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2NTony    Posted 07-21-2019 at 22:31:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I spent the greater part of this afternoon chasing a "failure to turn over" on my ATV. The green light came on but the starter would not spin. Charged the battery, cleaned the battery cables, ran the wires to the starter looking for dead shorts. Was ready to pull the plastic side panels off and check the starter and solenoid. Cursed. Was looking at the online schematics and reading ATV boards looking for starter failure ideas, when lo and behold one service tech mentioned "you wouldn't believe the times I have had ATV's brought to me for starter problems when the only problem was that the kill switch was engaged. Opps, I forgot about the kill switch. I went back out to the shop and sure enough, the kill switch was half-way between run and off. I switched it to run, hit the starter button and it fired right up. Lesson learned again for the umpteenth time. Check the simple things first. It usually is something simple. I knew that. LOL

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-22-2019 at 00:08:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hiya Tony! Glad to see your still around. Bet you were happy to find out you were not the first one to do that. Reminds me of putting bar oil in the gas hole in the chain saw. Speaking of which, I currently have 17 acres of clean up to do to get rid of firewood. The log splitter is showing up at the end of the month.

    2NTony    Posted 07-22-2019 at 07:13:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bruce, I've put bar oil in the gas hole too. It smoked quite a bit for a while after that. My theory is that, if you live long enough, you will do about every stupid thing known to man. I still working on proving that theory. LOL

    2NTony    Posted 07-22-2019 at 07:12:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bruce, I've put bar oil in the gas hole too. It smoked quite a bit for a while after that. My theory is that, if you live long enough, you will do about every stupid thing known to man. I still working on proving that theory. LOL

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