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    so im new, tell me the basic mods on the rxp please

    I just bought a used 05 rxp that has the riva stage 1 kit on it and 17hrs. Ive been reading on the forum for a while and have read about custom intercoolers, intakes, removing the opas and so on. Are there some basic mods to do in the garage w/o buying too much? I am really familar with the x-4 style hulls and the 785cc 2 stroke motors but I am not at all with the 4 stroke. As I was in the market for the rxp I ran across the PPG website and saw my pic on there main page with my kawasaki green ski and thought it was pretty funny because it was taken about 1 1/2 years ago and sent to another totally different website.
    Anyways, any help is appreciated since I dont know to much about this ski yet. Thanks, Ryan


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    Weclome to the forum!

    If you still have OPAS in tact you will want to remove it with an OPAS block off kit. You may give some consideration to the Pro series type block off's too. (see handling section in the online store)

    You are off to a great start with the stage 1 kit. If you arent hitting 8100 RPM's you may want your prop to be tweaked just a touch. I do this for my forum members at no charge.

    Your next step in adding serious power would be going with an external intercooler.

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    welcome to the forum! u have a good base with the stage one kit already in it. there are a couple things u can do without buying them like fill the holes in the ride plate and true the intake grate with the hull and ride plate. maybe a ride plate extension to help stop some of the porposing also. im sure once u start to mod more u will get addicted like everyone else has and just keep buying more

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    I havent rode it yet so Im not sure what the max rpm the thing has hit. Can I scroll through the modes and find the max rpm that the ski has achieved?

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    unfortunately no... only way to know max RPMs is by riding it and watching the digital tach and seeing what is tops out at and maintains at wide open throttle

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    is the power pipe exhaust worth the $ money and is it too loud?

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    The power flow pipe is worth it just to get that cheesy exhaust hose out of your hull. It does provide an improvement in low end grunt and add's some RPM's up top.

    I personally like the thru hull exhaust better.

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    Welcome to the board, Flyn Ryan...PR...

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    Greenhulk,
    WHy do you perfer the thru hull exhaust?

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    2 reasons, it looks better and sounds better.

    Listen to this!
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