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    FDRXT first time build

    So I'm sitting at home with the flu figured now is as good a time as any to start a little build thread. Nothing crazy. This is my first ski, bought used in 2012. It is a 2005 RXT. Started out with problems when purchased, worked my way threw them with the help of this forum and Seadoo manuals. Pulled the motor a few months ago to have Slow91 do the head work and found a bad piston so the thats where it all started to snowball. Actually it probably started the first day I bought the ski just didn't want to admit it. Any way started with a Solas 13/18 with Speedfreeks setback, rebuilt pump, Riva supercharger clutch washers(still had ceramics with 117hrs), Riva seat cover, Kanaflex intake, R&D grate, filled ride plate holes, opas block offs, and a bunch of maintenance items oil press switches yada yada yada. Best speed 68.5mphClick image for larger version. 

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    68 is respectable for a stock 2005 rxt. Keep it below 75mph and you should be okay.

    If I were you I'd get these and replace the stockers immediately

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-...c9f6=&vxp=mtr=

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    After breaking my toe I decided it was time for some Hyroturf matts and ODI Yeti grips. Welded extensions on the handlebars for the grips. Big improvement especially when wet. Made some mirror pods and installed Poly Planar 3" speakers with a 4ch amp and aux jack. Sounds nice when I'm relaxing on the lake. Rule bilge pump with float switch and Frogskinz for some fresh air. Ski ran great all last summer. Went on my first Hudson River run with members from here in October. Wow! Awesome time! The water temp was great, weather was beautiful, great group all around perfect day. We must have done over 110miles. Click image for larger version. 

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    I had the R&D grate pull out on me so I used stainless carriage bolts, threw bolted them to the shoe, drilled and taped a bigger hole in the ride plate for the center bolt and screwed in a stud with a bolt on the inside top of the ride plate. Thing is sold and no change in speed or handling. I would love to do the x plate and everything but not going to. I've been following your build Imposter, impressive! Good to see someone else modding an older RXT. I personally like how it rides better than the RXP, maybe just my style.

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    So I decided to add an X-charger, injectors and get the weak links fixed(valves,flywheel bolts). I bought an x-charger from a member here and 42s from the Greenhulk store. Then I needed to decide if I wanted to do the head work myself or not. Decided not to since I have 1year old son now and time in scarce. I heard nothing but great things about Slow91 so I called him up and set up a day to get him my motor. Click image for larger version. 

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    So game on! Motor was already apart, had him rebuild the whole thing. Supertech valves, springs, retainers, guides, seals, head studs, piston, machine work you get the idea. Chris did a sweet job in great time, can't wait for some warm weather. Head is good for 10,000k rpm, bottom end is stock rebuild. Figured I wanted some gauges to monitor on the cheap, out of sight so I got some Sunpro mechanical gauges. Mounted them inside the glove compartment. Bought an adapter that splices into the main coolant hose to run my coolant temp sensor, "T" off the ops switch for oil and volts from the fuel pump. Also got some 2 1/16 gauge pods, trimmed to fit and mounted Autometer boost gauge and Innovate A/F on steering column. Click image for larger version. 

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    Cleaned and painted the motor. Cleaned up the bilge, put in some new stainless pop rivets and resecurred the fuel tank and waterbox. Ordered RRFPR and Fizzle I/C from Greenhulk store, Walbro fuel pump new hoses, clamps, PTO bearing, motor mount, pretty much everything else new. Getting a Riva waterbox and rear exhaust kit from Slow91. Hoping to drop her in the water in April just to break in the motor and work out any bugs. After that gonna tweak the prop and maybe a tune. Want to stay conservative since family will be riding the ski once in a while and this thing needs to last since I have spent as much as a new ski would cost on it already.
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    not your style. The couch rides so much better than an rxp due to the length and weight.

    Don't forget to replace those toasted motor mounts. Factory mounts like to separate and being a 2005 they're as good as junk. Also means your alignment should be checked. A lot of speed is in the details.

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    First dayClick image for larger version. 

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    Any ideas, tips, tricks or criticism anyone has to offer please let me know. I have done everything on this ski with the guidance of this forum and its members. Thank you all for the help and please keep it coming. Oh, almost forgot my latest mod.
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