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    Riva Grate falling off??

    Noticed a weird vibrating the last time out....I get home and the grate is hanging off on the rear...looks like I lost 1 bolt,and the thread sleeve pulled out from the hull on the other 2(the front mount looks fine).....anyone had this happen and/or what's the best fix??Thanks


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    R&D pump shoe upgrade. Stock plastic shoe pulls out.

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    Man that sucks Ken , sorry to hear that!...PR...

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    R&D makes a grate girdle that prevents this from happening.

    More than likely the grate where the center bolt is broke around the bolt head putting all the downforce on the two outer brass inserts pulling them out.

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    How and where does the R&D girdle install? Is it hard to install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybat View Post
    Noticed a weird vibrating the last time out....I get home and the grate is hanging off on the rear...looks like I lost 1 bolt,and the thread sleeve pulled out from the hull on the other 2(the front mount looks fine).....anyone had this happen and/or what's the best fix??Thanks
    if i'm right the grate has 4 bolts in all 1 at the front and 3 at the rear, the front one has a 13mm head which the threads are well moulded into the hull, the most rear one 10mm head is tapped directly into the ride plate, which is aloy which if you lost that bolt then the other 2 could'nt hold because they have captive threads into the plasticpump shoe, my gtx has run 70hrs on just 2 bolts front +1rear, however there are still methods to replace the pump shoe captive nuts, hope this helps

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    thanks everybody....i'll take it apart next week......let ya know if i find anything interesting.

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