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    750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    I feel stupid having to ask about this, but I bought a '93 750sx last summer and at the time it had a marine fire extinguisher stuck in the round compartment on the right side of the hull. The guy I bought it from said he couldn't get it out and he was fairly mechanically inclined. I tried turning it every which way and pulling hard enough that the metal pins that hold the circular compartment cover dug into the metal of the extinguisher canister far enough that I'm worried it will puncture and make a mess (and safety hazard).

    Any suggestions on getting the fire extinguisher out? The only thing stopping it is the metal pins, but I can't see how they can be easily removed or retracted.

    I can provide a photo if it will help, but it probably looks exactly like what you are picturing in your mind.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: 750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    Did you try wd40?


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    Re: 750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    No, I did not try any lubricants. I can definitely give that a try later when I am home to see if that is enough to get it out.

    There is a significant interference between the pins and the cannister. I'm guessing a few millimeters. The pins are cylindrical shape with unbroken edges so they tend to dig into metal cannister before there is any opportunity for the cannister to push the pins out of the way (although the pins seem to be rigidly anchored to the sides of the compartment so it doesn't seem like they will give at all).

    Maybe a better question is does anyone have ideas for safely discharging a marine PWC fire extinguisher while it is still stuck inside the compartment? It's so old and beat up that it needs to be replaced anyway, so if I could safely discharge it I could cut or cold chisel the cannister enough to get it out.

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    Re: 750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    just yank the thing out.the can is probably corroded so it's a bit swollen but that were always tight in there.
    do not pull the pins out as they won't stay put afterward.
    whack the plastic head off and let it empty out if you have to.nothing in there a little water won't rinse off.

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    Re: 750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    Use explosives and stand back.
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    Re: 750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    a mash hammer , drill a hole in the bulk head and smash it out , to discharge i would get a length of garden hose and hose clamp it to the nozzle and discharge it into your next door neighbors car ..,then tie a strap around the head and pull , ""theory"" if it went in it has to come out ?
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    Re: 750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    The good news is I got the old fire extinguisher out by discharging it and then drilling/chiseling it until it fit past the pins that hold the port cover. Thank you for the suggestions!

    The bad news is that the new extinguisher doesn't fit past the pins either. It fits in my '95 750sxi with room to spare, but doesn't fit in the same compartment on my '93 750sx. Has anyone had any luck finding a smaller diameter fire extinguisher or storing the extinguisher elsewhere?

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    Re: 750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    I know it's an older post, but
    https://www.kawasaki.com/accessories...01A?Source=180
    or
    https://www.blowsion.com/fire-extinguisher

    I'm pretty sure either will work
    Last edited by Xbnew; 03-04-2018 at 02:25 PM. Reason: item was out of stock

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    Re: 750sx Fire Extinguisher Stuck in Round Compartment

    Thanks for the reply. I should have updated earlier that I ended up filing down the pins enough that a standard marine PWC extinguisher would fit. I would have preferred to not have to file them down but I couldn’t find a better way. I suspect this is what most people do.

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