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    fzr vs rxpx (jerry and jd1 please respond)

    Ok so some of you who know me , know that i am the sales manager at a multiline dealer and I have ridden everything in stock form this year. I am curious to the opinions on the rxpx vs the fzr when it comes to acceleration and speed only when modifying. I know the handling and ride quality difference. What I am trying to get to the bottom of is for those of you who have modified both, (Jerry and JD1) if i plan on spending less than 2 grand on performance mods is the fzr worth it. every high hp fzr i have seen is running motec and other mods. I am sure even at dealer cost I wont invest that much in a second ski. Is the fzr capable of the 80 mph speeds the rxpx is at similar costs? Thanks for any input.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH. View Post
    I am curious to the opinions on the rxpx vs the fzr when it comes to acceleration and speed only when modifying.
    I have built quite a few RXP's since their introduction in 2004 and my FZR will out accelerate all of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH. View Post
    What I am trying to get to the bottom of is for those of you who have modified both, (Jerry and JD1) if i plan on spending less than 2 grand on performance mods is the fzr worth it.
    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH. View Post
    Is the fzr capable of the 80 mph speeds the rxpx is at similar costs? Thanks for any input.
    RUSH, what are your goals? If you think you can build either of these skis to run 80 mph on less than $2000 then you are setting yourself up for a let down. I think dollar for dollar invested they will perform very similarly.

    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH. View Post
    I know the handling and ride quality difference.
    So which do you prefer as far as handling and ride quality?

    I would pick whichever ski you feel handles better and has the ride quality you are looking for and modify it from there to within your budget. I think you will be very happy with either ski you decide on.

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    I had my X running 77 mph peak and 75 all day for like $400 with better hookup and handling. That ain't happening on an FZR, period. However, the more money you spend (thousands) the FZR becomes the logical choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    I had my X running 77 mph peak and 75 all day for like $400 with better hookup and handling. That ain't happening on an FZR, period. However, the more money you spend (thousands) the FZR becomes the logical choice.

    Ok first to respond to Jerry. I have an X already running 76+ just like Mpower said above. I can either purchase it or purchase an fzr. I prefer the handling of the x but there is a little extra incentive for me to purchase the yamaha. I cant spend alot of money on the ski for multiple reasons so I want the most performance as in speed , acceleration for around 2k in performance mods


    and just in case this doesnt make sense the x is my dealer demo that is why i have to still purchase it or get a new demo

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    If you already have access to an X running 76 mph and you prefer the handling of the X the choice is simple. Buy the X model ski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    If you already have access to an X running 76 mph and you prefer the handling of the X the choice is simple. Buy the X model ski

    yeah i think thats the way i wanna go just needed a little nudge.


    or i couuuld get both ......and a divorce

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    RUSH, it's all about riding what makes you happiest. If you like the handling of the X model i say go for it

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    How will a FZR perform with $2000 of mods in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrett View Post
    How will a FZR perform with $2000 of mods in it?
    Lets see,

    air intake $189 - $280
    Grate $200
    Impeller $300
    Supercharger impeller $450
    R&D Powershot $485
    Ride plate $200
    Intake manifold upgrade $30

    Money spent on the above less than $2000, considerably less with the greenhulk coupon code
    With the extra money buy a BOV to help protect the clutch.

    Result around 76-77 mph with brutal acceleration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Lets see,

    air intake $189 - $280
    Grate $200
    Impeller $300
    Supercharger impeller $450
    R&D Powershot $485
    Ride plate $200
    Intake manifold upgrade $30

    Money spent on the above less than $2000, considerably less with the greenhulk coupon code
    With the extra money buy a BOV to help protect the clutch.

    Result around 76-77 mph with brutal acceleration.

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