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Loose terminals on battery

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by Sidewinder146, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Sidewinder146

    Sidewinder146 Newbie

    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Newfoundland
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Yamaha sidewinder
    I have 500 miles on my sled and this morning it would not start. I removed the seat to find the positive terminal bolt was completely out and the negative terminal and solenoid nuts were also loose. Make sure you check yours!!
     
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  3. badams262

    badams262 Extreme

    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    Oshkosh, WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2015 Viper LTX-DX

    2008 Phazer GT 128" track 10,444 miles (sold)
    2008 Nytro RTX 136" 3800 miles (sold)
    Happened to me on my Viper last weekend! I need to modify that seat for easier access in case this happens again.
     
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  4. cannondale27

    cannondale27 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    12,743
    Location:
    Manitowoc,WI
    Use Loctite on the bolt. Wont happen again.
     
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  5. Good times

    Good times Newbie

    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    Muskoka
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder RTX-SE
    Buy the aluminum seat bolt that does not require tools to remove
     
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  6. AXR

    AXR TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    570
    Location:
    Central NY
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Current: 2017 SideWinder L-TX LE


    Past: 2015 Sr Viper R-TX SE, 2008 Apex RTX, 2002 Sx Viper, 1997 XTC 600, 1991 Doo Formula Plus.
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  7. waldo1

    waldo1 Pro

    Messages:
    152
    Location:
    coloma, mi
    loctite on the battery bolts ---- seriously? just tighten em - with a socket or a wrench - not a screwdriver - the dealer installs battery - thats a dealer issue - they also install shocks and skis and tighten bars on top and bottom. mine were all a bit loose but i like my shit tight....
     
  8. Dealerjohn

    Dealerjohn Expert

    Messages:
    221
    Location:
    Labrador
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2015 MTX Viper, XTX Viper, 2001 SRX 700
    I just took the bolt out and left it out.. Never had a problem with it like that... Actually I lost it but whatever. lol I did a lot of rough trail stand up riding too!!
     
  9. waldo1

    waldo1 Pro

    Messages:
    152
    Location:
    coloma, mi
    if u get in a roll over situation - seat will fall off - put the screw in - its a standard metric screw
     
  10. XP123

    XP123 Extreme

    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    Chautauqua NY
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder XTX LE 137
    You guys are making me paranoid. I checked my battery bolts, fuel rail bolts, rollers, turbo bolts, exhaust bolts, turbo clamps and everything else mentioned on these forums and everything is the way it should be. I love all the info sharing but man I could see how some guys can't sleep at night just thinking about all the issues.
     
  11. Dealerjohn

    Dealerjohn Expert

    Messages:
    221
    Location:
    Labrador
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2015 MTX Viper, XTX Viper, 2001 SRX 700
    If my sled rolls, we will have bigger problems than my seat coming off. I have to trickle charge my battery much more than I roll my sled, so it'll be staying out.
     
  12. Yamadog

    Yamadog Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    5,119
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    I have not run the seat bolt since 2013 and have rolled many times and never lost the seat.
     

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