'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by Parker Hageno » Tue, 09 Jan 2001 11:53:56


I just bough an '88 Yamaha E***r and there was no owners manual that came
with it.  There is a little red lever on the right side of the sled, is that
for the fuel shut-off?  Also, there is a 3-position switch that says HI and
LO, that is for the hand warmers right?  If it is they don't work.
 
 
 

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by Matt » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 00:26:12

I used to own an '88 E***r, but I am having a little trouble recalling.
Are you sure it isn't the choke?  IIRC,  the ***was on the right, and the
decompressor switch is on the left side?  But I could have it backwards.  I
know for sure it isn't the fuel shutoff, that should be under the hood.  It
might be the decrompressor switch, if it is, the sled should pull over and
fire up easier with it flipped.  I belieive it releases backpressure, for
easier starting.  I can't remember if you are supposed to use it, when the
sled is hot or cold, or both.  Give your local Yamaha dealer a call, he will
be able to tell your for sure.  As far as the switch with HI and Low, that
must be your hand/thumb warmers.  I apoligize for the bad memory.  I might
have an old Klymer(sp?) manual I could send you.  I will look around for it,
but don't hold your breath.
Good luck,
Matt in MI


Quote:
> I just bough an '88 Yamaha E***r and there was no owners manual that
came
> with it.  There is a little red lever on the right side of the sled, is
that
> for the fuel shut-off?  Also, there is a 3-position switch that says HI
and
> LO, that is for the hand warmers right?  If it is they don't work.


 
 
 

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by kewx » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 01:55:21

Those sleds didn't come stock with hand warmers.
kw


Quote:
> I used to own an '88 E***r, but I am having a little trouble recalling.
> Are you sure it isn't the choke?  IIRC,  the ***was on the right, and
the
> decompressor switch is on the left side?  But I could have it backwards.
I
> know for sure it isn't the fuel shutoff, that should be under the hood.
It
> might be the decrompressor switch, if it is, the sled should pull over and
> fire up easier with it flipped.  I belieive it releases backpressure, for
> easier starting.  I can't remember if you are supposed to use it, when the
> sled is hot or cold, or both.  Give your local Yamaha dealer a call, he
will
> be able to tell your for sure.  As far as the switch with HI and Low, that
> must be your hand/thumb warmers.  I apoligize for the bad memory.  I might
> have an old Klymer(sp?) manual I could send you.  I will look around for
it,
> but don't hold your breath.
> Good luck,
> Matt in MI



> > I just bough an '88 Yamaha E***r and there was no owners manual that
> came
> > with it.  There is a little red lever on the right side of the sled, is
> that
> > for the fuel shut-off?  Also, there is a 3-position switch that says HI
> and
> > LO, that is for the hand warmers right?  If it is they don't work.


 
 
 

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by D.C. » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 02:44:24

My 88 & 90 E***rs came with handwarmers and electric start, from the
factory.

***is near the key switch, decompressor lever is on the left side, and
fuel shutoff is on the right side. Decompressor and fuel levers look just
like the ***lever on the 88. My 89 and 90 are different.

On the handwarmer thing the switch on the 88 is on the steering column under
the gauge pod halfway down on the left side.Up is high, middle off, & down
low....

DC

Quote:
> Those sleds didn't come stock with hand warmers.
> kw



> > I used to own an '88 E***r, but I am having a little trouble
recalling.
> > Are you sure it isn't the choke?  IIRC,  the ***was on the right, and
> the
> > decompressor switch is on the left side?  But I could have it backwards.
> I
> > know for sure it isn't the fuel shutoff, that should be under the hood.
> It
> > might be the decrompressor switch, if it is, the sled should pull over
and
> > fire up easier with it flipped.  I belieive it releases backpressure,
for
> > easier starting.  I can't remember if you are supposed to use it, when
the
> > sled is hot or cold, or both.  Give your local Yamaha dealer a call, he
> will
> > be able to tell your for sure.  As far as the switch with HI and Low,
that
> > must be your hand/thumb warmers.  I apoligize for the bad memory.  I
might
> > have an old Klymer(sp?) manual I could send you.  I will look around for
> it,
> > but don't hold your breath.
> > Good luck,
> > Matt in MI



> > > I just bough an '88 Yamaha E***r and there was no owners manual that
> > came
> > > with it.  There is a little red lever on the right side of the sled,
is
> > that
> > > for the fuel shut-off?  Also, there is a 3-position switch that says
HI
> > and
> > > LO, that is for the hand warmers right?  If it is they don't work.

