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My kawasaki was running great two weeks ago at the lake. My buddy jumped on for a ride after I just brought it back and was gone 5 minutes and I waited for around 30 min and he was towed back in as the ski would not start. I jumped on the ski and it cranked and I tried to run it but it would only go up to 10 mph and shut off. I waited a few minutes and started it again it then cranked ran for bout a min and shut off again. I took it back home and messed with it and all it wants to do is spin over but it will not fire. I was told by a fellow friend to see if it was the push start button and I took the kill switch off and held the button for the time he suggested and still no luck. I took my spark pluggs out and bought new ones though they were only a year old. I have looked around the entire hull of the boat and no loose wires are present and my friend suggested to pull the pluggs back out to see if it was getting gas, this was done and gas was present on the pluggs. My buddy then had me fire the ski but the wires did not spark. Could I need new plug wires and a coil or could this all becoming from the coil pack. And if the coil pack is bad is it true you have to buy a new one or go inside the pack and repair the wires that have gone bad. Plz help Im in desperate need of some answers as Im ready to be back on the water. Thanks....
 

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96 kawasaki 750 zxi wont start

My kawasaki was running great two weeks ago at the lake. My buddy jumped on for a ride after I just brought it back and was gone 5 minutes and I waited for around 30 min and he was towed back in as the ski would not start. I jumped on the ski and it cranked and I tried to run it but it would only go up to 10 mph and shut off. I waited a few minutes and started it again it then cranked ran for bout a min and shut off again. I took it back home and messed with it and all it wants to do is spin over but it will not fire. I was told by a fellow friend to see if it was the push start button and I took the kill switch off and held the button for the time he suggested and still no luck. I took my spark pluggs out and bought new ones though they were only a year old. I have looked around the entire hull of the boat and no loose wires are present and my friend suggested to pull the pluggs back out to see if it was getting gas, this was done and gas was present on the pluggs. My buddy then had me fire the ski but the wires did not spark. Could I need new plug wires and a coil or could this all becoming from the coil pack. And if the coil pack is bad is it true you have to buy a new one or go inside the pack and repair the wires that have gone bad. I have checked my fuse box and all fuses are good. Plz help Im in desperate need of some answers as Im ready to be back on the water. Thanks....
 

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when you say bad ignition box or magneto are you refering to the silver box located in the back of the hull under neath the oil and battery (It has the fuses written on top of this box and mine has a cap that protects the two fuses inside ...... I do not have a manual for my 750 zxi do you know how I can get one for free????
 

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no I can afford a manual for my ski but I have seen other people state they had found websites for free manuals just its not the right manual for mine as its either a different make/model
 

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i bought a manual for 99cents on ebay and the problem is that the motor will not fire. It spins and spins and I have checked the fuses and I have checked the plugs by removing them and then trying to fire the plug with the cap on and it out of the motor and there is no fire what so ever. I am going to go through the manual tomorrow and see what all is needed to test the different steps it has described in the manual. The plugs have oil on them it just will not fire. If you can think of anything to help me look for in the manual I would appreciate it. thanks
 

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yeah my friend came over yesterday and he formely worked for a kawa dealership hear in town and we got the plugs to fire and found out the carb was getting no gas. we took the carb apart cleaned it put new seals on it as seals were bad, fuel filter got replaced and cleaned the lines out. It is having a blue spark coming out of the chamber and he mentioned that it could be the reed. It still though is not getting adequate gas. I have the manual like I mentioned do you know right off the top of your head where you can find the line that you can connect your hose to so I can run it in the yard for a period of time cause I got to get the bad gas out that we suspect is the culprit and check the reeds because he says that its causing the ski not to run as smoothly. I do appreciate your help because I dont know much about skis im not that familiar with working on them when it goes in to great details I can handle trivial things but Im not good at all with carbs so if I sound retarded just bare with me Im trying to understand this whole aspect and ski's are def different then a car/truck. thanks
 
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