Thread: Yamaha VXR mods advice
05-01-2013, 04:29 AM #1
Yamaha VXR mods advice
Hi guys a mate of mine has just purchased a 2013 Yamaha VXR, at the moment it is still stock. What we would like to know is what are the best options for the air intake whilst maintaining warranty. He does alot of ocean riding.
Could anyone also chip in with if Tommy's free flow exhaust mod for the FZ series works on a VXR.
05-01-2013, 08:18 AM #2
Right off the bat people seem to be getting good results with a thru-hull exhaust and ribbon delete. Those would be your "best bang for your buck" mods.
There is really nothing to be gained performance wise with a free flow.
05-01-2013, 08:46 AM #3
05-01-2013, 09:06 AM #4
05-01-2013, 09:19 AM #5
Whether mods void your warranty is really between you and your dealer. If your dealer is anti-mods, then anything can theoretically set them off. If the dealer is mod friendly, then you can add more things and be ok.
Here's my advice on how to get to a solid 71-72 MPH ski with much better accel:
V-Tech VXR Stage 1 Reflash
Air intake of some sort (I prefer DIY)
Ribbon Delete (I used Riva)
Riva SS Grate
Stock Ride Plate w/no Stock Spacers and one shim on rear bolts
That will get you a very nice accelerating, improved handling and faster ski that will hookup well in rougher water.
I'm personally not a fan of exhaust mods. They just make the ski louder, not faster.
The reflash is optional and really just adds acceleration. You can get to the same top end speeds with the stock ECU and a taller prop, it's just slower getting there and not as fun to ride, imo.
05-01-2013, 10:20 AM #6
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Just my $.02....
I ride in the ocean in south Florida and almost 99.9% of the time you will not be able to go WOT. Very dangers trying to ride fast with waves. I've been thrown off at 50mph and I needed a week to recover.
The thing I love about my vxr is the reliability of this machine. I rode a few times in the ocean when waves were 12-16 feet and I was praying nothing fails.
Yamaha built a solid ski but it doesn't like rough water. It's awesome in flat water doing 70!!
Reliability is the #1 thing when ocean riding. Plus I cannot justify spending $550 to add an additional 2mph.
05-01-2013, 10:45 AM #7
05-02-2013, 02:40 AM #8
Thanks for the advice guys, does anyone know if K&N make a filter to fit the standard air box.
05-02-2013, 06:48 AM #9
go with the R&D reflash, vtech is more concered with sea doo , i have a vtech rreflash and would never use vtech again !!!!!! right now the GH store is offering a discount on both
05-02-2013, 11:08 AM #10
For a drop in filter for the stock box you have 2 options:
R&D = http://www.rd-performance.com/newpro...rtno=200-01800
Prok = http://www.islandracing.net/vxr.html
I would of bought the Prok filter had I found it before ordering the RnD .... But I am happy with my set up (drilled out a bunch of holes in the stock airbox) ... sounds good and def has more nuts!
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