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    Flat water sucks! yz426er's Avatar
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    truing grate to ride plate...

    I have the R&D grate installed on my RXT-X. The back of the grate is about .125 above the ride plate and the 3 bolts are a bit high. What is the best way to grind the grate flush. I have access to a small mill and thought I might be able to sink the bolt heads lower into the grate. Any ideas or tips to help would be great.


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    home of the dislexic fingers breon's Avatar
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    1/8 sounds a bit extreme are you sure you dont have leftover silicone or something behind it holding it out from the hull

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    ive heard that R&D doesnt fit right/completely flush

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    The grate fits fine on mine but the stock bolts protrude down a bit. This is fixed using the stock sponson bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yz426er View Post
    I have the R&D grate installed on my RXT-X. The back of the grate is about .125 above the ride plate and the 3 bolts are a bit high. What is the best way to grind the grate flush. I have access to a small mill and thought I might be able to sink the bolt heads lower into the grate. Any ideas or tips to help would be great.
    Okay...not understanding something here...

    Is the grate hanging lower than the plate?...i hope so. I used a 4" grinder....carefully removing only grate...finish off with random orbintal sander....carefully.


    here's some pics of my riva on my rxt.


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    Yes, the grate is lower than the rideplate. I would rather remove the grate to grind on it and test fit as I go. I have various hand grinders available to me. Maybe a DA sander starting with 80 grit? Thanks

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    Unless you have a girdle on those grate bolts...I wouldn't recomend removing and reinstalling a grate...too many times.

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