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    Talking FX ride plate & intake grate testing results are in finally.

    Jims, Thanks for the great work. Last year my friend 02 fx would only go 52.5-53mph. Shoe had been sealed and prop upgraded were the only mods. This year I installed R&D intake grate and a ride plate modded by Jim. Also, my friend installed a K&N airfilter & riva velocity stacks. The results were good considering what we were working with (Just a plan FX- Not the FXHO140)
    80 degree and 46% humidity 1/4 tank fuel and 205lbs rider

    Previous best 53mph gps
    todays best 59.2
    6.2 increase
    I figure 4 from the plate, 1.5 from the intake and .7 from the airfilter and stacks (also the ride plate hole werefilled in and visibility spout removed.
    Over all great result. This well exceeded my expectations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Sanchez View Post
    Jims, Thanks for the great work. Last year my friend 02 fx would only go 52.5-53mph. Shoe had been sealed and prop upgraded were the only mods. This year I installed R&D intake grate and a ride plate modded by Jim. Also, my friend installed a K&N airfilter & riva velocity stacks. The results were good considering what we were working with (Just a plan FX- Not the FXHO140)
    80 degree and 46% humidity 1/4 tank fuel and 205lbs rider

    Previous best 53mph gps
    todays best 59.2
    6.2 increase
    I figure 4 from the plate, 1.5 from the intake and .7 from the airfilter and stacks (also the ride plate hole werefilled in and visibility spout removed.
    Over all great result. This well exceeded my expectations.
    Great work,

    Had an Ho 160. 120 hours in 9 months, loved every second of it.

    With Jim , I could make one of those skis run 67 miles per hour with a back rest and 135 mile range.

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    What mods did you have done in order to get to 67mph? And can I assume that was 67 on a gps?

    Thanks.

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    I don't think he did, I think he was saying that Jim's work is good. But I may be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM Killer 5.0 View Post
    What mods did you have done in order to get to 67mph? And can I assume that was 67 on a gps?

    Thanks.
    What I meant was I got 65.0 top speed down on gas in good conditions.
    Mods were everything in Rivas kit.

    With Jims1300 now in the rideplate buisness I know he could get 2 miles per hour out of that ski with a ride plate mod.

    Sorry for being unclear.

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    fx speed

    As fare as my friends ski. It is just a FX140. Not the fx160 HO

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    excellent !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrager View Post
    What I meant was I got 65.0 top speed down on gas in good conditions.
    Mods were everything in Rivas kit.

    With Jims1300 now in the rideplate buisness I know he could get 2 miles per hour out of that ski with a ride plate mod.

    Sorry for being unclear.
    65 MPH with the RIVA kit is good! I have this on my '07 FXHO and saw a best of 61.5 on the GPS. The ski had 4 hours on it then so I'm hoping to gain some MPH has it breaks in more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbyrne View Post
    65 MPH with the RIVA kit is good! I have this on my '07 FXHO and saw a best of 61.5 on the GPS. The ski had 4 hours on it then so I'm hoping to gain some MPH has it breaks in more.
    Very large ski, must be low on gas. Run 87 octane fuel. Get way back on the ski to get it out of the water. Summer time in heat it ran mid to upper 63s. Pull the airbox off and see how great it sounds. Do not run it that way all the time.

    4 hours is not even close to being broken in.

    Best rough water ski I have ever been on. Have not driven an Ultra.
    Need to have adjustsable trim.

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    How much did everything cost?

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