Thread: got bucked off today.
06-20-2014, 05:28 PM #1
got bucked off today.
So the wife and I went out for a ride on our 13' FZ.
We rode out of miami 79st went north towards haulover and then hit the beach side towards government cut, we saw some bad weather moving in so we called it day.
on the way back it started to rain and we saw lightning at a distance so I try to make some time and just boogied about a mile from the marina and at 70mph the ski said nope your going for a swim. It just came unhooked and slung us off. Thank god we basically just skidded on our backs. But my wife says her neck hurts so she might have tumbled a bit.
I just don't understand how yamaha knowing there's an issue with the design why can't they offer a fix. Its just a simple intake grate and bam no more bucking.
Well I'm glad we are okay but I have a feeling I will be reaching out to yamaha's legal department on this.
06-20-2014, 05:34 PM #2
Glad your ok, but since you know about the Intake grate fix. I sure hope you have ordered one now.
06-20-2014, 05:35 PM #3
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got bucked off today.
Good luck, many have tried and have failed. You'd be another one of hundreds.. There is no way to prove it.
How many hours did you get on your ski before you got bucked? If it doesn't happen every time you hit a certain speed then you won't have a fight.
Save yourself the time and just buy the R&D grate.
Glad ur both ok..
Last edited by Jmfmk3; 06-20-2014 at 05:36 PM. Reason: edit
06-20-2014, 05:38 PM #4
Fearing the same, I replaced mine before the second outing. Well worth the peace of mind and handling.
06-20-2014, 05:48 PM #5
Been a few here in Aust that have come unstuck and thankfully no serious injuries. I hope Yamaha is not waiting for a serious injury or even worse to pay attention to the easy fix.
06-20-2014, 06:01 PM #6
06-20-2014, 09:20 PM #7
Sorry to hear about your spill, but you said the ski was doing 70 mph? If so then you must have done something to make it faster considering you were riding 2 up and in this nasty Florida heat,
so you may have a low 70's ski in decent weather riding riding solo? At this speed you should have changed the intake grate out a long time ago..
I was one of the unfortunate ones that broke a bone and tore up ligaments a few years back on a stock fzr, and i searched for legal help and did plenty of research and was pretty much told to drop it that it was not gonna go in my favor in court.. So good luck.
06-20-2014, 10:13 PM #8
Coco 70 is about all its got. It has very minor mods. I had not done the grate only cause I had not ordered it.
but screw that. Next time its on the water it will have a grate. There was a new fx svho that was trying to race me when this happened I was just at full throttle trying to get to the marina. It was kind of sad right when this happened the guy didnt even stop to make sure everything was okay.
06-20-2014, 10:22 PM #9
I plan to mod the ski a bit more but I want to make sure I get the grate asap. Then reinforce the tunnel.
I will be happy with 80mph just as long as it stays hooked.
I wont lie this shook me up a bit today but I've been in worse situations coming from street bikes.
06-20-2014, 11:01 PM #10
Gotcha, but by making it faster than stock it will just make the problem worse as it will overstuff the pump sooner, and if you angle the ride plate for more speed it will also make it stuff sooner, Make sure you put the aftermarket grate on there for the next ride and you'll be alright.
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