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    Just heard Nicolas Rius has broken some ribs due to an intake grate failiure!

    Yep-sounds like Nicolas bailed at 90mph on a turbo VXR because of a intake grate failure!
    Broken ribs, but he's home form hospital!
    Hope he's ok, and speedy recovery!


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    Wow. Lucky that is all that happened. Hope he gets well soon. World Finals right around the corner.

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    Maybe his head got tweeked and prices will fall on his parts..........Hope he feels better tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    Yep-sounds like Nicholas bailed at 90mph on a turbo VXR because of a intake grate failiure!
    Broken ribs, but he's home form hospital!
    Hope he's ok, and speedy recovery!
    Can't correct the spelling of Nicolas in the title.
    he was lucky considering! i have seen him do superman on his turbo fzr. speedy recovery!

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    Jerry , take note! Do the rear end mate on your turbo monster.

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    Yep, I got a call yesterday when this happened.

    I'm about to install a turbo on my VXR so this news scares the hell out of me. Riva will be making a stainless steel grate for the VXR. Until that's released I think I'm going to have one made out of billet.

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    I hate reading about accidents like this. All the best to Nicolas on a speedy recovery.

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    I saw where Rius posted this over on Facebook. Anybody know what intake grate he was using (that failed)? 90 mph is awfully fast on a VXR; sheesh. Sounds like he will be ok so I am thankful for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Yep, I got a call yesterday when this happened.

    I'm about to install a turbo on my VXR so this news scares the hell out of me. Riva will be making a stainless steel grate for the VXR. Until that's released I think I'm going to have one made out of billet.
    Get in touch with Gary Watson. They had it happen to them about 6 months ago. Same thing. He maybe able to help with what he has done to get over that problem.

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    I hope Nicholas is alright. I saw this boat just last week as they were finishing it up-very nice workmanship.
    The water was like glass yesterday, temp was 110deg and the humidity was 30%-so, not a bad speed considering the air density.
    Very scary. Rius could have been killed. And, Nicholas is a good rider, and used to going those kinds of speeds.
    Last edited by iflyems; 08-17-2011 at 04:30 PM. Reason: corrected infomation

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