Thread: 260X rideplate silicone
08-20-2009, 06:29 AM #1
260X rideplate silicone
When I removed the rideplate from my 260X I noticed that there was no silicone put on it whatsover from the factory. I also remember reading a post from another user with an 09 260X and his didn't have any either.
Does anyone know if kawi did this with all the 260X's and if so what's the reason for not putting the silicone on the rideplate? Should I silicone it when putting it back?
08-21-2009, 01:54 AM #2
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- Aug 2009
most manufacturers dont waste the money or time to PROPERLY install factory parts. silicone any part that has a cavity or metal-to-fiberglass connection. make it as smooth as possible.......the slightest air pocket will cavitate the ski on full throttle take off......
08-21-2009, 09:55 PM #3
My 260X is the same way and I am thankfull for that.
I switch my plate out depending on where I am riding.
The local lake I run the stock plate because it is so ruff but at the river the Riva plate rocks.
08-22-2009, 06:31 AM #4
08-22-2009, 11:56 AM #5
Thanks for the reply guys. I also didn't notice any cavitation on the 260X without the silicone. Just put on the R&D rideplate with no silicone and will leave it that way unless anyone knows of a good reson to put it on. Kawi used to silicone the rideplate until the 260X so there must be a reason why they opted to not put it on.
08-22-2009, 12:31 PM #6
08-22-2009, 01:28 PM #7
Sorry but I swear by it so one for the silicone APP (theres an app for that)
08-22-2009, 05:41 PM #8
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- Jun 2009
- Danbury CT
My new 2009 260X has no silicone around the ride plate either.
08-23-2009, 05:51 PM #9
I wonder if they left it off to save 5 bucks per ski
08-23-2009, 10:22 PM #10
Silicone that b!tch!
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