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  2. I snow checked another bat sled,guess i'll be taking wife along here & there.
  3. congrats scott
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  5. I tested the headlight and tail light connections with the engine running and my multimeter set to AC. Idling the voltage was around 15 or 20, and when I revved the engine I saw the voltage creep up to 32 volts. I looked and both bulbs are burned out. Is this the type of regulator I am looking for to replace it? http://www.snowparthub.com/01_154_16_Sports_Parts_Universal_Regulator_Rectifier?src=Google&gclid=CjwKEAjw85DIBRCy2aT0hPmS1jkSJAC1m9UvjqArlWsyjEc3S2Tfhdfw5UTe3SJrZ0wyEE_0LGTGnRoCpwDw_wcB
  6. Some regulators can be blown and sled still runs fine. Had that issue in the past.
  7. Sounds like you have a bunch of different issue's. I would remove the thumb warmer that is shorting by disconnecting it. The battery still isn't charging could be an issue with stator as well or a bad ground. Measure to see if there is an current flowing to the battery, when engine is running. Also check what Denis said above. Helps to start with a good fully charged battery that reads 13.2 volts, to ensure it isn't causing you funny issue's too.
  8. The entire system is AC except for the battery and starting circuit on a 380. DC should be present at the red/blue wire coming from the regulator that charges the battery . More than 15 volts AC at the headlight connection means a blown regulator .
  9. Are you sure the bulbs are still good? If the regulator has gone, it may have already blown the bulbs. The thumb warmer being too hot may be a clue. Did you check the voltage when the engine is running? Remember to check both AC and DC as it is likely that the lights and heaters are running off AC voltage. I am suspecting the regulator has gone.
  10. In my world, this would seem like a good job for a snowmobile repair shop.
  11. Thank you! Today I did some testing with my multimeter and I discovered that the hand warmers work only on the low setting, and the thumb warmer gets too hot and starts smoking no matter what setting it is on. The lights still do not work, and the battery does not charge while the engine is running. If this information helps troubleshoot, or if anybody has any more ideas, that would be awesome. Thank you all very much, Tanner
  12. The stator on the right hand end of the engine crankcase covered by the flywheel and then the recoil starter housing. The wire harness will come out of a hole in the case. It is probably buried behind the muffler and under the pipe. There may be more than one plug on the harness. Typically, there are three wires to charge the capacitor in the CDI unit and a trigger coil to discharge and make the spark. There will be three or four wires for the AC lighting coil that makes the power for the lights and charges the battery. There will be a voltage regulator connected to the harness as well to limit the voltage so the lights don't burn out as the engine revs up. The regulator should shunt of the voltage peaks as a parallel load as the engine speed increases. If you unplug the regulator to test it for a short across the stator, do not rev up the engine or you will blow out all the lights and possibly damage some instruments. I am not an expert on Skippy-Doo's, but that age of engine cannot be too involved. Try to find a wiring diagram on-line. BP
  13. One more newbie question: Where is the stator on the sled? I know how to test it but I am not sure where to find it. I know every sled is different, so if I could get a general idea that would be great. Thanks, Tanner
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  15. I found an unused belt I bought four years ago for an 800 Grand Touring Triple. Ultimax from Royal Distributing. It's been stored indoors on a shelf. Free to a good home.
  16. I will look into diagnosing this further and buy the proper parts if needed. Thank you guys for the help
  17. Several things that it could be most often the regulator sometimes it is the wiring not often the stator . The problem is that if you do not test it properly you run the risk of buying parts that you do not need . My advice is to get it professionally diagnosed
  18. I've got almost 25000 kms on my 1200 and it has been great. Put the pb-80 on it and it has been flawless. All i have done is suspension bushings,track change and bearings through out. The valve cover was weaping a little and i just put some spacers under the bolts and chinched them down. This gave the gasket a little extra squeeze and stopped the weaping.Change the engine oil and filter every year and also do the chaincase. I will be running mine another year if i don't pick up a left in stock 1200 TnT this fall. I realize that i will have to probably sell it privately as most dealers won't even look at it with that mileage.Just my .02 cents.....
