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    Free Mods for FZS - Was there a link for these???

    What are the free mods that people are doing to their skis? What styrofoam pieces are supposed to be removed? Are you supposed to drill throught the hull where the styrofoam was to get more air? Is there anything else that should be done that is free? If so please let me know.


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    No. No drilling. Just pull off your side cowlings, right below the top hatch (just a few nuts holding it on on each side), and rip out the foam pieces covering up the hull ventilation tubes.

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    remove foam, remove plastic for smooth water riding, remove intake ribbons

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    No. No drilling. Just pull off your side cowlings, right below the top hatch (just a few nuts holding it on on each side), and rip out the foam pieces covering up the hull ventilation tubes.
    you can remove the port side foam just by taking off the seat and pulling it out through the opening. the reverse handle gets in the way of doing this on the other side so you do have to pull the side cowling. There is one rivet that i had to drill out.

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    remove the two metal bars that go between the ride plate and hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    remove the two metal bars that go between the ride plate and hull.
    I heard of that one Jerry. Do they just come out when you remove the ride plate? Do you lose any handling with the removal of the bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercBOOSTED View Post
    I heard of that one Jerry. Do they just come out when you remove the ride plate? Do you lose any handling with the removal of the bars?
    You will have to knock them off. They come off easy. No loss in handling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    You will have to knock them off. They come off easy. No loss in handling!
    Jerry... At one point you suggested adding 0.030" shims under the 2 front ride plate retaining bolts...... was that with or without the oem plates discussed above.....?

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    I had .060 shims under the front of my stock FZ ride plate. It porpoised a little when low on fuel so i switched to .030 and it leveled the ski out.

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    This may be a very stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. I understand what shims do, but is there a particular kind of shim that should be used for this and if so, where can I get it. Don't mind my stupidity for I am just a simple accountant lol. I just want to know where to get them if I remove the back two bars of the ride plate and start to porpoise a little bit.

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