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RX1 Starter Help

Discussion in 'RX General Talk' started by RXLevi, Nov 7, 2019 at 9:21 PM.


  1. RXLevi

    RXLevi Newbie

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    Location:
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Rx-1
    Hello everybody, first time posting here! I purchased a non running 2003 rx1 off of a friend for cheap from another guy who bought it for cheap. Anyways, after a new battery it wouldn't crank, sounded like a short(clicking and smoke) on start. I traced it down to the starter, which is completely toast and seized. The original owner said that it was running fine, the lights dimmed and the engine sputtered and died about 5 minutes later. My guess was that the solenoid malfunctioned and engaged the starter until it cooked, shorted and killed the battery. I have a new solenoid on its way already, but am looking for a new starter. A new OEM starter is over $400 and the cheapest used rx1 specific starter I could find was around $100. I was curious to if it's possibly to use a starter off of an R1 or Apex, as they appear to be very similar if not the same starter. I also found a few aftermarket china specials for around $60. If anyone has any experience with this, help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    https://www.amazon.com/Starter-Wave...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
     
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  3. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Location:
    Schofield, WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2020 Sidewinder SRX

    Have you looked at part numbers by model?
     
  4. RXLevi

    RXLevi Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Rx-1
    The OEM number for an apex starter is 8HG-81890-00-00 while an rx1 OEM part number appears to be 8FA-81890-00-00. I'm wondering if anyone has ever interchanged the two. The internal part numbers on both seem to be the same.
     
  5. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

    Messages:
    18,467
    Location:
    Schofield, WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2020 Sidewinder SRX
    I would think you could but I am not certain. Try contacting @hibshman25 (Travis at Barn of Parts) on the site. He parts out all kinds of sleds and may have some in site.
     
  6. RXLevi

    RXLevi Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Rx-1
    Will do, thanks!
     

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