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    Bucked off FZS ....need advise

    I have a FZS with a Riva Stage 1 (Riva grate). I was wide open (~72 mph gps) on flat water and then I backed off the throttle to make a gentle turn (still going straight). The next then I know, the ski jumps several feet to the left and apparently slowed down enough for me to fly over the bike "superman" style. I end up doing a couple of forward somersaults and then my legs dive into the water and separate causing a very forceful Chinese split! I felt my groin and lower abdominal muscles tear. Had to be dragged out of the water and took an ambulance to the ER. Luckily nothing broken but lots of torn muscles/ligaments. Anyways, now I know what bucking is. I am a fairly experienced rider and there was absolutely nothing I could have done to prevent what happened. I am not sure I want to ever get back on the ski. I thought an aftermarket grate fixes the problem. Has anyone heard of this happening with the Riva grate versus the R&D? Sorry for the long thread and with pain meds and muscle relaxants on board, I hope it is coherent. What would you guys do. Thanks..Jim


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    Quote Originally Posted by jefros View Post
    I have a FZS with a Riva Stage 1 (Riva grate). I was wide open (~72 mph gps) on flat water and then I backed off the throttle to make a gentle turn (still going straight). The next then I know, the ski jumps several feet to the left and apparently slowed down enough for me to fly over the bike "superman" style. I end up doing a couple of forward somersaults and then my legs dive into the water and separate causing a very forceful Chinese split! I felt my groin and lower abdominal muscles tear. Had to be dragged out of the water and took an ambulance to the ER. Luckily nothing broken but lots of torn muscles/ligaments. Anyways, now I know what bucking is. I am a fairly experienced rider and there was absolutely nothing I could have done to prevent what happened. I am not sure I want to ever get back on the ski. I thought an aftermarket grate fixes the problem. Has anyone heard of this happening with the Riva grate versus the R&D? Sorry for the long thread and with pain meds and muscle relaxants on board, I hope it is coherent. What would you guys do. Thanks..Jim
    Hello Jim do you have the new riva stainless grate or the old aluminum one, Reason i ask is because the old aluminum riva grates use to break. Hope you recover quick.

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    I got the grate put on at the end of last year. Thus, it is probably the old one. I have not looked to see if their is any damage to it (not moving so good right now!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefros View Post
    I got the grate put on at the end of last year. Thus, it is probably the old one. I have not looked to see if their is any damage to it (not moving so good right now!).
    When you can i would look at it to see if it broke off.

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    I've been hearing things too but I rode my old riva grate all last year at 80 mph and never had a problem.

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    I would look under the ski when you get a chance because the intake grate is proly gone. The riva grates have been know to break on people and that might be what happened to you.

    Hope you have a fast recovery

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    very sorry to hear this, hope you recover quick and let us know what you find, or what may have caused the overstuff

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    yea i had a riva grate and the rear two bolts broke off on my ride and broke the transom plate i would check it out when u feel better.
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    But would a broken Grate cause a stuff ,,I broke 2 riva grates on my RXP and it never stffed,, Im concerned to put freinds or family on my FZR

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    I agree with the above statement about family and friends. I would have felt horrible if this had happened to someone other then me. In addition, I ride a lot with my 9yo son. Whenever someone had posted about being "bucked", I always thought their was some component of rider error. Now I view it in a completely different light. As far as checking out the condition of the grate, it may be a couple of weeks before I get back to our lake house. I am off to see an orthopedic specialist this am. Thanks for the support....Jim

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