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    RXP-X Riva grate snapped

    Not sure if this has happened to anyone else but felt I need to share.

    Friday I was running my friends X down the St Johns and felt a thump and then a huge vibration. Ski was running close to 78 and got a little out of control when it happened. I didn't hit anything and had inspected the grate before my ride that morning.

    It appears that the grate couldn't take the downforce of the wing and pulled it down to the point were it popped on the bottom of the rear ramp. The grate would have to have flexed pretty good because I couldn't force it back to its original location.
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    W.O.W glad your OK..

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    jerry... stainless grates please!!!

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    Glad yur ok Duke that could have been ugly

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    The R&D grate went on today and I didn't really notice any speed or holeshot difference even tho I've been told the Riva is slightly faster. Jim's (JP1300R) ski has always had the R&D.

    Also noticed a coolant leak from the rideplate coming from one of the grate bolt holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX951 View Post
    Glad yur ok Duke that could have been ugly
    After all the crazy ass chit thats happened to me on these conversions nearing 100mph this didn't even get my pulse rate up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    After all the crazy ass chit thats happened to me on these conversions nearing 100mph this didn't even get my pulse rate up.
    Just doing 78 mph on an X ski would have my pulse rate up

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    glad your ok...I have heard of 3 other riva X grates breaking. One being on my buddy STSPerformance ski.

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    I broke one on my friends fx cruiser this summer and it sucked up a piece of it and locked the ski up. We had to take everything apart.. what a pain in the ass. I had never seen it happen before but it appears that the casting is very cheap on these things. Ive heard of several others on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelvesorbetter View Post
    I broke one on my friends fx cruiser this summer and it sucked up a piece of it and locked the ski up. We had to take everything apart.. what a pain in the ass. I had never seen it happen before but it appears that the casting is very cheap on these things. Ive heard of several others on this site.
    Ouch Glad I'm not running one of "those" grates

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