 
 
 

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by Matt » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 03:47:39

kw, mine did.  It was a delux model with hand warmers and electric start.
Matt

Quote:
> Those sleds didn't come stock with hand warmers.
> kw



> > I used to own an '88 E***r, but I am having a little trouble
recalling.
> > Are you sure it isn't the choke?  IIRC,  the ***was on the right, and
> the
> > decompressor switch is on the left side?  But I could have it backwards.
> I
> > know for sure it isn't the fuel shutoff, that should be under the hood.
> It
> > might be the decrompressor switch, if it is, the sled should pull over
and
> > fire up easier with it flipped.  I belieive it releases backpressure,
for
> > easier starting.  I can't remember if you are supposed to use it, when
the
> > sled is hot or cold, or both.  Give your local Yamaha dealer a call, he
> will
> > be able to tell your for sure.  As far as the switch with HI and Low,
that
> > must be your hand/thumb warmers.  I apoligize for the bad memory.  I
might
> > have an old Klymer(sp?) manual I could send you.  I will look around for
> it,
> > but don't hold your breath.
> > Good luck,
> > Matt in MI



> > > I just bough an '88 Yamaha E***r and there was no owners manual that
> > came
> > > with it.  There is a little red lever on the right side of the sled,
is
> > that
> > > for the fuel shut-off?  Also, there is a 3-position switch that says
HI
> > and
> > > LO, that is for the hand warmers right?  If it is they don't work.

 
 
 

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by Matt » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 03:52:08

We have a winner!  DC, I thought the fuel shutoff switch was under the hood,
but now that you mention it, the switch I was thinking about (under the
hood) was the carb heater switch.  I stand corrected.
Matt in MI


Quote:
> My 88 & 90 E***rs came with handwarmers and electric start, from the
> factory.

> ***is near the key switch, decompressor lever is on the left side, and
> fuel shutoff is on the right side. Decompressor and fuel levers look just
> like the ***lever on the 88. My 89 and 90 are different.

> On the handwarmer thing the switch on the 88 is on the steering column
under
> the gauge pod halfway down on the left side.Up is high, middle off, & down
> low....

> DC


> > Those sleds didn't come stock with hand warmers.
> > kw



> > > I used to own an '88 E***r, but I am having a little trouble
> recalling.
> > > Are you sure it isn't the choke?  IIRC,  the ***was on the right,
and
> > the
> > > decompressor switch is on the left side?  But I could have it
backwards.
> > I
> > > know for sure it isn't the fuel shutoff, that should be under the
hood.
> > It
> > > might be the decrompressor switch, if it is, the sled should pull over
> and
> > > fire up easier with it flipped.  I belieive it releases backpressure,
> for
> > > easier starting.  I can't remember if you are supposed to use it, when
> the
> > > sled is hot or cold, or both.  Give your local Yamaha dealer a call,
he
> > will
> > > be able to tell your for sure.  As far as the switch with HI and Low,
> that
> > > must be your hand/thumb warmers.  I apoligize for the bad memory.  I
> might
> > > have an old Klymer(sp?) manual I could send you.  I will look around
for
> > it,
> > > but don't hold your breath.
> > > Good luck,
> > > Matt in MI



> > > > I just bough an '88 Yamaha E***r and there was no owners manual
that
> > > came
> > > > with it.  There is a little red lever on the right side of the sled,
> is
> > > that
> > > > for the fuel shut-off?  Also, there is a 3-position switch that says
> HI
> > > and
> > > > LO, that is for the hand warmers right?  If it is they don't work.

 
 
 

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by Parker Hageno » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:21:27

Where (under the hood) is the carb heater switch?  I probably won't ever
need to use it, but you never know...
Mine is a Bender racing special edition.


Quote:
> We have a winner!  DC, I thought the fuel shutoff switch was under the
hood,
> but now that you mention it, the switch I was thinking about (under the
> hood) was the carb heater switch.  I stand corrected.
> Matt in MI



> > My 88 & 90 E***rs came with handwarmers and electric start, from the
> > factory.

> > ***is near the key switch, decompressor lever is on the left side,
and
> > fuel shutoff is on the right side. Decompressor and fuel levers look
just
> > like the ***lever on the 88. My 89 and 90 are different.

> > On the handwarmer thing the switch on the 88 is on the steering column
> under
> > the gauge pod halfway down on the left side.Up is high, middle off, &
down
> > low....

