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    FZR Unstable in high speed turn

    Got my FZR to run great this weekend spinning a 13/23 at 8300RPM. I ran thru a long sweeping right turn at over 70 and it felt like it was going to barrel roll to the opposite side of the turn (left). I have an R&D grate and a stock rideplate. I think it may be that I have to much hull in the water.
    Has anyone else experienced this?


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    Making hard turns at 70+ MPH is not a recommended activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Making hard turns at 70+ MPH is not a recommended activity.
    Let me re-phrase it was long gradual right turn not a hard right turn.

    My other skis would run thru this corner with authority so I didnt second thought the FZR, after it told me to get off at 70+ I didnt try it again.

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    Anytime I take a turn at high speeds I dip my knee/ leg down so it touches the foot well and pull the ski over with my upper body. This will cause the G-forces to push you into the seat and keep you on the ski. This style works for me perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeFZR View Post
    Anytime I take a turn at high speeds I dip my knee/ leg down so it touches the foot well and pull the ski over with my upper body. This will cause the G-forces to push you into the seat and keep you on the ski. This style works for me perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip'nTear SHO View Post
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    +2 and you and I have to do it even more so because our SHOs don't lean into the turns as much.

    Handling wise, I'd say the SHO can turn just as well and hard as the FZ, but that it takes a little more work from the rider to do it on a SHO. Just my .02 after riding both skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    +2 and you and I have to do it even more so because our SHOs don't lean into the turns as much.

    Handling wise, I'd say the SHO can turn just as well and hard as the FZ, but that it takes a little more work from the rider to do it on a SHO. Just my .02 after riding both skis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    +2 and you and I have to do it even more so because our SHOs don't lean into the turns as much.

    Handling wise, I'd say the SHO can turn just as well and hard as the FZ, but that it takes a little more work from the rider to do it on a SHO. Just my .02 after riding both skis.
    +4. Same goes for the FX HO.

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    This exact same thing happened to me and I nearly ripped off my arm at the elbow trying to stay on this beast. My problem was, I later found out is that my R&D sponsons were all the way down set up for agressive riding. Onec I raisEd them up, the ski relaxed completely enough for me to take sweet long turns.. Not sure if you running aftermarket sponsons, but if you are, check the settings on them and raise them them up so you not riding on rails when you turn.. That's just my experience.

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    +5 the fz's arent bad at the corners.. it's the way u have to counter the g force wen turning... now turnin a coner on a rxt x doing 60 .. it was just begging me to get off .. learnt my lesson there

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