Thread: R&D Ride Plate Modification
01-05-2007, 09:41 AM #1
R&D Ride Plate Modification
I bought a used R@D ride plate from someone online for my 97 GP1200. It has been modified where the last 2 inches of the bottom have been chamfered. I have not measured the angle yet but I would ESTIMATE it to be about .050" over the two inches, maybe more. It also looks like the mounting stantions have been cut down to change the angle of the plate. I don't have it here in front of me but I could get good measurements over the weekend if needed.
Can anyone tell me if this might be the "Group-K cut" that I have been reading about ?
97 gp1200 - complete newbee !
01-05-2007, 09:45 AM #2
01-05-2007, 10:15 AM #3
Cool, the picture on the left is exactly what I have. I was really suprised how much of a dish there is in the unmachined surface on the bottom. Should that dish be sanded or flycut out ?
Should this plate be used with the 0 degree or the 5 degree reduction nozzle (I have both) ? I also have the R@D intake grate to go along with this.
This winter I am going to replace the plastic tabs, I bought a new set of Tau Ceti tabs , will they be ok or are they to small ?
I am going to flip the ski and true the bottom this winter.
Thanks a lot guys, just getting started and having fun playing.
01-05-2007, 10:28 AM #4
I would at least sand it smooth if you can machine it even better.
A jig fixture on a surface grinder would be sweet.
There are tabs for 97/98 and tabs for 98/99 they are not the same.
P/N YAGP-TA02 fit the 99.
01-05-2007, 10:33 AM #5
I have access to a Bridgeport, fixturing the plate up to make that flycut would be a little project in itself !
I have the 97-98 tabs.
01-05-2007, 11:44 AM #6
I like the words bridgeport and flycut...........
01-05-2007, 12:49 PM #7
Great to see you over here (and posting), Slaw!
Let's see a pic of your 'ski.
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