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    which ski should be faster???

    hey guys just got a question to ask!!!!!!

    ive got a 1998 kawasaki XI sport 750cc engine

    and my mate has a 1994 yamaha wave raider 701cc

    now i was told by the ski dealer that my ski should have more acceleration than the yamaha and both ski's would have a similar top speed!!!!

    but wen my mate n i took our ski's out his had loads more acceleration and could go easily 20km's or so faster than me!!!!


    just wonderin if wat i was told was correct or if there is something wrong with the ski???

    if so any help is much appreciated



    Cheer Brodie


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    anyone ?????

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    How is you hull condition ...how is the pump and prop compared to the other ski.

    I think on those ski's though the yam might be a little faster. Your ski might hook up alittle better though.

    Been a while since I have rode ethier ski.

    Check the mentioned items and see ....does your motor feel strong as well...whats the compression??

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    you recieved bad info i have owned both and the kawi will run 48-49 mph vs. the yami at 53-54mph on stock skis-i put a coffman pipe and skat impeller and milled head on the xi and the stock waveraider still barely walked me on top

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    How is you hull condition ...how is the pump and prop compared to the other ski.

    I think on those ski's though the yam might be a little faster. Your ski might hook up alittle better though.

    Been a while since I have rode ethier ski.

    Check the mentioned items and see ....does your motor feel strong as well...whats the compression??

    ok im kinda new too jetski's hey so ahh yea...


    first wat do u mean by does my motor feel strong????

    and second if ur talking bout the compression that u test off the spark plugs they are at 141psi (both plugs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by big raider View Post
    you recieved bad info i have owned both and the kawi will run 48-49 mph vs. the yami at 53-54mph on stock skis-i put a coffman pipe and skat impeller and milled head on the xi and the stock waveraider still barely walked me on top

    oh ok thats interesting!!!

    how much would a coffman pipe and skat impeller and milled head on the xi set me back u think???? just put it in us dollars n i will convert to aussie dollar

    so the yamaha should be quicker off the mark over the kawi???

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    oh my ski defenatly does not feel like its goin 49mph!!!

    ive been that fast on another ski n it felt loads faster

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    This is an old one for me. Back in the day KAwi had the 750 in their stnad-up model and Yamaha had the 701 in their standup. The 701 would kill the 750 over and over again. So bad that few people would race the 701.

    Heres the good part. You can easily upgrade that 750 to a 800. Walla fixed the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skips313 View Post
    This is an old one for me. Back in the day KAwi had the 750 in their stnad-up model and Yamaha had the 701 in their standup. The 701 would kill the 750 over and over again. So bad that few people would race the 701.

    Heres the good part. You can easily upgrade that 750 to a 800. Walla fixed the problem.

    i see!!!!

    but that sounds f$^%! expensive

    and im only on 2nd year apprentice wages

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    Ausie aye.

    Dont know over there but here in the US Ebay will land you some great deals or save your money and enjoy what you have for now and buy bigger later. Remember the funnest isn't always the fastest.

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