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    Rideplate

    is there anyone who can modify ridplate for ruff r choppy weather.. riva is made fo smooth water and where i live its always choppy...


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    Give Jim a call, he will help you out...

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    The best ride plate for rough water is the stock plate hands down. Even though it is the slowest on smooth water you cant go fast in the rough if your out of the water half the time either.

    1. If I only rode in the rough I would use stock plate.
    2. If it was mostly in rough but some smooth, I would Use a trued R&D plate with skegs.
    3. If I rode in mostly smooth but some rough, I would use a trued and modified R&D plate and just shim down the rear of the plate when I went to rough water. (you can shim tabs as well)
    4. In nothing but smooth water I would use the fully modified plate, fill the holes and forget about it until high speeds require adjustments in the future.

    IMHO

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    i always ride in rough water and find the shredmaster is best

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    my ff plate from Jim handles the ruff better than any plate i have tested..... (stock, unmodded riva and r&d)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nater785p View Post
    my ff plate from Jim handles the ruff better than any plate i have tested..... (stock, unmodded riva and r&d)
    I wish Jim1300 would chime in with his thoughts. I see Naters comments here and they conflict what Jim told me over the phone. I understood from him the stock plate or unmoddifed Riva/R&D plate woul dbe best for the rough stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbtd View Post
    I wish Jim1300 would chime in with his thoughts. I see Naters comments here and they conflict what Jim told me over the phone. I understood from him the stock plate or unmoddifed Riva/R&D plate woul dbe best for the rough stuff.
    Hello mrbtd, The new riva plate is no good for rough it's a flat water plate, The stock R&D plate Will work in semi rough and calm waters. A R&D modified plate depending on what conditions you ride, With the proper shimming on the plate and trim tabs will handle the rough. Me and Nate ride in 8 to 12 inch chops alot of the time and the ski's handle good. but if you only ride in rough water and not worried about speed your best is just keep your stock plate on.
    Last edited by JIM'S PERFORMANCE; 02-09-2007 at 08:50 AM.

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    Jim is bang on with his suggestions.

    I talk about various rough water set-ups in detail in my Riva post(s)

    Here is a copy of one of my sections that describes rough water set-up

    For those of you that ride in rough water this table might help on what rideplate, trim tab and nozzle set-up I would recommend:

    In water with 0 – 9 inches chop
    - use modified R&D plate
    - GPR 5 degree pump nozzle
    - Trim tabs with 1 or 2 washers under all 8 bolts

    In water 9 to 18 inches
    - Use stock plate
    - GPR 5 degree pump nozzle
    - Trim tabs with 1 or 2 washers under all 8 bolts

    More than 18 in chop
    - Use stock plate
    - XL 3 degree pump nozzle
    - Trim tabs with 2 washers under all 8 bolts

    http://rivaforums.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tp...4/m/9511019071

    http://rivaforums.com/eve/forums?a=t...093#2571066093

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    i havwe a xl1200 2000 witch ride plate would work better? on choopy/ruff

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    On the XLL's the fully modded R&D plates ( our MOD 4 ) work excellent due to the size of the ski. It actually hepls the speed of the Xl in the rough conditions and gives a better "feel" to the xl

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