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Old 06-04-2012, 12:33 PM
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New Tower Braces and Hydraulics ZFT5P

Local MC dealer has an 2012 X25 sporting the new ZFT5P Tower corner braces and hydraulics. Looks like they have started shipping the new boats with them. I would expect it should be soon before they start retrofitting existing towers BTW in person they look sweet

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:24 PM
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Do you have one of these coming? They do looks nice.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:25 PM
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Never mind I thought the black moto cross shock tube covers were gone, but they're just compressed in these pics.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:29 PM
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Looks like it still has a boot but the ram is in the down position to me. Would love to see what it looks like when it's up. It definitely looks more substantial than the first gen actuators.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:00 PM
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Thank you for the pics! Great information. So, they will be retrofitting all power towers? Just '12?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:21 PM
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The shock cover boots are a lot shorter than the current - at least 1/2 as long. If you look at the 2012 X-Star unvailing, it has the new hydraulic shocks, take a look at the boot length.

I was told that at some point, the dealers will start receiveing all the parts. At that point they will be retrofitting boats with the ZFT5P towers as a recall.

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Old 06-05-2012, 12:47 AM
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The shock cover boots are a lot shorter than the current - at least 1/2 as long. If you look at the 2012 X-Star unvailing, it has the new hydraulic shocks, take a look at the boot length.

I was told that at some point, the dealers will start receiveing all the parts. At that point they will be retrofitting boats with the ZFT5P towers as a recall.

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Really! There going to convert ALL ZFT5P's to hydronic as a recall? That would relieve a few of my worries operating with the electric actuators.....I think that would be SWEET!
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:42 PM
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Can someone confirm that the 2012 towers will be retrofitted by the dealer?

The supports are good because It think there is to much movement in the tower on rough water
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:05 PM
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Can someone confirm that the 2012 towers will be retrofitted by the dealer?

The supports are good because It think there is to much movement in the tower on rough water
They will be retrofitted yes
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:51 AM
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When wiil the dealers start performing the recalls?
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