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    what could I have done

    Well I got this ski in the late summer last year and with lots of help I got it going just before winter. Its 96 SL900. I took the battery out last fall, charged it on a battery tender. I just put it back in and now no spark. I did install the updated ignition and stator, and replaced a piston and reed. Worked great on the last ride to trailer. I have tried to remember all the tests I did last fall and did a few.


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    Verify that you have at least 11.5 volts while cranking....chances are your battery is toast.

    Also, make sure you have the lanyard connected.....drove myself crazy with that one before.

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    I'D RATHER SWEAT THAN SHIVER hyoctane23's Avatar
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    That and make sure you have good contacts on the battery with no corrosion on any of the wires.

    I'm guilty of the lanyard too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyoctane23 View Post
    I'm guilty of the lanyard too!!!
    Yep, me too. Got hopping mad at the wife one time wondering why she killed the battery. It tried to fire right? Nope, it was dieseling on all the fuel and oil in the cylinder.

    Guess which big dummy forgot to insert the lanyard before I pushed her off the trailer?

    OP - definitely check the battery. Domestics like plenty of voltage to create spark.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyoctane23 View Post
    I'm guilty of the lanyard too!!!
    Count me in on that one as well.

    Oh, and the drain plug once.... ONCE!!!!!!!

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    The lanyard was connected and I have 10.6/.7 while cranking tested today. Im sure it was higher when I made this post. I will charge and try again later. Which wires are for the kill/start/stop switch. I thought the manual said blk/y and blk. Thanks

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    Well after some testing i found the r/p wire at cdi had 0 volts. Followed the wire I ran to the board to find it had come disconnected .

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    Good to hear - Love the easy fixes...!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Count me in on that one as well.

    Oh, and the drain plug once.... ONCE!!!!!!!
    RsRacin......glad you had an easy fix.

    I've done the drain plug trick on my boat.....Unload from trailer and park at dock. Go park the truck. Come back to boat and idle through no-wake zone. Hit the throttle......Hey, why is this so sluggish?!?!!? Look back at engine and see water up over the floor. Turn on bilge pump, back to dock, back in truck, trailer boat, pull out, wait 20 minutes for all water to drain out.

    Seeing a wall of water coming at you INSIDE THE BOAT will scare the bejeebers out of ya.

    We all make mistakes and we all (well most of us) learn from them. The school of hard knocks is usually a great teacher.

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    So am I!!! It ran great on the hose. Water temp is almost close enough to put ski in lake. Last year at this time I took my last snowmobile ride, this year about to launch the ski. Go figure lol

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