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I have been resisting the temptation to get a snorkel for the foreman because I was thinkin that it would only get me into more trouble, but I think if I had just a little more height on the air intake It might help me stay out of trouble.

I have tried to contact the guys at Traingle Snorkel via the two telephone numbers on their website, but have been unable to make contact with anyone. Are they still in business?

Highlifter advertises the Triangle Snorkel kit but say its on back order.

Their snorkel has a professional look. I dont want my snorkel to like I glued a bunch of schedule 40 pvc together and painted it black.

The price would be well worth it if you figure in the frustration of a visit to home depot post katrina. Plus the time it would take to figure all your joints and angles to plumb it.

Are there any other snorkel manufacturers?

If not, what type of pipe are yall using?

What type of piping is the black thin wall piping that they use and where can you get it?
 

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I highly recommend the Triangle Snorkel. My wife & i have them on ours &
have loved them ever since we got them.
 

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you can get black pvc and pool hose from lowes or home depot.....i did 2 bikes for less than $50
 

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Railroader - How long ago did you purchase your snorkel? I would like to buy the triangle snorkel, but have been unable to make contact with the them, and Highlifter has them backordered. Makes me wonder if the company if the company is still in production.
 

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firedude,

i snorkeled mine myself about 3 weeks ago. i got plans from rincon650. i ended up deciding not to cut a hole in my bike on the front end so i went with basically the plans under the how to section. it looks real good and can easily remove. i just ran the shopvac hose outside along engine and front fender and fastened it to my rack. i used 2" pvc pipe with a 90 and 180 degree bends. i cleaned the white printing off the piping and looks real good.

i can always run it permanently with cutouts if i decide to but i think it looks good the way it is.
 

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firedude,

i just saw you have a custom speakers box. do you have any pics? what do you have on your ride anyway. that will probably be the next thing i try to do. thanks
 

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joe camel -

I've built two so far. The first one mounted on the front and had four 5 1/4" speakers with a marine cd player in a marine enclosure. The box had a large dry storage compartment and two cup holders, but was kinda bulky. The extra weight made it difficult to water wheelie.

The second one had two 6 1/2" speakers and a space for a cooler. The radio was on top of one of the speakers. The box stuck up about 12" above the rack. I was riding at an angle across a log a was struck in the side by the corner of the box. Felt like i got donkey kicked in the kidney. Needless to say I haven't rode with either of them lately.

For all of the boxes, i ran the power out to a accessory plug. When I had it on the back, I wired a female plug directly to the battery under the seat so I could just unplug it and remove it. Both of the boxes had lugs that fit the rack that nailed to the bottom of them that kept them from sliding on the rack. The first one was held down with bungees and the second one was j-bolted down. The boxes were made out of 3/8" plywood nailed together with 16 gauge trim nails and liquid nailed together. Then a heavy coat of rhino lining was applied. The rhino lining helps seal any leaks and also helps to bond the box together.

I'm bout to build my last one. This one will be as small as I can make it, and will go on the front rack. Gonna put two 6 1/2" speakers in it and a radio. I am gonna convert the front accessory plug on the foreman to be constant hot, so I can run the radio when the bike is off and not run up the hour meter.

I dont have any pictures right now, but I will see if i can get some to give you some ideas.
 

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Dont worry about the snorkle getting you INTO trouble, It cant happen...The snorkle is there so the bike will breath in deep water... And 99% of the time, it is hard bottom. It will do nothing but keep you OUT of trouble and damaging your bike on an OOPS ride into something that you thought was shallow..
 

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snorkels are deff for people like me haha, i have a yeehaw complex
 

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Thats true... I guess when you get the " Hey ya'll....Watch this.. " .... I can see where it would..
 

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Thanks guys, I was about to give up on em. I called Yasky and Highlifter and they both have em backordered. I'll see if EZMUDDER can help me.
 

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QUOTE ("Flip 500":p6osi5kr)
snorkels are deff for people like me haha, i have a yeehaw complex
Yeehaw complex, I like that.

Snorkels are just cheap insurance, and a must down here.
 

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well the snorkel doesnt always work lol i sank my bike tonight out at holopaw i was playing in the swimming hole and fliped to the side
 

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Dirtyrider....Even a submarine will fail upside down...Ha Ha Ha
 

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QUOTE ("firedude":p0y320eg)
Railroader - How long ago did you purchase your snorkel? I would like to buy the triangle snorkel, but have been unable to make contact with the them, and Highlifter has them backordered. Makes me wonder if the company if the company is still in production.
I think i bought them in October of last year. They are still in business. I see
some of the folks that work there ride out where we ride a lot of times.
 

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Their snorkel has a professional look. I dont want my snorkel to like I glued a bunch of schedule 40 pvc together and painted it black.
The Snorkit is a bunch of sched 40 PVC blued together and painted black.

It can be done easily your self. There are a many ways to run them.
 

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I think that truegrit is right it is the same thing but you dont have to spend that much time figuring it out yourself i have seen the triangle snorkel and i think that the one that i did myself looks just as good or better..........plus it was over 100 dollars cheaper to do it myself
 

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I may be forced to build my own. I have called and emailed and have yet to get a response. I'm gonna wait till after the holidays. If I still have not gotten a response, i guess that I'll have to build it myself.
 
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