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    After installing R&D Ride Plate what do you do about the rubber?

    So I installed the R&D plate and it does not have the two mount points like the stock plate to attach the rubber around the jet pump to the plate. I noticed after riding that the rubber gets wedged in differently each time. Wondering if it could cause something to bind like the reverse bucket or steering if it wedges into the wrong spot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentShooter View Post
    So I installed the R&D plate and it does not have the two mount points like the stock plate to attach the rubber around the jet pump to the plate. I noticed after riding that the rubber gets wedged in differently each time. Wondering if it could cause something to bind like the reverse bucket or steering if it wedges into the wrong spot.
    Take that rubber off. It isn't needed.

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    Awesome.. Was hoping that would be the solution.

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    Take the rubber off but leave in the stainless bracket.

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    I had the same issue. The rubber flaps keep getting pushed in. I was debating making brackets but I guess I'll just take it off. Did you shim the ride plate at all?

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    Leave the bracket, it supports the weight of the pump. Some people have had cracks around the transom plate due to the weight and forces on the pump when they removed the brackets. Removing the rubber will allow you to flush that area better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver93t View Post
    I had the same issue. The rubber flaps keep getting pushed in. I was debating making brackets but I guess I'll just take it off. Did you shim the ride plate at all?

    Right now the plate is setup with no shims in the front and 1 on each side in the rear. R&D in the instructions stated to do 2 in rear and 1 up front but only came with 4 shims. It rides great as is but after I get my other mods on and the datalogging setup with the motec I will try a few other settings

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    I'm getting a lot of porpoising with no shims. I also noticed my ride plate hangs about 2 mm lower than my ride plate. I'm going to try to shim it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver93t View Post
    I also noticed my ride plate hangs about 2 mm lower than my ride plate.

    ???? Think you have a typo...

    Is yours a 2014?

    You did leave the stock spacer in when you did the swap? Mine has the stock spacer and one washer per side in the rear and not experiencing the bounce. Will try with them in the front and two per side in the rear but waiting till I have the other mods installed so I can data log. The R&D directions stated to use one per side in the front and two per side in the rear for the 2014 but they only provided 4 washers so I am just running with the two for now.

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