Hey everyone. I just got 2017 Spark HO 3up. This is my firs PWC, hoping to get some insights. I wanted to wait until second ride to post but there are 3 things that worry me after I took it out today:
1. I'm taking on some water. After 20 min of semi-hard ride i got about 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon drained out of hull. I'm not sure if it was only this ride or not. I also trailered it in extremely hard rain for 30 min few days ago while it was missing oil plug cover. How normal is having that much water there? I've read about people on both sides, just trying to get more data on it.
2. To me ( I don't have any other options but my own) it sounds like crap. It has shake at idle but starts moving pretty fast at WOT. It tops out at [email protected]
On perfectly flat lake, multiple directions top speed is 40mph. This is HO engine with 19hrs on it. I was under impression that it should do at least 50 mph? Is idle supposed to be smooth? I mean, it's 4-stroke engine
3. My IBR bucket has a little play to it when ski is off. May be 3/4" up/down. Somewhere, I've read that it shouldn't have any play. How's everyone else's?
I bought this unit out of the water. I knew engine was running but that's about it. Good thing is that apparently it has another 3 years of BEST so at least I have that going.
Thank you in advance for any help I will get. I hope to stick around this forum and keep this Spark for while.