Thread: Anyone fill in ride plate holes?
12-31-2007, 12:27 PM #1
Anyone fill in ride plate holes?
Just wondering if anyone has filled in there ride plate holes? Any gains?
12-31-2007, 02:23 PM #2
Yes, maybe .5 mph.
Make sure you remove all of the sloppy silicone Honda applied while your at it.
12-31-2007, 02:52 PM #3
12-31-2007, 03:00 PM #4
I modified my ride plate and saw a huge increase in ride quality/splash. I could not see any difference from filling in the bolt holes.
12-31-2007, 03:01 PM #5
12-31-2007, 03:25 PM #6
I promised I would not post any pics due to I had some "professional" help.
It made a big difference in ride quality, as in... when my Wife first rode a 1/2 mile on the back and said, " Wow what did you do"?
The chop now breaks more under the hull instead of against the bow [more bowrise].
It's still not perfect, but much better [but not any faster].
12-31-2007, 06:21 PM #7
So who's the professional, how much does he charge and will he do more? Which ski do you have?
12-31-2007, 06:44 PM #8
01-01-2008, 11:26 AM #9
See Nitro [Shawn] who has an inexpensive ride plate mod that he does and I modified the plate's chines [steps] and plate end after he sent it back to me.
I will be glad to explain what I added to the mod after he does his part.
BTW, mine is not faster, just rides much better in chop.
01-01-2008, 12:07 PM #10
Rodney, I have filled my holes and like others maybe .05+/- gain. I talked to Jim (Performance) about cleaning up the rough casting of the OEM plate and doing some of his magic on it for me awhile ago but I just dont know if its worth it on the Hondas. I know that J-Me had Jim modify his and i sent him a PM a week ago about what he got out of it....but havent had any response back from him????? I in the mean time since i was redoin my impeller yanked off the rideplate and hit it with a sander and then some 1500 wet/dry and then hit it with my air drill with some polishing compound, it now looks like a mirror.
Now here is a question for everybody....What about putting/mounting skegs on the plate? Anybody tried this? Pros? Cons?
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