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I have a 2up 90hp spark. I put it in the water for the first time ever on Monday for memorial day, and after about 2-3 hrs in the break in period, it died. Zero power. I towed it back in and put it on the lift to see if I sucked anything up, everyone was fine. I called my dealer and he told me to check battery connections and fuses. I checked the connections and everything was nice and tight, I checked the fuse box, and I blew the 15amp fuse ("Battery"). The call to my dealer was made on Tuesday, I checked the stuff out today (Thursday, been raining like crazy). I replaced the fuse, and it turned on, but I did not run it, was too busy to go for a ride, I was just happy I fixed the problem. When I called my dealer back, he told me had 2 sparks in the shop that were dropped off on Wednesday for the same problem. He told me to bring it in, as it is a fire hazard and went on to tell me that it would take them 2 weeks to even look at it, Motor city power sports in Lansing Michigan. I googled this problem, and there are at least 5 posts on this issue. What do you guys think? Any input? Do you think we are soon to have recall number 2, as I already had a recall on the side panel? I am thinking about taking it out this weekend to see what will happened and If i will blow the fuse again. Pretty irritated since I have been a Yamaha guy all my life and finally made the switch to seadoo.
 

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Hello everyone,

I have a 2up 90hp spark. I put it in the water for the first time ever on Monday for memorial day, and after about 2-3 hrs in the break in period, it died. Zero power. I towed it back in and put it on the lift to see if I sucked anything up, everyone was fine. I called my dealer and he told me to check battery connections and fuses. I checked the connections and everything was nice and tight, I checked the fuse box, and I blew the 15amp fuse ("Battery"). The call to my dealer was made on Tuesday, I checked the stuff out today (Thursday, been raining like crazy). I replaced the fuse, and it turned on, but I did not run it, was too busy to go for a ride, I was just happy I fixed the problem. When I called my dealer back, he told me had 2 sparks in the shop that were dropped off on Wednesday for the same problem. He told me to bring it in, as it is a fire hazard and went on to tell me that it would take them 2 weeks to even look at it, Motor city power sports in Lansing Michigan. I googled this problem, and there are at least 5 posts on this issue. What do you guys think? Any input? Do you think we are soon to have recall number 2, as I already had a recall on the side panel? I am thinking about taking it out this weekend to see what will happened and If i will blow the fuse again. Pretty irritated since I have been a Yamaha guy all my life and finally made the switch to seadoo.


View this thread.. They fixed my Spark!
 

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"They fixed my Spark!
Well the dealer found the issue with my Spark. The issue was I was blowing the 15 amp fuse, more so when turning and jumping. Long story short, they found a nick in the wire by a valve, shorting out.

They used liquid wire on it, moved it and zip tied it per BRP recommendation. They said they have 2 more Sparks coming in with the same symptoms....

The dealer took photos for me to bring here and share, so photos to come.

Another positive note, I think all my parts are here as of today besides the shoe stuffer kit. Looking in to that now. I will document my before/during/after install of the parts.

It is going to be beautiful out this weekend so I can finish break in and build her out next week."

this was the msg posted on greenhulk website for anyone who is interested..
 

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Hope you find the solution soon. I only have 5 hours on my ski but Saturday it'll be doing some jumping and agrees I've riding. I hope mine doesn't do that
 

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This makes me want to pack a small spare parts kit with extra fuses, the last thing I'd want to happen is to go out wave jumping in some rough weather and have the ski die on me, that wouldnt be a very fun tow back through the cut.
 

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You are right, there is 1 extra 15 amp fuse in the box, but if you can put a couple of those bad boys in the storage container just in case you're out there and it happens. It is happening to many of spark owners, I spoke to BRP this morning and there is a service bullitien on the issue, it is a matter of time before it is a recall.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, will put some fuses in my safety kit. How hard is it to get to the fuse? My ski is covered and has the straps on, to lazy to take everything off right now.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, will put some fuses in my safety kit. How hard is it to get to the fuse? My ski is covered and has the straps on, to lazy to take everything off right now.

You take the side panel off on the left side of the ski, small square black box will be right in front of you, cant miss it, takes not even 30 seconds. There is only if I remember 5 fuses and a relay. Only one 15 amp.
 

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In my previous experience with towing skis, as long as you stay under 15mph on a sea doo you are ok and don't really need to pinch the water hose (to be on the safe side, I was being towed by a pontoon and instructed no faster then 10 mph). I had no choice, I had nothing with me to pinch it, plus I was on an inland lake and not to far from where I had to park it.
 

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In my previous experience with towing skis, as long as you stay under 15mph on a sea doo you are ok and don't really need to pinch the water hose (to be on the safe side, I was being towed by a pontoon and instructed no faster then 10 mph). I had no choice, I had nothing with me to pinch it, plus I was on an inland lake and not to far from where I had to park it.
no water inside then? Good to know, thanx!:)
 

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can you use a quick release ziptie to pinch it? if you pinch it tight will it damage the hose or cause it to not bounce back ? i heard when you have it towed you are supposed to undo the cap in back to the right? that drain plug thing?

its hard to keep track of what ive heard vs what ive read in the manual picking through it
 

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someone else on here said yes, but seeing as how small the little side panel holes are im wising I had child sized hands. im doing it tomorrow at the marina with a flash light before I take the ski out for the first time
 

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Can anyone show a picture of what wires you have to move
 
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