Originally posted by Rotax!@Sep 10 2005, 08:48 AM 8-10" of carbide. All depends on how agressive you drive. If you drive hard and fast, get the 10's, if not get the 8's.
6 to 10 is the range, depending on your riding style. 6 inch is plenty if you're a high speed cruiser and want to maintain a light steering effort. 8 inch a little more aggressive, not if you're not in shape, cuz they'll really work on your arms in some conditions. 10 inch only if you're really in shape and and want carving knives in all conditions. I ran 6 inchers on my 144 pick RX1, but wished I had some more carbide in some situations.
I ran 144 picks inside and out on my rage last year I used 6, 8 and 10" carbides and the 10s worked the best for me. might drop back down to the 8 so my GF can turn it this year. My Apex is getting 144 down the middle and I'm going to try a 8". I'm also thinking about different skis and if that's the case probably run dual 6"
Does anybody know if the ski's are the same as last years rx-1?(06 rtx) I'd just like to know for help with buying carbide"s . most aftermarket books dont list 06 yamaha's yet.. thanks P.T.R.A :banana:
Heres my take on carbides, give it some thought. Once you've ridden a couple hundred miles, crossed or travelled down a few roads, the carbid rounds off and somewha8t flattens making the aggressive quality of having a alot of carbide go down hill and it becomes more of a wear preventer than a steering aid. So while new a 8 or 10 is going to steer much better than a 4 or 6", but as you ride the advantage decreases until the actual bar begins to wear. This is what makes the 8 or 10's far superior IMO is wear prevention. My system is I ride the early season on the stockers and then go to 8 or 10" once theres a base, and then those bars stay till their demise, which has never occured. Of the last 7 new sleds we've owned, once I replaced the oems Ive never again had to put on another set. Good quality bars with lots of carbide last forever.
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