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    Disconnecting bilge tube

    Hey guys,I was just wondering if there is any speed or rpms to be gained from doing away with the siphon tube in the nozzle and going to a electric bilge?


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    Quote Originally Posted by talldrinkofwater View Post
    Hey guys,I was just wondering if there is any speed or rpms to be gained from doing away with the siphon tube in the nozzle and going to a electric bilge?
    My 1300r has an electric stock. I took out my siphon tube and just use the electric. I think there was a small gain.

    Only thing I wish is that I had a switch to turn the bildge on and off with instead of it just coming on when I turn the ski off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrokc View Post

    Only thing I wish is that I had a switch to turn the bildge on and off with instead of it just coming on when I turn the ski off.
    I followed the bilge conductors, cut them, installed heat shrink and male/female connectors on either side of the cut in case I ever wish to hook it back up stock. I then ran the line from the bilge to a waterproof fuse and switch, then back to the battery. Works fine. Just can't bring myself to cut the console to install it, so its tie wrapped under the seat. Led light comes on when its on. Cheap to do this. Might install another bilge pump later on the other side of the tunnel.

    As far as losing the syphon tube, I gained 40 rpms's if I remember correctly on an 87mm nozzle. I don't trust the bilge pump to clear the water out fast enough, however, so I also installed duckbills as insurance. A little time on plane and the duckbills really help clear out the water.

    In the long run, the syphon works well and is hassle free. The only reason I cut it was to use the syphon line for the jetworks inlet water.
    I'm not sure I would do it that way again. I now have to worry about the duckbills leaking (and they haven't so far)
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    Thanks for the response I will give it a try for 40 rpms!

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    U definitely gain the RPM's. I bought Abbott's 5 deg. GPR nozzle to place in my XLT. He had already cut off the tube & sealed the hole with JB Weld. Definite increase man. I recomend it.

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