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03 RX-1

Discussion in 'RX General Talk' started by glas0233, Sep 30, 2014.


  1. glas0233

    glas0233 Newbie

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    Location:
    Minnesota
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2003 yamaha rx1, Past sleds: 1990 Arctic Cat Prowler, 1996 Arctic cat 440z, 2004 Ski Doo Renegade 800, 2005 Arctic Cat M7
    Hey guys new to the thread had a couple of questions! I just traded my 05 Arctic Cat M7 for an 03 RX-1 with 2600 miles on it. The sled ran great when I first got it, everything was fine and still is, I'm prtty sure it is running like crap now because of something I did. I added a 6 inch riser to it and replaced the throttle cable, brake line, choke cable and parking brake cable. The throttle cable is giving me some trouble, it is 6 inches normal than stock, but still when I turn it wants to rev, also, when I start the sled now, it will idle for awhile and then the engine light and oil light will come on and blink continuously. I checked the oil and it seems to be at the right level. Any idea what could cause this? did I install one of the new cables wrong? any help would be appreciated thanks!

    Jake
    Minnesota
     
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  3. shagman

    shagman Lifetime Member Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Cedarville Michigan
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder BTX LE
    2014 SR Viper XTX SE (Sold)
    Sounds like the throttle cable is adjusted too tight. Put some slack in the cable and make sure that when you turn the bars it isnt tied in too tight and pulling on cable. It should have play at the throttle for it to work properly. It is the T.O.R.S. that is your problem. T.O.R.S.=Throttle Over Ride System.. will shut you down when throttle is too tight or sticks from cable being frozen.
     
  4. glas0233

    glas0233 Newbie

    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2003 yamaha rx1, Past sleds: 1990 Arctic Cat Prowler, 1996 Arctic cat 440z, 2004 Ski Doo Renegade 800, 2005 Arctic Cat M7
    Ok sounds good I will look into that, I appreciate the help!

    Jake
     
  5. YammyRX1

    YammyRX1 TY 4 Stroke Master

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    1,305
    Location:
    Milton, on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX-1
    One other tip for new RX-1 owners is to let it warm up good every time you start it or you will foul the plugs.
     
  6. glas0233

    glas0233 Newbie

    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2003 yamaha rx1, Past sleds: 1990 Arctic Cat Prowler, 1996 Arctic cat 440z, 2004 Ski Doo Renegade 800, 2005 Arctic Cat M7
    Hey guys, so I adjusted the throttle cable so there is slack, it doesn't rev when I turn the handlebars anymore however, I let it warm up, and then after about five minutes of running, the engine light starts blinking continuously and the temp gauge stays on, any other ideas? thanks
     
  7. shagman

    shagman Lifetime Member Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Cedarville Michigan
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder BTX LE
    2014 SR Viper XTX SE (Sold)
    do you have the owners manual? It shows the blink codes. if you dont it is free on yamaha web site. here is the link http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/service/viewmanuals/outdoor_manuals.aspx i believe it is just too warm if you ran it that long. see page 5-7 and 5-8
     
  8. Lman69

    Lman69 Guest

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    Country:
    Canada
    They will overheat quickly if just idling, especially in warm temperatures.
     
  9. YammyRX1

    YammyRX1 TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Location:
    Milton, on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX-1
    You could try cooling the heat exchangers under the running boards with a garden hose while it is running to see if that helps. I put a gauge on mine and I let it hit 160F before shutting it down and that is probably about 5 minutes, but it should go longer before the lights comes on. Check your antifreeze to make sure it is not watered down too much and feel the heat exchangers to make sure they get hot (there is flow).
     
  10. hibshman25

    hibshman25 Vendor Vendor VIP Member

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    Location:
    Lebanon, PA 17042
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 sidewinder ltx dx
    2018 snoscoot
    When you say temp gauge are you referring to the red temp light or the temp icon in the display area?

    Disconnect the plug to temp sensor at the thermostat. Do the same lights and flash sequence occur?
     
  11. straycat03rx1

    straycat03rx1 Extreme

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    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    t cats out the a$$ one rx1
    Could be the throttle over ride, make sure the throttle cable is seated in the throttle block.You may have pulled the throttle cable sheth out of the block .make sure its in its grove. happened to me because I had to fiddle with the riser to make it fit right..
     
  12. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    North Western Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha's
    Shut it off its overheating!
     
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  13. straycat03rx1

    straycat03rx1 Extreme

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    t cats out the a$$ one rx1
    x2
     
  14. YammieMan

    YammieMan Extreme

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    51
    Location:
    Winkler
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX1
    So I also have 03 RX1, mine has a temp gauge and I notice when i stop for a while and leave the engine running and it goes up to 170 degrees or so , and I start to ride the engine will stutter, I'm assuming this is normal? Or what do you guys think? Thanks
     
  15. 03RX1-ER-LE

    03RX1-ER-LE VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    M-Th Livonia Mich F-S Oscoda Mich
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX 3700 miles
    2009 Apex ER 6000 miles
    2016 Sport Haven 12 foot Hybrid trailer
    LOCATION:
    Livonia Michigan
    It is overheating, it is trying to protect itself to keep from blowing a headgasket or worse. If happens and snow getting on cooler does not correct right away then shut it down and allow to cool.
     
  16. Al Bundy

    Al Bundy Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member

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    Location:
    Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2004 Rx Warrior
    Put some snow on running boards too, that'll help cool it down.
     
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