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    Which Sponsons for FZR?

    Hi - i have been having some trouble turning my ski to the left (on a flat lake) and think i need to get a set of sponsons to help..... I ride most of the time on a lake and need them to be adjustable for my riding (more aggressive) and my wife's (not quite as aggressive...lol). I like the look of the R&D sponson kit, but Worx do them, Riva do them and so do others now like MACC Racing. What is best for my type of riding and my mods (see signiature below). PS - will the R&D extended nozzle help me. Lee


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    Whats that whistling noise? jtskier11's Avatar
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    Rivas break. I went R&D on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtskier11 View Post
    Rivas break. I went R&D on mine.

    I've been using Riva's for almost 3 years with no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    Hi - i have been having some trouble turning my ski to the left (on a flat lake) and think i need to get a set of sponsons to help..... I ride most of the time on a lake and need them to be adjustable for my riding (more aggressive) and my wife's (not quite as aggressive...lol). I like the look of the R&D sponson kit, but Worx do them, Riva do them and so do others now like MACC Racing. What is best for my type of riding and my mods (see signiature below). PS - will the R&D extended nozzle help me. Lee

    you might want to have the steering system checked to make sure you have full operation and equal turning for both sides. Look in the Shop Manual and it will show you how to measure this....

    btw, you might be leaving unhidden performance on the table.

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    Does anyone know if jetwings are still in business and if they make anything for the FZR?

    If not which are the most agressive handling?

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    The rius racing ones look sweet.....

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    I'm running JD's and those things make it turn really precise, sharp lines (cuts too good sometimes hehe). Much better than stock. I agree though if you can't turn on a flat lake check your linkage, nozzle etc... I'll leave it to the experts here.. I'm still a newb on these things really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD 1 View Post
    you might want to have the steering system checked to make sure you have full operation and equal turning for both sides. Look in the Shop Manual and it will show you how to measure this....

    btw, you might be leaving unhidden performance on the table.
    Thanks...for some reason i didn't think about the steering I will check my manual and measure and see if there is a problem.

    How can i find the performance on the table??? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    Hi - i have been having some trouble turning my ski to the left (on a flat lake) and think i need to get a set of sponsons to help.....
    Checking the steering as JD suggested is a good move.
    If it checks out ok then possibly put the standard ride plate with standard yammie spacers back on and see how this turns.
    Also the way you set up the R&D ride plate with washers will have some effect on the turning.

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    It's not the destination, it's the journey!! Rip'nTear SHO's Avatar
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    The FZR/SHO sponsons coming from MACC racing look great....saw them on his FZR at Havasu.......
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=120855

    Sponsons are both a performance and a safety feature, by keeping your vessel�s keel on trim; cornering, tracking and vessel speed are maximized.

    Our custom features include the following:

    * Backing plate has 2 adjustments made of billet aluminum.
    * Adjustable Backing plate provides forward or backward trim adjustments.
    * Determine the perfect position for your riding style!
    * Trim tabs are integrated into the backing plate design.
    * This feature allows for extra adjust ability for less or more bow pressure, on your trim capability.
    * Sponson blade has 4 different positions giving the rider greater selection adjustment


    Definitely looking forward to trying these on my ski....
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