Thread: FZR w/ Motec first ride
08-04-2009, 12:45 PM #1
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FZR w/ Motec first ride
I got a chance to test a FZR with motec, impellar, intake and free flow this weekend at the WV IJSBA Tour race. First, the ski is really nice, comfortable, fast and handles good. Two things that did suck were cavitation, but I guess with a stock pump and the mods, this has to be expected. And the other was the RIVA sponsons. In my opinion, they are too short, this is a big ski, and I think it needs longer sponsons to make it carve off the nose like a smaller runabout.
If I can move some other things, I would consider getting one. The ski is probably the best product Yamaha has put out in a long time and the fit and finish seemed to be first race. While it wasn't the complete adrenaline rush I was hoping it was going to be, it was a pump gas mid to high 70s runabout and that is something to be proud of.
Man, it still amazes me how fast these things go, because this is one HUGE friggin ski. lol
08-04-2009, 01:23 PM #2
If you have the MoTeC pumped up a bit with those mods, you will spin your prop a lot. One thing I have seen with these FZR's is every little mod requires an adjustment in the prop.
08-04-2009, 01:29 PM #3
If you want an adrenaline rush you have to go with an aftermarket supercharger wheel. Thats where adrenaline comes from....in the form of boost!
08-04-2009, 02:36 PM #4
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08-04-2009, 02:40 PM #5
yea i agree with you with the sponson i feel the riva sponson are to small for a large ski.
i fitted worx sponson on mine and man the way it handles the chop is amazing like night .
and they are larger then the riva and no need to fill in any holes
here are a couple of photo's of mine sponsons
08-04-2009, 02:55 PM #6
I wonder when someone is going to test an RXP pump on a FZR using Hydros adapter. The pump on the FZR is from the stoneage, certainly not up to snuff for the torque of that massive motor.
08-04-2009, 02:58 PM #7
08-04-2009, 03:00 PM #8
08-04-2009, 03:02 PM #9
The size of the blade is not the driving factor. I believe the position of the blade and the form of the blade & baseplate that makes for a great turn. The TBM Sponson gives you 12 different points to work with.
I have mine all the way down and 1 position away from the front. (3 up & down and 4 back & forth). This makes the boat very twitchy. Which I like. I love that almost getting thrown feeling when turning and no slipping.
Here is a pic with the sponson in the mid position and almost all the way back. This is more of a offshore style config. For tight turns it can move forward a few spots and dropped
click to enlarge
08-04-2009, 03:03 PM #10
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