Thread: Superjet Balance
01-31-2009, 04:48 PM #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
I have a round nose Superjet. When it sits in the water it leans over to one side, like it isn't balanced right. It also is easier to turn left than right, right feels far less stable.
Is this a common problem, and how do you guys balance your skis? I was planning to balance it out with some lead ballast, does this seem like the right thing to do?
02-01-2009, 10:59 AM #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2006
- panama city beach 'fl
yes,battery sit on side (right) and rotation of motor/prop makes it easier turning one way and not other
02-01-2009, 02:12 PM #3
dunno if they still designed it.. but didnt they unbalance the skis so if you fell off, and there wasnt a lanyard.. it would turn and come back to you and or turn into tighter and tighter circles instead of idling away from you
02-01-2009, 02:52 PM #4
02-01-2009, 06:14 PM #5
02-01-2009, 10:50 PM #6
They had a spring on the steering system, I believe it was on the handlebars..I don't remember..but this was taken from an article comparing the new 800SXR to the original 400 from Kawi in PWIA.org:
"Finally, many safety features have been updated. For example, should a rider fall off of the SX-R 800, a safety tether automatically shuts down the engine. When a rider inevitably falls off the 400, on the other hand, it idles in circles until the rider can swim to it. "
02-02-2009, 09:44 AM #7
02-02-2009, 09:46 AM #8
There should be no reason to balance the boat out.
02-04-2009, 05:26 PM #9
Mine sits a "little" to the right because of the battery, but not much...not much at all.
How old is the ski? What's the condition? Water logged foam is also common on these skis as they get old.
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