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    Replaceing the ride plate

    This is probaly as dumb as a question gets, but i'm a newbie.

    Is it a simple process to replace the factory ride plate to an aftermarket one?

    About how long does it take for installation?


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    What kind of ski?

    It should be nothing more than removing 4 small screws for the speedo sensor and 4 bolts for the rideplate itself. Reverse the process to install.

    Note - don't let the rideplate hang by one or two bolts as you are removing/installing it. This can booger up the inserts in the hull. Keep it pushed up against the hull until you remove/install all four bolts.

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    On a GPR/XLT it takes about 15 minutes to swap them. If the bolts have not been removed before you might want to heat them up first.
    Bookmark this site. it is very helpful
    http://www.cajundude.com/rideplate.htm

    Not a dumb question - on some skis it can take a couple of hours cleaning/resealing etc...

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    Its an 01 xlt1200.

    Thanks for the info.


    Looking at buying a Pro-Tec plate, its used and in my price range, figure it has to be faster than the stock one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullboogie View Post

    Note - don't let the rideplate hang by one or two bolts as you are removing/installing it. This can booger up the inserts in the hull. Keep it pushed up against the hull until you remove/install all four bolts.
    i did it...lol

    save up and contact jims 1300 for a plate for your ski

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    Don't waste your money on the pro-tec plate, just keep the stock plate until you can afford the real deal.

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    Why are some people so against the Pro-Tec plate?

    I would not think it would be as good as maybe an R&D, but still I would expect a MPH gain over stock right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dongee View Post
    Why are some people so against the Pro-Tec plate?

    I would not think it would be as good as maybe an R&D, but still I would expect a MPH gain over stock right?
    just me thinking out loud here..

    if you think its not going to be as good as a R&D why settle for second best,
    if your like me you will fit it then think yer when a R&D comes up ill have that and have that 1 mph i left on table....

    or

    save up buy a modded one from one of the guys on forum and think yes thats the dogs balls no speed left on table, lets move onto my next mod....

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    I was going that route for two reasons

    One- its half the price of the R&D (used)

    Two-if the new Yamaha is as good as some say its going to be, I will be trading in the spring anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dongee View Post
    I was going that route for two reasons

    One- its half the price of the R&D (used)

    Two-if the new Yamaha is as good as some say its going to be, I will be trading in the spring anyway.
    ok i got you,in that case leave it stock and put the $ to the new ski...

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