Thread: FXHO won't start
06-03-2011, 06:46 PM #1
FXHO won't start
So I decided i'd take out my FXHO out today. I did my usual check to make sure i had everything i needed then went to turn the ski on and just heard several noises...i figured it might have been the battery but im not sure it said it had 8voltz on the tachometer...i later jumped it with my car and after a couple tries it started up.. Then after letting it run for 5min i turned it off. Then tried turning it back on and nothing. Any ideas of what it could be, Im guessing the battery (which i bought new 2 months ago) just dosnt have enough charge. Any one had this issue.. im attatching a video with the sound it would make when i crank it.
06-03-2011, 07:18 PM #2
8 volts is way to low
it should read over 11.5 even if it's nearly flat
my guess is the battery is stuffed or you have a charging problem
06-04-2011, 02:54 AM #3
Definitely the battery. To check......fully charge battery, leave for 24hrs, then take a voltage reading.
A good battery will show around 12.75 volts.......12v or lower & it's time to get a new one.
06-04-2011, 07:54 AM #4
Oh ok thank guys ill definately charge the battery and see if itll take charge and keep it, if not ill be taking a trip to WALMART (with no reciept) and hopefully they will replace it for me
06-04-2011, 08:31 AM #5
Make sure you really torque down those battery connections! I was out riding last week and out in the middle of the ocean my ski wouldn't start because my negitive connection was slightly loose. The dash displayed "Low Volt" but the starter motor still was running.
06-04-2011, 08:37 AM #6
+1 on the cables, I lost power on one of the RXT's on the lake one time and it was just a loose cable! Even the best battery in the world is no good without proper connection; if you run in the ocean, inspect them carefully for corrosion too.
06-09-2011, 12:15 PM #7
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FYI, my friend bought one of those walmart batts. Returned it after a week! Weak!!!
06-09-2011, 08:10 PM #8
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A cheap Wally World battery will self destruct from the vibration a ski produces in short order. Do yourself a favor and get an AGM type (like an Odyssey).........it will last a long time.
06-13-2011, 08:01 AM #9
Hey guys quick update: Thanks for all your info, so i went to Walmart and they replaced it no questions asked even without a reciept lol. Put it on the ski, and im back in business Thanks again for the info
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