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scooper77515 from Angleton, TX

Been a longtime member of Ford Mavericks forum and Seadoo forum. Have a 74 Maverick with a bored 5.0 roller in it that I am building up for a street strip, and a 96 seadoo XP jet ski and 97 Seadoo Challenger boat that I am also always upgrading and beating the crap out of...

The Versys is my dads. He bought it last friday and being 5'7" with short legs/long torso build, he has the lowering issue on his mind and me, being the one with mechanical abilities and PATIENCE (he is a machinist, but no patience) I get volunteered to do the work for him.

Did a search and the ride height on this bike is a common complaint, and I found Speedy's lowering block and might even look into the Hyperpro lower spring for him.

Wish me luck, and feel free to warn me if this combo has any unforeseen complications or issues.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2009, 05:00 PM
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What seadoo forum did you participate in?

Instead of the lowering, You might think about the gel seat. It might be more comfortable as the stock seat becomes uncomfortable anything past 45 minutes. The gel seat would lower the seat height and might be more comfy. Maybe someone with a gel seat can atest to whether it's worth getting or not.

If you lower the rear shock I would raise the forks at the same time to maximize handling. Welcome to the club!
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Thanks for the suggestion!

Moving the forks is in the plan as well.

Dad bought this thing to be cheap, not for comfort. He wants to save gas on his 90 minute commute, and I think the $125 lowering block fits in his budget.

Not sure about the rear spring, or the seat. I have a question out to Hyperpro regarding the price of their spring.

Also may need to look into the cutting and recovering of the stock seat and see if that is cost effective.

Seadoo forum is http://www.seadooforum.com/

And Maverick Forum is http://mmb.maverick.to/
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I'm involved in Jet-Ski Racing that's why I asked about the Sea-Doo....cool
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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I don't race. The wife and I use the challenger boat for wakeboarding and looking for beaches to enjoy beers on and meet people.

Dad and I use the XP to jump waves off the beach in Surfside, TX. Nothing beats a 12' air off a 6' wave!!!

I also have an old 6'4" Rusty surfboard with straps on it for being towed into big hurricane surf, but haven't tried it yet, except off the back of the XP and challenger in flat water. I can hop up quickly, so next time the surf gets big, I am ON IT!!!
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