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    New Ride Plate, Another delivery, Now painted Up

    Well Bone1050 has yet again done me a right favour

    I found a guy in the UK who had a Batwing ride plate, Just before sealing the deal Bone pointed me to a USA ebay add for a Hot Seat Performance ride plate from a 1997 SLTX, Ok it look more flashy than the batwing so I thought Iíd give it a punt

    I contacted the seller and sorted out what he wanted postage to the UK and got the ride plate delivered for $80bucks all in about £50quid

    It has just arrived today and to my shock itís a Ocean PRO ride plate, to say im a happy bunny is a understatement, ill be fitting it tomorrow as is for the weekend

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    Bone once again thanks buddy
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    I cant believe this is the 174buck ride plate for sale on ebay.com, im so happy its untrue

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OCEAN...rcraftQ5fParts

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    should i give it a quick coat of paint before fitting it hmmm

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    go on, at that price

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    Quote Originally Posted by justfun View Post
    go on, at that price

    Im thinking a quick Hammerite silver or black, i might just get it on for the time being as im back out on the sea at the weekend

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    You're getting all kinds of deals from Ebay aren't you Cliffy?

    I'm sure it'll be fine, but before you remove your old plate, hold the new one up against the ski to make sure the bolts and bends will all line up. (dry fit)

    If you're good to go, remove the old plate and scrape off all the old silicone. It's a real pain.

    Then scrape off the new/used ride plate.

    Get a QUALITY marine grade silicone that will dry before you take the ski out again.

    Wipe down the areas to be adhered with a solvent/degreaser

    Apply a good bead of silicone to all the areas the old plate had it. Making sure you seal the front of the plate to the intake grate and the pump shoe (inlet)

    Install the plate screws with a thread locker (Loctite blue)

    Remove all the excess silicone and enjoy your new, better handling ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    You're getting all kinds of deals from Ebay aren't you Cliffy?

    I'm sure it'll be fine, but before you remove your old plate, hold the new one up against the ski to make sure the bolts and bends will all line up. (dry fit)

    If you're good to go, remove the old plate and scrape off all the old silicone. It's a real pain.

    Then scrape off the new/used ride plate.

    Get a QUALITY marine grade silicone that will dry before you take the ski out again.

    Wipe down the areas to be adhered with a solvent/degreaser

    Apply a good bead of silicone to all the areas the old plate had it. Making sure you seal the front of the plate to the intake grate and the pump shoe (inlet)

    Install the plate screws with a thread locker (Loctite blue)

    Remove all the excess silicone and enjoy your new, better handling ride.
    Im loving ebay its wicked and the exchange rate makes it even better

    Cheers for the heads on removal etc, ive done a dry fit and it looks spot on im suprised at the difference in length with the OP one being a bit longer, i cant wait to get it on and get her back on the sea at the weekend

    Ill take osme pic's of them side by side, before buying i checked the Polaris web site and ensure the part numbers for the ride plates were the same for a SLT and a SLTX and they were

    Next week im fitting the new impeller and wear ring etc

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    cliffy. got a screwfix near you. thay sell brill silicone remover, put on leave and wipe off. also used on the crankcases. eessey

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    I'm running the same plate on my SLTX. Big improvement....you'll love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I'm running the same plate on my SLTX. Big improvement....you'll love it!
    Wicked stuff

    cheers buddy

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