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  2. We have three Arctic Cats 2010 366 SE 2017 Alterra 400 2012 450i
  3. Looking closer at that diagram Frank I think that's a later one that uses battery 12v power to fire the igniton, I don't see the two source coils near the stator and it looks like there is 12v going into the CDI box. My '88 has 2 yellow AC leads from the stator/altenator and 2 other black and red leads from the source coils in the stator like this pic shows.
  4. Thanks for the reply Frank, that diagram is just what I was after. Ok I will go through your questions one by one: I was thinking about having a peak at the stator and pick up coils, is there oil behind that cover on the 220? I wanna be prepared with a new gasket. Yes it does crank over fine and the neutral safety is working as it will only crank with the green light lit. When I tested the ohms from the stator coils (black-red wires into the cdi box from the engine) I did test for any reading to ground and found none. Like I mentioned I believe I read 140 + - was the target for the stator coils and 130 +- for the pick up, which both mine are reading. Earlier today I did replace the ignition coil as well as the key switch with new items but neither had any effect on the problem (I had already ordered them prior to this). One thing I failed to mention was that when pull starting I get zero sparks....not even the one intermittent ones like off the button. Before all this started I had this quad running very well (it had been stored for a number of years) and was very happy with it easy starting 2 pulls cold or just a quick punch of the starter button. I was riding around our pasture 20min before this began...so I'm certain it's a simple fix but electrical issues are tough.... lol. thank you for the help! -- Ray
  5. The intermittent spark thing really sounds like a bad connection. I would open the stator cover and check that there is no rust or corrosion on or around the stator/magneto. Check all plugs and before you plug them back in add dielectric grease to the plugs. If the bike is cranking when you hit the starter then the starter safety relay circuit is working. Easy way to test it to put the bike in gear and try to crank it. It should not crank. The stator coil should should read from wire to wire about the same ohms. And should NOT read anything from each wire to ground. I have to go back and look at the pick up coil and stator coil numbers to see where your at as far as readings. This should be your working diagram. Let me know if you need any clarification on the map.
  6. I have several 1" & 2" tie down ratchet straps, but I recently picked up a set of 1-1/2" 5900 lbs.rating with the double J-hooks. A real nice set for quad tie down.
  7. Anything but IE. Currently using Firefox and Opera. Had been using SeaMonkey for a long time. Must up-date it and get back to it. For you long ago NetScape users, SeaMonkey is your current replacement.
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  9. Hi all, I recently acquired an old Bayou from a neighbor that I cleaned up a got running, then from nowhere a problem crops up where it refuses to start........ I pull the plug and it has no spark, pulled the plug cap off and laid the bare wire on the exhaust header and still nothing......once in a while though when I push the starter button but as I let off the button it might spark once. Now it did begin sparking normally just once and I plugged everything back in and it ran normally again until I turned the engine off. Next time I tried starting it we were back to no spark or the one spark deal. I have tested the stator wires at 140 ohm, the pick up at 130 ohm (I can't seem to find a reliable number for these values online), I bought a new ignition coil and ignition switch on chance those may have been the problem but were not, not sure where to look from here......... does the starter relay switch have anything to do with the ignition on these? I know these older Bayou's are magneto type ignitions and do not need battery power to operate but I wonder if there are safety switches involved I may not be aware of. Also, can someone point me to a good wiring schematic for the magneto 220's? Pre 95 I believe. thanks for any help! -- Ray
  10. The black plug could be two things. One is a need to adjust the carb maybe two rich. Second is its fouled up from oil blow by if the rings are on the way out. Possibly from over reving. I would try a couple of things. First and foremost I would take a compression reading and see what you have. Should be well over 90 possibly to 110. If not then there is a problem like rings or a seal. Secondly is a slight carb adjustment on the air fuel screw. The last thing I would also do is ride the bike and wait until it gets that hard to start condition and have a new spark plug ready to go. Pop it in (don’t get burnt changing it ) and see if the bike fires right up. If so then it’s most likely an oil foiled condition. As far as the smoking on the head when oil burns off if it’s leaking from the head it’s hard to spot because it burns right up. But the over reving is not good at all and could have blew a seal or wore the hell out of the rings.
  11. What I have and use at this time. (pics from last fall when I bought my Sportsman 500, two + hrs from home.)
  12. I see this older thread popped up, so thought I'd add to it. I bought an older Polaris Sportsman 500 ('96) last fall. I mainly bought it as a utility vehicle, for use around woodlots etc. Had it out to a buddy's 65 acre woodlot/building lot last sunday and was quite impressed by it's performance. I think it's a keeper
  13. Ok great. Post some pics when the bike is all together and running good. Ride safe.
  14. That surprised me on a 2007. I'm new to Polaris. I looked at a 2012 model also and it was carbureted.
  15. Very nice hope you get some good use out of it.
  16. Nevermind, finally found an upclose pic I could see thanks
  17. i am not home now I will send one later on today. I’m sure you can look up images on line. I think the part number is G119 but I’m not 100 percent sure. Look it up on YouTube also there should be a video showing an image of what it looks like.
