how much was cost once you factored in everything?I had same debate last month. Decided against because of cost and added mechanical that needs to be fixed. Read a lot on Sea Doo boat forums folks talking about how come their manual reverse doesnt fully raise and blocks nozzle, cable lever is too tight, can't raise lever, my cable broke...the manual reverse is not a brake and should not be used as such I've been told. All that and I decided no.
Sportbikes don't have reverse either. I decided to go slow around piers and docking.
Cost of the manual reverse kit + 3.5 hrs labor? It's $700. Too much for just a reverse feature. So for two Sparks I was looking at $1400 more dollars for another maintenance item....plus you have to drill a hole and seal it with RTV Silicone....not as clean an install as I would have liked or expected from a factory option.how much was cost once you factored in everything?
Ibr is awesome, had it on the wife's machine, but I opted out on mine and put manual on it myself, so I did it for cost and didn't think i needed the convince of Ibr, I used my manual reverse as a brake all the time, it takes a little more thinking about what you have to do and you modulate how much braking you want with how far the lever is pulled and how much throttle is applied, not nearly as simple as Ibr but still effective and a lot better than not having reverse at all, the one thing I did find was better about the manual reverse was if you have the handle bars turned in reverse and rev the engine if someone is close enough you can spray them!! lol, try it with Ibr; the throttle is limited so you can't do it, you have to practise it though because if you don't have your balance right it makes it really easy to tip the machine, on a 2up anyways! I sold both of mine and ordered two new ones, since the only way you can get Vts is with Ibr both will have it this time!I personally love my Ibr it save me twice so far when I needed to stop ASAP. To be honest I was following way to close but still... It saved me
In reverse you will go the opposite way to witch you turn the steering. Its a skill to practice.Hello
I just got mine installed and never managed to reverse in a straight line, the pwc starts to turn (going backwards) almost immediately. Does this happens to all or the reverse kit was not installed properly?