> > DC


> > > Those sleds didn't come stock with hand warmers.
> > > kw



> > > > I used to own an '88 E***r, but I am having a little trouble
> > recalling.
> > > > Are you sure it isn't the choke?  IIRC,  the ***was on the right,
> and
> > > the
> > > > decompressor switch is on the left side?  But I could have it
> backwards.
> > > I
> > > > know for sure it isn't the fuel shutoff, that should be under the
> hood.
> > > It
> > > > might be the decrompressor switch, if it is, the sled should pull
over
> > and
> > > > fire up easier with it flipped.  I belieive it releases
backpressure,
> > for
> > > > easier starting.  I can't remember if you are supposed to use it,
when
> > the
> > > > sled is hot or cold, or both.  Give your local Yamaha dealer a call,
> he
> > > will
> > > > be able to tell your for sure.  As far as the switch with HI and
Low,
> > that
> > > > must be your hand/thumb warmers.  I apoligize for the bad memory.  I
> > might
> > > > have an old Klymer(sp?) manual I could send you.  I will look around
> for
> > > it,
> > > > but don't hold your breath.
> > > > Good luck,
> > > > Matt in MI



> > > > > I just bough an '88 Yamaha E***r and there was no owners manual
> that
> > > > came
> > > > > with it.  There is a little red lever on the right side of the
sled,
> > is
> > > > that
> > > > > for the fuel shut-off?  Also, there is a 3-position switch that
says
> > HI
> > > > and
> > > > > LO, that is for the hand warmers right?  If it is they don't work.

 
 
 

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by Parker Hageno » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:18:25

I don't think my E***r has a decompresser switch, I'll have to go out and
look at it some time.  I hope it does, there is a lot of compression in that
engine.


Quote:
> My 88 & 90 E***rs came with handwarmers and electric start, from the
> factory.

> ***is near the key switch, decompressor lever is on the left side, and
> fuel shutoff is on the right side. Decompressor and fuel levers look just
> like the ***lever on the 88. My 89 and 90 are different.

> On the handwarmer thing the switch on the 88 is on the steering column
under
> the gauge pod halfway down on the left side.Up is high, middle off, & down
> low....

> DC


> > Those sleds didn't come stock with hand warmers.
> > kw



> > > I used to own an '88 E***r, but I am having a little trouble
> recalling.
> > > Are you sure it isn't the choke?  IIRC,  the ***was on the right,
and
> > the
> > > decompressor switch is on the left side?  But I could have it
backwards.
> > I
> > > know for sure it isn't the fuel shutoff, that should be under the
hood.
> > It
> > > might be the decrompressor switch, if it is, the sled should pull over
> and
> > > fire up easier with it flipped.  I belieive it releases backpressure,
> for
> > > easier starting.  I can't remember if you are supposed to use it, when
> the
> > > sled is hot or cold, or both.  Give your local Yamaha dealer a call,
he
> > will
> > > be able to tell your for sure.  As far as the switch with HI and Low,
> that
> > > must be your hand/thumb warmers.  I apoligize for the bad memory.  I
> might
> > > have an old Klymer(sp?) manual I could send you.  I will look around
for
> > it,
> > > but don't hold your breath.
> > > Good luck,
> > > Matt in MI



> > > > I just bough an '88 Yamaha E***r and there was no owners manual
that
> > > came
> > > > with it.  There is a little red lever on the right side of the sled,
> is
> > > that
> > > > for the fuel shut-off?  Also, there is a 3-position switch that says
> HI
> > > and
> > > > LO, that is for the hand warmers right?  If it is they don't work.

 
 
 

'88 Exciter 570 L/C questions

Post by D.C. » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 12:28:09

Parker , If your sled was done at Benders it probably doesn't have the
decompressor any more. they were prone to leaking,even when in the closed
position. Bender sells a plug kit to block them off.
 I never really noticed a big difference, between the the E***rs I have,
and only the 88 has it. 89 & 90 don't.

  The carb heater valve should be on the right side, a little in front of
the chaincase, toward the airbox. It just kinda hangs there between 2 black
hoses.  It runs to the back side of the head near the thermostat housing.
Hope this helps.
DC


Quote:
> I don't think my E***r has a decompresser switch, I'll have to go out
and
> look at it some time.  I hope it does, there is a lot of compression in
that
> engine.



> > My 88 & 90 E***rs came with handwarmers and electric start, from the
> > factory.

> > ***is near the key switch, decompressor lever is on the left side,
and
> > fuel shutoff is on the right side. Decompressor and fuel levers look
just
> > like the ***lever on the 88. My 89 and 90 are different.

> > On the handwarmer thing the switch on the 88 is on the steering column
> under
> > the gauge pod halfway down on the left side.Up is high, middle off, &
down
> > low....

> > DC