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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    Is it possible to run ski without gauge cluster hooked up? (2008 RXT-X)

    Ignoring the obvious issue of "how are you supposed to know if you are about to explode, run out of gas, or sink" Is the gauge cluster required to run?

    On the Kawasaki STX skis if you disconnect the gauges it kills power to the rest of the ecu/harness.

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    Sean


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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    the ecu will beep bitch now and then if it can't talk to the console but afaik, the ski will run normally

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    the ecu will beep bitch now and then if it can't talk to the console but afaik, the ski will run normally
    That is manageable for now. Are there any aftermarket gauge options? Used oem seems to be 450ish and new is between 500 and 700.

    Sean

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    My gauges didn't come on over the weekend on the final trip to the launch dock. Ski ran fine without the gauge powered up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8RBRA View Post
    My gauges didn't come on over the weekend on the final trip to the launch dock. Ski ran fine without the gauge powered up.
    On the kawasaki skis, if the gauge is faulty but connected they will still run. They run in slo mode but the engine runs. With the gauge disconnected they do not have power to the ecu at all.

    Glad you didn't get stuck though, any warning buzzers/beeps on the way back?

    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeysevin View Post
    On the kawasaki skis, if the gauge is faulty but connected they will still run. They run in slo mode but the engine runs. With the gauge disconnected they do not have power to the ecu at all.

    Glad you didn't get stuck though, any warning buzzers/beeps on the way back?

    Sean
    Not 1 buzzer or anything. I will be mentioning it to my dealer at 10 hours for sure.

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    Have a 2010 rxpx ran it 2 years now with guage plugged in but displays out. Beeps every now and then but no issues and it still beeps when fuel is low so you still get the beeps just won't know what for... And I cannot find anyone wanting to sell me a cluster for anything

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