A lot of people are confused about what year their JX sled is. I put together a quick reference guide that should make
it easy to spot the differences between the years. If anyone has a spotters guide for the Skimmers please send it in!
*The first year for the JX sleds
*All 74's have boggie wheel suspension
*The JX script on the sides of the tunnel is larger then later years and has a forward slant to it making it very distinctive
*The pin stripes on the hood and tunnel are white over black
*The JX script on the side of the tunnel is much smaller and does not have the lean that the 74 script had.
* The hood and tunnel pin stripes are now dark orange, light orange and white in decending order with all of the stripes
being approximately the same width.
*The only year for the JX650S model which is a slide rail suspension varient of the JX series. Only the slide rail system
was only offered with the 650 engine this year.
*Last year of production
* All models received black tunnels
*Tunnel script is similar to the 75's
*All engines are now available with either boggie wheel or slide rail suspension. Boggie wheel sleds are still called
JX's, slide rail models are called SR's. The JX650S moniker is dropped.
*Pin stripes are a thin white stripe on top of a light orange and then dark orange stripe. The light orange portion on
the hood is much wider.
Hopefully this will help you identify which year is which in the JX lineup.