Thread: Riva Sponsons FXHO
06-27-2008, 04:56 PM #1
Riva Sponsons FXHO
The RPM KIT is on order. What is the best way to setup the adjustable sponsons?
I want performance but also dont wanna be thrown off or not be able to take my girl with me and turn without throwin her in the air.
Who has these on? Gimme some details.
06-27-2008, 05:01 PM #2
06-27-2008, 09:53 PM #3
IMO, when you improve a ski's handling/cornering ability you not only increase the fun factor, but more importantly, it makes for a safer ride. I use stepped stock sponsons on my GPR when I am riding in choppy water because of its tendency to porpoise. Otherwise I always prefer my Riva sp's set fully down. It really depends mostly on personal preference. It's only a 2 min adjustment so try every setting and see which one you like most for your riding style.
06-27-2008, 10:23 PM #4
Will I have to denature and loctit the bolts each time I adjust?
06-27-2008, 10:44 PM #5
they are no more agresive than stock it's just that they are more predictable
i have not had them slide out yet
with the stock sponsons at a yamaha test day i did a 360 just trying to go around a 90 deg bend
i think it would not happen with the riva ones but have not been to a test day with them fited
06-27-2008, 11:13 PM #6Will I have to denature and loctit the bolts each time I adjust?
06-28-2008, 09:50 AM #7
Looks like they screw from outside into a bolt plate inside the hull. If that is so, is it a 2 man job - one to hold the nut while other turns bolt?
06-28-2008, 06:55 PM #8
it's a one man job
unbolt the old sponsons from the out side
bolt on the new backing plate from the outside (useing only 3 of the bolt holes not 4)
plug up left over bolt hole with suplied plug
screw on the blades
06-29-2008, 10:36 AM #9
I've got a question about the sponsons. Would they help the tracking of the ski when I'm pulling a wake skater? When you cut to the outside on the skate it pulls the end of the ski to that side and I'd have to counteract it with some steering input to keep on course. Would sponsons help keeping it tracking straight?
06-29-2008, 09:30 PM #10
do you have at least 50 feet of line out?
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