Thread: Modifying a Riva grate
03-24-2007, 08:45 PM #1
Modifying a Riva grate
I was wondering on the effect of taking the two outside wings off.
Anybody ever done this?
03-26-2007, 03:49 PM #2
03-26-2007, 06:36 PM #3
04-02-2007, 08:40 AM #4
I've been gone for a while. Thanks for the reply.
Maybe cutting off the wings would be a compromise and keep handling and reduce drag of the wings.??
On a side...if you lost 3mph when you added everything...and gained 3mph when you swapped out the grate...you saw no net gains for the rest of your mods?
04-02-2007, 09:33 AM #5
I tried it and lost speed. Its best to leave the Riva grate alone. It works very well!
04-02-2007, 11:00 AM #6
04-02-2007, 11:02 AM #7
You saved me some time and money...again.
Aside...with the props and related performance being different on our skis....would the change benefit an RXT if not an RXP?
04-02-2007, 12:14 PM #8
I never tried it on an RXT.
The main thing to consider is you want more surface area on the grate the faster you go. Cutting off the outer wings reduces the surface area. This is exactly why the Riva grate is faster than the stock grate on skis running 75+
The larger surface area helps prevent pump overstuff.
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