'93 AC Thundercat 900LC

'93 AC Thundercat 900LC

Post by J. Codlin » Wed, 14 Jul 1999 04:00:00


I have the sled now and it GOES! I had to clean the ***plungers and she
starts right up and idles great!

So here's my problem...

I ran it through the wheat field (the wheat has been harvested) across the
street. It ran 60+mph (my speedo doesn't work... yet...) and rode great. On
my second pass I noticed it kinda bogged a bit then it seems to be
labouring. I rode it back to my yard and stopped it. I lifted the hood to
see that the cover for the pull start popped off and the drive plate for the
pull starter along with the pull start rope was broken.

Has anyone had this happen to them? If so, what caused it?

Thanks for your help...
J. Codling

 
 
 

'93 AC Thundercat 900LC

Post by ChrisARi » Thu, 15 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Sounds like the bolts shook loose on the recoil and it fell off!  

No, I haven't had it happen, or heard of it happening.  Sounds like someone had
it off and didn't properly torque them back on!

As far as the bog, I would say it is from the warmth.  Probably not jetted for
July heat.  That is all.

Terminal doesn't mean the end.....
It's only the beginning.

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'93 AC Thundercat 900LC

Post by Dan » Thu, 15 Jul 1999 04:00:00

if their was no snow the bog down was probably due to the slides heating up

DAN H XC700

Quote:

> I have the sled now and it GOES! I had to clean the ***plungers and she
> starts right up and idles great!

> So here's my problem...

> I ran it through the wheat field (the wheat has been harvested) across the
> street. It ran 60+mph (my speedo doesn't work... yet...) and rode great. On
> my second pass I noticed it kinda bogged a bit then it seems to be
> labouring. I rode it back to my yard and stopped it. I lifted the hood to
> see that the cover for the pull start popped off and the drive plate for the
> pull starter along with the pull start rope was broken.

> Has anyone had this happen to them? If so, what caused it?

> Thanks for your help...
> J. Codling

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'93 AC Thundercat 900LC

Post by catzrt.. » Thu, 15 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I have to agree with Chris 100% on this one, I`d say someone took the
recoil cover off at one point and ever tightened it properly. Remember
this 800/900/1000 motor has an internal counter balance shaft which
allows the motor to run without any noticeable vibration, this will help
everything stay together alot better and also make it more enjoyable
throughout the season. As for the lowend bog... You never rejeted for
90+ temps? ;-) I wouldn't worry about it until your on the lake and
it`s real cold out, then you have a valid point.

Jeff B                    Up in Maine

 
 
 

'93 AC Thundercat 900LC

Post by Kcmeye » Fri, 16 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Mabye a little "wheat" gremlin snuck in there and unbolted it. Well I guess at
least your riding,.
 
 
 

'93 AC Thundercat 900LC

Post by J. Codlin » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I bought a new recoil starter ($180 ouch), new bolts and Locktight. I
Locktighted the thing on so it won't come off without heating beyond 500 F.
It bogged down because the recoil housing was being dragged around. It made
a pretty good mess of the old recoil.

So...
New plugs.
New fuel lines.
New recoil starter.
New brake light switch.
New wiring here and there.

It looks like my '93 is slowly turning into a '99. ;)

After I put it all together again it started with one pull... Idled at 3200
rpm, then warmed up and settled at 1700 rpm just like it's supposed to.
Awesome!

Also, I've got the shop manual for it so if someone needs some info on the
'93 T-cat... Ask away.