03-06-2009, 05:09 PM #1
Need input from Freestylers and Racers
Hey guys, it seems that this forum has all the traffic so I was wondering if there are any freestyle riders here or racers that used to freestyle. I want to gradually build up a 92 650SX that I'm buying next weekend to be a really reliable but potent freestyle ski. What I would really like to know is, what do you guys think is the single most important upgrade I need to do this ski is so I can get started on some small freestyle stunts for this coming summer. Apparently it runs it just needs carb kits so this is a list of what I plan on doing first when I get it...
-New carb kits and gaskets
-Remove and hone cylinders
-Polish exhaust ports
-Polish combustion chambers
-Replace piston rings
-Replace head gasket with a thinner copper one
-Modify the steering linkage for faster turning
I have an original stock ride plate for it because I used to own the exact same ski so I'm also wondering if there is anything I can do to mod it for better handling. All suggestions are appreciated, thanks guys.
03-06-2009, 05:14 PM #2
03-06-2009, 05:16 PM #3
Ride plate was one of my first thoughts as well. I work in a machine shop, could a stock flywheel be put on a lathe and taken down a bit to lighten it up?
03-06-2009, 05:25 PM #4
I had a 650sx years ago. From what i understand it is not a good freestyle ski. Too heavy and big. They are a blast to ride and are very stable compared to other stand ups....that's what makes them a poor choice for freestyle.
p.s. exhaust mods are very effective with this ski
03-06-2009, 05:29 PM #5
sell it and buy a superjet..... whehter it be a round nose or square nose with a 701 based motor you will be better off for freestyle
03-06-2009, 05:29 PM #6
I know they're heavy, I thought some little mods could outweigh the fat content on them
03-06-2009, 05:30 PM #7
Yeah, SuperJets are kinda rare around here...actually any stand-up is rare around here anymore but I will keep that in mind. I've always wanted to try a SuperJet.
03-06-2009, 05:34 PM #8
They ARE a great first stand up and damn near bullet proof but you will never overcome the weight and size to be come a GREAT freestyle ski. My advise is mod the exhaust and new ride plate and pickup but leave carb alone so it starts and runs like it should. Learn to ride it like you stole it then sell it and get a super jet.
03-06-2009, 05:56 PM #9
So far I have only seen one listing for a 92 SuperJet and it's about 200 miles away from me so I think I'll stick with the SX I'm still open for everybody's recommendations though. Here's another question to add to the list...has anyone here or know of someone that has made a 650SX into a freestyle ski with any good success?
03-06-2009, 07:04 PM #10
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