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speed control while surfing

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Badger

My 2006 iRide with the standard speed control will not hold speed while surfing at 8-9mph. It will engage but then drop down without any warning beep to "increase throttle". Is this normal or is there anything that can be done?

Is my speed control the same system that is standard on newer boats?

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obski

We usually surf in the 9 to 11 mph range and never have had a problem with the Malibu Cruise holding speed.

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jcaksume

On my cousin's 23 LSV with PP we normally surf around 10.8 to 11.4 mph. I'm not sure if their speedos have been gps'd so not 100% sure on the accuracy of the true speeds.

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WakeGirl
My 2006 iRide with the standard speed control will not hold speed while surfing at 8-9mph. It will engage but then drop down without any warning beep to "increase throttle". Is this normal or is there anything that can be done?

Is my speed control the same system that is standard on newer boats?

It's possible that your boat didn't get the software update that you need to make it hold down to 8mph. Ours acted the same way at first, it wouldn't hold below 12mph, but after the update it held great. It affected many of the very early 2006 models & ours was actually a guinea pig for the flash. Ask your dealer, it's a 15 minute deal tops.

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Jimmypooh
My 2006 iRide with the standard speed control will not hold speed while surfing at 8-9mph. It will engage but then drop down without any warning beep to "increase throttle". Is this normal or is there anything that can be done?

Is my speed control the same system that is standard on newer boats?

It's possible that your boat didn't get the software update that you need to make it hold down to 8mph. Ours acted the same way at first, it wouldn't hold below 12mph, but after the update it held great. It affected many of the very early 2006 models & ours was actually a guinea pig for the flash. Ask your dealer, it's a 15 minute deal tops.

Thanks for the advice. My 06 is doing the same thing. I just started getting into surfing and this will make it really nice for the drive so I don't ahve to stare at the speedo.

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Badger

Unfortunately, my dealer didn't know anything about it when I asked. I'm going to wait until I take it in for winterization and press the issue then.

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WakeGirl

He needs to contact Bryan Munday at the Merced factory. Bryan wrote the program & he will know exactly what it is that the dealer needs.

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Ronnie

Even if you get the software upgrade make sure to GPS your speedo. You might be surfing faster than you think. I surely can't form a decent surf wake at 8 mph on our's. We surf at 11 mph by GPS.

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DizzyG

I'm so glad I saw this thread - having the same issue and ours was an early -06. I'm going to call my dealer and see what I can do. What kind of cable do you need for that? Is it the standard automotive type with some pc software? I've got one for my VW that works on most german cars, would be great if I could jsut get the software :)

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WakeGirl

Not sure on that. How far is it to the dealer?

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wakesonthesnake

Apparently the previous owner did not get this update. The local dealer could not find it, they gave me Malibu's phone number and they had no idea either.  I was wondering if anyone had this update laying around or knows who would.  I have a 2006 LSV. 

Thank You

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