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    What's the best ocean riding set up for the FZR?

    What the best ocean riding setup on the FZR?

    I have the riva ride plate with the stock shims and I think my ski feels like it jumps more than with the stock plate. I also have stock sponsons too, don't know if that makes a difference in ocean riding.


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    I think most will say worx plate...

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    I didn't see any mention of a scoop grate in your post. If you're not running one, then you need to pick one up. It's a safety issue and provides better hookup and handling over stock as well. I like my R&D intake grate a lot. Riva offers a stainless steel intake grate and TBM offers an adjustable intake grate. There are a few others out there as well.

    For rough water or ocean I would run the stock ride plate before the Riva or R&D rideplate. My FZR stayed hooked up better in chop with the stock plate vs the R&D plate, but the 2mph top speed gain from the R&D plate was a worthwhile trade off for me. I've heard good things about the Worx plate in rough conditions, but I've also read that it's slower than a stock ride plate in calm conditions. The Farthing ride plate would be interesting to try too, because I think it is longer than the stock, Riva, and R&D plates.

    I'm not sure what sponson characteristics are ideal for ocean riding, but I have no complaints with my R&D sponsons in chop so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwc4life View Post
    I didn't see any mention of a scoop grate in your post. If you're not running one, then you need to pick one up. It's a safety issue and provides better hookup and handling over stock as well. I like my R&D intake grate a lot. Riva offers a stainless steel intake grate and TBM offers an adjustable intake grate. There are a few others out there as well.

    For rough water or ocean I would run the stock ride plate before the Riva or R&D rideplate. My FZR stayed hooked up better in chop with the stock plate vs the R&D plate, but the 2mph top speed gain from the R&D plate was a worthwhile trade off for me. I've heard good things about the Worx plate in rough conditions, but I've also read that it's slower than a stock ride plate in calm conditions. The Farthing ride plate would be interesting to try too, because I think it is longer than the stock, Riva, and R&D plates.

    I'm not sure what sponson characteristics are ideal for ocean riding, but I have no complaints with my R&D sponsons in chop so far.
    Thanks, yea I have the r&d intake grate. I do alot of ocean riding and the riva performed terribly. The ocean today was pretty calm and the ski was still managing to come out of the water. I may think about sacrificing some mph for a smoother ride in the chops.

    Is there anything else that can be done to help out with the ride?

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    shim the riva down or swap back to the stock plate from there use the trim to raise or drop the bow.

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    I've read up and saw that the Worx and Farthing are the best for ocean?

    Worx robs alot of mph and Farthing very little if not none at all. I saw there has been alot of issues with the Farthing fitment, not sure if they have already fixed all those issues.

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    Most of my riding is done in the ocean, you can see the mods in my signiture. I run a Jims modified VX plate which I like a lot. It handles similar to the stock plate in the ocean if you are going 40-45mph or less. Above those speeds, it does tend to 'jump' a little, but most of my ocean riding isn't that fast.

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    Anyone know if the Farthing performs better than the stock plate in the ocean?

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    Would R&D sponsons help? Dont have them so cant comment.

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    Anyone have any experience with the Worx ride plate? I'm undecided on whether to get the Worx or Farthing..

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