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    Fzr r&d ride plate questions

    I have a fzr with a few mods
    riva intake
    riva engine breather
    riva thru haul exhaust
    gutted water bobox

    this weekend I installed a riva ss intake grate and r&d Riva plate I'm in Miami and ride mostly in the bay or ocean... This weekend it happen to be flat, I've always been able to beat my brother he has 255 rxpx . I put on the ride plate and it feels awesome; however, I put the trim one click up the bow or "nose" up. I feel like the Jetski is jumping way to much and the water is near flat and my brother is pulling on me. Like I said I got the ride plate and intake grate this last weekend I don't know which is affecting me. The Jetski unhooks a lot when it jumps. Please help!! I hate losing to seadoos


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    Also what is the best way to race the fzr how to control the trim.

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    For some reason, mine was bouncing for a while. I didn't do any shimming or anything to it, but did some other mods, and it doesn't bounce anymore, even though the mods I did shouldn't have effected that at all. Adding shims to the rear will help the bounce, which will keep you hooked up better. Some say it will scrub top speed, but if you're coming unhooked now, you're losing top speed, so staying hooked will help. See how it is with the trim at neutral. Also, I, and most FZR owners, use the R&D intake grate, so that might have something to do with it.

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    Get a vx plate, you will pick up speed. I had jim performance cut my vx plate I picked up speed and it feels more stabil. I lost speed when I tried the [email protected] plate.

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    The thing about the modded vx is that I ride in the ocean so I kind of want the best of both worlds, I don't only want speed in the flat. I called Jim himself he told me he's making a plate soon with the best of both worlds

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    I run one of Jims VX plates in the ocean a lot with no shims. IMO it handles fine with the trim down and as long as you aren't going 50+.

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    Trim neutral, one washer/spacer in back of plate

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    When you guys say washers, how think are you referring ?


    Btw, thank you guys for responding

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    Thick***

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    Whatever the standard thickness is of stainless steel washers...I think it's about 3/32". I got mine at either Lowes or Home Depot.

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