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Burning Yamaha !

Discussion in 'RS General Talk' started by Pako, Mar 31, 2018.


  1. Pako

    Pako Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Europe
    Country:
    Other
    Snowmobile:
    Vector RS
    Horrifiying incident with Vector RS.

    Unfortunately this is real and happened after 30 min of ride and light dropping to the left side with engine completely stopped. After turning snowmobile upright immediately (with stopped engine), it ignited itself so intensly that fire was impossible to shut down, despite some fire extinguishers, which were delivered to the scene immediately.
    Luckily people were not hurt seriously.
    Vector RS was in good condition and in standard configuration without any modification.

    Many more scary pictures and videos will be available soon from whitnesses and bystanders.

    My main question:
    Are there many such cases around with Yamaha motors and what could be the reason?


    Please share and help me to find similar cases. I have more machines with the similar engine and I need to understand if I can continue with Yamaha or do I need to replace the brand?
    I even don't know exactly where to report such case.
    My contact: paap@paap.ee, +372 5051015
     
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  3. sgauthier

    sgauthier Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    752
    Location:
    southwest, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX
    First I've ever heard of it. Glad no one as hurt.
     
  4. North Bay Ned 691

    North Bay Ned 691 Veteran

    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    North Bay
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 VK Pro II
    Not sure if this is any help but I have a 2016 VK Pro that has same engine as the vector. This winter I was filling fuel tank and noticed fuel pouring out of the engine compartment on the clutch side of the machine. I assumed the fuel was siphoning out the overflow but not positive what happened. I do smell fuel when going slow and over bumpy terrain.
    Glad nobody was hurt.
    ned
     
  5. Pako

    Pako Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Europe
    Country:
    Other
    Snowmobile:
    Vector RS
    Thanks. Yes, there is a lot of machines with the same engine. I think it was some kind of a leak straight onto the hot exhaus but such fault should be elimineted by construction.
     

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