The original question was to replace the bladders and get new ones without Octopus valves, not fixing them.
But if you have the skills to modify originals by yourself then please read ahead - I will provide you how to with minimum costs, suggest you the products you will need and provide you DIY vs. NEW pros and cons, and not just point you to a whole bunch of products you don't need.
S1. Remove it from your kite
S2. Cut off male octupus valves nicely
S3. Patch the holes with bladder tape
S4. Install it back into the kite correctly
S1. Expose the nose out from the stut zipper
S2. Close the female valve with a standard deflate valve cap
S3. Insert strut back into the kite correctly
Pump and Go KITE!!
Tools you will need:
- alco swabs (2pcs included with our bladder patches)
Products you will need:
- 1x monster bladder patch - you should get 8pcs of diam. 7.5cm patches out of it (http://drtuba.eu/all-kite-products/repa ... sive-tapes
- 1x TPU patch film to protect adhesive to stick to other side of the bladder, TPU will ensure long term adhesivity compared to PE or PP patches (http://drtuba.eu/all-kite-products/repa ... film-patch
Bladder removal/insertion how to:
- DIY will come initially cheaper if you know how to do it
- new experience
- if you mess something the bladders may leak and you may buy new ones eventually
- inflate/deflate valves will leak heavily when you will put out the pump hose from them, making them soft before you close them (Naish is known for thin struts)
- you need to find 8pcs of deflate caps to close female valves (if you will cut them out you won't be able to seal the holes. but if you will really want to DIY then we can provide you those caps)
- 9mm valves very prone to delaminate on old bladders
- new bladders made from our exclusive high quality TPU
- all 9mm valves can be ball mouted - much easier and safe inflation
- long term performance
- affordable pricing for bladders w/o one pump valves installed (email contact us)
- no mess, just install them and go kite!
- except greater initial price tag I really can't remember anything else
- not one pump anymore
If you want one pump on them on DIY:
S1. cut hole near the struts on LE
S2. mount some one pump valves on the LE (like this one - http://drtuba.eu/kite-bladders-valves/s ... s-i-insert
S3. Get inserts for 9mm valves like these - http://drtuba.eu/all-kite-products/repa ... mp-inserts
S4. Get yourself some hose to connect them (http://drtuba.eu/all-kite-products/repa ... ement-sets
If you want one pump on NEW:
S1. get custom made bladders and all parts for your needs (again we do all kinds of custom solutions)
The one thing I'd be very carefull if you will cut the LE to make one pump holes - be sure to reinforce and stitch around them otherwise the kite can explode there.