Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: loosing speed

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Posts
    26

    loosing speed

    so i went to the river today after i lowered my stock sponsons (2001 gpr) we had a pretty big storm the other day and there was alot of debree on the water. after i got out of the wake zone there was limbs, leaves, sticks, logs...all kind of crap. i know i was sucking stuff into the grate and pump. after i got on plane, my top speed was 8mph lower that what i usually run. the water was like glass, so i know that was not the issue. when i got back to the landing i had a few small limbs stuck in the grate. could this most likely be the cause of the problem or has anyone else noticed lower speeds after lowering their stock sponsons? thanks in advance.


  2. #2
    xyzyx00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    indiana
    Posts
    212
    hell ya if theres stuff stuck in there its gonna slow you down!!

    lowering the sponsons will also slow you down maybe 1-2mph

  3. #3
    Happily Self-Employed WFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    12,801
    +1
    450
    hell ya if theres stuff stuck in there its gonna slow you down!!
    4 sure !

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    panama city beach 'fl
    Posts
    1,846
    +1
    9
    how are you checking speed ?

    later cd

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Posts
    26
    not a gps, just yamaha's crappy speedometer. but i knew i was not running what i usually do. i friend had his rxp out there. i am usually 2-3 ski lengths behind him at full throttle. this time i was like 8-9 ski lengths behind.

  6. #6
    Buaidh No Bas howestek's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    917
    Friend of mine lost 2-3 mph by lowering his sponsons at False River on a 1300r.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    panama city beach 'fl
    Posts
    1,846
    +1
    9
    have you tried stepping sponsons ? will not carve in turns as much,more push BUT speed should be better/and yes any trash on intake (even just grass will slow you down

    later cd

  8. #8
    Hydrotoys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    16,712
    +1
    85
    Combo of lowering stock sponsons and crap in your pump, imho.

    Was this a question, Phillip? :P :P :P

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. RXP Stock top speeds?
    By dgmoore in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 06-15-2016, 05:25 PM
  2. Need help with rxp x 260 loosing speed
    By steffi69 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-02-2016, 06:25 PM
  3. 01 gtxdi loosing speed
    By natris 785p in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-16-2007, 12:12 PM
  4. My 250X loosing top speed in heat
    By tckylem in forum Kawasaki PWC Performance (4-stroke)
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 07-05-2007, 08:53 PM
  5. Set Button came off and loosing take off speed!
    By Compwhiz82 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2005, 02:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •