09-22-2010, 01:38 PM #1
R&D ride plate installation question....please help?
I just installed the R&D ride plate.....However, everybody recommended using the stock shims in the back. There weren't any shims there. I just had the big ride plate and then the silver bracket and then the 4 bolts. Does anybody know about these stock shims??? I went ahead and used 1 washer on each side in the back and put nothing in the front (as recommended by instructions). Any ideas? I haven't made it to the lake yet.
09-22-2010, 01:42 PM #2
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that is exactly what i did. mine handles great... the speedo doesnt work very well due to the pick up being re positioned....
09-22-2010, 01:45 PM #3
The silver "bracket" is the stock shim.
The R&D plate didn't come with washers/shims?
Nevermind....I see you had the R&D washers.
09-22-2010, 01:46 PM #4
09-24-2010, 01:59 PM #5
Thanks guys! You are awesome. I used the stock silver plates and then put one washer on each side in the back. Yesterday with stock ride plate and sitting up (not superman) the best I did was 67.1 and today the best was 69.5mph (gps)....however, the water was smooth as glass and I felt like I was riding a bull. I will have to add another washer in the back on each side now and lose some mph to quit the bouncing. Stock except for the R&D grate and pump seal kit and R&D ride plate. I hope to still hit 68.5-69mph after adding a shim....we will see.
09-25-2010, 11:36 PM #6
09-29-2010, 07:54 PM #7
R&D intake grate but with using either no shims in back (other than stock shims/silver bracket) or 1 shim in back or 2 shims in the back....all options resulted in horrible bouncing......approx.2.5 mph gain in all cases but the ski bounces way too much. Any ideas? I was on glass-smooth water for all 3 scenarios. The ride plate gave awesome gains, but not fun to ride.
09-29-2010, 08:01 PM #8
have you verified that your trim is working properly and accurate?? are you making these runs on neutral trim??
09-29-2010, 08:34 PM #9
I tried at neutral as well as one up and one down. The trim is working. I can't figure it out
09-30-2010, 10:11 PM #10
porpoised a lot at stage 1 on rd plate but as i added more power the less it bounced.
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