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    Flush Kit, DIY or Buy one

    Sorry for all the questions but im looking for a flush kit for my ski.

    On the UK ebay these sell for around £50 which is around $85bucks

    Now ive seen on general gogle searchs diy flush kits etc, i have also search but i cant find a exact answer.

    Is it safe to make your own flush connector like i did the other day connecting onto the brass tap pipe

    Would it be ok to know one up using garden hosing??

    Anyone got any pics of what thay have done before??

    thanks
    Neil


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    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
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    I can think of two things that are important with a reverse flush connection;

    The cap that seals it when you are running the engine normally (out riding on the water) must be secure. If it works loose or leaks while you are riding, you can flood the engine air intake with water, or even sink the ski.

    When you are connected to the garden hose, you should be able to turn the water on and off easily, and completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post
    Sorry for all the questions but im looking for a flush kit for my ski.

    On the UK ebay these sell for around £50 which is around $85bucks

    Now ive seen on general gogle searchs diy flush kits etc, i have also search but i cant find a exact answer.

    Is it safe to make your own flush connector like i did the other day connecting onto the brass tap pipe

    Would it be ok to know one up using garden hosing??

    Anyone got any pics of what thay have done before??

    thanks
    Neil
    I bought the exact same one that K447 has pictured from Westy's motorsports for $22 last fall, really inexpensive and works great
    http://phoenix.citysearch.com/profil...torsports.html

    He should be able to ship it to you, is a great guy! Even with shipping it will be way cheaper than what you were saying it would cost you up there!

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    I also believe Dennis Kirk has them also
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    $40.99 Atlantis Quick-Snap Flush Kit
    Dennis Kirk Part #: 281924
    Manufacturer Part #: A6010
    Type: Flush Kit
    Units: Each


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    I'D RATHER SWEAT THAN SHIVER hyoctane23's Avatar
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    I built my own for about $6....see picture. I found a garden hose fitting that had a female thread on the other end. I then found a fitting that fit both the garden hose fitting and the head. It worked well until I replaced the stock head with a ADA Racing head. Now, I just undo the water outlet from the cylinders, hook up a barbed garden hose fitting to it, and reverse flow the cooling system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyoctane23 View Post
    I built my own for about $6....see picture. I found a garden hose fitting that had a female thread on the other end. I then found a fitting that fit both the garden hose fitting and the head. It worked well until I replaced the stock head with a ADA Racing head. Now, I just undo the water outlet from the cylinders, hook up a barbed garden hose fitting to it, and reverse flow the cooling system.
    I have a homemade (looks almost identical to yours except where it mounts to the cooling rail) one as well on the SL1050, came with it. I personally don't like it because it always kinks the hose because the homemade flush kit doesn't turn. (just a personal preference I guess)

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    I use a plastic barbed fitting when i flush the SLT,with a garden hose with the end cut off,works great and cost a couple buck, just replace the brass plug afterwards.

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