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    How to stretch the battery strap

    How in the heck is the easiest way to put the rubber battery strap back on? I am trying to do it by hand (no tools) so far. Do I need a tool?

    Do I need bulk up more and muscle it on?
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    Sacrifice a Large long screwdriver and grind a notch on the blade off center, NOT center, make it wide enough to fit the buckle and have at it..

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    That figures because I am at least medium strong and can not lean over and stretch that strap.

    Thanks a bunch

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    try standing on a milk crate. While I'm not a little person, dealing with a high trailer can make anything of that ilk a real difficult afternoon
    when you are pushing at a strap keep in mind that there is high risk of injury pushing on _any_ tool. Stay focused and wear gloves. A bright light will help you get on target the first time
    I learned this lesson the hard way working on cars and I have the scar to show for it.

    good luck!


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    Boil it in hot water and it will slip right on

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffr3 View Post
    How in the heck is the easiest way to put the rubber battery strap back on? I am trying to do it by hand (no tools) so far. Do I need a tool?

    Do I need bulk up more and muscle it on?
    Spray some windex on the waterbox where the strap runs across it. The notching of a long screwdriver can help in tight spaces.

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    +1 for some windex or some seadoo lube, it helps the strap stretch through it's full length.

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    I have Windex. That tool is backward from what I need.

    I have a 6" block that I am standing on. I have never worked on anything as clumsy as this SeaDoo. I will get a higher stool that will probably work better.

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    Update - I got a taller stool and muscled it on...whew. still clumsy.

    Thanks for all the good suggestions.
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