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    UMI v RIVA v TBM steering system

    I have been looking at steering systems and am stuck as to what system to get,umi is a full system and riva and TBM are 2 seperate systems ,what is the best ?


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    Depends what you do, umi is a fixed height. I noticed its also a lot looser feeling side to side. Rivas has adjustable height, good for standup position riding offshore and IMO is a lot tighter feeling turning left and right but nothing bad just a comparison. TBM makes Rivas steering, theyre the ssme

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    Would the looser feel be a issue ? And I am looking on just upgrading the steering system as it feels shit compared to a friends who has a after market system on his fzs I basically ride on sea and fresh water lake so it is a multiple style of riding I will be doing,I was just confused as riva an TBM have a bottom part that you need to buy seperate so thought I better get some help from you guys before I make my order

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    A non issue at all really! I would say go full RIva they're more adjustable and unless you know where a system is good luck trying to find a umi

    I forgot to mention farthing has a setup too, not a fan of its looks but that's just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    A non issue at all really! I would say go full RIva they're more adjustable and unless you know where a system is good luck trying to find a umi
    Cool will order the riva one,but why is the umi going to be hard to get as they are for sale on 4techperformance I was going to order one last night but I thought I would ask on forums 1st ,unless they email you after the purchase and say they are out of stock I couldn't see any problems with ordering either

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    You could try I heard umi was bought out, restructuring, retooling or something and RIva didn't have one in stock last time I tried to order one but that was a while ago.... Yes RIva sells umi too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    I heard umi was bought out, restructuring, retooling or something
    That's what I heard as well - they are going to have everything manufactured for them overseas and that there will be some "gaps" in availability for a while

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    I have the Riva/TBM you will not go wrong with that one. Lots of room for many different positions. I have been very happy with that setup.

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    I have the UMI ... i hope i done need any service on it.... i'm be dead in the water.....

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