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    New FZR

    Just bought a '14 FZR, now that the lakes here in Tx have some water in them. Rode a lot of PWC back in the 90's, tried all the brands and the only one that did not blow engines (3 in my Kawa 155 IIRC) or have major issues was my Yamaha. Moved out to the desert and sold my rides, but back in Texas and the lakes are full.

    Picking up '14 FZR (new) in Dallas next week. Late start on riding by I historically would ride about 150-200 hrs per year.

    Any suggestions or advice appreciated, been almost 15 years since I got some saddle time...

    Thank you.


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    There are a ton of threads on FZR performance and mods.

    Congrats on your purchase. Big changes since your last skis.

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    Thank you very much, I am sure. I remember my Sea Doo, didn't. Would not sit at a stand still in the water without rolling over, getting back on was a glitch to say the least. My Kawa was fast, had juiced it some, best ever was 77, but a RARE day on the lake, mid-fall, not a breath of a breeze, cold enough to keep most off the lake and it was a week day. But it ATE engines, had 3 replaced in the first few months. After the last one, maybe #4 or 5 blew (all fixed under warranty) I traded it in on a Yamaha, forgot which model...I just went in and said sell me the fastest rocket ship you got and took it from there. Spent a lot of $ trying to hit 80 mph but never did. Not going to try for it now, what ever the FXR has got will be enough for this 70 year old soldier...

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    For safety reasons I would recommend and R&D intake grate to avoid being bucked off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdlefler View Post
    For safety reasons I would recommend and R&D intake grate to avoid being bucked off.
    Thank you, I will CERTAINLY look into that, I know well what it feels like to slam into a wave and be shucked from the ski into the concrete water wall at high speed.

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    I'm still running the stock grate on my 14 FZR. Never had an issue at 74.6mph. Not saying it's the best grate out there but it's working. When she's running 80+ sure I'll replace it. When I do replace it it'll be a TBM grate.

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