Thread: Traces of water inside
06-07-2014, 10:51 AM #1
Traces of water inside
Took the first big ride today. About 1,5 h.
First of all the sealing on the sidecover came of the first time i took the cover off. But i managed to but it back in a way that i think it sealed properly.
Afterwards i took it off for a look.
There was some waterspray (some waterdrops) on the battery, coolant bottle, styrofoam underneat the hole... Also some around what looks to be the airintake. When you look through the hole and against the rear i could se some more water on the floor and waterbox. It's not that much but after some rides there will be some salt.
I rode pretty hard. Did som spins with the nose under water and so on...
How does it usually look after your riding?
Last edited by JohnSWE; 06-07-2014 at 10:53 AM. Reason: Improvements.
06-07-2014, 11:06 AM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Beaumont, Texas
sounds normal all skis are not waterproof they have to have breathing vents and the water will eventually make its way in, we remove the side panel and the plug where the oil dip stick is and spray it with the water hose after riding, let it dry and spray the engine with salt away or WD-40 we use a weed killer pump and just stick in thru the side panel and the oil check hole, you don't have to remove the deck.
Also always flush after riding and always clear out your waterbox so not much water stays in and evaporates and makes its way to your engine via exhaust valves.
We rinse the skis top to bottom, including the trailer, that salt water is a bitch and it creeps to places before you know it.
06-07-2014, 11:33 AM #3
Thanks Chris. And it's always nice to hear how other people do.
Cool that you do a real "full clean" afterwards.
I wash the outside of the ski with freshwater after every ride too. The rear and underneath. And ofcourse the trailer and the outside of the wheelbearings. I flush it my pressing a gardenhose against the waterconnection behind the IBR.
Good that it sounds normal.
06-07-2014, 03:55 PM #4
06-07-2014, 05:27 PM #5
06-07-2014, 05:31 PM #6
It looks smaller on the underside ???
06-07-2014, 05:52 PM #7
06-07-2014, 08:03 PM #8
- Join Date
- May 2014
Mine doesn't look like that either. Is that the new panel replacement from th recall? Looks to me like the gasket is on wrong and that would be an explanation for the water.
Last edited by Mark L; 06-07-2014 at 09:19 PM.
06-07-2014, 08:36 PM #9
Mine fits perfect- Slide it forward and sort of push the tabs in as you do- Then Give it a Whack with the back of your hand and Nice and tight! I have had it of and on Dozens of times.
06-09-2014, 03:29 AM #10
My seal has almost completely fallen off.. Looking at it, the join on the seal is in the worst possible place, top edge where the tab is to pull the panel out.. So even the slightest splash leaks into the hull..
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