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Arctic Cat 500 2006 "BELT"


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"Belt" message appeared on console screen. Does that mean a loose belt and either needs tightening or replaced? I kept going and turn off ignition. Could not start again. Not even a grunt, new battery. Partner jumped and I was able to do all my errands and drive home. (Total 2 hours). battery still dead. What am I looking at as to possible diagnosis and corrections?

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The "Belt" indicator was for the V-twins with the Kawasaki motor. From your description that does not sound right. Sounds like the pod got messed up I don't think your machine has a belt sensor. It meant it was time to change the belt.

You have t find out what happened why it wouldn't start back up. Your battery could have just up and died.


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Mike. This is an embarrassment. I did not get the jump start by using the solenoid post. Not the battery. I left the battery cover in place since we were on the trail. When I got home I just plugged in the charger to a plug outside. Tonight I tried to start and it was still stone dead. Here is where I got embarrassed. Removing the battery cover I found the positive bolt and nut gone and the cable was dangling loose. The battery is fine and the trail ride tonight uneventfull. So this is a very long story to feed and explain my red face. Sorry for taking your time. Yes, you can chuckle at my expense.

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