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Old 01-17-2005, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well My buddy bought this sled this year with 600 miles on it.
2001 MXZ 800

Well the first trip out he was pulling the engine over and his recoil wasnt retracting back into his motor. So we took it apart and greased the recoil assembly up and put it back together.

Well the 2nd trip out he was pulling it and the rope broke. So we found a yamaha dealer and they put it back together for $10 and we put it back on his sled

Well the 3rd trip out we left our sleds out this last weekend and it was around -15 out at night and in the mornin his 800 was so hard to pull over. SO he does some soft pulls and then tries to pull it again and his knot on the end comes apart- now we had that knot as tight as possible.

Is there an electric start kit for these models or is he just screwed. Is there a recoil update or something?
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes there is a new recoil update for that model. very common problem that year . just have your buddy buy a new recoil ass. its 145.00 but you will never have trouble again.
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tell your buddy to use Bombardier oil and to get his injection pump adjusted. It's good down to -40 so he won't break the rope anymore and the engine will be so much easier to start.

at 40 Below you need all the help you can get to start the engine.
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Originally posted by lacapra125@Jan 17 2005, 07:56 PM
yes there is a new recoil update for that model. very common problem that year . just have your buddy buy a new recoil ass. its 145.00 but you will never have trouble again.
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who sells this new recoil assembly? The dealer? He asked the dealer if they had any updates or recalls on his sled 01 mxz800 and they said no
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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who sells this new recoil assembly? The dealer? He asked the dealer if they had any updates or recalls on his sled** 01 mxz800 and they said no
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Yes you can get one from the dealer.

There were 2 updates for the 01 800's.

#1 was a clutch spring

#2 was a piston update.


3 years ago when the 02's were new,According to Bombardier only the 02 800's were having problems with the recoils. There was an updated part, but only the 02's were covered even though the 01&02 had the same part # recoil from the factory. :frech32: I was on my 2nd one when it took a shit on me while I was up in the U.P. 150 miles from where I was staying at. Luckly for me, when it did fail, I was less than 50 miles from the nearest S.D. dealer. They had the new part, but when I spoke to a rep from B.R.P. they said my sled wasn't covered under the update and my warranty ran out 2 weeks prior. It cost me $126 for a new one, but it hasn't given me any trouble since(knock on wood). When I got back home the following Monday, I called B.R.P. and tried to explain my situation to someone higher up. They still wouldn't give me full reimbersement, but they did send me a $75 voucher for my troubles. Better than nothing I guess.
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dam whats up with all these recalls.

He called his local dealer up and they sell a electric start kit for $530

When we were there she punched in his sleds vin # and she said there was no recalls on that model

Whats with the piston and clutch recalls?
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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in 01'
there is a piston update,must already be done,was mandatory.
also is there an aftermarket can on this sled.
the pipe heat ruins the recoil assy. the new updated one comes with metal tab in middle.
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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03 REVS had the bad recoils also.
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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when we ran the vin though the dealer the last time they said there was no recalls done to it and there was no outstanding recalls

looks like he needs to find a new dealer

why was there a recall on the pistons what is wrong with them?

also whats wrong with the clutch
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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On my 01 800 my dealer covered recalls.
1 New engine when the piston skirt broke and took out the cases.
2 Recoil.
3 Coolant hose recall.
4 Clutch spring
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