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    650sx pole weight in hand?

    Hi All, just wondering how much should the handle bars / poll feel in your hands while on the ski in a normal riding position. I have an 88 650sx i just bought and didnt know if it should be feather light or have some weight to it. Feels like 10ish lbs in hand maybe 8 currently.

    Just not sure if the spring is worn out or not.

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    Re: 650sx pole weight in hand?

    its worn out

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    Re: 650sx pole weight in hand?

    Install an aftermarket spring in addition to the stock one. The handle pole will then rest about 4 inches above the hood.

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    Re: 650sx pole weight in hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chester View Post
    Install an aftermarket spring in addition to the stock one. The handle pole will then rest about 4 inches above the hood.

    Chester
    Links to stock replacement / aftermarket springs?

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    Re: 650sx pole weight in hand?

    I have a aftermarket pole spring plate if you find a spring and are interested. Blowsion sells springs I think plus they are all over on ebay.


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    Re: 650sx pole weight in hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rushford_Ripper View Post
    I have a aftermarket pole spring plate if you find a spring and are interested. Blowsion sells springs I think plus they are all over on ebay.
    I assume the plate is to go in the pole so the heavier spring doesnt punch a hole through the fiberglass?

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    Re: 650sx pole weight in hand?

    Yes


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    Re: 650sx pole weight in hand?

    what are you using the ski for IE: ride , surf , freestyle, buoy chasing,rec riding, etc , if you are surf or freestyle i can tell you "from experience ,a heavy pole is much more controllable than a sprung one .
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    Re: 650sx pole weight in hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyosung View Post
    what are you using the ski for IE: ride , surf , freestyle, buoy chasing,rec riding, etc , if you are surf or freestyle i can tell you "from experience ,a heavy pole is much more controllable than a sprung one .
    ill be honest.

    never ridden a jetski before in my life haha. Ridden motorcycles / dirtbikes for 20 yrs, do tons of things on the lake behind a boat etc, but always wanted a ski so i picked up this 88 650sx. Its really gonna be just a mess around the camp type of toy between boating sets.

    Im gonna get her properly lake worthy and running proper then ill deal with the little things like pole weight etc.
    Last edited by nd4spdbh; 02-06-2018 at 03:50 PM.

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