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    New Riva Ride Plate causes my FZS to Porpoise any way to make it stop!

    I just installed a Riva intake and ride plate and now my FZS porpoises like crazy and yes is it much faster but this is very annoying i generall ride in rough water but in calm water this drives me crazy. I did not use the additional shims (washers) that came with the ride plate I also noticed the surface is not level with the intake the forward edge of the ride plate is lower than the intake grate is this the cause, any suggestions...

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    The rideplate is not supposed to sit flush with the intake grate. This design reduces friction. I would start by shimming the back of the plate to stop the proposing.

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    Does Jim do anything for the Riva fzs...

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    shim the plate i will help

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    My Rival plate is for sail. At about 78 MPH that plate becomes unruly. I found that out during my last endurance race.

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    ER-not the best plate by far for the FZ skis. I would sell it. It was crap on mine (sorry if this offends, but it was).

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    Shim the back with 3 washers. Costs 1.5 mph, but well worth it.

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    I returned that POS plate.. i thought i had a bad one.. returned and got a second and it was even worse.. they are junk... get a VX OEM plate and never look back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnick View Post
    I just installed a Riva intake and ride plate and now my FZS porpoises like crazy and yes is it much faster but this is very annoying i generall ride in rough water but in calm water this drives me crazy. I did not use the additional shims (washers) that came with the ride plate I also noticed the surface is not level with the intake the forward edge of the ride plate is lower than the intake grate is this the cause, any suggestions...
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    Forward edge of ride plate should NOT be lower than intake grate. Though this is probably not the cause of your porpoising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOdude View Post
    Forward edge of ride plate should NOT be lower than intake grate. Though this is probably not the cause of your porpoising.
    i have riden a ski with the forward edge of the ride plate lower than the shoe
    and it was a bitch to ride it had a porpous that could not be controled
    more like a bucking bronco
    the faster i went the worse it got
    at least it was an easy fix, just take out the factory spacers

    kev

    kev

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