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Yes, it's not a 700 but can't get a reply from another forum so thought I'd post here for some help or at least an idea where to start.

2000 Kodiak had been sitting for a couple of years. No gas to carb; cleaned jets, new filter, fresh gas, got gas flow. Started and ran okay (idle was a little too high). Revved fine.

Shut it down and the thing went stupid when tried a restart. No panel lights, pressing the starter switch makes the "over-heated" light glow but starter doesn't engage. Tail lights and headlights work.

A red / orange relay? was very warm to the touch; removed it. Ordered new relay.

Has a seat heater and spot light. Removed seat from the circuit.

How could running the beast cause such a shut-down? We are befuddled.


Can't find a wiring diagram to trouble shoot.

It has to be something simple; we hope.

Thanks!
 

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Yes, it's not a 700 but can't get a reply from another forum so thought I'd post here for some help or at least an idea where to start.

2000 Kodiak had been sitting for a couple of years. No gas to carb; cleaned jets, new filter, fresh gas, got gas flow. Started and ran okay (idle was a little too high). Revved fine.

Shut it down and the thing went stupid when tried a restart. No panel lights, pressing the starter switch makes the "over-heated" light glow but starter doesn't engage. Tail lights and headlights work.

A red / orange relay? was very warm to the touch; removed it. Ordered new relay.

Has a seat heater and spot light. Removed seat from the circuit.

How could running the beast cause such a shut-down? We are befuddled.


Can't find a wiring diagram to trouble shoot.

It has to be something simple; we hope.

Thanks!
have you checked all fuses and most importantly... the battery?
 

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loparco,

I found and checked the fuses with an Ohm meter; they are fine. The battery has a 12.5V reading.

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Groundtrooper,
Battery shows 12.5 volts. I'm reluctant to jump it since it's fairly new.
Disconnected and checked the ignition switch today:
With the switch OFF: blk to blk / white stripe shows continuity. Found that odd; since the off switch
should NOT allow any power to flow. Red to brown NO continuity.
With the switch ON: blk to blk / stripe no continuity. Red to brown had continuity.

Befuddling to me. I figured NO continuity with switch off and both sets would have continuity
with switch on (allowing current to flow to something).

Something is NOT allowing power to flow to the panel lights and starter.

Thanks for asking.
 

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At this point you could try bringing it to your local ATV dealer and see if they can help. If you can't fix it, do you plan to buy the Kodiak 700?
 

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KodiakBar,

Supposed to get a new relay tomorrow. I will install it and see if it works.
If it doesn't work I'll take it to the Yamaha dealer.

No, can't afford a new one. Got a deal on this (I thought). I can financially
afford to spend a few bucks to get it running.

After all, it ran well when we put new gas into it.

Grenzebar
 

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KodiakBar,

Supposed to get a new relay tomorrow. I will install it and see if it works.
If it doesn't work I'll take it to the Yamaha dealer.

No, can't afford a new one. Got a deal on this (I thought). I can financially
afford to spend a few bucks to get it running.

After all, it ran well when we put new gas into it.

Grenzebar
Any luck with the new relay?
Hopefully all went well!
 

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My wife's 450 has an electric bug too. After running and turning off no power to the system. I learned to just loosen off the ground at the battery and retighten. Seems to fix it every time. It must be a relay. A hunting buddy with a 450 has the same problem. Seems to have less issues if you start it with the lights and hand warmers off.
 

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Fisherhawk,

Did NOT work. I left the battery cable off for about five minutes.

Again, thanks. At this point I'm grabbing any straws.

Deer hunting season (rifle) starts November 1st. I want to get mine fixed before all the
hunters start breaking their machines and take them to the dealer.
 

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At this point it's best to bring it to the shop and maybe they can quickly fix it for you before hunting season. Keep us updated.
 

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Just be careful on your way up tho those areas since it's also a time when deer collisions are most frequent, seen way too many of those happen.
 

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Had the same thing with my 2001 Grizzly after letting a friend ride it. Turns out she used the handlebar kill switch to shut it down.
 
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