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    FXHO 2009 Rideplate Alignment

    Need some advice on aligning my rideplate.

    Without shims the front of the rideplate is farther up into the hull and doesn't fit flush with the Hull / pump shoe (approx 2mm).

    I can add shims so the front of the rideplate is flush with the hull and pump shoe.

    Whats normal / better ?


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    Try it and see
    Both are ok
    It will be faster with the front closer to level with the hull
    But you may not like the way it handles

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    Cheers for response fx160.

    Slight problem I don't live near the coast or a lake hence makes testing difficult. Was hoping to someone might have already tried it out.

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    It's been tried before
    But as I said it's rider preference
    If you can overcome the bounce you will like it
    But if you can't it will be way to annoying
    That's why you need to try it
    Just put the shims in for your next ride
    If you don't like it take them out

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    Hi FX160

    Thanks again for coming back to me.

    Just to clarify its a stock plate the has been machined to alter the angle and sit higher up into the hull than stock. I already have the flexibilty to run the ski with the rear of the plate higher due to the machining picking up speed. I can increase that angle further by shimming the front to bring it in line with the Hull.

    Since posting I have looked on other forums and they give the impression that I would be better off to have a slight lip (no shim in front).

    So my question is not about increasing the angle of the plate further just general recommendations.

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    Yes you do need a slight step
    You don't want the front of the plate catching water

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