Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    brodie312's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    24

    Unhappy stalling jet ski

    hey guys i took my ski out today with a couple of mates and after mayb 30-45 mins of riding my ski started to stall while riding!!!!

    i rolled it a few times but not sure wether that was the cause of it???


    my ski is a 1998 kawasaki Xi Sport

    any help appreciated!!!

    cheers Brodie


  2. #2
    brodie312's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    24
    ***BUMP***

  3. #3
    axgrider73's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Southeast Ohio
    Posts
    2,059
    Can you give more details? Did it restart right away, how was it running other wise, what do the spark plugs look like?

  4. #4
    brodie312's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by axgrider73 View Post
    Can you give more details? Did it restart right away, how was it running other wise, what do the spark plugs look like?
    oh sorry bud!!!

    ok it is running fine but all of a sudden it would start stalling. but wen it stalled it would start easily. but then a bit later on it got real bad n would stall every5 seconds and it had trouble starting it.

    my spark plugs should be fine as i only bought it a month ago and new spark plugs were put in from shop i bought it at!!

  5. #5
    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    4,485
    +1
    320
    Check them anyways the 2 strokes like to munch on plugs...

    Sean

  6. #6
    brodie312's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeysevin View Post
    Check them anyways the 2 strokes like to munch on plugs...

    Sean

    ok i will!!!

    but ive only had it fopr a month so they r only month old plugs!!!!

  7. #7
    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    4,485
    +1
    320
    What I would do, is pull the plugs and if they look fine spray them with some starting fluid and put them back in, if they don't look good then check the carbs to see if they are clogged, Also check the battery connections. I have an 04 stx 12 f and when I got it the battery was loose so when I would bounce the motor would die.
    Good luck

    Sean

  8. #8
    brodie312's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeysevin View Post
    What I would do, is pull the plugs and if they look fine spray them with some starting fluid and put them back in, if they don't look good then check the carbs to see if they are clogged, Also check the battery connections. I have an 04 stx 12 f and when I got it the battery was loose so when I would bounce the motor would die.
    Good luck

    Sean


    hmmmm the battery could be the probs ill have a look at that hay

    also i was just tryin to start my ski in the shed b4 nd could not get it to start so i will check battery then ill try to start it!!

  9. #9
    seaobin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    Posts
    1,573
    +1
    1
    get a little flashlight and look into the cylinders while the pistons are all the way down. Describe the piston surface:

    Dry/oily
    Black/Shiney
    etc

    is there water/air in the separator

  10. #10
    axgrider73's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Southeast Ohio
    Posts
    2,059
    By checking the plugs, I meant look at the color. That will be a good indicator of how the engine in running.

    Do a search for "reading Spark Plugs" and do some reading.

    You want your plugs to have a chocalate brown color. If they are white/ash looking you are lean. If they are black you are rich.

    Let up know what you find.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Jet Ski the Flordia Keys?
    By Tiplickhahaha in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-23-2006, 01:21 AM
  2. Jet Ski game.
    By MikeTrin in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-23-2005, 05:08 PM
  3. poor jet ski
    By godfather in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-17-2005, 11:21 AM
  4. Jet ski photos
    By jack in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-11-2005, 05:45 PM
  5. Jet SKi Fine!
    By Compwhiz82 in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-16-2005, 12:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •