So I went from 1/30/12 to 12/26/12 without posting because the snow never came. That sucks.
Today was the first time I touched the sled again since my last post on this thread. New fuel and clean plugs, gave it a prime and no fire. Checked for spark and nothing on the plug. I pulled the magneto 4-pin plug and jumpered black and brown to bypass the wiring harness and switches, and got spark, so the problem is in the switches or harness.
I put one ohm meter lead in the black wire in the sled side of the magneto plug then started working my way down that wire. First stop is the key switch, wire ohmed OK, across the switch ohms ok and opens when the switch is flipped. The other black to key switch goes to the kill switch on the handle bars. I pulled that plug and again the black ohms OK to that point as long as the key is on. Checked across the kill switch, nothing. No continuity at all across the kill switch in either position. I will have to try and pull that apart, but for the time being I put a jumper in the harness across the kill switch so I have to kill it with the key. Now I have spark and it started and idled fine.
1980 Arctic Cat Jag 2000
1981 Arctic Cat el Tigre 6000
Last edited by jsmorris; 12-26-2012 at 04:59 PM.