Thread: Riva stage I kit problems
06-06-2010, 09:47 AM #1
Riva stage I kit problems
Hey guys I just got back my 07 ultra 250x from the mechanic and I tested it out but i'm not getting any reverse. Is this because of the ride plate??? Another problem was that my mechanic said that valve cover block off kit could work on my engine cause it will blow my engine . Is he talking mess because I don't think riva would sell me something that won't work for my ski.
Plz Help!!!!! Thankyou
06-06-2010, 09:56 AM #2
The reverse bucket can be adjusted at the end fitting to help. However, reverse is reduced quite a bit with the riva plate. Look at the bucket when you pull full reverse. Does the bucket rest on the plate? If it does that's about as far as it's going to go without modding the bucket/plate.
The blockoffs will work fine on your ski. 07' was the only year they had the tubes anyway. 08' came with blockoffs from kawi and 09-10' don't even have the openings in the cover to begin with.
Yes, your mechanic is talking "mess"...
06-06-2010, 10:05 AM #3
I did notice that it was resting on the ride plate and i also noticed that the reverse lever did not go into its locked position. But i think ill have to do some adjustments to the bucket because i am getting little to no reverse. Its like the ski is in neutral. lol Thanks for the advice man. And i will also let my mechanic read what you posted and hopefully he will stand corrected. BTW will i get any speed gains if i install the valve cover block off??????
06-06-2010, 11:02 AM #4
no gains, only eliminating a useless setup that was somewhat prone to failure.
06-06-2010, 12:48 PM #5
I have notched my reverse bucket to fit my riva plate, works fine. nothing but a little hack saw fix. As far as the valve cover blockoffs, I have had mines on since day one, 200+ hours no issues. No gains, but better throttle response, thats why they were eliminated
06-06-2010, 03:25 PM #6
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Here's a link with some picks. You basically just need to cut a notch in the reverse bucket where it is hitting the ride plate so it will drop down farther. Pretty easy if you have a dremel with a cutting wheel.
06-06-2010, 09:51 PM #7
Thanks so much I'll get right to the adjustments. You all are to kind and willing thanks again for the great advice. Lol
06-07-2010, 12:43 AM #8
A handy tip man. Place in reverse then turn the steering from side to side while jumping up and down on the back with ya bum in the air. Welcome to the world of compromise to acheive speed.
06-08-2010, 12:02 AM #9
I was going to say the sme thing.. Nothing that a dremel wont fix!
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