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Pictures of electrical Issue I had. Everyone should work to prevent this.

This guy pointed out in detail how to prevent what seems to be a common problem with the Sparks. All it involves is some zip ties. Check it out!

On a side note, a big thanks to everyone on these PWC message boards that go out of their way to help others with important information, pictures, tips, instructions, advice, etc. You save many people a lot of time, money and frustration.

If any of you guys have come up with any statements that run along the lines of " if you own a spark you should know this... " please add to this thread! :) Thanks.
 

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Seaking - I know. I use them for so many things. I have a ton in my scooter.

Seprent710 - yup they have a discussion about this problem but I created a thread that will jump out at Spark owners with a developing list of important things to know.

Next important thing to know.... In the manual it tells if you ever have to have your Spark towed you need to clamp one of the lines. Another thing I think the emergency kit should come with but it doesn't. I just ordered these to clamp the line and keep on hand for emergencies. They have them cheaper in plastic but id rather not be double "up s**t creek "if I need a tow AND the clamp breaks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-4PC-Flui..._Tools&vxp=mtr
 

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LoL I know Serpent710. That is the thread I got the info from. I'm just trying to put the most important info all in one post so people new to the boards don't have to go hunting all over for it like I have been. :)
 

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Pictures of electrical Issue I had. Everyone should work to prevent this.

This guy pointed out in detail how to prevent what seems to be a common problem with the Sparks. All it involves is some zip ties. Check it out!

On a side note, a big thanks to everyone on these PWC message boards that go out of their way to help others with important information, pictures, tips, instructions, advice, etc. You save many people a lot of time, money and frustration.

If any of you guys have come up with any statements that run along the lines of " if you own a spark you should know this... " please add to this thread! :) Thanks.
Thanks for pointing this potential problem out to the forum...checked mine, it also was contacting the head at the same place. One zip tie fixed it. Also suggest everyone checks their battery terminal clamps for looseness. After reading about the member whose Spark lost electrical power with only 6 hours up, I looked at mine...positive clamp could move, only collected my Spark Tuesday this week, under 2 minutes on the gauge!!
 

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Bazza22. Good to know. What did you ziptie it TO? I couldnt find anything to zip tie it to so I just put a fat ziptie around it to create a buffer between the wire harness and the edge of the engine. after a 2 hr ride it was still in place and didnt seem like it was starting to burn through the ziptie.
 

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Bazza22. Good to know. What did you ziptie it TO? I couldnt find anything to zip tie it to so I just put a fat ziptie around it to create a buffer between the wire harness and the edge of the engine. after a 2 hr ride it was still in place and didnt seem like it was starting to burn through the ziptie.
At the moment the zip tie is keeping everything away from the head without attaching to anything, but I'm also going to put a 75mm or so length of corrugated plastic sheathing around the wiring, or maybe a piece of car heater hose with a cut down one side, then zip tied in position.
 

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I I heard someone say something about a silicone gel to coat the wires but what if you use a little piece of those silicone pads people use to put hot pans and such down on? I don't want to have a bunch of weird stuff in my ski so it doesn't void the warranty but also want to keep it protected :)
 
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