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    2001 xlt1200 won't start

    So I was driving my ski today, and after about 10 minutes of driving, I was cruising at about 50 when it started making a funny noise then completly shut off. When I tried to start it, it would just have a single click. I kept trying and evently it started to turn over, but wouldn't fire. The turnover sounds pretty weak too. Tried starting it a bit more and I noticed smoke coming from under the engine, and it smelled like something was burning, so I quit. Luckily a boat passed by and hailed me in... Any ideas?

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    dockwalker's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    On the water near Belhaven,NC
    Pull plugs and see if it will turn over.Check compression.Sounds like it locked up and is smoking the starter.When it cools down it shrinks the pistons.Hopefully something else.

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    It does turn over and I can feel air coming from the cylinders when I remove the plugs.

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    Prism's Avatar
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    May 2007
    "New" Jersey
    Piston meltdown. Check compression with a gauge.

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    It has a real weak turnover, so it isn't really doing much. I just had the friggin engine completly rebuilt...

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    Nov 2005
    check compression sounds like a seized piston. What caused the original engine to go were the carbs. rebuild with the rebuild of the engine.

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