Thread: 1997 WaveVenture 760 Won't Start
12-30-2011, 05:35 AM #1
1997 WaveVenture 760 Won't Start
This has me stumped. I bought this ski and it started right up. The next day after getting it home it would not start and had no spark. I went back later that day and it started right up and I rode it over the next 2 days. I has now sat about 1 month and it will not start. When first trying to start it there sometimes is one spark and then nothing. I charged the battery and replaced it with a new one. No change.
Any ideas on what the most likely cause is. I am thinking CDI, but could it be something simple?
12-30-2011, 08:28 PM #2
12-30-2011, 08:43 PM #3
Check the wiring harnest near the drive shaft. I once had a problem with a wave raider, previous owner installed the cover that goes around the shaft and pinched a wire or two. Caused a sometime runs sometimes dosent condition
12-31-2011, 01:40 PM #4
I guess I found the problem. There was corrosion on the positive battery connector where it is crimped. Cleaned and Re-Crimped and It starts and runs great.
I am surprised that the voltage was high enough to run the starter, but not the ignition.
Thanks for all of the ideas, John
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