05-08-2011, 03:11 PM #1
900zxi ...another trim tab question...
96 900zxi... Everything on the ski is good but the trim tabs are not working...I've read that they can cost anywhere from $100-$1000 to fix...$100 is reasonable but I'm my opinion $1000 is too much to sink into a 96 just for the trim tabs...
So my question is ...is there a way to permenently set the trim tabs in an operation position so the nose of the ski won't be just be pointed up all the time?
Any input about the ski at all is greatly appreciated..
05-09-2011, 09:36 PM #2
Sure! Just go to the back of the 'Ski, loosen the locknut on cable fitting, then disconnect it from the nozzle. Lengthen the cable by unscrewing the fitting the desired amount, then tighten the locknut. It's possible that you may not have enough adjustment, then you'll have to open up the trim box and move the gears inside to get more cable.
05-10-2011, 06:53 PM #3
Thanks!! I'll give it a shot...any downside to doing this?
05-11-2011, 06:22 AM #4
05-11-2011, 08:22 PM #5
Haha I no that, but as far as the ride itself changing with this done ?
05-12-2011, 06:49 PM #6
No, it just the same as when it works and you stop it at one place.
05-12-2011, 08:01 PM #7
Nice, thanks again..Any other thing you wanna share about this ski? And ups or downs, or notables?
05-12-2011, 09:39 PM #8
Not sure what you want to know about the trim. If it's up, it porpoises. If it's down, it sort of plows through turns and is slower. Neutral is best if you can get it there.
I had one. It was fun, but the trim failed when it was only a couple of months old. Parts were not available at the time, so I traded it for an 1100 ZXi. The carbs were a real pain in the ass to adjust the mixtures on, I remember that. The 1100 was much easier.
The bottom of the hull is painted. It will scratch very easily. In fact, the paint will peel off in big pieces. I never beached mine, so I didn't have that problem, but I saw others that looked terrible.
You can now buy aftermarket trim motors on Ebay. That's what I'd suggest doing.
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