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    Riva Gen 3 Shaft vs. R&D Shaft

    I have both shafts and trying to decide which one to install for my ET 15.5. Any opinions on which is the better shaft or are they both pretty much equal.


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    i'm using R&D , so far so good.

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    Gen 3 shaft same deal not an issue ay all, fzsasut is also running one with et18 with no problems. I really like the fact its running a one piece priority fed bearing.

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    R&D w/ ET bearings. No problems at all turning 8700-8900.

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    Know a couple people who had the R&D shaft break. Hear the Riva Gen 3 is the way to go.

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    R&D with RIVA one piece bearing

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    R&D with Riva one-piece bearing here. I was in the same boat and saw a few reports of Riva gen 3 shafts breaking. A little subjective, but I've heard less negative about the R&D shafts.

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    Thanks all! Seems the shafts are pretty much the same and both have some benefits, maybe a nod to the R&D shaft for having a better reputation for never having to be redesigned and the R&D shaft is lighter. The Riva's oiling system is a great idea and implementation, but some may say that its unnecessary since its evident the R&D shaft works great without it.

    Regarding shaft breakage for either one, that's a tough call, just too many variables, nut too tight, torque wrench calibration, contamination, just dont know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badjoka View Post
    Thanks all! Seems the shafts are pretty much the same and both have some benefits, maybe a nod to the R&D shaft for having a better reputation for never having to be redesigned and the R&D shaft is lighter. The Riva's oiling system is a great idea and implementation, but some may say that its unnecessary since its evident the R&D shaft works great without it.

    Regarding shaft breakage for either one, that's a tough call, just too many variables, nut too tight, torque wrench calibration, contamination, just dont know.
    Hypothetically if they were both equal which would you rather have? One retains the stock oiling scheme and doesn't have extra parts and pieces to break or potentially leak.

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