05-03-2014, 05:33 PM #1
2014 FZR rideplate with Jim's cut!
** Jim's modification to your Yamaha SVHO Ride Plate link -
You know what they say.... Good things come to those that wait.
Jim did a great job on this 2014 rideplate with his cut. In summary from stock form with stock shim plates (ran 85.5 mph back in March with cooler weather) to the modified setup, in my application the gain was over 4.1 mph and handling improved especially at top speed while still maintaining rough water handling. Nicely done Jim! Great plate.
Cant wait to try it out tomorrow. The specs should be really close or equal to the one Jim and Nate made in the past http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...hlight=domin8r which was only 0.5 MPH slower than the modded VX plate, but the overall handling was better, rough water riding was way better, and holeshot was better than the VX and at top speed the ski was planted and tracked perfect. I feel this is going to be THE PLATE to have on the FZR!
Weather conditions are not ideal to do back to back testing tomorrow but I am going to go ride. Conditions will be freom flat to choppy water. I will report back after our ride. Later I will do back to back tests with my stock VX plate.
**UPDATE May 5 - Plate is absolutely amazing in all water conditions. Ski tracks straight, feels solid, ski is planted at top speed. Ski ran 88.1 mph with full tank gas with my cooler and anchor in the front storage in brackish water. I feel I will run right at 90 mph in my test lake with 1/4 tank gas as I tested previously. If so, this will be 1 mph faster than my stock VX plate which is typical gains on a modified VX plate.
** Update May 11, back to back results. Unfortunately water was warm, humidity was 80%, air was 83 degrees. So I didn't achieve the 90 mph I thought I'd get, but I did have successful back to back testing.
89.2 miles per hour 9060 rpm 2014 FZR ride plate with Jim's mod. One .060 shim in the front, no shims in the rear. Handling was awesome. Ski was planted no bounce. Felt very safe at top speed.
87. 7 miles per hour 9060 rpm stock VX ride plate, one .060 shim in the front, two .060 shims in the rear. Ski was planted no bounce. Felt good at top speed, but still not as stable as the modified 2014 plate.
88.9 miles per hour 9060 rpm stock VX ride plate, one .060 shim in the front, no shims in the rear. Ski was squirrely, fish tailing at top speed. Didn't feel safe.
All testing was done with 3 degree nozzle, Skat 14 vein pump, and twin impeller.
Update May 16.
On today's ride, I ran 89.6 mph at 9160 rpm, same setup with the 3 degree nozzle, big 14 vein Skat pump, and Skat twin. We ran various conditions and the plate shined in all off them!
Last edited by Gus13letter; 06-24-2014 at 01:48 PM.
05-03-2014, 05:37 PM #2
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This is the modded 2014 FZR plate or the new design plate from the link you posted?
05-03-2014, 05:38 PM #3
Looking forward to see your results, thanks for taking out the time to test out all these plates for us
05-03-2014, 05:44 PM #4
Having trouble uploading pics. I'll try again later
05-03-2014, 05:47 PM #5
05-03-2014, 08:46 PM #6
05-03-2014, 08:58 PM #7
The setup is similar to the plate he made which was my favorite plate.
05-03-2014, 09:48 PM #8
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Mph wise how did it do before and after modding?
05-03-2014, 10:01 PM #9
05-03-2014, 10:07 PM #10
Subscribed. This site is hard on my pocket book.
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