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Arctic Cat LED Hand Guards

Discussion in 'SR Viper Talk' started by Turtle, Jan 20, 2017.


  1. Turtle

    Turtle Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    There are a few LED hand guards floating around the forums, and they are all really cool. I even made my own version last year. But this year Cat came out with some really nice LED hand guards. I know Cat was going through a quality issue with these, but after almost 7 weeks I got them. I have to admit, these are really well made and quite a nice piece. Plug & play - very simple install.
     

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  3. grizztracks

    grizztracks Tech Advisor Tech Advisor VIP Member

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    I just had one of the Yamaha hand guards fall off on my last ride. I had no idea when it fell off so I never found it. I was just about to order new Yamaha replacements but these AC hand guards might be a better option. The mounts appear to be stronger than what I had but are the hand guards secured to the mounts any better? The small screws that secured mine kept coming loose until they finally fell out while riding.

    Do you have a part number?
     
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  4. super1c

    super1c Moderator Moderator VIP Member

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    Where do they plug in too?
     
  5. Turtle

    Turtle Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    They have two versions:

    Un-lighted Version:
    7369-388 black
    7639-389 green
    7639-390 orange
    7639-391 white

    Lighted Version:
    7639-446 black
    7639-447 greem
    7639-448 orange
    7639-449 white

    If anyone buys the un-lighted version, you can go back later and buy the lighting kit for it.
    They plug right into the accessory plug found by the reverse servo.
     
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  6. Mtnviper

    Mtnviper Vendor Vendor VIP Member

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    That's pretty cool!;)!
     
  7. Muffin

    Muffin VIP Member VIP Member

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    They use the accessory plug located near the reverse servo. I believe this plug is also used for the heated seat power.
     
  8. trailtamer

    trailtamer Pro

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    Wish these had mirrors on them. I'd order them today.
     
  9. Yamacat711

    Yamacat711 Newbie

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    Power mad makes universal guards with LED lights and mirror add on
     
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  10. trailtamer

    trailtamer Pro

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    Are the lights plug and play?
     
  11. MIViper

    MIViper Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    The black & white lighted version PN seem to be incorrect?
     
  12. grizztracks

    grizztracks Tech Advisor Tech Advisor VIP Member

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  13. Turtle

    Turtle Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Thanks - must have fat-fingered it. I corrected the post.
     
  14. grizztracks

    grizztracks Tech Advisor Tech Advisor VIP Member

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    I decided to go with the Powermadd Sentinel hand guards rather than the Cat version only because the Cat's don't come in red. The Powermadd mounting brackets are metal and the guards are bolted to the mounts so they are secure. These are definitely better quality and an upgrade from the Yamaha guards that kept coming loose and eventually fell off. I also purchased the LED kit which is an easy install but ran into a problem with one of the LEDs not working. The LED control module has two sets of output wires and one set is not working so the problem is in the module. I called Powermadd directly and they said they've had some issues with the LED kits and would send out a new module. Powermadd also wants the failed module back for evaluation in an effort to improve their product.

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  15. alexm2816

    alexm2816 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Same guards I have. Love them. Sturdy, bright enough to match the headlight, and a real eye catching clean look with the rox riser i have.
     
  16. WinterWolf

    WinterWolf TY 4 Stroke Master

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    I know the Powermadd's come with an on/off Switch you can install if you want the option of being able to turn them off and on(the LED'S) when you want. Do the Cat ones have the same option/switch for the LED'S?? Or is it always on and thats it with the Cat ones?
     

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