07-27-2008, 06:01 PM #1
Thinking of selling my 2004 R-12X
Last edited by J-ME; 05-13-2010 at 04:17 PM.
07-27-2008, 08:39 PM #2
I'd take off the macc's boost chip and sell it to me, easy to remove and I don't think it'd hurt the price!
07-28-2008, 10:11 AM #3
2004 with 3 year warranty? its 2008...please clarify.
07-28-2008, 08:37 PM #4
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great price!!!!! i wish you were a little closer i would buy it
07-28-2008, 09:22 PM #5
07-31-2008, 08:52 AM #6
J-me i've been telling guys to pm you about the rd grate grinding.. but i'd like to know myself what you did.. did you ever start a thread with pics or anything?
08-03-2008, 12:04 PM #7
Never really thought my modded grate was going to really work that
good, therefore I didn't document/photograph anything.
The water I ride in isn't stock (2 bars removed) grate friendly.
Basically I messed around with it to get it to match my Jim's modded rideplate. It took 3-4 hours with a belt sander and a file to get it positioned where it SHOULD be. ALOT of material has to be removed.
This year I decided that my RPM's were alittle low, so I removed the wings with the grate still on the 'ski. I am very happy with the modification as well.
Hookup is night and day compared to the stock grate. My friend Hal, who also has an 2004 R-12X lags WAY behind in the chop with his stock grate.
It hurts holding on after awhile, because the hook up it that good. The Honda pump is already a high pressure one anyhow.
Also I thought I was having a problem with how my 'ski reacted to my Jim's modified plate in the rare glass conditions I encounter. Experience said I had an overstuff condition, but I couldn't believed it happened at only 60 mph. A year later, with a rideplate that was modified even more, I had an even worse overstuff condition. You could not ride at top speed in light chop or glass without drop nozzle input. Below 1/2 tank forget about it, drop nozzle or not, at WOT it would try to throw ya.
Last year Hydrotoys suggested a Jet Works Valve to relieve pressure in front of the impeller. I was still in denial that I a pressure problem. Now after reading about the problems the RXT-X guys are having due to the larger pump gullet, I decided to do something simple. As Kerry (Rocketman) promoted on the Yamaha GPR, I drilled 3 small 5/32 holes in my plastic pump shoe (ramp) from the bottom and 4 small relief holes through the rideplate corrsponding to the shoe.
Problem solved. No more buck, no drop nozzle input needed, no loss in speed, mean hookup. 62-64 mph in the chop with the best ride it has ever had.
If my R-12X doesn't sell, I won't be sad, because I am starting to like it more and more, but 70 mph with comfort does sound very nice with the 15X though.(plus we are selling our Bayliner and I think I am going to be having extra passengers)
08-03-2008, 12:20 PM #8
great info , dude....very very cool. Holes at the rideplate close to grate?
Last edited by dav_dman; 08-03-2008 at 12:23 PM.
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08-05-2008, 02:30 PM #10
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