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    BLACK MAGIC HEADERS hydrojunkie's Avatar
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    Got My New X Grate

    Going Out To Test It Shortly, Will Post Gains, Or Losses


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    I hate things that don't work! SearayEX12's Avatar
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    Is it riva, R and D, or your own design?

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    he has the R&D grate

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    I hate things that don't work! SearayEX12's Avatar
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    Sweet, I just ordered mine and it will be nice to see what the X does stock with this grate.

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    Whats that whistling noise? jtskier11's Avatar
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    Yall tired of waiting on Riva??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtskier11 View Post
    Yall tired of waiting on Riva??
    Yes, this is becoming very frustrating..Riva site still says April and here we are rapidly approaching mid May....What gives?? Now out of the middle of nowhere, R&D releases this grate in plentiful supply....

    I'll tell you this, if that R&D grate provides 3+ mph as a "Single mod", then for 160 bucks, I'm all over that. I just hope it's not false advertising and you have to spend a hell of alot more to achieve that. I'v eseen too many deals that look too good to be true and hope this is not one of them.

    Riva's claiming 4+ mph for their entire stage 1 kit? hmmm let's see some quick math here...

    $160/ 3 mph = $53 per mph - hell not bad at all, then fill the rideplate holes for the extra 1 mph.

    Now let's just say 1200 for Riva's stage 1 after shipping....then add install labor..

    $1200 / 4 mph = 300 bucks per mph plus install cost. I checked and my dealer wants 399 to install all the stage 1 stuff so in reality, I'm in the hole this much...

    $1600 / 4 mph = 400 bucks per MPH - WOW!!!

    What do you guys think about all this???

    Right now, I'm leaning on buying the R&D grate if it truly stands up to the claimed mph, the solas prop, a gibson exhaust (when they finally get it ready for the X), and maybe a couple more items depending on how I like the set up.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrojunkie View Post
    Going Out To Test It Shortly, Will Post Gains, Or Losses
    Hydro, Please review with the real gains / losses.

    From what I hear, you definately know what you're doing with these ski's.

    Please post away! Jon

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    He just got 69.7 on his stock RXP-X. Not superman, but stretched out to the back of the seat. It took a while to change the grate because he did it on a floating dock by himself, but he's heading out RIGHT NOW to test the R&D grate.

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    1st run with new grate = 70.7 crouched back on the seat. 2nd run with new grate = 72.1 mph in full superman. Fuel is approx. 2 bars (about 4 gallons) all at 1 click above neutral. He's going for a run with the VTS at 2 clicks above neutral right now.

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    2 clicks above neutral = 72.3 mph 8160 then 72.4 right after. Just hit 6 hours on the clock. 59 degrees outside, 69% humidity. Approx. a 2.7 mph gain. No loss in RPMs. Unmodified R&D grate, no buck, no cavitation. He's very happy with the ski and the grate as well. He obviously is planning on tweaking/changing the prop to get the RPMs down. More to come fellas, that's for sure.

    IMO from hearing the test results, I'd say it's good for an honest 2-2.5 mph 100% apples to apples comparison. I don't know why R&D chose to make a 3 mph claim, but maybe others will see that gain as the grates become more common.

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