Starter Motor

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markkazoo
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Starter Motor

Post by markkazoo »

hi-

My starter motor is bad on my arctic cat Pantera. Rather than replace it, I'm just going to remove it along with the flexible shaft.

I plan on just wraping the positive and negative leads to the starter motor in electric tape. Does anyone know if this will present any problems? Also, do I need to keep the battery installed (even though dead) to ensure all the circuitry is complete? Or, can I remove the battery and wrap those leads in electric tape as well?

Thanks for any insight.

Mark Stuhldreher

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Remove the starter motor and shaft, don't wrap the leads, remove the starter motor wires as well. One will go to ground (Unless it gets ground via the connection to the engine) and the positive lead will go to a relay. Hold on to them in case you ever decide the rip cord is for the birds. As for the dead battery, a dead battery is worse than no battery at all. The only variable here would be in the off case the charging circuit and rectifier need an additional load than what the engine presents to it which if true would shorten the life of one or both of those circuits (Charging circuit and rectifier). removing the battery will not cause any open circuits, just be aware if you have one or two wires going to the positive or negative terminals. If you do then you may need to tie them together somehow. Again, it is best to completely remove the wires from the chassis as opposed to taping them off.

Good luck.

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"...just be aware if you have one or two wires going to the positive or negative terminals. If you do then you may need to tie them together somehow..." Don't tie the red and black together. Just to be clear - if you have 2 red wires running to the battery it means that the red wires would need to be connected. If you have to black wires going to negative then it should be safe to connect them to any ground point.

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Re: Starter Motor

Post by ACX2 »

Agree with Vitarious, you should remove the wire(s) going to starter. Although I'm not familiar with this sled most likely just a cable back to a solenoid. As far as removing battery , probably could do it, but I would check with dealer to be sure charging system will be o.k. good luck!

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Thanks Alan and Chad!

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Re: Starter Motor

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Although these two gentlemen offered some thoughtful and expert advice, let me say this. Dump the Cat, buy a Polaris, problem solved.
Drive a Hybrid. I need your gas!

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Or, if you want to go with no. 1..................SKI-Doo !

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Al, I thought you said Yamaha was number one..... Bought a 2 stroke and divorced yamaha..... lol

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Yamaha IS # 1 in quality
Ski-Doo IS # 1 in sales

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