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mrothwell

High torque prop top speeds

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mrothwell

I'm currently running a 1235 prop on my VTX but am looking to put a little higher torque prop on it.  We mostly surf, but I still like to ski at times so I need a decent top speed.  What kind of speed are you guys that are running a 2419 / 2315 / 2773 / etc.. getting?  I'm old and not skiing long distances, I just need 34 mph out of it, but would rather not be running at redline.  My 1235 works OK, but not great when I'm ballasted out, especially when I am at 7000 ft on vacation.

Thanks.

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bovhica
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With 2419 at WOT, 5000 rpms, top speed is 37 mph at 3000 ft asl in my 2011 vride (08 vlx.) With 1235 it was 40 mph.

I believe the 2313 is the 15" version of the 1235.  It would be at the top of my list if I still skied but also wanted to surf.  Top end shouldn't drop much from the 1235.  Maybe 1 mph?  Thats just a guess based on my experience going from the 1235 to 2419.

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mrothwell

Thanks.  I'm going to give the OJ 945 a shot.  I think it will have a little better top end than the 2419, but probably not by much.  When I ski, I ski relatively shot runs at 34mph, so I wont be running full throttle, and wont even be running over 80% for too long of time.  If it doesn't work, I'll go on to something else.

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