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    Do you have to seal the ride plate right away??

    My Riva Ride Plate arrived today and I want to go test, but I still have to go and get my drive shaft seal replaced this week. Can I slap it on and ride without it sealed for today? Will I just get some more cavitation? Will my top speed suffer? If so, how much? Thanks in advance. I think I should hit 71! Lets hope.


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    anybody?

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    I don't know what harm it would do to slap it on without sealing it, I believe others on here have done so without ill effects. It will probably impact top speed because there is quite a gap around the edges so don't be disappointed if it doesn't add the magical 2-2.5mph until you seal it up properly.

    I installed mine Monday and let the 5200 cure up and will be testing it today for the first time

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom4416 View Post
    I don't know what harm it would do to slap it on without sealing it, I believe others on here have done so without ill effects. It will probably impact top speed because there is quite a gap around the edges so don't be disappointed if it doesn't add the magical 2-2.5mph until you seal it up properly.

    I installed mine Monday and let the 5200 cure up and will be testing it today for the first time
    Should have used regular old silicone or 4200,,, 5200 is extremely hard to remove..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris288 View Post
    Should have used regular old silicone or 4200,,, 5200 is extremely hard to remove..
    I used 5200 for my intake grate. Blew right out. Back to clear silicone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluUltra250x View Post
    I used 5200 for my intake grate. Blew right out. Back to clear silicone.
    That doesn't sound right, you would likely more to blow out silicone than 5200. Something didn't set up in time or was a old tube left out in the sun. I agree , 5200 is a pain to remove. I typically use Yamabond or it's equivilant. Not only does the stuff seal but it has an elasticity to handle shock and vibration. Stuff is amazing.

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    Yep, 5200 bonds like there's no tomorrow, something must have been wrong, there is a fast cure ( 24 hours ) and a slow cure ( 7 days )...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris288 View Post
    Should have used regular old silicone or 4200,,, 5200 is extremely hard to remove..
    I know but I've had silicone blow out of skis before and decided the rideplate isn't going to get removed.

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