Thread: R&D intake grate for R-12X?
07-30-2008, 07:09 PM #1
R&D intake grate for R-12X?
Has anyone tried the R&D grate? Is it worth the cash?
07-30-2008, 10:29 PM #2
07-31-2008, 03:07 PM #3
I remember that thread now...
I've also heard about a bunch of people having to grind them down to get them to fit flush...
08-03-2008, 03:00 PM #4
Look over at Honda ('ski) classifieds. I write about my R&D grate experience.
08-06-2008, 03:35 AM #5
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My mate and I bought r12X's and both are identicle when it comes to speed and accelerartion. He fitted the R&D and has had no improvements even in choppy conditions. I would not bother its a waste of $$$
08-10-2008, 09:17 PM #6
Not worth it all...no performance gains except fopr better trailer loading and you'd need to machine it to make it fit up in right.
08-17-2008, 02:01 PM #7
it is a total waste of money ! i had put them on and seen a lot of cavitation and top speed ~45 mph.. tried to cut outer wings, no difference.
08-17-2008, 05:13 PM #8
Ya gotta get the thing NOT to stick so far down from the bottom of the hull fellas.
Why does a loading style work on almost everything else and not the Honda?
08-19-2008, 07:57 AM #9
08-19-2008, 10:14 PM #10
It's an absolute mystery to me. I can't imagine anybody defending the casting quality of R&D grates, but the R-12X grates are nowhere even close to where they need to be to fit and work properly. About an hour with a flapper wheel and sanding block will get you a good fitting grate that makes a nice difference in the chop, but still cavitates a bit out of the hole and (more annoying to me) coming out of the hairpin turns that make the R-12X so much fun.
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