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    XLT bounce

    Has anyone else with an XLT had porposing issues when installing the GPR nozzle? I have an untouched R&D rideplate on it along with R&D grate. I am also curious as to whether having an angle mod put on the rideplate may help, seems like the nozzle may be pushing the nose up more than the rideplate will allow so they are fighting against each other.


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    My XLL is bouncing bad as well. I don't have the GPR nozzle though. It got worse after I put the Riva sponsons on... I thought those were supposed to help out the ski not make it worse!

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    It's normal to get some bounce on your ride with the GPR nozzle as the majority of your hull is out of the water. You need to adjust your trim (steering nozzle) so it tilts down further. This will solve the issue, sometimes crossing the cables works. It gives u the option of using the 5 deg. nozzle or triming it down so more of the hull is in the water. I have an 01 XLT, it doesn't bounce too much because I always have the nozzle down but when I want to race or simply have fun I tilt hte nozzle up, the majority of the hull comes out of the water but I know I will get some bounce.

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    You can have the 5 degree nozel and the trim all the way up and still have no bounce. The ride plate in its original form is good but not great. Have the plate modded and shimmed and you will see a dramatic difference in smooth and in the rough. Make sure the bottom of the hull is in correct order as well. ie... the intake grate ride plate and pump shoe mounting. If you are using the trim to solve you issue that's not a TRUE fix for what you are talking about. Things can be done but it all cost money!

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    Scitt is right, that has alot to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scittb View Post
    The ride plate in its original form is good but not great. Have the plate modded and shimmed and you will see a dramatic difference in smooth and in the rough.
    Thats what I wanted to hear. I plan on sending my plate off to Carl this winter but I wasnt sure if modding the plate would worsen the bounce. Anyone else see an improvement with porposing when modding their plate?

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    jim cut me a plate for my xlt and i love the plate but i bounce alot. If I lean to one side of the ski and rest my shin on the outer footwell wall by the bump rail it take all the bounce out of it. Does anyone have any good ideas on what i can try to solve the problem, i shimmed my ride plate with 2 washers on each side up front on the plate. going on vacation in 1 hr so i dont have time to do any measuring, will do when i get back. thanks

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    One washer on the plate will make or break you with the porposing affect. You have to experiment with you set up. I had 2 washers for a while and it worked great then modded the plate again and it took one less washer. Its amazing out an 1/16th of an inch will make a difference. Trial and error here guys that all I can say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebarfool View Post
    jim cut me a plate for my xlt and i love the plate but i bounce alot. If I lean to one side of the ski and rest my shin on the outer footwell wall by the bump rail it take all the bounce out of it. Does anyone have any good ideas on what i can try to solve the problem, i shimmed my ride plate with 2 washers on each side up front on the plate. going on vacation in 1 hr so i dont have time to do any measuring, will do when i get back. thanks
    Leave the front with the shims as is, And add a 50 thousand washers on the rear that should take care of it.

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