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    PWCToday Regular guy48065's Avatar
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    Is idling bad?

    I only have 2 year's experience and only with my 2 Kawasaki 1100s so I consider myself a newbie. So here's a newbie question:
    Do jetskis foul the cylinders & plugs if you just putter around without brapping the throttle?

    Monday my wife & I trailered the skis to a different lake. We puttered around this large lake, gawking at the houses & boats then after 30 minutes or so I was ready to play.
    My ski was missing & running like crap so we ended our day early.
    I pulled the plugs yesterday & they were pretty sooty, and probably the cylinders are, too.
    Put in a new set and it ran smooth in the driveway.

    So are skis like snowmobiles & dirtbikes in that they can't run long at low rpms?
    Last edited by guy48065; 07-06-2022 at 10:26 AM.
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    Re: Is idling bad?

    On an 1100 Kawi yes it will probably foul plugs as these do not have variable rate oil injection , they will also leave a cloud of smoke when you do take off after extended periods of idling.
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    Re: Is idling bad?

    Definitely not variable rate oiling --I've removed the oil injection.
    96 & 97 1100Zxi

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