Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Collierville, TN
Manean thanks for the wiring advice, and also thank you to everyone else who gave me advice. Celebrate with me now.......when I have the key on and the run switch on and I press the start button the starter engages and the engine turns over. It's a small victory to celebrate.
Here is what is going on now--> The engine is just not trying to start. I checked to make sure I am getting spark to the plug by sticking a screwdriver into the rubber fitting and hitting the start button (my hair now stands straight up) i thought my hand was all the way on the handle not on the metal shaft. Nothing the taste of a mouthful of pennies. That rules the coil out and the spark plug as it is brand spankin new. I would imagine the problem now lies in the newly rebuilt carburetor that I kind if winged. I didn't know anything about screw turns out for some of the parts. I received a manual in the mail today and was par oozing it and they were able to get shit off of that carb that I thought was impossible. I am going to take it out maybe Sunday and see if I can follow the instructions step by step and eliminate this as a problem.
I feel pretty good about the way that the project has gone so far and it hasn't been too bad on the wallet so far. I might even get some free mechanic work out of the deal. The mechanic at the office that works on all of our small engine stuff, mowers, dingo, and a Polaris sportsman 500 that we use as a spray rig wants to buy an old 1986 Honda 80R dirt bike from us. Well my dad being a pack rat does not usually sell stuff but he has been known to let something walk out the door for some kind of a trade. Not a bad deal. He is a good mechanic and all I have to do is hand over a dirt bike that has not run in the same amount of time as the 4 wheeler. Sounds great I would not fit on it anyway. I am 6'5"! Well not that you wanted to hear all that mess but thought it might be nice to know that the project is going well. A lot of these threads just seem to end and no one tells what the freaking solution to the problem was. Ok goodnight!
1998 Polaris Xplorer 400
Ox Lite Bumper
Warn 2500 winch
Last edited by DjJazzyJeffTN; 12-30-2010 at 09:50 PM.