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    Winding Bayous

    Wonering if the RXP's or Yami's handle WOT turns better than my 05 RXT?
    Have RE block offs and 2 degree wedge.
    Great running in miles of sharply winding bayous and the ability to see no traffic coming head on because of low marsh.
    Approach turn at WOT and back off a little then turn and ease in more throttle...then need to hold opposite steering pressure around the turn to keep it from what seems to be it's desire to hook and throw the rider off.
    Both my RXT's handle the same. Seems they want to steer from the bow rather than the stern and not much banking.
    Wonder if the new Yami banks and the steering is controlled from the stern during these high speed turns on glass?
    DG


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coonass View Post
    Wonering if the RXP's or Yami's handle WOT turns better than my 05 RXT?
    Have RE block offs and 2 degree wedge.
    Great running in miles of sharply winding bayous and the ability to see no traffic coming head on because of low marsh.
    Approach turn at WOT and back off a little then turn and ease in more throttle...then need to hold opposite steering pressure around the turn to keep it from what seems to be it's desire to hook and throw the rider off.
    Both my RXT's handle the same. Seems they want to steer from the bow rather than the stern and not much banking.
    Wonder if the new Yami banks and the steering is controlled from the stern during these high speed turns on glass?
    DG
    Install skeggs....better handling.
    Install Riva grate....best handling. Tracks like a on a rail.

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    I just installed the skegs on my RXT. The handling is vastly improved. I can now do full throttle sweeping turns with ease. Just be careful the first time out, it corners way harder....

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    Ditto on the skegs-
    They are the best addition after the wedge-imo-.

    I have both ski's- rxt platform and fxho cruiser- ('05) both.

    The Yamaha turns and carves WAY easier and more sure than SD.
    Especially with 2 -up.

    SD is more "fun" factor and a "real man's ski"-lol-. But I have followed girls on Yamaha's around bayou's not much wider than the ski itself, and have had my hands full on the SD while trying to keep up with "girls" on Yamaha, even though I had 10 mph and tons more HP on them.

    Have also put experienced Yamaha and Honda riders on my SD- they were in weeds in no time- takes more concentration and work (again imo) on SD- especiall 2 -up.

    But -- hey- pick the ride that suits ya.

    That's why the build both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfmad View Post
    Ditto on the skegs-
    They are the best addition after the wedge-imo-.

    I have both ski's- rxt platform and fxho cruiser- ('05) both.

    The Yamaha turns and carves WAY easier and more sure than SD.
    Especially with 2 -up.

    SD is more "fun" factor and a "real man's ski"-lol-. But I have followed girls on Yamaha's around bayou's not much wider than the ski itself, and have had my hands full on the SD while trying to keep up with "girls" on Yamaha, even though I had 10 mph and tons more HP on them.

    Have also put experienced Yamaha and Honda riders on my SD- they were in weeds in no time- takes more concentration and work (again imo) on SD- especiall 2 -up.

    But -- hey- pick the ride that suits ya.

    That's why the build both.
    That's why they classify the RXT and a "muscle craft." Handling and agility run second to capacity and hp/acceleration/speed.

    If I lean, I cannot get the ski to slide without double turning it (turning out then back sharply).

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    Handeling

    Thanks for the responces.
    Skegs and intake grate sound like a betterment.
    Since most of our riding is on glass and winding bayous...a ski that would increase in bank as the turn tightens and keeps perfect equilibrium throughout the turn would be the best for us...if there is such ( maybe the Ultra?). MY past kawi 12f did very well on winding course but was slower than SD's.
    Plan on 2 new skis for next summer so will probably mod current RXT's
    somewhat in the meantime but will demo SD's, Kawi's, and Yami's before purchase. 65 mph range stock is fine.
    Yami cruise control and drink holders is a plus.
    Grateful for reports of riding experiences on any new ski's.
    DG

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