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    xlt 1200 rideplate ??

    Have a stock XLT 1200 (2002)with Worx sponsons and Riva FF. Am looking for a mod that will improve handling and was wondering if a different intake grate would make a difference. I know a rideplate will too, but am focusing on the grate for now.

    I use it in the sea for wave jumping and a small amount of club racing (lake), also any recomendations you make, can you advise the impact on holeshot and top end.

    I'm not too technical but trying to learn fast

    Relatively new to skiing and plan to run the XLT this season and then get a blown GPR1300 to spend the bigger money on


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    THE PLATE MAN JIM'S PERFORMANCE's Avatar
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    Add a RIVA or an R&D intake grate, Will help with hook up and rough water riding.

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    I think it's kind of odd that a FF exhaust and sponsons were the first mods...


    If you haven't done them yet, Waveeater clips and couplers are a MUST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzK View Post
    I think it's kind of odd that a FF exhaust and sponsons were the first mods...


    If you haven't done them yet, Waveeater clips and couplers are a MUST!
    I know you're right mate. Sort of don't know what I'm doing Freeflow was cheap and sponsons were too

    What are waveater clips and couplers and what will they do ?? Be gentle with the reply if it's obvious, pleeeese. Still learning...but loving every minute on the water.

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    go to
    http://www.waveeaterproducts.com/

    get the clips and couplings... 100 bucks this is a MUST do to prevent dropping a power valve

    get an intake grate and pump plug kit + tube of 3M5200 caulk 200 bucks will make the ski come out of the hole without cavitation...

    Get a R&D rideplate ($200), down the road you can send it to Jim to modify... i would do them in that order.... its all about budget...

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    Cheers, just been reading up on the waveeater clips, deffo next job, followed by intake.

    I have stuffed the back of the shoe cavities - high density polystyrene and then siliconed to give a more durable finish, it's lasted 30 hours and no sign of falling apart yet . When looking at the pump stuffer kits, there are loads of pieces of rubber to fit. Should I be looking to fill other areas ?

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