05-16-2008, 03:06 PM #1
Starter relay prob... maybe something else?
last summer I had a problem and had to replace my bendix. I pulled the motor
and when I took apart the front cover I saw that the seal had failed and let
water in the front cover.
I replaced the bendix and also got a stator/cover from a gp1200 and put
that on there. I also installed a new starter.
I put the motor back in and ran it a while.... I took it to a local lake and ran
it a bunch. I stopped it and it never restarted. I heard a buzzing noise
comming from the CDI box. I kept trying to start it until the battery was
dead (like 5 second bursts, over a few hour period... not all at once).
I pull it out of the water and havn't touched it for like 6 months.
Now when I try to start it (with a new, charged, battery) I don't get any of
that "buzz". The display just says "start"
I pulled the CDI box off. I pulled the brown wire off of the relay and touched
it to 12v+ and got nothing. I jumped the 2 poles and the starter motor
I tried to actually start the ski like this (key in, pressing start switch, while
jumping the relay). It didn't fire (well, it tried once). I'm thinking mainly
because it has been sitting for so long.
I assume it's just the relay that needs to be replaced. Could it be anything
else... what should I check?
05-16-2008, 03:47 PM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
shot u some things to check over at the other place! ssshhhhhhh
05-16-2008, 04:09 PM #3
I got it fired up!
Let it rest an hour or two, put the (new) battery back on the charger...
I put a little bit more oil & gas down in each cyl, cleaned the plugs and it
fired up on the second try and kept running.
Now I'm 100% sure its the relay.
zmann: yeah, I connected +12v to the brown wire on the relay and it didn't
do anything (it should have activated the relay).
...now to put the pumps, intakes, and ride plates back on my ski's (I was
putting on new parts) and get them out on the water!
oh... and I gotta buy a relay!
05-26-2008, 12:12 PM #4
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
- durban south africa
it may not be the relay it may be a bad conection to the starter motor it happens all the time in my shop
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