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That is gonna be your best investment for a long time.  Screwing with wiring is not fun.  
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Thanks Kyle@ I sure am hoping it will solve the issue. I would be much more worried if it hadn't ran so dang well for those 15 minutes after replacing the stator and VR.
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Went with cheaper switch to make sure that was the issue first...... :donno We'll see this weekend AND NEW PLUGS! :prayer
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Heading down on Saturday to try the switch... Wish me luck! I want to float this thing!
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Sweet buddy!  good to hear you are gonna drop it in the lake!
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Let's hope so!
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What type of radio is that and were did you find it?
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I got it off of this site. They have replaced it with this one looks very similar.
 
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Well bad news... After a couple (4 hours) we finally got the motor to crank. Ended up being a loose connection at the main plug at the motor. However it still wouldn't fire. There is no spark which just doesn't make any sense to me since it ran great for 15 minutes the last time. Needless to say we are very frustrated! The admiral more so than me. I am through trying to figure it out on my own. The mechanic that rebuilt my motor said he would diagnose the electrical for 30 bucks, which is a great deal but right now we just don't have the money to get it going. In my opinion (which appherently isn't very good) it is probably the switch box...another $250 which we just don't have right now after everything we have already done.. The Admiral is throwing around the s word (sell the damn thing) I told her we can't sell it! and man did that open up another can of worms...OuchConfusedSleepyShocked
 
We have vacation in 3 weeks and my Step daughters wedding in Oct. So maybe next year...
 
Frustrated and dissapointed...Maybe an update later.


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Originally posted by curtiscapk curtiscapk wrote:

Well bad news... After a couple (4 hours) we finally got the motor to crank. Ended up being a loose connection at the main plug at the motor. However it still wouldn't fire. There is no spark which just doesn't make any sense to me since it ran great for 15 minutes the last time. Needless to say we are very frustrated!


You probably already have... but .... have you checked your safety switch (if it has one). Ask me how I know ... *grin* Mine is not under the key. Mine is a switch @ the throttle control with a lanyard. Lanyard got pulled off but switch was still in the off position.

Also, another time, found a blown fuse under the engine cover (actually my son found it).

Good luck. I know it's frustrating.
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Thanks Viper.. Yes everything has been checked.... Run switch, main fuse, connectors yada yada.
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I did just find a switch box for 110 on ebay  so we will see, it's doubtful I can talk the Admiral into it yet....
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What do you mean by "switch box"?


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OK, gotcha.  I believe this is also referred to on other makes as a CDI box (power pack).  I had never heard the term switch box.  I'm no mechanic, but I can tell you that intermittent spark is a sure sign of a bad CDI.  I went through the same thing on a Suzuki 200.  If that IS the problem, just be glad you can get a replacement.  They quit making them for the Suzi I had, and the only used one I could fine was $400, with NO WARRANTY Shocked
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I just found this! I think my switch may have been bad and that fried my switch box...
 
 
 
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What's the word Craig??


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Still sitting.... Hopefully we will have a couple hundred left over from vacation in 2 weeks I can put to it. But with my step daughters wedding in Oct. maybe not.... The Admiral is pretty bummed... of course she is blaming it on rebuild.OuchShocked
THE FLOATER may be sitting till next year.
 
We did get down to the lake to sit on the bank and my bro brought his toon by for awhile. The boys got to get some four wheeling time in as well.
 
Maybe I can find some buried treasure on the beach and get her going for labor day!Confused
 
Thanks for asking Ty! You have been a huge help!


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That sucks, nothing worse than a broken down toy, I feel for you.
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New switchbox will be here TuesdayErmm Embarrassed Confused Pinch Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Good luck on the switch box. I just read through your wiring dilema and I feel your frustration. Hopefully it is all going to end soon and you can take it for a spin. Enjoying your rebuild, thanks for sharing!
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Where's the "fingers crossed" emoticon???  Keep us posted!!!


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Now that THE FLOATER is running with 3 weeks before daughters wedding I am elated and sad..... Not sure we have the time to take her out until middle of Oct for the first and last ride of the year! But hey she looks good!

I got all the wiring straightened up and the docking lights put on. Everytime I moved a wire I made sure it still fired... :scared I wasted an hour fighting a nest of 15 or so wasps that were under the bow.... :x Running around spraying behind me as I ran.. wish I had a video of that :oops::oops: I finally got them a killed and kept on working. Funny thing is there is still a lot of little stuff to do yet.

Man why couldn't she have gone to city hall instead!
 
 
 


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Thanks Ty you have been a huge help!Star
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Awesome Bud....get some beer and get on the water!
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Originally posted by curtiscapk curtiscapk wrote:

Thanks Ty you have been a huge help!Star
 
Sorry guys not just thanks to Ty but thanks to everyone I got ideas from or stole fromLOLLOLLOL.... and everyone with advice and suggestions. I probably won't get her on the water till after the wedding snce everyone is freaking out around here...ConfusedConfusedConfusedConfused
 
It is a HUGE relief knowing THE FLOATER can do more than float nowTongueWink
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Well THE FLOATER is put to winter rest.... :cry: She did start up at the first turn of the key though! :nana I let her run for 30 minutes with stabil 2 different times. The last time I pulled the fuel line and let it run out of gas. I hadn't done this before and was suprised it ran for almost 2 minutes before it died. We had a lot of rain at the lake since I was down the last time and the cover had 0 pooling on it. I can't be more impressed with that thing!

There as been a tree that has had a lean toward the toon since we got the place well I had had enough and finally cut it down. Man I feel better about that! :shock:

I Magic erasered the seats then 303 protectorant, dryer sheets at every seat cushion corner and a bucket of charcoal, lets hope she looks as good in the spring. ONe thing I realized is I have seen some of you lift up your seats... how many lift them up or leave them down?

No more updates till next year....DAMN! Except for the sundeck I brought home to recarpet....

Thanks for all your guys' help and well wishes! We will hit the water next year!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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