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    2012 FZS - R&D or RIVA ride plate?

    Hi
    I am not sure which ride plate is better for my 2012 FZS. Currently I have R&D intake grate installed. I mostly ride in lakes (no racing) but want to have better controls. R&D claims its ride plate can improve 3-4MPH. RIVA does not say anything about speed improvement. Please give your advices. Thanks in advance. Vincent


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    Stay with the R&D since you already have it. I doubt there's enough difference in the riva plate for it to be worth it. Maybe you need to try shimming the R&D plate because mine handles great when I have it on.

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    I think we need a Green Hulk Ride Plate Rental Program so people can try more plates.
    The fastest plate hands down seems to be the VX ride plate, that's what I'm running but mine is set up for smooth water; it's not a great plate for chop but Jim can modify it if you look in the store. For handling either the R&D or the Riva would be good options; also another one you might want to consider is the new Farthing Ride Plate, this would probably be my next choice if I was shopping ---->
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=179895

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    Thanks all. I ordered a Farthing ride plate. V

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    Great, please get a baseline GPS on your current plate then another GPS test after you get the Farthing on and post it up here.

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    I'm interested to see the results also. I put an R+D plate on my FZ and it greatly improves the handling. I liked that the plate came with shims. The handling and acceleration of this hull changes noticeably with the addition or removal of the shims. I would have a hard time quantifying the differences, though. I find myself regularly setting up the plate for the water conditions of the day.

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    i run the r/d plate and i have one for sale too.

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    The question is... What is the wait time for the Farthing plate?! I am also in market for a plate. Considering the Farthing plate or the Riva plate. If I have to wait weeks for a plate, I'll probably order the Riva.

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    why wait weeks when peeps like me have them for sale now...

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    strange i just get on and ride. my boat is set up for rough stuff . glass is boaring..

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