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    XLL/XLT handling issues?

    Was talking to [email protected] today (my XLL1200 is currently in his shop for a rebuild) and he said that he's seen handling issues on the XLs when >65mph.

    Only mod on my ski right now is a Solas 13/19, but that's going to be changing with the rebuild. Rich said that 1200 cylinders are a bit on the scarce side right now, but that he might have access to a set of ported 1390 cylinders So depending on what it would cost me to go that route with supporting mods, I might do it. But not if it's going to have handling issues.

    So those of you with fast XLs, your input would be greatly appreciated!


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    Talk to Jim @ Jim's Performance, he's the man on XLL's. He has had his going well into the 70's. As far as handling, you MUST get an aftermarket intake grate if you start modding a XLL/XLT. The pump gets overstuffed and if you chop the throttle at full speed it will take a sharp left turn.

    I had Jims FF plate on my XLL, it was rock solid at WOT.

    I started this thread a few years ago, everyone who has anything useful to add please do.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...T-s&highlight=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
    Talk to Jim @ Jim's Performance, he's the man on XLL's. He has had his going well into the 70's. As far as handling, you MUST get an aftermarket intake grate if you start modding a XLL/XLT. The pump gets overstuffed and if you chop the throttle at full speed it will take a sharp left turn.

    I had Jims FF plate on my XLL, it was rock solid at WOT.

    I started this thread a few years ago, everyone who has anything useful to add please do.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...T-s&highlight=
    +1 Jim built A xlt for me it did 70.7 with my 2 kids on the back and a best of 71.8 alone with a slight bounce but it felt very stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx11rider View Post
    +1 Jim built A xlt for me it did 70.7 with my 2 kids on the back and a best of 71.8 alone with a slight bounce but it felt very stable.
    You did 70.7 with two children on the ski?

    Bill

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    Rich can do an awesome job for you.

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    I have yet to see 65 but i'm just a little below that. I have never had any issues with handling on my XLT and I did the grate and plate last. Has always been solid and predictible IMO. I have done full speed chops with no problems before and after grate. This includes smooth to 2+ feet of chop. Figured I would share. I really love my XLT...when it's running. :P

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