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    troubleshooting SL750 out of water O.K. ?

    Just bought 2 1994 Polaris sl750's. They turn over with a battery charger connected directly to the battery, but they wont catch and start. Is doing this bad.
    Should I CHARGE up the battery fully and then try starting it.
    Does cranking and /or running one of these "out of water" for 15-20 seconds cause harm?"

    Thanks


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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    You should charge the battery up fully, just so you don't damage the battery if it's still good. "Won't catch and start" you mean the starter turns, but won't turn over the engine? If so, most likely the bendix is stuck. Cranking out of the water won't harm it, but you shouldn't depress the starter button for more than 10 seconds or so as the starter will get hot and damage may occur to it. Let it cool for a few secs between attempts.

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    Thanks for the precise reply!!
    Can you tell me whst and where the BENDIX is and does?

    Thanks again!!

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    Hi mook, WELCOME to the Green Hulk Forums!!!
    I'd charge the battery, load test it to make sure it's good and then try again.
    It's pretty doubtful both rides would have a bad bendix.
    Pretty probable they both have bad batteries.
    Let us know what you find!!

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    Bendix is inside the front of the engine. It's what transfers torque from the starter to the flywheel, and retracts, disengaging the starter form the flywheel. Ph20 is right, most likely both have bad batteries. If you find it's not them, then we'll help you with the bendix. Let us know what "won't catch and start" means.

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    i will just say this because i am sure we have all done it........make sure (if the motor is turning over) that you have your lanyard hooked up to the kill switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LANCE View Post
    i will just say this because i am sure we have all done it........make sure (if the motor is turning over) that you have your lanyard hooked up to the kill switch.
    ah OK I have done it at least once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LANCE View Post
    i will just say this because i am sure we have all done it........make sure (if the motor is turning over) that you have your lanyard hooked up to the kill switch.
    Guilty as charged.

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