06-03-2010, 09:05 AM #1
Questions about some RIVA parts for FZS
I'm about to receive my 09 FZS (hopefully within 2 weeks - import).
I've already received the R&D intake grate+pump seal kit & anticavitation cone
I'm about to order the RIVA power filter kit and I'd like to know if I really need the "engine breather upgrade".
Also, is the "intake manifold upgrade" necessary or will the ski ride just fine with the power filter but without the manifold (as I will be doing the installation myself, I don't wanna mess up the engine when installing the manifold).
Ps: I'm mostly looking for efficiency for ocean riding, not necessarily speed (although my one of my friends is been teasing me with his upgraded rxt-x hehe).
Thanks a lot for your help/advice
06-03-2010, 09:26 AM #2
i've tried to do the intake manifold today, but gave up. so frustrating, or maybe i don't have enough joints in my arms to do this. are the skis engineered for japanese slave labour kids to do this kind of job???
need more beer now, so fed up!
06-03-2010, 09:27 AM #3
also installed the Riva power filter. that took about 45 minutes max.
06-03-2010, 09:28 AM #4
and welcome to greenhulk forum, saw this is your first post
06-03-2010, 11:59 AM #5
Intake manifold upgrade is a must. The ribbon that is in there now is very restrictive and going with the upgrade kit lets the engine breathe much better. It is a pain in the ass but is worth it.
06-03-2010, 08:04 PM #6
just like everyone has said its a pain but well worth it do the manifold upgrade!!!
06-03-2010, 10:23 PM #7
luckygomes, please don't read my post in a way that i would discourage you to do any of these upgrades that you're looking at. it's just a difficult job for me, and maybe my confidence and skill level is not there yet.
i will give it a try, but it would be cool if one of the more experienced yamaha guys in singapore could give me a hand, just in case.
06-03-2010, 11:54 PM #8
I'll ask a friend with mechanical skills and experience with skis to do it then.
Now, how about the "engine breather upgrade". Is that really useful?
06-04-2010, 01:27 PM #9
I would read Jerry's buildup (http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=87711) and follow his build. He started at the beginning--his build is a step by step process on how to build a ski.
Maybe read it a couple times. I have.
06-04-2010, 02:09 PM #10
I've read it several times. I was just wondering whether I could "by pass" some parts as I don't have hyge mechanical skills ,lol.
But I've just ordered the intake upgrate.
Now just need some feedback on the engine breather. Is it really necessary?
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