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    GP 1200 / Raider 1100 guys; Battery relocation

    Darth Raider made me do it

    Since our 'skis are out of "balance", I made an inexpensive battery tray support from some aluminum from Home Depot.

    Hopefully I won't need as much shim under the ride plate to control porpoising.

    Should have the 'ski out for some testing tonight.
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    that looks great........I bet it handles better.....

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    Good to see the "old school guy's" still at it.My best top end #'s seemed to like hanging off the left rear with a degree or two of left in the bars My back cant take much seat time on the Raider.Its such a bullit proof trainer though,I just cant let it go

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    Mine seems nose heavy to me as it is. How many washers you using and where? let us all know how it works out.

    OsideBill

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    J-Me why did you move it to the front.
    My 99 seems ballanced.
    It would seem to me that the weight would be best removed on the exhaust side not the battery side.
    My 99 will run straight and true in the superman with no steering input needed.
    SCOTT..........

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    That is what we thought untill we weighed one with out anything in the hull ,then fully loaded with "some fuel".and found the exact center.......you would be suprised.......

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    Please surprise me what were your findings?

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    Safety not an issue putting the battery next to the gas tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Scotsman
    Safety not an issue putting the battery next to the gas tank.
    I am not worried That battery isn't going anywhere. Wiring is perfect and I never charge at more than 2 amps.

    Results were TERRIBLE. Well what I mean is Jumper ran terrible.
    I changed too many things at once.

    Bottom line is that with the intake cross over passages blocked on the 65U, you have to rejet. 'Ski was running waayy rich. It was awful.
    Bringing the lows in helped the idle and mid range abit but top end was swamped by fuel.

    I'll be out again tomorrow after work.

    As far as the balance, haven't you ever noticed the increased tendency to porpoise and diminished ride quality as more and more fuel is burned?

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    I retract my statement about rejetting when blocking the crossover passages. My carb diaphragms were attacked by my "rocket" fuel and the stupid gasohol.

    The battery mod. is the REAL DEAL for rough water. (that's all I have tested in so far)

    Bottom line is, I removed shims from the ride plate and it still mows down rough water with top speed being at least .5 mph better. Handling stays consistant as fuel is burnt off. Jumps waves the same if not better than before the relocation. I am very happy!

    Thanks for the suggestion Darth

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