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    R&D intake Grate broke

    i couldn't upload the pics ,

    but here whats happened i was doing around 73 mph and then boom almost doing superman style but the ski stopped and i knew it was something under it so i jumped in the water and i saw thats the intake grate broken and stripped one of the bolt

    did it happen to anyone before i have 3 ski with the same intake grate,,

    or whats could cose this to happen

    sorry pics from my I phone
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    gmoeller's Avatar
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    That's not good.

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    Looks like the threads pulled out on the left bolt( possible over tightened) and the right side broke because it could not handle all the load on one side. "silvertaws6" did you tork your bolt to specs and use locktite on bolts? I am not trying to point a finger at you that the instilation was not correct by any means. I am only trying to find out as to why this happened and cure it so it won't happen again to any one! Wonder it there is enough threads in the bolt hole that a longer bolt can be used? These are just questions I am asking my self right now!~ Tommy Jordan

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    lets race.... mikeFZR's Avatar
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    The torque spec is 40nm = 29ft/lbs. The bolts also require blue loctite.

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    jusloungin's Avatar
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    my riva grate took a crap on me but the r&d has been good so far, i only had 5 hours on my riva one with no mods
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    McAllen TX
    Any bad experience with the modified VX plate?

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    Whats that whistling noise? jtskier11's Avatar
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    Right side of Kansas
    Doesnt look like a broken grate. Looks like the bolts pulled clean out of the pump shoe.

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    i did not do the install, but at the shop they did,,

    am not saying that something wrong with R&D intake grate

    i already got 5 Skis with R&D products and no proplem ,

    my new R&D intake Grate already in the way shipped to me
    i just wanna know whats cose this and if happend to someone else

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    i will reinstall the new one and use some clue like 5200 3M , to be more secure ,

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    St. Louis, MO
    Quote Originally Posted by silvertaws6 View Post
    i will reinstall the new one and use some clue like 5200 3M , to be more secure ,

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