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    FZ - Questions/Observations

    The FZS is my sixth ski, my last one was a GP1200 with a Group K engine, that is my point of comparison. I was finally able to put some time on the ski today and here are some views and questions:

    Questions:

    1. With an intake, exhaust , grate and arrester removal the ski would only hit 68, but this was in a small chop, should this be higer? I am 190 lbs, done with neutral trim, a 1/2 tank and at 70 degrees.

    2. The tach shows an idle rpm of 1150, is this normal. This is approximately 3.75 mph on the gps.

    3. No matter how I try I get minor cavitation during the hole shot, is this common and is there anyway to remedy it? This is with my body over the bars and with neutral trim.

    Observations:
    1. Dry ride.
    2. No water inside of hull.
    3. The way it carves is absolutely amazing. It definitely handles like a smaller ski.
    4. It has the R&D grate and it stays hooked like it is on a track.
    5. For me it has a driveability issue with a passenger, the lean in handling (good) hurts the ski because the passenger can change the track when they move.


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    did you replace the arrester with the riva, or did you just remove it and put nothing in its place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WavruninPWC View Post
    did you replace the arrester with the riva, or did you just remove it and put nothing in its place?
    The riva kit.

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    ok cool. Well the only thing I can answer for you is question 2. My tach shows about 1150 at idle as well so thats normal.

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    My ski had the same results. riva intake, flame arrestor out, free flow exhaust and RD intake. I had 1/2 tank and also had a slight chop. I expected better results but am not holding my breath with those results until i get some flat water.

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