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Old 02-08-2005, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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need throttle to start???

I have a 2003 Indy 500 everything runs good except when the motor is warm you have to give it some throttle to start it, after it starts it runs fine.What would cause this?Because of physical probs its hard to hold throttle & pull at same time.

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Old 02-08-2005, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know what causes it,but I always have to do it too. Did you consider electric start maybe if it's not so easy for you starting with your hand on the throttle?
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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normal. i have to do it too. electric start?
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just bought a 2005 sled and asked about the same problem and the mechanic said that is how it is supposed to start absoloutly nothing to worry about
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Old 02-08-2005, 04:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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maybe trottle safety switch needs ajusting. I was told that it can be ajusted anyway.
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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throttle holders

hey guys that have to hold your throttle.check your idle.if its a little low u will have the problem your having.idel it up a bit and try it,its a commen thing usually caused by poor dealer setup,or people just dont know.please let me know how u make out.
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Guys, I've never had any of these problems starting any of the 6 Polaris' I've owned, especially warm. Cold, full choke-one pull; warm, no choke-one pull. Never any throttle. The Fusions (as per a friend) have been starting harder. Ensure the choke is adjusted so it isn't hung open slightly when off. That will definitly make it hard to start when warm. Hope this helps a little.
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Both of my sleds did the same thing, all I had to do was tweak the idle up a bit and they start first pull every time when the engine is warm. They start easier when cold, but I've never had a problem having to throttle up while starting either one since then. I did however notice that the 700 kinda "runs on" just a bit when I stop, then it smoothes out. That one may need to be kicked down just a tad. It did that when the temp was around 5 degrees f. on saturday in Chocrane, Ontario. It could be a matter of jetting because that sled was set-up at around 20 f., It may be a tad rich for the really cold temps we had. (-17 f. saturday night.)
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Old 02-14-2005, 02:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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my sled does it when cold. it's normal, just needs a little kick to get going again.
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My sled did the same thing when warm after running hard. As soon as I pull the rope I apply some throttle and it will start.

I just looked up the manual, it said for warm engine to pull once and if it does not fire, hold the throttle about 1/4 way open then pull the rope.
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Increasing the idle worked for me.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for all the replys,Now it prompts the question of what did ya all turn the idle speed upto for best results?
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I went 1/2 turn- 1750 to 2000 rpm
Your idle speed also has a lot to do with how tight [deflection] your belt is. Running it tight ensures you are starting in [like] low gear , more low end power and belt life. I set mine so engine will start and idle, but when track is off ground it turns. I have a lift and always warm machine up with track off the ground to prolong belt life. Last few belts made it to 3000 to 3500 miles before cracking,but did not blow.
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