Thread: Gpr (1) Ultra250 (0)
11-18-2007, 03:47 AM #1
Gpr (1) Ultra250 (0)
I was out today when I encountered not one but two Ultra's. (Don't see them around here much.) Lined the guy up and tried to ignore what happened the other day (what I thought was buck, Chrisrokc set me straight on that one) and to my suprise I came out on top. I know the speedos are notoriously unreliable but mine was up around 118kph (about 70mph) The second time though was terrible with too many boat wakes and I did'nt even bother running the guy as I felt too uncomfortable. My question is will the R&D stuff I ordered (Aquavein double bar and rideplate sort out the handling at these speeds and are there any other mods to help.
Thanks in advance
11-18-2007, 03:54 AM #2
Helps to know what you've done already.
Keep the trim level, or at the most 1 click down in rough. Also, in rough water, STAND UP, and get OVER THE BARS, and put your weight on that nose, to keep her hooked up. Ride it like a magic carpet. Don't just sit there, getting thrown around.
11-18-2007, 04:11 AM #3
I've only stepped the stock sponsons, still waiting on the R&D gear to arrive. Thanks a bunch for the other tips. I've only owned a 99 GP1200 before (need I say more) which was mainly for rec use, but I plan on getting serious with this ski and my riding. Thanks again
11-18-2007, 05:31 AM #4
Where in Sydney where you riding the intake grate will help with hook up but in the rough water stick with the stock plate.
What mods you planning on doing might be able to help.
I have a set of RIVA sponson for sale will help handling.
I ride in the georges river and port hacking mostly
11-18-2007, 07:54 AM #5
If you do run the Riva sponsons, then install a bolt, and tap a hole in the spacer plate in the VERY FRONT of the sponson blade. They become a very, very good sponson after that...otherwise expect the left blade to break off sometime when you least want it to. I've never seen a reinforced riva sponson break.
11-18-2007, 08:04 AM #6
11-18-2007, 05:13 PM #7
Thanks Mark I ll do that to my set.
11-19-2007, 01:55 AM #8
Lake Illawarra, surf of the Gong and Shoalhaven river. I've ordered the R&D aquavein double bar grate and rideplate. I hear what ur saying about the stock plate for the rough but it's forevever changing down hear flat/rough....... I just want to stick the right grate on and be able to handle most conditions well.
11-19-2007, 04:26 AM #9
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i tested out a modded r&d plate on the weekend and in the rough it was well a little rough even with some serious packing under the back.
Mike is dead on with the stock plate in the rough statement.
i will take both plates with me in future and swap as required so I got the best of both worlds, it only takes 5 minutes to swap them over.
In answer to your question about the grate helping, that coupled with the stepping does indeed make a big difference or at least thats the results i have got thus far.
Last edited by izz0; 11-19-2007 at 04:52 AM.
11-19-2007, 05:58 AM #10
I do the same with the plates so how the weather is on the day just dont over torque the bolts last thing you want to strip pain in the arse to get to.
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