Thread: running ski on the hose...
09-29-2007, 05:45 PM #1
running ski on the hose...
hi all....how do i run my ski on the hose.sorry if this is a stupid question.but what do i have to do get or install to be able to run it in my driveway for a few minutes?its a 1997 SPX.thanks for the help to everyone in advance.
09-30-2007, 01:04 PM #2
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10-01-2007, 06:42 PM #3
there is a flush kit that is placed in the middle of the exit line for the head. you could probly make one cheaper than buying one. all it takes is a half inch T-hose fitting( after you cut the hose insert the T), a few hose clamps, 6in hose, and a female garden hose end. instant flush kit...
10-01-2007, 10:27 PM #4
thanks for the info....how do i plug the t fitting though?like when im not running on the hose in my driveway.
10-02-2007, 05:40 AM #5
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On your ski you have to pinch off the water out hose, between the flush tee connection and the rear of the ski. Buy the pinch off tool from SD, it's actually cheap, and the green adapter hose to connect to the tee. It's also better to buy a water on-off valve to put at the end of the hose before screwing on the green adapter fitting. Then you don't have to run back and forth between the faucet. Make the connections, start the ski, then turn on the water. Turn off the water before killing the engine, and rev up 3-4 times to blow out the waterbox.
For extended runs, I would dribble a small stream of water on the carbon ring. Water is what lubricates this seal and it will overheat quickly running on the hose. If you're slick you can loosen the green hose slightly and dribble directly from there.
10-02-2007, 12:09 PM #6
ughhh im dummm....i need pics i think....i cant get my head around what is what...thanks anyway.im just gonna go to the stealer and pay him...there lots of fun to ride & no fun doin this shite...
Last edited by levonhelmet; 10-02-2007 at 12:11 PM. Reason: cause im dummmmbbb
10-02-2007, 05:52 PM #7
Buy the hose adapter(green) and a hose clamp(or use small vise-grips).
-clamp water line behind hose connection
-attach hose w/adapter installed
-remove clamp and replace red cover on water line connection
10-02-2007, 07:23 PM #8
here are some pix off my ski bro, hope this helps...
10-02-2007, 08:19 PM #9
there thats better,thanks for those pics.so i just hook up the hose, start the motor and then turn on the hose.and i can run it for 5 mins safley?
is there a plug that goes into that hose for when im not running it in the driveway?im not sure if thats what im seeing in the pic or not.
ya know right now theres a little t fitting on that hose on my ski,its very small though and has a red cap on it,... whats that for?
sorry for all the retarded questions.the info is really appreciated.
10-02-2007, 08:59 PM #10
no thats different, i have one before that T also. ya, just follow the directions that XPSS left above and put the cap in that is shown when you go to the lake/ocean... otherwise you fill with water and sink
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