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    2010 FZR R&D Ride Plate Install Help!

    I'm installing an r&d ride plate for my 2010 fzr, no other modifications have been done on my ski. I usually keep my ski at the marina on a floating dock so my stock ride plate is pretty "salted up". I oiled it as much as possible but i'm having problems moving the 4 screws holding the speedometer on. I don't want to strip them, anyone have any good ideas on removing these 4 screws?


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    Just relax and enjoy the ride. XLT Chad's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum

    As for the speedo screws, you need to heat them up. Mine had red loctite on them. Use a heat gun or a micro torch and go slow.

    BTW when you say "no other mods", you have changed the intake grate right??

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=138148

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    I know about the bucking issue with these skis, I have not changed the intake grate yet. I will change it eventually but is that required to change the ride plate? or are you saying that as I should change it asap due to safety concerns?

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    Just relax and enjoy the ride. XLT Chad's Avatar
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    The intake grate is a safety issue, but you can change the ride plate without it.
    BUT, make sure you do it ASAP. It's that important.

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    Chad, thank you so much for your quick replies. I'm ordering the intake grate now as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRoD420 View Post
    I know about the bucking issue with these skis, I have not changed the intake grate yet. I will change it eventually but is that required to change the ride plate? or are you saying that as I should change it asap due to safety concerns?
    You do not put a ride plate until you change the grate, Grate should be the first thing done. I will not ride a fzr-fzs ski with the stock grate.

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    Thanks Jim. Can you recommend an intake grate to go with my r&d ride plate? (stay with r&d or go with riva?) is there anything else I need other than these 2 parts?

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    The R&D grate is well proven by many on this forum. I think it is a good choice.

    Also, those 4 little screws on the speedo suck... I ended up taking mine out with a screw extractor and then replacing them with SS bolts.

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    i'm glad everyone feels this way about these screws, I thought it was just me because my ski sits in the water constantly. I ordered the R&D grate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRoD420 View Post
    i'm glad everyone feels this way about these screws, I thought it was just me because my ski sits in the water constantly. I ordered the R&D grate.
    Totally agree with the speedo issue, i got so upset i took mine off, no speedo over here...

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