Thread: Riva plate vs. R & D
06-02-2008, 08:29 AM #1
Riva plate vs. R & D
offshore riding, waves and choppy water which one you will install?
wedge or with out wedge
06-02-2008, 10:21 AM #2
I am currently running the R&D Plate, with 2 degree wedge in very choppy waters, I have no problems hooking up. Never tried the Riva plate though.
06-02-2008, 10:24 AM #3
I ride with the stock plate + 2* offshore. It seems to be decent. Riva will make you loose some hookup. Have yet to try the R&D plate.
06-02-2008, 10:39 AM #4
oh R & D guys needs to hear from u..I gona try riva plate turboad has spare one, yesterday i brough my ski from the workshop..not tested yet
and i found plenty of R & D plates ordered i asked the technician and he said there are better in offshure ride than RIva once
06-02-2008, 12:24 PM #5
i'm also running the r&d plate and 2 degree wedge..i love it..thet very first thing i noticed is how much higher the ski rides and very smooth..i was in 2-3 foot wave yesterday and did not have any problems with hookup..very nice
06-02-2008, 02:01 PM #6
I wouldn't use the Riva plate on anything but a pond, it totally destroys the rough water capability of the 250, add a wedge and it's even worse.. Haven't had the pleasure of trying the R&D but I couldn't get rid of the Riva fast enough..
06-02-2008, 02:18 PM #7
so no wedges for rough sea what about ride plate alone i'm considering R & D more that Riva for offshure..just what I hearde about it not from experience I'm talking
06-02-2008, 03:49 PM #8
You may also look in to Jims Performance Modded stock plate, Its all I have ever run on mine..........
06-02-2008, 06:10 PM #9
1 deg and stock plate off shore no issues 4-5 ft chop.
06-02-2008, 06:17 PM #10
We're running fine offshore with
Riva rideplates and 2degree wedges here in So Fl.
That includes conditions from flat to 4/6' waves.
I do detect a little less hookup compared to stock plate
but the handling improvements and speed increase (2.5mph)
more than offset the negative. With the stock plate I was
"water plowing" at slow speeds in any kind of current. That
was eliminated with Riva.
We also run a lot of fast twisty's, 60mph plus on narrow
fresh water rivers. The Riva plate is the bomb for that application.
You can see videos of all this on our website under "videos"
BTW, we all took out that plug under the glove box and the
supercharger sounds great. No issues with salt intrusion, just
spray it off after riding. This is the experience of 6 Ultra 250's
both 2007 and 2008.
quote=Chris288;661934]I wouldn't use the Riva plate on anything but a pond, it totally destroys the rough water capability of the 250, add a wedge and it's even worse.. Haven't had the pleasure of trying the R&D but I couldn't get rid of the Riva fast enough..[/quote]
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