  19. Wild Bill or Denis would be a much more reliable source of information on this than me
  20. You better check that the stator plug for the lighting coils are not unplugged from the harness. it may have been unplugged if the voltage regulator was shorted. Check the stator coil resistance,usually very low like 1 or 2 ohms, and check for a short to the chassis (ground). It's a very simple circuit. BP
  21. Thanks for the information. I would like to get a second opinion before I buy anything, but would you happen to know if this stator I found would work with my 1995 rotax? http://www.ebay.com/itm/SKIDOO-ROTAX-BOMBARDIER-TYPE467-PARTS-STATOR-/222226314785?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275 Thank you
  22. Sounds like a problem with the stator. Essentially the equivalent of an alternator in a car. It generates power when the engine is running. There's a bunch of them on ebay in the range of anywhere from just over $100 to $300. I'm not the most mechanically inclined but every now and then someone mentions something I have some familiarity with. Perhaps Wild Bill or Denis could lend a much more informed opinion of the likely cause. http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_pgn=1&isRefine=false&_nkw=skidoo 380 stator
  23. Hi, I have a 1995 Ski Doo Rotax 380 and it runs fine, but the battery does not charge while it is running and the lights, hand warmers, etc. do not work either. I do not know a lot about snowmobile engines, so I am not sure how to troubleshoot this issue. I also am not sure if the battery is 6 volts or 12 volts. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Tanner
  24. Quebec must have more crown land. Farmers don't like atv's, since they tend to plant lands during atv season. Hard to start and stop a trail to accomdate planting, because people won't respect it, when crops are in the ground.
  25. http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/2017/04/25/deaths-on-the-rise-on-ontarios-roads-trails-and-waterways?utm_source=addThis&utm_medium=addthis_button_facebook&utm_campaign=Deaths+on+the+rise+|+Woodstock+Sentinel+Review#.WQCEkzLUVAU.facebook The Ontario Provincial Police has released statistics that reveal 2016/2017 was the worst in 14 years for snowmobile deaths. There were a total of 26 fatalities with 12 deaths in February alone in OPP jurisdictions. People between the ages of 45 and 64 accounted for 65 per cent of the death toll at 17. Off-road vehicle deaths were close behind with 22 fatalities, making it the highest in 10 years in 2016. The majority of the deaths were linked to alcohol and drugs or people who weren’t wearing a helmet. Water-related deaths were at a three year high in 2016 on OPP patrolled waterways with 23 deaths in 19 incidents. Seven of those incidents involved non-motorized vessels like canoes and kayaks. Nineteen of those deaths were people who were not using a Personal Floatation Device or not using one correctly. Alcohol was a factor in eight of the incidents. Road deaths There were 307 deaths on OPP patrolled roads in 2016 marking a four-year high. OPP attribute the majority of deaths to the “Big Four”: aggressive, inattentive and impaired driving as well as a lack of seat belt use. The Big Four was responsible for 165 deaths. Although the OPP investigated 67,372 motor vehicle collisions in 2016 – over 2,000 less than 2015 – there were 275 fatal collisions compared to 262 in 2015. The same goes for collisions involving motorcycles; there were fewer collisions but there wasn’t a big change in the number of fatalities. The year 2016 had 33 fatalities while 2015 had 35 deaths. Motor vehicle collision deaths 2016 – 307 2015 – 301 2014 – 290 2013 – 293 Number of fatal motor vehicle collisions 2016 – 275 2015 – 262 2014 – 268 2013 – 254 Number of motor vehicle collisions involving motorcycles (fatalities) 2016 – 749 (31) 2015 – 837 (27)
  26. Not trying to chuck a stick into the spokes here, as I'm not an ATV guy, but have you seen how Quebec does this? I'm buying a pass this year to ride their trails with my (suitably modified/equipped) dirt bike. Some of them use the sled trails, some of the ATV trails parallel the sled trails for winter use. I've seen their trail groomers. Should have snagged a pic....
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