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    Which ride plate?

    Ok, I have read posts till my eyes are now crossed. On my 09 FZR do I really need to buy the Riva ride plate or should I just shim the one I have? I was planning on buying the Stage 1 kit but after reading all day I am thinking I should not get the prop or ride plate and get my prop re-pitched. Please help with pros and cons.

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    Charles


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    Quote Originally Posted by cut2please View Post
    Ok, I have read posts till my eyes are now crossed. Do I really need to buy the Riva ride plate or should I just shim the one I have? I was planning on buying the Stage 1 kit but after reading all day I am thinking I should not get the prop or ride plate and get my prop re-pitched. Please help with pros and cons.

    Thanks,
    Charles
    What kind of ski.

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    I have a stage one kit on my fzr. The stock plate kills my speed. I have tested a few different plates and have seen the most improvment with a vx plate. I probably would see more improvement if i got jim to work his magic on it, which i plan to do in the near future. The only problem with the vx plate that i haven't been able to correct wether i shim it or not is the cavitation. Even in flat conditions its like a damn rabbit.

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    What is the purpose of the curtains around the nozel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cut2please View Post
    What is the purpose of the curtains around the nozel?
    Nothing really, sound suppression I suppose. Take them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cut2please View Post
    What is the purpose of the curtains around the nozel?
    i believe they are there to help in keeping the noise level down, if you ride in salt water you can remove them that way when done riding, you can hose off that are with fresh water and spray some type of lubricant to protect the jet pump area.

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    Nothing really, sound suppression I suppose. Take them off.

    but leave the bracket that they bolt to in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cut2please View Post
    Ok, I have read posts till my eyes are now crossed. On my 09 FZR do I really need to buy the Riva ride plate or should I just shim the one I have? I was planning on buying the Stage 1 kit but after reading all day I am thinking I should not get the prop or ride plate and get my prop re-pitched. Please help with pros and cons.

    Thanks,
    Charles
    the reason there is so much to read is because there is not just one answer
    every plate has a plus and a minus
    and it is the different compromises that you need to work out what will suit you best
    most plates that add speed are best in flat water

    kev

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    Ordered the FF exhaust, air filter kit, and manifold kit today. Going to hold of on the grate and ride plate until Riva has some of their's out there and we know how they do. After all I am not racing just riding for fun. I believe I can wait. Has anyone ever tried to modify the grate on a FZR? Just a thought for while I am waiting. I don't see how it could get any worse.

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