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    FXHO 1100 help???

    My partner is investigating a fatal pwc collision where there were no witnesses to the incident. A post diagnostic of the ski showed the rpm's were at 9500 just prior to impact. Anyone know the approximate speed of a 2006 1100 FXHO running at 9500 rpms?

    Thanks for your time and help.

    Jim Lambert


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    If I had to make a wild guess I would have to guess close to top speed. The max RPM on the FXHO is 10,100 if I am correct. Top speed on those machines are just around that 60 mph mark. I would have to guess at 9500 RPM his speed was probably 57 + or -.
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    i concur

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    Thats what we were coming up with. The ski had 2 adults on it and they were rounding a sharp bend prior to where a swing bridge is located. The rpms are solid at 10,000 for 25 seconds before the collision, and then drop to 5,000 for the last 6 seconds of operation.

    We suspect the operator became confused as to which path to take under the bridge while at top speed, let off the throttle, lost steerage, and impacted with the bridge support.

    If any of you have a similar machine, and are out on the water in the next couple weeks, I would appreciate it if you could make a short run up to 10,000 rpms and make a mental note of what your speed reading was at the time. It would also be helpful to know what the speed is at 5,000 rpm to determine the difference between the 2.

    I really appreciate the help from all you guys.

    Stay safe out there
    Jim

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    stock FXHO ?

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    Yes, it was a stock ski.

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    How long has he been riding?
    Most amateur riders will let go of the gas in turns and thats what creates the problems.

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    Inexperienced - less than 5 hours riding time on the pwc. 2 riders on the machine at the time. They borrowed it from a family member. Both struck their heads on the bridge supports as it travelled under a section of the bridge not meant for navigation. Front operator is in critical condition but will survive. Rear passenger was deceased at the scene. Knowing the speed of that craft at 10,000 and 5,000 rpm's will answer alot of questions for us.

    Jim

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    sorry to hear that , how long has the operator been riding? The no throttle turn seems most likely... but could something have deterred him from turning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIOARI View Post
    Inexperienced - less than 5 hours riding time on the pwc. 2 riders on the machine at the time. They borrowed it from a family member. Both struck their heads on the bridge supports as it travelled under a section of the bridge not meant for navigation. Front operator is in critical condition but will survive. Rear passenger was deceased at the scene. Knowing the speed of that craft at 10,000 and 5,000 rpm's will answer alot of questions for us.

    Jim

    Thats quite unfortunate, i hope the other rider recovers ok, RIP for the passenger.

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