Thread: R&D vs. Riva Trim Tabs??
10-08-2006, 11:43 AM #1
R&D vs. Riva Trim Tabs??
Wich is better? Any diffrience? Thanks
Last edited by r33pwrd; 10-08-2006 at 01:08 PM.
10-08-2006, 10:03 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Lake of the Ozarks
I've tried both. I really like the R&Ds with the way that Jim finished them! The mirror finish and curved to the bottom of the ski works well with his rideplate.
10-08-2006, 11:28 PM #3
10-09-2006, 08:28 AM #4
both work well, hard to tell the difference
the mirror finisih looks good but to my knowledge nobody has tested it to show it delivers any speed gain so I wouldn't pay extra for it
with my off the shelf R&D tabs I put them on a belt sander for a few minutes to clean them up a bit
10-09-2006, 09:07 AM #5
Ditto: philip ; tested both my cut riva and cut R&D (both polished) with no diffrence,only reason for leaving riva on was the extra hours truing and polishing the channels
10-09-2006, 05:33 PM #6
Save your money and use the stockers. It's funny how the latest trend is to take R&D or Riva tabs and cut the tabs off! There's enough folks on here using stock tabs to prove that you don't need aftermarket ones - in my opinion.
10-09-2006, 06:22 PM #7
10-09-2006, 07:35 PM #8
I know that cutting the R&D's to stock length was the prevailing wisdom with the older pumps but has anyone personally tested the uncut R&D tabs with the setback and found positive results?
10-09-2006, 07:50 PM #9
i found that trueing up the plate,... center, mounting bosses and both sides. and polishing to mirror finish. netted me, and i say me, in back to back testing with identical plates, one coated black and trued, other polished and trued ...
.3 tenths, in the time it takes to change a plate
in maybe a 15 minute time span
this is a riva 1300 plate skegless
i'm not saying its worth it, but something worked better on one than the other
10-09-2006, 09:11 PM #10
The reason I asked about the tabs is I polished a set of R&D's and haven't mounted them since the setback. They are peresently uncut and I just wanted to know if someone with a setback dynafly had tried them uncut and felt they gained by shortening to stock spec. Once I cut, I can't uncut them. Thanks.
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