Dead Cat -- Need Advice..

Dead Cat -- Need Advice..

Post by Jim » Thu, 29 Mar 2001 11:40:05


Hello and please help! I have a 1992 A/C Panther (440 fan), I was riding
thru a field today and the sled just died...., tried starting it for ten
minutes and nothing. Removed plug to see if it was firing and no fire on
either plug!! Any ideas? I changed both plugs and still nothing! Could it be
the CDI or Coil? Thanks for your help. Jim
 
 
 

Dead Cat -- Need Advice..

Post by Jeff » Fri, 30 Mar 2001 10:21:18

Jim wrote;
Hello and please help! I have a 1992 A/C Panther (440 fan), I was riding
thru a field today and the sled just died...., tried starting it for ten
minutes and nothing. Removed plug to see if it was firing and no fire on
either plug!! Any ideas? I changed both plugs and still nothing! Could
it be the CDI or Coil? Thanks for your help. Jim

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<snip>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

How warm was it when you were riding Jim?

I know of a guy with a 76 air cooled Cat and killed it last weekend
because the temp was WAY too warm for an air cooled engine that day.
Then again it could be a coil. ;-)

Jeff B   In Maine

 
 
 

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Post by Kcmeye » Fri, 30 Mar 2001 12:51:42

Jim, way back when, I was tought to KISS meaning keep it simple stupid ( no not
you) I would try the basics first, try disconnecting the kill switch and
jumping the wires. This is a fairly common problem on cats. Kevin

 
 
 

Dead Cat -- Need Advice..

Post by Dan » Sat, 31 Mar 2001 05:58:44

Quote:

> Hello and please help! I have a 1992 A/C Panther (440 fan), I was riding
> thru a field today and the sled just died...., tried starting it for ten
> minutes and nothing. Removed plug to see if it was firing and no fire on
> either plug!! Any ideas? I changed both plugs and still nothing! Could it be
> the CDI or Coil? Thanks for your help. Jim

This is/was a common problem on Cats. The used to (perhaps still do) give you a
jumper in the tool kit to over ride and by pass the kill switch and key
switch.  It was a plug that you simply insert into the wiring harness at the
base of the steering column. Look under the flexible *** cover just under
the handle bar pad above the gas tank / cowl joint.  There is a pull apart
connector, I think it is only two wires. Disconnect it and jump the two wires
together in the harness that runs toward the engine. You can use a paper clip
or any thing temporary just to test for spark. When you jump the harness
connection you are eliminating the kill switch at the throttle area and also
the ignition switch key. So if you start the machine, you will probably have to
***it to stop it - or pull out the jumper.
Cheers
Dan
 
 
 

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Post by TIGE » Sat, 31 Mar 2001 10:16:27

Pull the engine to chassis harness and jump the black to the brown on
the engine connector. If you have spark, it's a kill switch, ignition,
or throttle safety switch. No spark and it's CDI, coil or stator.

TIGER~

Quote:

> Hello and please help! I have a 1992 A/C Panther (440 fan), I was riding
> thru a field today and the sled just died...., tried starting it for ten
> minutes and nothing. Removed plug to see if it was firing and no fire on
> either plug!! Any ideas? I changed both plugs and still nothing! Could it be
> the CDI or Coil? Thanks for your help. Jim

 
 
 

Dead Cat -- Need Advice..

Post by Greg » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 22:22:22

Jim,
I had a similar situation with my 1999 ZL600EFI. Turned out to be the
stator.
good luck
Gregg
Quote:

> Hello and please help! I have a 1992 A/C Panther (440 fan), I was riding
> thru a field today and the sled just died...., tried starting it for ten
> minutes and nothing. Removed plug to see if it was firing and no fire on
> either plug!! Any ideas? I changed both plugs and still nothing! Could it be
> the CDI or Coil? Thanks for your help. Jim