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    Never Fast Enough caymanian rida's Avatar
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    Shimming stock rideplate

    would I still get a gain even though i will be riding in light chop most of the time but gps in flat when I can? how about the handling? does it make you loose any? I read some of the old threads not sure how much people ride in the chop. Is the stock plate on the fz better than R&d? or could I just shim it for rough water or light chop


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    I think the general consensus is that the RD plate is more for speed and flat water and the stock plate handles better in the chop. Jerry and others noticed speed gains by removing the stock shims on the plate. I haven't read too much about shimming the stock ride plate but I'm sure theres gains.

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    okay i will give it a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by caymanian rida View Post
    okay i will give it a try

    I will share something better in my opinion. Stock VX plate no shims. Biggest gain for me so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH. View Post
    I will share something better in my opinion. Stock VX plate no shims. Biggest gain for me so far.
    So the VX plate bolts up to the FZ without modifications? Interesting...

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    Sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    Oops, I don't have secrets , I guess this was classified?

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    Why should something like that be classified? What kind of gains did you have over the stock plate shimmed and unshimmed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercBOOSTED View Post
    Why should something like that be classified? What kind of gains did you have over the stock plate shimmed and unshimmed?

    I picked up a little over 3mph with the vx plate compared to the completely stock setup. I gained a little under 3mph with the r&d. And about 1.5mph from stock with the spacers removed and the front shimmed .090 and no shims in the back. I just found the vx plate to be better in the chop and much less porpoise.

    my results:

    -stock removed spacers no shims = -2 mph

    -stock no spacers front shimmed .090 = +1.5 mph

    -r&d with stock spacers= +2.6-2.7 mph (approx)

    -vx stock = +3.1 (approx)

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