Thread: Do you have this problem?
07-21-2010, 10:48 PM #1
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Do you have this problem?
I noticed something about my SHO skis last weekend. I have two skis and have seen this problem on both and curious to know if you have seen this or have an idea of the cause.
A few weeks ago I was fishing In the gulf, and after drifting for a while in snotty conditions, my ski would not start. It cranked ok, but would not fire. After towing from the other ski for a short bit it started right up. Since then no problem until...
Last weekend we were running around ft desoto. After holding both skis just off the beach for a few minutes neither would start. It was in the afternoon and the wind kicked up and the chop was kicking up. I think I noticed a pattern between both situation. In both cases, the non starting skis were rocking sideways in the waves. After turning the skis into the waves for a few minutes so they were rocking front to back they started right up. Every other time on wavey conditions I have had the skis anchored from the bow. No starting issues.
I'm thinking there is something about these skis that does not like to be rocked sideways. Maybe the oil getting were it shouldn't. Or perhaps something with the fuel system. Have you had this problem and see similar pattern?
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07-21-2010, 11:35 PM #2
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Although it shouldn't work (fuel injection) just give the throttle a little hit when you crank, if it won't start.
It happens to everyone I know with 1800 FXs HOs and SHOs.
Something to do with battery and having enough omph to fire the injectors.
Only happens when warm.
07-22-2010, 12:36 AM #3
07-22-2010, 05:36 AM #4
07-22-2010, 09:33 AM #5
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I think these ski have a roll over sensor that will shut the ski off if the tilt angle of the ski side to side is too great. Just maby the left to right rocking of the ski in rough water is activating this switch, Just a thought! Tommy Jordan
07-22-2010, 11:15 AM #6
I'm thinking I read a post here where the throttle cable was adjusted just a bit too tight--making the ski think the throttle was depressed and as hitman said above, these ski's won't start with the throttle depressed.
You may want to check and see if you have any play in your throttle cable.
07-22-2010, 03:16 PM #7
07-22-2010, 06:24 PM #8
When I drift out in the ocean with the ski turned off, it usually takes 2-3 cranks before my ski starts up. I'm thinking the extra water in the waterbox "plugs" the exhaust and prohibits the engine from starting up and the 2-3 cranks blow out excess water. This does not happen unless it has been drifting for long periods.
07-22-2010, 09:40 PM #9
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