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I just got an Arctic Cat Lynx 250 single cyclinder. Checked it today and it has no spark. First of all where can i find out what year it is? Next it has the spirit engine and i need to get it running has good compression but what should i check first to fix the spark issue? is there something that it usually is. also where can you get parts if you can? Any help would be great. Thanks
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I just got an Arctic Cat Lynx 250 single cyclinder. Checked it today and it has no spark. First of all where can i find out what year it is? Next it has the spirit engine and i need to get it running has good compression but what should i check first to fix the spark issue? is there something that it usually is. also where can you get parts if you can? Any help would be great. Thanks[/b]
What's the model number on the engine tag?
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on the engine tag it says Arctic cat Spirit Series 2000-S AB25F2 bore 70 mm stroke 85mm
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Well, I'm guessing maybe 78. The data I have lists an AB25F1 for 77 & 78 , F3 for 79 and F4 for 80 so it's possible 78 has a miss print and is actuall F2. First digit of the sleds serial number should tell you what model year it is for sure I.E. 7=77, 8=78 etc.
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On the spark issue I always start with the switches, key, handlebar kill, throttle safety switch then check wiring and spark plugs.

You said this a new-to-you sled so you will have little or no history on when or how the (no spark) issue developed. It could a simple switch issue or a complex stator/ignition coil problem. Use aprocess of elimation on the switches. If you have no knowledge on how the electrical works then find a buddy who does.
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If i want to bypass kill swith and key swithc could i just connect the wires together? or is ther a way to test them? Thanks
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The handlebar kill switch and throttle safety switch I believe share the same wiring harness on that sled. Once you locate the wiring harness to that side of the handlebar you should just be able to unplug it. I believe that year of sled had an ignition system which was open to run and the switches cpmpleted a circuit to ground to kill the sled.

The best test for the throttle safety switch is to have someone hold the throttle about 1/3 open and check for spark. The switch looks for slack in the cable and shuts off if there is slack. They were finicky switches.
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