12-12-2007, 09:25 AM #1
Riva Ride Plate w/ 2 degree wedge
When the season ended here in northern Illinois I was running both the Riva Ride Plate and the 2 degree wedge. I run 70% of the time on smooth water and love the little bit of exrta speed but did notice when going over boat wakes I grabbed a bit of air. It's nothing extream just enough to be annoying.
With that said I ask a few questions of my fellow GreenHulkers...
1. Has anyone run the plate and wedge with a toploader intake grate? if so, did it cure the hook up issue? What effect did it have on top speed?
2. Has any one tried the stainless steel two fin top loader sold by JetSki Unlimited? http://www.jsuracing.com/pc-215-84-product.aspx I think it is made for them by Solas.
3. Are the concerns expressed on this forum regarding aluminum top loaders breaking apart with the high horsepower applications founded?
4. When is Riva going to introduce their top loader?
Thanks in advanced for anyones input!
12-12-2007, 09:32 AM #2
- Join Date
- May 2007
Riva's top loader is already available! here it is!
RIVA Ultra 250X Top-Loader Intake Grate RK22090 $ 129.95
Last edited by EGGonz; 12-12-2007 at 09:39 AM.
12-12-2007, 10:07 AM #3
Livin, what kind of speed were you running when you go over wakes. Were you trying to jump the wakes or just taking it kind of easy. I have not had the opportunity to try mine yet so I am kind of curious. Thanks
12-12-2007, 10:45 AM #4
12-12-2007, 03:08 PM #5
12-12-2007, 03:38 PM #6
I have been keeping in contact with Peter Morris from WORX Australia.The worx top loader grate for the 250 will be ready mid December, he says no speed loss with better hook up than standard. My R&D one is back on the bench, hurt the time from 65 up to much and took 1.5 mph off the top end.
12-12-2007, 05:51 PM #7
fussy1 tell Pete my WORX sponsons are less then great. They are falling apart on me. I ended up taking them off. The hardware they provided pulled through the sponson paddle and I had to by big washer to try and keep the paddle from coming off.
I ended up with the R&D units and love em.
I cant wait for their Intake grate to come out.
12-12-2007, 07:43 PM #8
Hi Skip, I know what you mean, my worx sponsons on the RXP did the same thing. Not good.
12-13-2007, 10:19 AM #9
12-13-2007, 11:28 AM #10
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
But hey, kudos to you! Are you riding that thing up there in Illinois this time of year! I will bet that's a very very hearty ride! How do you stay warm when its 10 degrees? Let alone the wind chill factor? Would love to ride the Great Lakes one of these years . . . .
Last edited by john belton; 12-13-2007 at 11:48 AM.
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