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I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF WAYS TO TEST MY SORKLE AND WAS WONDERING IF YALL HAD ANY TRICKS BEFORE I PUT IT TO THE REAL TEST. I HAVE CRANKED THE BIKE AND PUT A BURNING CIG UNDER ALL THE CONNECTIONS AND WATCH THAT NO SMOKE GOT PULL IN ALL LOOKED GOOD.NEXT I SPRAYED ALL CONNECTIONS WITH STARTING FLUID AND ASSUMED THE BIKE WOULD REV IF ANY LEAKS BUT THIS TEST PROVED NOT TO BE TRUE B/C FOR SOME REASON I COULD SPRAY IT IN THE END OF THE SNORKLE AND THE BIKE WOULD NOT REV UP, THEN I SPRAYED THE OUTSIDE WITH SOAPY WATER AND SHOT AIR IN THE SNORKLE WITH THE OTHER END PLUGGED OFF AND WATCH FOR BUBBLES LIKE A TIRE AND NO BUBBLES WERE SEEN. SO I FEEL LIKE THE SNORKLE IS NOT LEAKING BUT I AM OPEN TO ANY IDEAS ALSO DO YOU THINK VASELINE WILL SEAL THE AIR BOX LID I HAVE HEARD OF GREASE BUT IF IT WORKS SHOULDNT VASELINE ALSO????
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I heard of someone plugging the air box end of the snorkel and then fill the snorkel with water and look for any leaks sounds like it should work.
 

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i just put faith in my work. every water ride i go on i hit a deep but easy hole first then automatically check my airbox and make sure it's still dry as a bone. so far so good.

i was iffy for a while before i finally trusted my work. but finally gave in that it was good.
 

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i just put faith in my work. every water ride i go on i hit a deep but easy hole first then automatically check my airbox and make sure it's still dry as a bone. so far so good.

i was iffy for a while before i finally trusted my work. but finally gave in that it was good.
 

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mine will die but so will putting my hand 3/4 of the way over it also. one good way i just thought of to check it is to put a cap over it, turn the gas off, and crank on it. there should be a suction created. if you sealed good the vacuum should hold. i did this by accident once. turn your gas off or your bike will pull it in the airbox!
 

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i put my hand over it and it has a sucksion on my hand. when i first built it i and a small leak and i could hear it.
 

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Thanks for all the help I tried it this weekend and it seems to work great except when I am going fast I am going to try sealing all the gaskets on the box and see what this does I also learned a new way to check on light a cig and let the smoke go around all connections and if it sucks smoke in you know that it has a leak.
 

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How about trying this. stretch a baloon over the snorkel intake, turn off the gas, crank over the engine a few times until the baloon stretches inside the snorkel, should creates a slight con-cave appearance. let it sit for a few minutes. if it maintaines the concave shape you probably have a good seal. Be aware that you will need to stop the motor on a stroke when both intake and exaust valves are closed, at least the exaust needs to be closed. A condum will work good, Everyone should carry condums in their emergency kit.
 

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i sure did get it done! its not 100% finished yet. i need to get the metal plate welded to the metal metal cuplink. we are gonna do that here at work on wed. my lift kit should also be installed by then too. i'll get some pics up asap!
 
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