  18. I discovered the site does allow uploading of KMZ attachments, so I will share the calibrated maps I have for some of the riding areas of PA. First are three state trails in the Delaware State Forest. These are smaller riding areas. Information about the state trails are here https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Recreation/WhatToDo/ATVRiding/Pages/default.aspx Burnt Mills.kmz Maple Run.kmz Dixon Miller Trail Map.kmz Next is the AOAA, Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area. http://www.aoaatrails.com/aoaa/ There are two maps, Eastern area, and Western area. The calibration for the west map is off in some areas by about 200 feet, It is the the original map that is the problem, not the calibration. AOAA - East.kmz AOAA - West.kmz Two of the best state trails in PA, Whiskey Springs and Bloody Skillet Bloody Skillet 2016.kmz Whisky Springs 2016.kmz Susquehannock State Forest in Potter County Susquehannock State Forest.kmz
  19. Actually I am incorrect, I can upload KMZ files as attachments.
  20. First, sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I do most of my prep work in the spring. I check all the bushings, brake pads, bearings, etc. I just follow for miles as far as changing the oil on the machines. Since I use synthetic, it is every 1,000 miles. During the winter we don't ride much, so I make sure to go out there every two weeks and fire them up and let them run for a good 10 minutes to warm them up and get rid of any moisture in the oil and such. They are kept on battery tenders all year when not in use. I also check the air box and other areas to make sure a mouse didn't make a home during the winter. I keep one machine in a canvas shed, so I spray that area with peppermint oil to keep the mice away. This year, my machine is on year 5 of the battery, so I will pull it out and have it load tested, being that this machine is EFI it is sensitive to the battery condition. The other two machines are not EFI so it isn't as big of a deal. I do keep an eye on the bushings because they are a high wear item since we ride in coal country. The coal dust eats the crap out of the bushings. The internal axles when I pull them will be worn out but shiny like it was lapped. Mike
  21. Got the seal kit from ebay, looks good. Have a problem. The clamp that holds the reverse cable by the reverse lever is mangled. I cant find a pic that I can see well of the clamp. Can you take a good pic of yours so I can see how I need to bend it back in place so it holds the reverse cable to align it with the lever and hold it in place? You can see mine in pic #2 it wont hold cable needs to be bent certain direction. Let me know Thanks Az
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  23. I was 50. a used 2005 Suzuki King Quad 700. I wasted a lifetime without it. I've got a post in here somewhere that describes the feeling of exploring for the first time. I really kicked myself in the a$$ for not doing it much much sooner. For what I am going to use it for … trailer exploration, getting to fishing holes, putting along trails for birds and bunnies, it is likely going to last me a lifetime. My only concern being my age and the age of the quad and its reliability as I do much of our outings solo. Regardless how small the outing I am always prepared to spend the night. My advice to those who are on the fence... do it, you will have it for years... and the cost of that entertainment /hr keeps going down each time you use it. especially if you have friends to go with... man... the years I wasted not being able to get to the back country and having to share the spaces with everyone in a car or truck. something smaller would have probably been better a 450/500 maybe vs the 700 (though to pull over on a dead batter, will get tougher as I get older. My overnight kit has a spare deep cycle and solar panel. Just do it! Unless of course that is the money you need to feed your kids and wife with !
  24. I've got 3 spots picked out. One is a widening of a creek below what looks like a set of rapids in google maps. I have a travel a pole line essentially due North, and I think I see the faint markings of a trail, but regardless the pool is about 400m west of the pole line. The second spot is a stocked brook trout lake, I found it after being a little curious while snow shoeing. a sled passed me pulling a covered pelican sled. Ice fisherman I thought. Knowing the area fairly well, and based on the time of day (past noon). I figured they had to be going somewhere close but I wasn't aware of another lake in the area. I figured it had to be close because at 12:30 in the after noon here there was only about 4 hrs of daylight left and they would have to travel a while so it just didn't make sense to me. when I got back from the snow shoe trip I poured over my maps, found a couple of little lakes, zoomed in on google maps, only 1 had a name and I looked it up on the Ministry web site and found that they stocked it! So that one is probably going to be a bring some spare gas and an over night tent/bag sort of thing even though we have a ton of day light. There is one water crossing so late summer when water is low is probably the best. No here is the funny thing....some week after being curious about the two guys on a sled going somewhere late in the day... I went snow shoeing again and low and behold when I came to the parking spot the guy was loading up. I asked him if he had passed me a couple week earlier and he said he did (not many snow shoers about). I asked him where he was going fishing that day as I noticed his pelican pull-behind covered sled. he said he wasn't he was with his brother checking their trap line. So I discovered a stocked lake based on a fantasy I dreamt up! The other spot is a lake I discovered year ago that is supposed to have speckle (brook) trout. I've been working on an idea to mount a canoe rack on my quad... if anyone has thoughts on that would love to hear them.
  25. Hey all, It's been a while since I posted. Fan trouble and the replacement I sourced on amazon is still working great on my 2005 Suzuki KQ700. Unfortunately this year I lost my outdoor best friend. He's that go to guy for everything … the day run, may walleye opener, last minute hey my boat's at work get your a$$ over here with your rod and let's go kinda buddy. I bought the quad last year in March and with him gave it the once over and prepped it for fall hunting season, but cancer took him before we could enjoy this new aspect of outdoor life. We planned an October trip into the bush with our quads guns and tent trailer. It never happened. A tribute to our fallen and lost.... But in their memory take the opportunity to grasp every minute of the outdoors you can, life is short... you can sleep at the end... I've curious what everyone has been doing to prep for the spring season. I mounted my battery and the quad started up straight and easy, just powered it up once or twice to juice the injectors and it fired up after a couple of seconds. I let it run, confirmed fan started, checked charge voltage. all good. I did all my oils in the fall to make sure no water was present anywhere so skipped that this spring. So what have I done over the winter to prep for quadding? I've been researching. This year I am going to cross over quading with brook trout fishing. So I have been pouring over my old maps from my youth, google maps... looking for those faint markings of trails I can't travel in my F150 (well not yet, paint still looks pretty good ).
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