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    Towing eye for a FZR

    Hi guy's,

    Boring question I know but has anyone fitted a towing eye to a fzr?

    I looked at the seat moulding on the FZS which has a space which the eye bolts down through but the moulding on mine is different. Any ideas gratefully received

    Cheers, Alan


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    Just hook the line to your belt!

    What ever you decide, remember to use a large backing plate b/c that nano stuff is thin and can crack on you... Definately look at what yamaha has done on their other crafts.

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    I have not tried it, but the metal part the sticks in the air that your front seat bolts onto and holds it in place, you may be able to hook something around that then clamp your seat back on.

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    I put one on mine. I`ll take a picture of it when i get home this weekend.

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    I have not tried it, but the metal part the sticks in the air that your front seat bolts onto and holds it in place, you may be able to hook something around that then clamp your seat back on.
    worth a look, ta.







    I put one on mine. I`ll take a picture of it when i get home this weekend.
    Thankyou, that would be very helpful,

    Cheers,

    Alan

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    Holes are in the hull already. I was gonna ordered the hook and plate right from yamaha. Dealer said it would work, just that i didnt here that from them. I looked at the two side by side and thought id just have to drill holes in the plastic. Unless someone can say otherwise...

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    Sorry for the wait. If you are planing to tow something heavy I suggest you make a bigger backing plate. Here are the pics:
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    Quote Originally Posted by christian gpr View Post
    Sorry for the wait. If you are planing to tow something heavy I suggest you make a bigger backing plate. Here are the pics:

    Thanks mate, looks good, nice neat job,

    Cheers, Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by christian gpr View Post
    Sorry for the wait. If you are planing to tow something heavy I suggest you make a bigger backing plate. Here are the pics:


    Why does it look to me like that thing would rip a hole in the back of your ski?

    Maybe because I remember Her going full throttle with about 25' of slack in the rope (at the urging of my "buddies") with myself and my six year old daughter on a three person inflatable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5001craig View Post


    Why does it look to me like that thing would rip a hole in the back of your ski?

    Maybe because I remember Her going full throttle with about 25' of slack in the rope (at the urging of my "buddies") with myself and my six year old daughter on a three person inflatable...
    Some of us (myself included) had issues with the tie down hooks in the back of the ski. The ratchet tie downs were causing the clear coat to crack becuase the back plate isn't big. Just be careful with your tow eye since it is very similar to the tie down. I'd use a bigger back plate. my .02

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