Thread: Will ride plate work?
12-22-2006, 12:18 PM #1
Will ride plate work?
Im starting to order parts for the Raider and I wanted to know if a riva or pro-tec ride plate is better than the stock one? If so, which is better out of the two? Thanks
12-22-2006, 12:20 PM #2
Get with BULLRAIDER....a.k.a. "Jeff" he is one of our Raider GURU's,
Jeff, where are ya !
12-22-2006, 12:22 PM #3
12-22-2006, 01:53 PM #4
Cody glad you are here, welcome to the forum
.....first how about that signature???.that is flying for stock......can you give rpm and water conditions?
since I can tell you like speed you need to ONLY get the Protec shorty rideplate, it is the fastest (SPEEDO INTACT) plate there is for our skis.period.
12-22-2006, 03:59 PM #5
So it will actually help with speed? Thats good to hear.
With the signature thing....I get down to most precise. The lake I take it to is Green Lake in Spicer, MN. When I do my run, I run with the guage flashing (for gas). Run on reserve. I always use 91 octane fuel. We have 93 but It runs alot better on 91. Most of the raiders I have riddin tend to just let itself turn to the right, (including mine) very slightly, just let it take itself where it wants to go. You get the best speed out of this. Keep the trim in neutral. You need to keep it there when you put the 5 degree nozzle on. The lake at 930 (because state law in MN for PWCs is you can only be on from 930 to 830) is total glass. I will have to get a picture for you guys. I have never seen anything as smooth. Im the only one on it at that time so I do runs in different places. I weight about 195 so Im somewhat light for the ski....well I think I am. Make sure the ski is comletely empty of anything, like storage, a little water left in the hull, make sure its completly free of any extra weight. The best runs I get are in end of may, early june because the water is still freezing from the winter but its still very warm out.
My signture is the best I have ever reached, but I average around mid 62.
Oh, if this makes any difference. All the vids I watch of top speed runs, they lay on the seat flat with feet out. I don't like this. I make sure that i have my feet in the footholds for more balance so it doesnt start to chine-walk. I lay my upper body on the seat. To me, this keeps it from any attempt of it to start to sway, which will make you lose more speed.
And I have no Idea of what its runnin for RPMs. I would kind of like to find that out though.
12-22-2006, 08:49 PM #6
Codemanrose Welcome to the forum, it's great to have another raider guy here.
I use the protec ride plate and I agree with Bull it's the best for top speed. Also because it raises the front of the ski it might help in reducing the infamous raider 90 degree turn at top speed.
You can also cut the stock plate flush with the back of the hull. I have heard it is possible to cut the front of the stock plate and move it forward and still keep the speedo.
I have an old riva groovy plate that I'm going to cut to the same shape as the protec just to see what happens.
12-22-2006, 08:57 PM #7
12-22-2006, 10:59 PM #8
12-23-2006, 12:22 AM #9
But you may want to try cutting the fron set of holes off. I used it like that and i could see like a 15mph gain!
On the dreamo meter!
12-23-2006, 12:24 AM #10
Damn dude, 63.1!?!?!?
I'm sorry, but what else did you do. I have a bunch of stuff and I just touched 62 in 50* salt water. How long are the runs, and how do you like that prop?
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