I recently purchased a used ( 1994 ) Arctic Cat Kitty Cat for my kids (
5 and 7 years old.) I'm having problems with it and hope someone on
this newsgroup can lead me in the right direction.
Basically, it seems to run fine for the first 15 or 20 minutes of use,
the colder the better. Then, it begins to run worse and worse as it gets
warmer. It will start and idle as it gets warmer, but it stalls whenever
the thottle is squeezed. If I'm very careful with the throttle, I can
get it revved up but otherwise it quits. It'll even stall if I've lifted
the back end off the snow! If I do get it moving by pushing it while
being very careful with the throttle, the top end and power is noticably
decreased. One other bit of info, it just barely needs to be choked to
start, even if the temperature is around 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
I've replaced the plug, and tried adjusting what I believe is the
air/fuel mixture***of the carb, but I haven't improved anything.
The local Arctic Cat shop wasn't very interested in working on it,
saying "that's normal for Kitty Cats" when I described what was
happening. I find this really hard to believe!
So, I'm looking for advice. Is it really normal for Kitty Cats to act
this way? If not, any advice on what might be wrong? Carburetor
problems? Something more serious? I'll rebuild or replace the carb. if
that'll solve the problems.
Any help appreciated.
Rick Wager (303) 381-3013 Senior Software Engineer