05-11-2014, 05:59 PM #1
Spark died on me during break in.....
Ok took my 60hp 2up Saprk out for the second time to just go easy on her and continue to finish breaking in the engine. I went with 1 hour 30 minutes already on the machine. I started doing some circles and just bunny hoping my own small waves. One landing I got a beep and engine warning came on. The engine never sounded bad and continued to have full power. I took it easy back to the dock where I turned it off, then restarted it. No warning light, sounds fine, everything normal full power and all.
I took her back and did the same thing, and she just went blank. She turned off, and had no computer. I took key off, put int back in, no computer, no beeps, nothing happens when you press either button. Just dead....I looked in side panerl, battery was in nice and tight, every connection I could see was great.
I then swam it to shore in 50 some degree water no wet suit, and walked a real rough shoreline home mostly chest deep. Took like 45 minutes....
So total time on engine, 1 hour 45 minutes.....
My best guess is something electrical is loose as a goose from when dealership assembled. I am planning on letting them deal with it even though I do need to take the top off for parts coming later this week.
The ole 96 xp ripped and felt great though....
05-11-2014, 06:02 PM #2
check battery connector and fusebox.
i had a customer who let the obd / diagnostic connector hang loose and it got water inside.
That made the can bus network fail and he had issues turning ski off and starting it.
05-11-2014, 06:04 PM #3
Will do thanks, I am guessing short/disconnection. Both times it was on hard landing, at only a 1% of what I plan on throwing at this thing....I do know nothing has gotten wet inside yet, dry as a bone from what I can see.
05-11-2014, 06:06 PM #4
that just sucks. not fun on a new investment. let us know what they find
these skis seem notorious for lose connections/hoses/plugs . I plan to take the top deck off before I ride just to be on the safe side
05-11-2014, 06:08 PM #5
yeah basically, a long shameful walk home. Everyone was outside on decks and shit like hey man, is that brand new? lol I got asked if I ran out of gas like 10 times, was ready to drown someone, "no I am not that guy"
05-11-2014, 06:10 PM #6
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05-11-2014, 06:13 PM #8
hope you didn't want faster than 13MPH.
none of them offered you a tow? what nice guys.
I was swimming in a lake once when I was young and my tube deflated and I swam fast to shore instead of drowning from the current and a lady came out yelled at me and told me to get off her beach. she said she own 60' into the water and for me to swim back out. I had some really choice words for her.
05-11-2014, 06:17 PM #9
They people I seen didn't have boats in yet. Couple people out fishing other side of lake I am sure they never noticed me. I would have paid them handsomely had they seen me.
05-11-2014, 06:19 PM #10
good time to figure out how your going to pinch off the intake water line so you can be towed for future reference.
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