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    Polaris Genesis starting prob...

    Its a 2000 Polaris Genesis 1200cc carbed. Starts perfect out of water, in water it doesn't quite turn over fast enough to fire, its got a good battery and the carbs and pumps are good. It must be an electrical fault. Coils?

    Has anyone come across this before?

    Thanks


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    Load test the battery to make sure the battery is actually good. How old is it? It may not be good.

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    Cool

    check your ground,grab set of jumper cables go from battery - to engine (stay away from carb's) see if that help

    later cd

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    Battery is new, have also tried another good battery to be sure, have also checked ground and its good, could it be the stator?

    I think that if it had another 100 rpm in the water it would fire.

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    Check volts at battery when cranking ,need to be at least 10.5 v.May have starter issue if all is good otherwise

    Bernie

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    Sounds like you have a battery or corrosion on one of the wires issue.

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    Battery is new, have also tried another good battery to be sure
    Make sure you put a meter on it and see what it is in the water. Has to see 10.5 volts. Many guys state they have a good batery but the thing is junk. spins over all day long at 9.8 volts in the water but that is not enough to engauge the CDI circuits.

    could it be the stator
    Not if it starts.

    I would start to go with Bernie on this one. Bearings in the starter cap could be going bad. just enough to not let it start.

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    I'd go back to the battery as crazy suggested. Even though you're stating the battery is good and you tried it with another good one, we still don't know HOW good it really is.
    I will always take a jumper box down to the water with me, leave the craft attached to the trailer but in the water where the impeller can fight the water load. Remove the seat and try to start it with the jumper box. If it starts, there's a very good chance it's just the battery.
    Now you may have an issue with the starter, bendix, whatever BUT I'd shoot for the battery jumper first. It's easy and simple versus removing the front cover for a peak at the starter.
    Good Luck and let us know what you find.

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    Now I also can't remember if there is a way to get a touch of oil to the bushings etc but a little shot of lubricant probably wouldn't hurt it IF you can get to it.
    And if the jumper pack doesn't work at least you know what you'll be doing next.

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    I have had a jumper pack on it in the water under load and it still wont start, but will start with just the battery out of water.

    I have measured the resistance of the exciter coils as per polaris manual, the second coil is an open circuit with infinite resistance which it shouldn't be.

    I think this coil is bad, would this cause my starting problems?

    thanks for the help.

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