Video: Installing RIVA Racing’s Yamaha GP1800 Steering System


Since it’s introduction, Yamaha’s supercharged SVHO-powered GP1800 has been the darling of aftermarket tuners and builders. The lightweight, nimble hull, aggressive stance, and almost unnatural reception to performance tweaks and components has made the newest WaveRunner easily one of the most anticipated machines for the 2017 racing season. And no company has been more actively engaged in developing this machine to reach its full potential than RIVA Racing.

Recently, RIVA produced a quick installation video for their RIVA Yamaha GP1800/VXR/VXS Steering System Part (PT# RY20110). First debuted on RIVA Racing’s Limited Edition GP1800R specialty-built machine, the new steering system, which includes a RIVA Pro-Bar 32-inch Runabout Bars (PT# RY204) and ODI ROGUE Lock-On Grips, 130MM, no flange (PT# L31RGB-S), is an ideal fit for the performance minded GP1800 owner, as the system shaves weight while adding significantly more strength.

Typically, installation comes in around 1 1/2 hours, especially if you’re using power tools over conventional sockets and hand-twisted screwdrivers. The process does require a bit of disassembly, so make sure to take notes while watching the video or simply read RIVA’s instructions HERE. In all, the process requires very little trimming or cutting, so don’t fear about any irreversible modifications. So again, enjoy the video below and when it’s done, check out the RIVA Racing Yamaha GP1800 Steering System HERE.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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