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    VX plate bounce

    I have the older VX plate and at 45-50 with less than 1/2 tank the ski bounces.....wide open 85 is great what causes this will Jims mod fix this?

    Ski is running 85.3 @8500


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    I thought you were buying a Kawasaki?

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    You're going to need to experiment with washers; in the end you may scrub a little top end but that's usually how it's done.

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    as crazy as it sounds , we found that one ski in our ride group needed to add shims under the front of the ride plate ( more angle) to get rid of the mid speed bounce

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    I got 2 in front flush with transom and none in rear at 85 it don't bounce but cruising 45_50 it does it it's quite irritating

    CCW I'm going to keep the Yamaha too the Kawasaki will make up for Yamaha deficiency in rough and Yamaha will make up for Kawasaki weak power.....really best of both worlds

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyDFZS View Post
    CCW I'm going to keep the Yamaha too the Kawasaki will make up for Yamaha deficiency in rough and Yamaha will make up for Kawasaki weak power.....really best of both worlds
    Sweet!

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    Wow all the know it alls on this forum....lol guess I'll put 1 shim in rear know it will slow it down....guess I'll go up on RPM's to counter speed loss.. or maybe just run it wide open all the time IDK

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyDFZS View Post
    Wow all the know it alls on this forum....lol guess I'll put 1 shim in rear know it will slow it down....guess I'll go up on RPM's to counter speed loss.. or maybe just run it wide open all the time IDK
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    Could also go with a jim's 14 plate

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    I still get bounce with Jim's 14 plate. I only have one shim on the front two bolts thinking about taking them out just running plate to hull with no shims.

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