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    1200 grate is better for holeshot and safer than the 800 at speed. aluminum 800 grates have been know to break, hence the reason that Jerry is having them cast out of stainless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceman View Post
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    So at what speed do the R/D 1200 grates become unsafe?

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    don't know, but SD joe went 88 on the spitfire with one.

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    Steering nozzles. The cheap plastic POS that sits in the sun everyday needs to be replaced every couple years or switch to R&D, Pro-Tec aluminum model.

    Cables and rod ends should be inspected too. If I were building a conversion with a hull over 2 or 3 years old I would scap all steering components for new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
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    Steering nozzles. The cheap plastic POS that sits in the sun everyday needs to be replaced every couple years or switch to R&D, Pro-Tec aluminum model.

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    I was on a ride with MRBTD when his exploded for no apparent reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPRXP Steve View Post
    I was on a ride with MRBTD when his exploded for no apparent reason.
    I grabbed mine for a pre-ride inspection checking the cables and snapped the arm for the steering off.

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    steering nozzle

    I broke my plastic steering nozzle just today tightening up the steering cable bolt. The thing just snapped off, good thing I had the protec model sitting there waiting.

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    1200 grates are not safe either. we've broke a couple of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaeater View Post
    1200 grates are not safe either. we've broke a couple of them.
    I don't think there is a "SAFE" great out there yet. Jerry is working on fixing that for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    I don't think there is a "SAFE" great out there yet. Jerry is working on fixing that for us.
    Has anyone broken a 2-bar 1200 at "normal" speeds (below 70-75)?

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