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Old 12-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 99 zr600 efi cat. yesterday it started to bog and backfire
and then it killed. I figured it was bad fuel so I siphoned out the
old fuel and put it new with some isopropyl to handle any possible
moisture and then checked the plugs, they are fine. I ran the sled
today and the same thing occured. I hadread that it may be the tss/kill switch so i unplugged that and ran itand the same thing is still happening. the sled will start and idle just fine but once i hit the throttle it will run
bog and backfire. any ideas what i should look at next, any help would
be appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 98 ZR600 EFI and it sounds like it may be your stator. I've had lots of problems with mine. You can test it with a multimeter pretty easily. Look in the sticky threads at the top of the Artic Cat forum page to find out how to test it. Good luck!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like stator. Here is how to test the ohms on it:

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Testing Cat triple stators

Stator Testing ZR/ZL 1998-1999 500 & 600 Carburated

Stator Testing ZR/ZL 1998-1999 500 & 600 EFI

Stator Testing Early 1990's 700 & 580 EFI with the triangular 3 prong connector

Jumper wire bypass
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How about fuel pump and fuel presure?
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