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    shimming VXR ride plate

    Finally looked under my 13 vxr at the ride plate - it sits above the aluminum ride shoe a good 1/16" of an inch - As if it should be shimmed down to be flush. Is that what most of you find? Winter here (Minneapolis) - 12" snow and -2 today.

    So those of you that make the basically stock ride better - do make shim it flush? It does bounce at WOT - 67-68 gps. all stock.


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    Having it sit alittle higher than the shoe is normal. you can try shimming the back of the plate to help reduce the bouncing.

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    shim it flush and it will slow down

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    shim it flush and it will slow down
    Not doubting what you said.., but I sure would like to
    know why that is??

    Kind of seems like flush n smooth ought to be better,
    but can’t argue with legit test results.

    Gerry..., Jim..., anyone??
    Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullett55 View Post
    Kind of seems like flush n smooth ought to be better,
    but can’t argue with legit test results.

    Gerry..., Jim..., anyone??
    Thx.
    You would think, but this is not the case. You want a step from the transom plate to the ride plate. The higher you suck that plate up to the hull the more speed you can make.
    Removing the spacer plates brings the plate up closer to the hull and also brings on more speed


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    The More angle you create gets more bow out of the water....

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    I didnt see much of a gain from shimming a stocker but put a Jim's modded on there and yahoo.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bullett55 View Post
    Kind of seems like flush n smooth ought to be better,
    but can’t argue with legit test results.

    Gerry..., Jim..., anyone??
    Thx.
    You would think, but this is not the case. You want a step from the transom plate to the ride plate. The higher you suck that plate up to the hull the more speed you can make.
    Removing the spacer plates brings the plate up closer to the hull and also brings on more speed
    Ok.. got it.
    Prolly why Yamaha built it that way lol.
    Thanks Gerry

    And Jim.., FedEx just delivered my modded ride
    plate (VXR). NICE work! Appreciate the Xmas discount
    Noticed you also ‘trued’ it up a bit, thank you
    very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    The higher you suck that plate up to the hull the more speed you can make.
    Removing the spacer plates brings the plate up closer to the hull and also brings on more speed
    I hope every VXR/VXS owner reads this.


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    anyone have a pic or two on the ride plate mod's and experience from Jim's work?

    Thanks

    Tim

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