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    Bladder issue. Suggestions???

    Howdy,

    I have a Dakine backpack bladder system and I have lost the o ring that goes on the tube where it enters the bladder so it is leaking.

    Local bike shop does not carry the replacement o rings and Dakine won't send one out and directed me to a hardware store.

    I cannot find one that works. The only one that fits is too wide so the tube won't go back in. I need a flatter o ring.

    I have tried three hardware stores. Does anyone have a suggestion?

    Thanks,
    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzz
    Howdy,

    I have a Dakine backpack bladder system and I have lost the o ring that goes on the tube where it enters the bladder so it is leaking.

    Local bike shop does not carry the replacement o rings and Dakine won't send one out and directed me to a hardware store.

    I cannot find one that works. The only one that fits is too wide so the tube won't go back in. I need a flatter o ring.

    I have tried three hardware stores. Does anyone have a suggestion?

    Thanks,
    Ross
    did you already buy the o-ring that is too thick?

    if so, sand it to the thickness that'll work.
    grab one side of the ring w/2 fingers while applying pressure w/a third. drag it across some sandpaper, it will be easier than you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzz
    Dakine won't send one out and directed me to a hardware store.
    WTF? Did Dakine give you a reason why not? Unless there is a reasonable explanation, I may just take Dakine of my list.
    I AM JUST A JERK

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzz
    Dakine won't send one out and directed me to a hardware store.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    WTF? Did Dakine give you a reason why not? Unless there is a reasonable explanation, I may just take Dakine of my list.

    i wuzz wondering the same thing since i just ordered a nomad. is it that Dakine won't send one out directly to you or won't send one out to a dealer either?

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    Some hardware stores would have it, but needs to be specialty. One I know would be an Ace at Broadyway/Rural in Tempe, if that is close by you. Evergreen on Country Club also.
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    I found one that works! I bought 10! Finding one was more of a pain in the ass than it should have been!

    As far as Dakine goes.....I called the guys down at Rage where I bought the pack and they called Dakine. Dakine then directed me to a hardware store. I thought it was odd. They could have just stuck a couple in an envelope and sent them to the shop or me directly.

    I sent Dakine customer service a polite request for them to send me a new o ring or two or a new bladder with one installed. I filled them in that I have purchased alot of their products over the years for snowboarding and biking. It will be interesting to see how they respond. I'll let you know.

    Thanks,
    Ross

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    Here is the response from Dakine!

    Hi Ross,

    While reading this email we thought, he needs an o-ring to fix the issue. The retailer mis-informed you as we do have these and will be sending out a couple of them today via UPS to the address you have provided below. You should see them arrive in about 4-5 Business days.

    Thank you
    Dakine Warranty Department

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzz
    Here is the response from Dakine!
    Dakine is back on the list. Not sure what is up with Rage though.
    I AM JUST A JERK

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    Probably just miscommunication with Rage.

    Ross

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    so where did find the correct o-ring locally?
    i've got a nomad on the way and figure i'll pick up a few to keep in the pack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'size
    so where did find the correct o-ring locally?
    i've got a nomad on the way and figure i'll pick up a few to keep in the pack...
    What happened to the APEX? I use Camelbak bladders as I like the wider opening for cleaning.
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    I found the o rings at Home Depot at Indian Bend. I will grab the package tomorrow and post the exact size so you don't have to go through the same BS I did.


    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    What happened to the APEX? I use Camelbak bladders as I like the wider opening for cleaning.
    i decided i won't need to carry the foreman grill with me, the nomad should have plenty of room.

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