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    verdict on grate mod

    so im looking to cut out the side bars on my ultra grate. have we determined if its a speed enhancing mod?? or is it too dangerous? how have your results been?

    also, i keep resealing my plate and grate with marine silicone, but it keeps falling out. im thinking of using an epoxy to make it REAl smooth. i just dont konw if it would be too hard to ever get the plate or grate off again.


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    i wouldn't use expoxy. How long are you letting the silicone cure?

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    maybe try a different kind of silicone. Use 100% clear silicone. Make sure that it is smoothed out with no edges for water to catch on. Kinda like doing body work on a car.....make it pretty and smooth.

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    Or try this stuff called Life Seal, or The Right Stuff...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra250 Tn View Post
    Or try this stuff called Life Seal, or The Right Stuff...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjahw View Post
    so im looking to cut out the side bars on my ultra grate. have we determined if its a speed enhancing mod?? or is it too dangerous? how have your results been?

    also, i keep resealing my plate and grate with marine silicone, but it keeps falling out. im thinking of using an epoxy to make it REAl smooth. i just dont konw if it would be too hard to ever get the plate or grate off again.
    I did the modded grate, Actually inspected it again just the other day, it looks as good as the day I installed it. I can't say other than hook up has been good that it has given or not given gains since I did that with a few other things at the same time.
    I am running right in about 70+ with the riva plate and 1 degree wedge and some filters and the adjustable BOV. Which should be similar to blocking it off (looks way cooler but $$$$ for likely similar results.)

    I wouldn't recommend epoxy, that will prove a bitch to get off if you need to get to something.

    Marc

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    yep, i was thinkin the same thing about the epoxy. the stuff i was thinkin of was called marine tex. ive used it before, a little softer it seems. but i think ill try some of your suggestions guys. thanks.

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    TN, i noticed your getting your engine tore apart. is that kawi looking into your GIO issue? I am suppose to take my ski into the dealer so they can look into the GIO issue but ive been very hesitant because its summer. i m thinkin of taking it in soon so they can tear it apart-i have just been riding a lot and dont want to be out of a ski for the summer. i hope they can get it back within the month if i take it in.

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    No I had a ring stick on #3 cylinder...............

    I never have had GIO problems till the ring stuck, I have 105 hours on mine

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