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    How to test OPAS is working?

    Is there an easy way to test and see if the OPAS is working properly? I read in the manual that they raise up with a throttle setting of 75% or more. When the throttle is released the side vanes are automatically lowered. Mine appear to be in the raised position all the time. I tried to push them down by hand but they won't budge. They look like the sliding type to me.

    They move sise-to-side just fine.

    Ryan


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    Ryan, it's only the 3 seater skis that have OPAS paddles that move up and down.

    Do you have an RXP? If so they are in a fixed position.

    Regardless, the best thing you can do for your ski is to remove OPAS

    Here's a cheap kit

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=302

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Ryan, it's only the 3 seater skis that have OPAS paddles that move up and down.

    Do you have an RXP? If so they are in a fixed position.

    Regardless, the best thing you can do for your ski is to remove OPAS

    Here's a cheap kit

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=302
    I have a 2009 GTI SE 155. Why would you remove them?

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    You remove them as opas is annoying. Can scrub speed, handle funny crossing wakes or waves.

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    There is a part you can add that will lock them in the up position. Maybe that was added to yours?

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    Are these the type that are supposed to go up & down? They won't budge.

    Can you give me more info on the piece that locks them in the up position?

    I may leave them locked up, but want to understand how they work and why they are not working properly.

    Ryan

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    Yours appear to be locked in the up position in that pic...



    check the part circled in red. That is where a piece would be added to "lock" the paddle in the up position.

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    Here's what a normal one looks like. Looks like you have at least a spring missing.
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    I do not think the GTI models go down. They are fixed like the rxp.

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