09-23-2006, 01:06 PM #1
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Has anyone ever filled in the two outer channels on an R & D plate?
What kind of gain do you guys think this would give if any? Also if no one has what can I fill it with that can be removed fairly easily if it does not work?
09-23-2006, 10:40 PM #2
J-B weld will stick if applied correctly, but it will take several tubes. Go for it. Let us know the results..
09-24-2006, 06:32 AM #3
I think it will slow you down...but you never know...may also affect handeling..unless you have the skegged plate. I could weld up the channell for you and machine it flat , it would take about 2.5 hours to do and probably would warp the plate. the jb stick putty is probably better and i bet it dont last more than a day at speed unless you rough up your plate....jb putty ,wax paper ,and a piece of glass to hold it flat.
09-24-2006, 10:52 AM #4
This will be interesting. Thinking outside the box. Keep us all posted.
09-24-2006, 05:41 PM #5
I'm actually running with these channels filled on my IR plate. I used a product call PC Metal. I probably have about 10 hours on it and it's holding. I'm not sure about it's individual effect, however, since I did this when I trued the plate and filled the bolt holes. It seems to handle just fine, so I'm leaving it for now. But, it would be nice to know if I should remove it again.
Last edited by '02GPRider; 09-24-2006 at 07:26 PM.
09-24-2006, 10:11 PM #6
That plate looks smooth...did you get any speed? Im thinking that the channel acts like the stepped hulls on the big baja type boats and keeps water friction low...but i dont really know first hand...can you crank it hard in a turn or does it lose grip and spin out ?
09-25-2006, 08:08 AM #7Originally Posted by txgp1300r
09-25-2006, 02:51 PM #8
I might have to try that. Interesting. You are putting in some good speeds so any major adverse handling problems should be flushed out.
09-25-2006, 09:54 PM #9
Did you run 77 mph with that smooth plate ? thats very good speed (gps right?)
09-25-2006, 10:31 PM #10Originally Posted by txgp1300r
Yes, I use a Garmin 76 GPS. If you look at the plate, you can see I removed the stock speedo. It used to read in the high 80's, anyway.
Last edited by '02GPRider; 09-25-2006 at 10:34 PM.
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