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9m Ozone bladders

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Created by roundguts A week ago, 9 Mar 2019
roundguts
NSW, 33 posts
9 Mar 2019 1:56PM
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Will a 9m 2013 ozone edge bladder (leading edge) fit a V8 ?
The Boston valve on the V8 is
leaking air and I'd rather not spend$150+ postage on a new bladder.Any help is appreciated.

yendor
NSW, 255 posts
9 Mar 2019 4:43PM
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Why not buy a stick on valve from eBay.
ozone or Naish Boston will be perfect.
$30 delivered.
worked a treat for me in the past.
Google a few vids if your not sure.
If leak coming from the screw bit and not bladder, take out black o ring and clean then reverse it.
This solved a slow leak for me.
Hope this helps.

roundguts
NSW, 33 posts
9 Mar 2019 5:11PM
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The leak is coming from where the bladder joins the actual valve(inside the bladder),a part of the plastic lip has broken away.Probably unlucky for me to get the 1 in a 1000 with a manufacturing fault as there is no way short of hitting it with a hammer could you break it there, thanks for your help Yendor I will probably do what you suggest.

snalberski
WA, 619 posts
9 Mar 2019 2:35PM
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I dont think it will be that much.... I just bought a 8m Ozone bladder and it was only $100 plus $12 postage. After breaking my own rule I pissed around with it for hours trying to fix the leaks, but only when I admitted defeat and ponied up for a new bladder did I get a solid absolutely leak free leading edge. It is amazing how much better the kite flew and my session was just from having zero deflation.

roundguts
NSW, 33 posts
9 Mar 2019 5:58PM
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Same,same Snalberski,only generally have about 50% success on difficult fixes.The $150+postage was an actual
quote.......just had another look online and found it for $120

yendor
NSW, 255 posts
9 Mar 2019 6:46PM
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snalberski said..
I dont think it will be that much.... I just bought a 8m Ozone bladder and it was only $100 plus $12 postage. After breaking my own rule I pissed around with it for hours trying to fix the leaks, but only when I admitted defeat and ponied up for a new bladder did I get a solid absolutely leak free leading edge. It is amazing how much better the kite flew and my session was just from having zero deflation.


If you want a spare there is a 2012 ozone cat 8 meter bladder brand new on eBay for $40.
Gotta love eBay.

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 728 posts
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9 Mar 2019 6:59PM
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roundguts said..
Will a 9m 2013 ozone edge bladder (leading edge) fit a V8 ?
The Boston valve on the V8 is
leaking air and I'd rather not spend$150+ postage on a new bladder.Any help is appreciated.


No it won't, the strut positions changed. From 2014 to V8 are all the same strut positions and are interchangeable. If you can send me the old bladder I'll replace it under warranty. Send me your details via an email to steve@ozonekites.com.au

trumps
WA, 4 posts
9 Mar 2019 4:55PM
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Fantastic Steve ,and that's why I only fly Ozone

roundguts
NSW, 33 posts
9 Mar 2019 7:56PM
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Thanks Steve, very good of you to do that.

theDoctor
NSW, 4653 posts
9 Mar 2019 11:04PM
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Probably the best example for all the other bullsheet threads as to why you'd support shops



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