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    FZS striped bolts intake grate

    Had my FZS slow way down last Fri. turns out stripped bolts out rear of intake grate (better than front) pulled down about 3 inches in rear front bolts okay intake (R&D) okay, anyone seen this B4?


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    I've heard of the rideplate holes stripping, especially for people who swap out ride plates a lot, but haven't personally seen or heard of it with the intake grate. If the holes are stripped, you'll either need to get them heli-coiled or replace the transom plate.

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    So the rear bolts of the intake grate pulled out of the transom plate? Man, that's wild. I would have thought the front bolts would have let loose first.

    Are you running lots of mods/really high speeds?

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    That's something that happens from over-torquing or cross-threading, it's not from going too fast

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    What 1812 failed to mention is that he ran his ski 15 feet through the air and hit a tree , breaking his nose and cracking some ribs...the ski suffered about an 8 inch hole to the bottom keel area....this is what I beleive happened..........Click image for larger version. 

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    Ouch! That would suck. Is that really him? Hope he's ok.

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    OUCH!

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    WHA?!?! Dang!! Nice pic though

    That holds true with a "slow way down"

    Were y'all in the creeks? Possible something stabbed the intake grate causing the initial damage?

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    im thinking the rear bolts pulled out from running across the ground... not being the thing that caused the "accident"

    glad you where able to walk away from this with limited damage to you.

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    He was in the creek....going way too fast...didnt make the turn.........the grate didnt pull out till about a month later....this poor ski has had a rough life !! but he bought it to ride......on a side note...I checked the grate on my stage 2 FZR and found the rear bolts to be loose ...not sure why but they were still loose...i put on some blue locktite .

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