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    Stock Riva Ride Plate vs. Jim's Modded Riva vs. Island Racing Modded Riva

    I have a stock Riva Ride plate on my Gp1300r now and was wondering what a realistic rpm/mph difference is between a stock and modded Riva plate. I have done a bunch of searching but haven't found much as far as before/after results on here for the modded Riva plate.

    Is it worth modding a Riva plate or just the stock ones?

    Which "Mod" level plate from Island is Jim's equivalent too, if any? What do you recommend?
    http://www.islandracing.net/gp1300r.html

    Ski currently has all the Riva "Stage II" stuff on it with a 13/20 Solas Set Back. Most of my riding is in Lake Murray with mixed conditions from smooth as glass to fairly rough.


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    Don't waste your time modding a stock rideplate. Jims FF plate is equivalent to a Level 4 Island plate. I prefer Jims skegged plated myself over the Island Level 4 Speed Plate. I have owned both plates and the Jims plate is currently on my GPR.

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    You mean don't bother modding a Riva plate? I don't have a stock plate anyhow. Just the Riva.

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    I also prefer the skegged R&D modded plate over the Riva modded plate, especially in water that could get snotty.
    Jim's plate would be "equivalent" to the IR stage 4.
    I have tried both and both are great plates. I personally did find better customer service and turnaround with Jim. Carl is pretty busy and can be somewhat hard to get ahold of.

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    Assuming that both are set up properly, what is a realistic mph/rpm difference to expect between a stock Riva and a Jim's modded Riva?

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    2-3 mph if setup properly.

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    2-3 mph if setup properly.
    Nice. That sounds well worth the $145 or so to me!

    How do I contact Jim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragstang86 View Post
    Nice. That sounds well worth the $145 or so to me!

    How do I contact Jim?
    Here is his SIG:
    JIM'S PERFORMANCE
    36258 US 19 N. PALM HARBOR, FL 34684
    BUSINESS CELL # (727) 365-5132

    You can order his plates right here on Greenhulk.

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