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Hello everyone,

I just purchased two sea-doo sparks 2015 model last Thursday and took it out on the lake Saturday. I am having issues with both of these crafts ...

Issue with Spark# 1:
When riding, the spark pulls to the right so I have to keep the handle tilted to the left compensate for the pull. In car-terminology I would say the alignment is way off. Is this common and will this be covered by the warranty?

Issue with Spark# 2:
My second Spark got capsized when making a turn with a passenger. The spark was in the water for maybe a minute and I was able to turn the spark as per instruction sticker. I double checked and I did turn the Spark correctly and it started right up with no issues (though I did see some smoke coming out which dissipated after a minute or two. Since then that spark is leaning on the left side and the ride is extremely unstable. Just a least amount of disturbance in the water causes the spark to lose balance. In addition, I noticed that the drain-plug was missing. Not sure if that unit never had a drain plug or got lost at the lake though I would imagine that the unit came without the drain plug.

What are your thoughts / experience with these issues?

Thanks in advance!!
 

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You have water in the second ski, open up your drain plug in the back when you Spark is on the trailer.
Your first ski just needs a steering cable adjustment. Take it back to the dealer and have them do it , make sure you let them know it came like that and should have been checked before they gave it to you. Ask them to adjust it for free, since it is dangerous as it is.
 

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You have water in the second ski, open up your drain plug in the back when you Spark is on the trailer.
Your first ski just needs a steering cable adjustment. Take it back to the dealer and have them do it , make sure you let them know it came like that and should have been checked before they gave it to you. Ask them to adjust it for free, since it is dangerous as it is.
Thanks for the response. However, the drain plug is already missing on the ski which was capsized and could potentially be holding water.

The drain plug that is missing is the one to the right where you attach the hose to flush the unit. The first spark has the plug intact but I suspect that the second one came without a plug.

Is there another drain plug that I am unaware of?
 

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If your plug is missing that could explain your stability issue. If your riding it without a plug it could potentially be filling with water when you slow down and once water gets in it, it will be extremely unstable. You should never put it in the water without the plug. The port on the right that had the plug is not for flushing its for draining the hull when you are on the trailer. If the plug is not in it the opposite will happen and fill the hull.


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You have water in the second ski, open up your drain plug in the back when you Spark is on the trailer.
Your first ski just needs a steering cable adjustment. Take it back to the dealer and have them do it , make sure you let them know it came like that and should have been checked before they gave it to you. Ask them to adjust it for free, since it is dangerous as it is.
Just a thought, if you don't want to waste time going to the dealership, aligning the steering is actually extremely simple!

On the right side you have the panel where your safety kit goes, the same panel directly across on the left side of the ski opens up the steering adjustment, while riding at a slow pace in open water or somewhere where you know you can look down a little bit, take the cover off the left side, slide the lock back and it's as simple as twisting the bracket so it extends or retracts. I had my dealer adjust mine but it was worse because they can't put it in the water to see if they have it straight, the truest test is to do it while riding it, if you are doing it right, you'll actually feel the ski turn as you twist the bracket.

Hope this help!
 

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Thanks folks! Once I got the drain plug back on the JetSki was no longer unstable at slow speed. They also adjusted the steering but they adjusted the jet nozzle. Based on the readings, it was 1.5 - 2 inches off on each unit. Didn't know about the steering adjustment, will have to try that out.

Appreciate the help!
 
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