01-02-2009, 10:24 AM #1
Which rideplate for my SL650/750?
I'm starting to get the parts together for my next upgrade on the '92 SL650/750; one of the items recommended was an SLX rideplate for improved top speed. Can anyone recommend a specific plate, there are a lot to choose from.
I found this one on FleaBay:
01-02-2009, 12:06 PM #2
I bought two of the Ocean Pro extended ride plates for my SL650 and 750. This stopped my porpoising problem when I hit some waves. I did loose some speed when running on glass water, but I actually gained some speed in the chop as I didn’t have to let go of the throttle all the time when the pump unloaded.
I combined the extended ride plate with a R&D scoop grate, and in my opinion these are almost must needed mods to ride an SL in any sort of chop.
If you are just looking for more speed, and don’t care about the craft porpoising all the time, you can use the ride plate in the link you posted above.
Link to extended plate:
01-02-2009, 12:25 PM #3
I guess I should clarify a few things here.
Yes, looking for flatwater speed. I ride lakes, most less than 2 mi across. Not much chop here.
The part # recommended on www.groupk.com for a SLX rideplate, 2871479, doesn't exist in Polaris land.....
So what's best for top speed? A stock SLX rideplate, Polaris # 5630737, or something else?
01-02-2009, 03:10 PM #4
The ocean pro - R or the SLX plate will be good for gaining top speed. A rule of thumb is that the longer the ride plate, the more speed you will loose, as it plants the nose of the pwc in the water, but it will handle better.
If you're really up for a project there is a set of tripple pipes for a Polaris SL on ebay right now, currently for $100. Considering bidding myself
01-02-2009, 03:31 PM #5
your post says you have the extended pump w/trim.the short race op plate really works best on the short pumps,the ocean op plate has a tendecy make the ski tack straight even if your trying to do a slight turn.the stock slx plate has reliefs made into the rear corners to prevent tracking while turning,while its not as good as the op ocean for stability in the rough it did net 4mph with an extended pump vs the short setup.running a 4 wedge??
01-02-2009, 08:43 PM #6
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For top speed, the SLX plate is tough to beat. The OP (R) does offer better handling however.
There's a used one on Ebay right now for $20 plus ship.
Tough to beat for the price.
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