10-20-2013, 09:38 AM #1
CRAP! Ever see this happen on a RXT?
about 76mph as far as I can tell(not GPSing in the heat anymore) POW! Snapped it backwards and didn't go through the pump thank god. It was a stock grate. My Riva did this too but didn't last anywhere near as long as the stocker. Anyone know the stock bolt size I need to pick up? Rode like this the rest of the day but knocked back to 8200RPMs.
I assume I can actually run without an intake grate for a day right? I have a family picnic coming up Saturday.
10-20-2013, 09:46 AM #2
i have a stock one if you want to come pick it up! Im about 40 min south (Riverview ruskin area)
10-20-2013, 11:10 AM #3
thanks but someone in inverness is shipping me thiers. Not sure how it happened. the thing was perfectly level. Maybe just a structural flaw
10-20-2013, 12:41 PM #4
do you dock your ski on a floating dock?
10-20-2013, 12:44 PM #5
Had it happen with a riva grate but never a stock grate. But I never went that fast with a stock grate on.
10-20-2013, 01:02 PM #6
I store it in my garage and never beach the ski. I'm wondering if I'm approaching the time to switch out the shoe with a tx
10-20-2013, 01:18 PM #7
If the grate was gone I would think the front bolt backed out first??
10-20-2013, 02:01 PM #8
Front bolt is still there with a chunk of aluminum behind it. Very back bolt is still there with a chunk of aluminum behind it. It's weird
10-20-2013, 03:02 PM #9
Well if you do not recall going over anything ... maybe a stress crack in the grate finally gave way?
10-20-2013, 03:03 PM #10
Any sign of the shoe lifting and water entering between shoe and grate?
If the shoe pulls away from the grate I could see it breaking the rear then the front.
I have seen a guy make his own shoe protector from Stainless. I think you need to do what people do the the rxps. Even though everyone says its not needed, I think it is when you push a couch that fast! My 2.5 cents
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