08-24-2012, 10:00 AM #1
Freshwater Riders: Do you have any post ride maintenance?
I know the saltwater guys have quite a bit of stuff they need to do to keep the salt from eating their machines, but wondered if any of the freshwater riders had any post ride maintenance that they do?
08-24-2012, 11:14 AM #2
WTH is post ride maintenance?
just blip the throttle once or twice and take it home.
Spray 'em off with the hose, wipe 'em down, done.
08-24-2012, 11:24 AM #3
08-24-2012, 11:43 AM #4
That's always been my stance as well. The lake/river cleans the inside. Hopefully it rains on the way home and that cleans the outside Just wondered if others were doing more.
08-24-2012, 12:48 PM #5
I usually just rinse the ski off or if it's really water spotted, wipe it down with vinegar and water, pull the drain plugs, tip it up to drain foot wells. Park it inside with hoods open and seats off. Drain the catch can and dream of the next ride.
Oh and drink a cool one while doing this helps.
08-24-2012, 12:51 PM #6
08-24-2012, 04:30 PM #7
I'll blow them out. Occasionally spray down the pumps with WD40 to prevent corrosion. Wash or wipe them down. A little spray wax from time to time.
We seem to have a zebra mussel epidemic up here now I left my skis in the water for two weeks at my parents lake house and will be pulling them out tomorrow night after riding. They will get a good flushing with a diluted 50/50 mix of chorine & water. Not sure if this is okay?! But I'll will do my part to help prevent the spread of zebra mussels. This lake was infected this year. Last summer they didn't exist there. The neighboring lake has also been infected. Damn things are everywhere now.
08-24-2012, 04:40 PM #8
08-24-2012, 04:52 PM #9
I'll mop up as much water inside the hull, check the oil, apply another coat of silicone to the pump and ride plate....to slow corrosion.
08-24-2012, 10:46 PM #10
We just blow water out of waterbox while still on incline of ramp, towel down and then ride home with seats in back of truck to air dry hulls. Thats it.
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