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Old 12-30-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

First I appologize if I don't get this post right. Just joined this forum and its the first time I ever joined a fourm.

I just bought the 2010 Bearcat Z1 and I'm still on the fisrt tank. It seems to backfire alot and also sometimes stalls when I back off the thottle. I was wondering if its programmed to run rich for the first few tanks untill its broke in or should I be bringing it in to the dealer. I'm not to current on these new sleds.

Also I would appreciate any feedback on this sled. I'm an avid icefisherman up here in Canada and thats what I'll be using it for.

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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It's not programmed to run rich for break in, You may have a partially fouled plug. You should always run it for a few minutes EACH time it's started, to burn off the extra fuel enrichment of a cold start. I always run mine for 3-5 min.
I would run this problem by the dealer, for his input.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:19 PM   #3
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The dealer mentioned to make sure you let it warm up. He also mentioned its a bit of a job to change the plugs. How is this machine on plugs? Is it common to blow plugs.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:13 AM   #4
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I have over 5,000 miles, and never had a plug issue, but always let it warm up. A lot of times people will fire up their new sleds for a few seconds, to show to friends,etc., and it gets loaded up.
They are quite a job to change, but shouldn't need to be changed for years, if properly run.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:31 AM   #5
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (klwasit @ Dec 30 2009, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Hey Everyone,

First I appologize if I don't get this post right. Just joined this forum and its the first time I ever joined a fourm.

I just bought the 2010 Bearcat Z1 and I'm still on the fisrt tank. It seems to backfire alot and also sometimes stalls when I back off the thottle. I was wondering if its programmed to run rich for the first few tanks untill its broke in or should I be bringing it in to the dealer. I'm not to current on these new sleds.

Also I would appreciate any feedback on this sled. I'm an avid icefisherman up here in Canada and thats what I'll be using it for.[/b]
FIRST TANK OF GAS !!! I would Take that thing back to the dealer and tell them to get it running and driving proper . It's their job to make sure it gets to you that way . Have you had it more than a week ? not sure about Ont , but here in Mb by law you have 7 days to return ANYTHING .
That sled should run JUST like your car . start everyday , idle nice , drive nice , and not pull you all over the trail/lake ,or make you sore the next day .You wouldn't drive off the lot with a new car that didn't run properly would you ? Don't let them off the hook untill it's perfect for you .
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:49 PM   #6
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I've only had it out twice and let it warm up each time till the temp warning light stopped flashing. I guess I will have to make a trip to the dealer.

I also got the two inch receiver bumpers and have ordered the 2500 lb warn winch. Getting it wired front and back at the dealer. I read a couple of blogs about electronic issues with the bearcat with overloading the system. I would hope if done properly at the dealer this should not be an issue.

I also got the dealer to stud the track (120) and I noticed they didn't put tunnel protectors on. I believe they should be there.
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Tunnel protection is not needed. The sled should not be backfiring , take it in and have the dealer correct the issue.
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I too hava a 2010 Z1 bearcat that just developed a similar problem today. Machine has 65 mi. on it. Will start and idle fine, and then run good for 5-7 minutes and then won't accept any throttle, it tries to die when you apply throttle. I routed throttle cable outside of handlebar pad made no difference. If I let it idle for 5 or so minutes it will run good again for a few minutes and then repeat procedure. Checked throttle cable freeplay- good. drained gas and refilled as there was some question as to the freshness of one of the 5 gal. jugs used to fill machine. Seems like a coolant temp related issue. no codes though. unplugged temp sens. Made no difference. checked electrical connections all seam ok. Back to the dealer tomorrow.
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Good luck on getting the winch. I ordered mine last spring and keeps getting pushed on back order. I have just about given up on it.

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Old 01-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #10
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One more issue over the weekend.

Its about -20 to -27 up here in Sudbury and when I went to start my bearcat it wouldn't turn over. I have power and I believe I could here the fuel pump kick in, but when I turn the key all the way it doesn't turn over. After about 10 to 15 tries it turn over fine and started no problem. Code ECU09 showed up briefly on the display. Checked the manual and that is "failure in crankshaft position sensor".

Going to the dealer on Tues.
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