Thread: First Ride - First Impressions
02-26-2007, 02:14 AM #1
First Ride - First Impressions
I picked up my Ultra last night.
Despite the rain this morning, I loaded the trailer and headed to the lake.
When I arrived, the rain had stopped and the sun was peaking through the clouds.
I fueled my virgin Red Ultra and set out to seat the rings.
I cruised at lower RPM's and threw in short WOT bursts.
Here are my initial test results:
65.0 mph GPS 1/2 tank of fuel first tank 50 deg air fresh water
66.3 mph GPS 1/4 tank of fuel first tank
67.3 mph GPS Low fuel buzzer second tank of fuel
Note: to silence the buzzer, press the set button once.
Impressions: 1 poor - 10 awesome
Looks 9 (both red & blue look great)
Fit & finish 7 (reverse lever rattled, slop in steering)
general 7 (definitly nose heavy - needs wedge & ride plate mod)
rough water 9 (easily cuts through 1-2 foot chop)
Fuel inlet 5 (angle prevents use of funnel - use hose type filler)
consumption 6 (this thing likes gas)
Gauges 6 (small, difficult to read when bars all the way up)Acelleration 9 (zero cavitation from a dead stop!)
Overall, Kawi did a great job. Very fun to ride.
For those of us seeking more top speed, we will likely need a different supercharger or turbo.
Thanks to all of you who posted info on the Ultra. I am glad I bought it.
I took my B-Kit RXP (81.9 mph GPS) out after and really had fun.
02-26-2007, 04:55 AM #2
02-26-2007, 11:13 AM #3
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
- rome ga
The steering slop can be adjusted out. (most of it). The LX wedge and shave the middle of the ride plate like a R&D STXR ride plate will help the ride drive and the gas mileage.
02-26-2007, 12:43 PM #4
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
- S. Florida
02-26-2007, 12:46 PM #5
I am glad you are happy with your purchase. Too many people are being too hard on this ski. I think it is very impressive. How does the holeshot compare to a stock RXP?
02-26-2007, 03:17 PM #6
97 I am very pleased with mine. I wanted something that had a good ride and some power if I wanted to play. It fits the bill for me. I was actually on the way to get a fx ho yamma when I learned of the ultra.
02-26-2007, 03:39 PM #7
02-27-2007, 01:17 AM #8
02-27-2007, 01:25 AM #9
However, the holeshot on the ultra is strong.
I give the ultra a 9 out of 10 for accelleration.
I have spent so much time modifying my RXP, it is refreshing to simply hit the start button and have a ski perform so well out of the box.
I am tempted to get the nose up and call it good. Not! I love to tinker.
So, I guess its off to the shop.
Cheers - Scott
02-27-2007, 09:51 AM #10
I am trying to get a comparison on the holeshot compared to my ski. I take stock RXP's by about two lengths out of the hole, just wondering if I can take this big beast out of the hole.
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