Thread: Riva Intake Grates
01-12-2007, 12:44 PM #1
Riva Intake Grates
Anyone have any experience with either of these? Which is better for what?
I have the 2-bar style currently from my old XL that I was going to put on the GP. But I have noticed that the top-loader is recommended.
01-12-2007, 02:09 PM #2
The GP guys will chime in here, the 2 bar is mostly for flat water it doesnt really hook up well if you are riding in chop , but in the smoother stuff it will be faster on the top, the other is a top loader, it is for chopy water , it keeps the pump fed with water, that is what that ramp in the middle is for, it directs the flow up to the impeller.........but the GP guys will tell you which one they like to use, the intake grates are the same setup for the Raiders
01-12-2007, 03:37 PM #3
Pro tec was simillar this one was modified.
Center wing cut out.
01-12-2007, 06:05 PM #4
So top loader is for chop.
I mostly ride in lakes that are fairly calm with very little waves. So the regular 2 bar is probably my best bet then?
01-12-2007, 06:28 PM #5
01-12-2007, 06:31 PM #6
Two bar for all out top speed in smooth water, any chop at all, and someone with a top loader is going to eat you for lunch, that modified Pro-tec might be the best of both worlds.....might have to try that with one of my R&D top loaders.
01-12-2007, 06:51 PM #7
01-12-2007, 10:55 PM #8
Scott. did you like the way that grate worked?
01-12-2007, 11:11 PM #9
I didn,t have my 97 dialed in at the time and all I had to compare it with was a stock grate.
I did like it I ran it with a pro tec plate but my 97 was piped and at the time all I could get out of it was 65mph.It was set up in one shot I didnt know what was hurting me speed wise at the time so I took it of and went back to the stock grate and plate.
Speed stayed about the same with stock stuff and then I got the 99.
99 hull is new compared to my 97 which is pretty rough so I didnt realy work on the 97 as the 99 hull is so much faster might as well play with that the Blue boat is pretier to.
I bought the grate from a cc racer he claimed the outer wings would load the pump just enough with the center cut out the 99 came with R&D plate and grate so I never went back to the pro tec.
I dont think the grate and plate hurt anything I think my problem is my 97 hulls bottom surface.
01-12-2007, 11:13 PM #10
Scott.......Are you going to use that grate?
Bainer is that you wanting the tiny tach???
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