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:D Stopped by Harbor Freight today, a package of four hose "pinchers" were $7.99. PN is 69116. The are in a red/flat plastic pack. I left mine that way and just taped my tow strap from the Jeep and Orange SOS flag, mini flourescent flashlite, compass, and spare key for my "emergency kit". Figured, if they never get used "oh well" and just one time is well worth it. Sizes varied from 3/8" to 1 3/4". Not sure what size would be needed so if anyone has the opportunity (or curiosity) to try a clamp, DO POST the correct size..

FYI and thanx to the poster who suggested these from HF as a heads up. They also had 12v battery tenders for $6 :) Will need that too for Sparky :):eek:
 

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I used the same clamp . I think the 1 inch size worked best when I experimented with a garden hose . I installed it loosely on the Spark intake hose.used a zip tie to keep it from opening up . If you don't do that , you will ever get it on when you need to . It's a bear to but on. I'm still not confident with it and I intend to install a ball valve.
 

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From my garden hose experiment I'm not at all convinced that no water can intrude even under low pressure. The 1 inch however did work better than the larger clamp. I have not towed and won't until I instal a ball valve . I have the clamp on loose in case of emergency tow only.
 

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thanks, good info. ill have to get the proper clamps. for all the **** price hikes on these things they should include a clamp in your emergency kit since if there is an emergency you will prob need a tow and need a clamp.

that was my mistake, it said to have the drain plug in the back on the right open if you are trailering , not towing. its to help get any remaining water out. i remembered it wrong. lots of info for me to take in. i would be worried about putting the plug back in. Maybe put a rubber band on your wrist to remember :p

you were describing the contents of your ER kit and you said spare key? how much did it cost you to get one? the dealership only gave me one key then I asked them if they forgot one and they said nope it only comes with one key. i confirmed with BRP that sparks only come with one key. I heard spares are like $250 with programing.
 

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thanks, good info. ill have to get the proper clamps. for all the **** price hikes on these things they should include a clamp in your emergency kit since if there is an emergency you will prob need a tow and need a clamp.

that was my mistake, it said to have the drain plug in the back on the right open if you are trailering , not towing. its to help get any remaining water out. i remembered it wrong. lots of info for me to take in. i would be worried about putting the plug back in. Maybe put a rubber band on your wrist to remember :p

you were describing the contents of your ER kit and you said spare key? how much did it cost you to get one? the dealership only gave me one key then I asked them if they forgot one and they said nope it only comes with one key. i confirmed with BRP that sparks only come with one key. I heard spares are like $250 with programing.
BTW: the keys are generic, so no programming, the Spark is cheap :) The key w/ floating lanyard is like $38~ MSRP from BRP. My dealer gives me 10% off and 10% credit to future purchases BTW for buying there, ask yours to! Key is Priceless if your on the water and somehow the other key does sink! Add a tow strap (I just use the one from my Jeep), a mooring rope, some extra sun screen and hose pinchers, small flashlite and a bright orange SOS streamer and you are set!:)
 

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jeff my dealer raped me so hard with the price ( no lube ) that i doubt he would give me a deal on anything. lol. so if they are generic and no program that means your key could start another spark and vice versa? scary. on the video that comes with the manual they said " your key works for only your spark " so im confused. not a big deal though..

back to hose clamps. i had the left side panel off ( port side ) and couldnt find that hose you need to clamp. in the manual it looks like its down low but i looked down and didnt see it. am im looking in the wrong spot? thanks
 

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I got my Sea Doo survey in the mail today. My dealer told me that they need to maintain high scores from customers to maintain their platinum dealer status. Not sure if true, but I would tell Sea Doo what you think about your rape experience when you get yours.
 

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good idea robNH. i will say next time include Synergy by Wet or at least KY minimum. Ill let them know about the assembly fee after i was told it came assembled lol.
 

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My question is do you have to be partly in the water to reach this hose to clamp? I hear you can't reach it from the riding position after you pull off the left access panel. Dangling over the side in 1 foot waves would make for an interesting situation.
 

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I got my Sea Doo survey in the mail today. My dealer told me that they need to maintain high scores from customers to maintain their platinum dealer status. Not sure if true, but I would tell Sea Doo what you think about your rape experience when you get yours.
Just be careful rating super low. If the Sea Doo dealership network is anything like the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dealer Network, the dealership will find out who rated them so craply and will black mark you in their service record as a problem customer.
 

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You Not going to be able to look and touch these things at the same time?
Reach in from the left side and go down about 6 inches and back toward the rear 18 inches and you will find it! If you get to the second hose then you have gone by the first. LOL
Same with putting a zip tie around those suspect wires touching the right front of the motor.
Look where they are- Put your chin on the seat and reach in with a zip tie in one hand and use the other hand to catch the end of the zip tie after you think its around the front of the concerned wire and latch the zip tie -Then LOOK in and see if you did it right and tighten it up good if you did.
You can,t look and use both hands in there at the same time. You have to do it by feel!
 
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