995 X2 650 are: 

  • Reconditioned the engine, carb, pump, intake and exhaust manifolds
  • Powder coated black PJS ride plate
  • R&D intake grate
  • Skat Trak 16.5 impeller
  • Rad Dudes 2″ exhaust tip
  • Powder coated silver vein West Coast race pipe
  • Racing West Coast water box,
  • Bulldog nose brace,
  • New grips, 
  • New UMI bars with lanyard kill switch,
  • Hydro Turf, 
  • New silicone hoses, fuel lines, water lines, air lines, bearings, electronics, gel battery etc…

The modifications for the red 1995 X2 650 are:

  • New engine
  • New Mikuni 44mm carb with primer
  • New intake/exhaust manifolds
  • K&N air filter
  • Powder coated black Ocean Pro finned ride plate
  • R&D intake grate
  • Lightened drive shaft
  • Solas 14/17 impeller
  • Coffmans race pipe
  • Bad Bones dual resonator water box
  • Watcon 2″ exhaust tip with my custom backing plate
  • Bulldog nose brace
  • Hydro Turf
  • Carbon seat cover
  • New grips
  • UMI bars with lanyard kill switch 
  • New silicone hoses, fuel lines, water lines, air lines, bearings, electronics, gel battery etc…

The modifications for the blue 1993 X2 650 are:

  • Reconditioned engine
  • Mikuni 44mm carb with primer
  • West Coast intake
  • West Coast exhaust manifolds
  • K&N air filter
  • Powder coated silver vein West Coast race pipe
  • West Coast water box
  • Watcon 2″ exhaust tip with my custom backing plate
  • Bulldog nose brace
  • Powder coated black Jetlyne ride plate
  • West Coast deep intake grate
  • Skat Trak 16.5 impeller
  • Hydro Turf
  • Carbon seat cover
  • New grips
  • UMI bars with lanyard kill switch
  • New silicone hoses, fuel lines, water lines, air lines, bearings, electronics, gel battery etc.

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Brice Leckrone

Brice Leckrone

Brice is a Mechanical Engineer for 33% of the day and a PWC enthusiast for 100% of the day. When he is not at work or at the farmhouse with his wife and countless animals, he likes to be on the water. Having evolved from motorcycles and race cars that go way too fast for a married man, he now likes to ride watercraft that go way too fast for a married man.

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