Thread: ride plate gains
08-17-2008, 10:09 PM #1
ride plate gains
I have a older style riva plate that is grinded for more angle and is polished on the bottom. I am only getting 1 mph better than my stock plate with washers on my front bolts. This is on my 2003 GP1300R with a 1200 grate. Does this sound right? Or should I be getting more than 1 extra mph with the modded Riva plate.
08-17-2008, 10:13 PM #2
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i saw 4+mph increase(over stock) on my 99XLL with a r&d modded by jims performance...
Last edited by stlouisramsfan; 08-17-2008 at 10:17 PM.
08-17-2008, 10:15 PM #3
I would think that the magic in the ride plates that are being modified by people such as Jim and Carl is much more work than a shinny surface and grinding for angle. I can't speak for Carl's plates since I have never had one but a Jim plate is good for 3+ mph.
I do also know the amount of angle you have plus how it is mounted in reference to the pump shoe will have big effect on your speeds.
08-17-2008, 10:17 PM #4
When you washered the front of the plate down, did you make sure the angled sides aren't hanging down below the angled sides of the pump shoe?
08-17-2008, 10:23 PM #5
Mike,i dont see a pump tunnel reinforcment in your sig.
08-17-2008, 10:24 PM #6
08-17-2008, 10:27 PM #7
I have to do the pump tunnel reinforcement. I was hoping to get through this summer and take care of it over the winter.
I was out today and hit a log that was submerged under the water line. I have to marine tex a large scratch / gauge in the bottom of the ski first.
08-17-2008, 10:30 PM #8
Man, I would not ride that ski again until you do the reinforcement.
08-17-2008, 11:38 PM #9
08-18-2008, 08:31 AM #10
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