Thread: Advent Problems
05-07-2007, 04:12 PM #1
While I was riding this weekend my Advent was acting up. After I would stop it would not start for about 1 minute. All of a sudden the ski tried to start without me pressing the start button. The starter would not shut off no matter what I did. I could not un hook the battery cable because I did not have any tools. After 10 minutes it stopped. I was floating down the river with a dead ski. Jim (OU812) came to the rescue. I think my starter is fried now! I am almost positive the CDI controls the start / stop. The solenoid is working fine!
This is my second Advent after having a similar problem last year. Has anyone else had a similar problems recently?
Last edited by OCFZR; 05-07-2007 at 04:45 PM.
05-07-2007, 05:03 PM #2
Yup. Same exact problem. Sent it to Advent in September and still don't have a replacement! It is some sort of thermal failure they are having issues with. After talking to some of the other guys I have learned that only 1 in 3 actually work. It does no good to repeatedly call because there is a new excuse every week. Put the stock one in and go ride.
05-07-2007, 05:38 PM #3
I carry my stock box and tools all the time. It saved me last year when my advent acted up on the river.
05-07-2007, 05:40 PM #4
05-07-2007, 05:44 PM #5
Damn tim, You oughta walk that ignition right in their shop & tell them your history with their modules & what had just happened to you this weekend & ask "how ya gonna act now?"
You guys, tim had his hands full! He's a big guy, anyone smaller would have had a mr. toads wild ride adventure for sure! 4-6 mph current in water ranging 2ft to 5 ft, nothing but rocks on the bottom & he had flip flops on!! Haha. I threw him a rope & he lassoed the handle bars & Watching him was like watching tonto trying to tame a stallion. There was much more drama too, Imagine this...this is drama at it's finest.
I see him floating & waving his hands, I get there & his starter is stuck. OK, but then, the current is taking him into a wall of large boulders on the bank & he just put his FF plate on so he was frantic & tossed his seat to save the ass end from slamming into the rocks, Good save! So now I toss him a rope, he lassoes the ski & gives me the other end & the weight & current it too much for me to hang on. He's now at the current's mercy! It was like a horse pulling at the reigns. So he's getting out in the open river & is in shallow water so I go to grab his seat which luckily was lodged in some weeds on the bank so he can sit while I tow him in....Haha, NOT AN EASY TASK! The dude was fighting the river & ski & it was too shallow for me to take my RXP in so I was doing fly by's trying to get a good angle & then finally tossed his seat to him & he got it on, Now, I need to get closer to grab the frikken rope! All this took about 15-20 minutes but seemed longer. Finally, a 1/2 mile down river, with an onlooker watching the fun from his house we get it hooked up. Yup, Good times!
05-07-2007, 06:52 PM #6
They also have a common problem with power valve cycling around 5000. Greg said they are working on that one too. Another overheating issue.
05-07-2007, 06:54 PM #7
If you live close to thier business you would have an advantage. I live on the other coast and can only call. Once a week every week.
05-08-2007, 07:03 AM #8
"If you live close to thier business you would have an advantage. I live on the other coast and can only call. Once a week every week"
You would think he would get tired of the calls and fix you up!
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