Background: Rode Turkey Bay in the RZR yesterday, saturday. They had a 1.5" rain in ten minutes friday, place was washed out worse than ever seen before, and a lot of rocks washed to the top or the dirt was all washed away leaving the place very bouldery. Had a friend of my sons with me in the RZR. He wanted to ride in it. So there we where, back in the woods, came up on two people on motorbikes and one still on the hill, pushing bike back down, she had rolled a rock under the front tire and crashed, broke the clutch lever off of the handle bars, we pulled out a few zip ties and they rode with us another hour.... after...."we got my RZR to start". Hit the key, all of the lights come on, fuel pump runs, starter does not engage....I reassuring told my sons friend, Brandon, "that I don't have a clue".
Now, we are back in the woods. I say outloud, I swear this acts like the brake pedal is not depressed, but it was. Brandon, very motivated, says lets rock it, so we do, in gear, hit the starter, varooom! We all decide to head back towards the truck. Motorbikes too. Get there, without incident, shut RZR off, starts, Varooom!...couple more times decide to ride, invite motorbike riders to join in, They do, we rode another hour on the easiest trails there which were washed out worse than ever seen before....still a little leary on my RZR, want to be able to get to it with the truck. Get home wash it, all good, leave in yard to dry and wash somemore today. Son goes to put it up tonight...nothing, same deal. Everything powers up, fuel pump runs starte does not engage. So my son looks distressed but told him the best news is it acted up here in the yard again.
Pull the manual out and start reading, did a quick look for the brake position sensor, could not find it under the dash or on the master cylender, back to the book. Page 10.38 of manual, STARTING SYSTEM FLOW CHART:
Check battery voltage...I did with a meter..good.
Disconnect the two wire deal coming out of the solenoid, check voltage, Orange wire is negative and positive is Green/white wire, should have 12 volts, nothing.
Book sends me to the EFI 20 amp fuse, check voltage, normal, says my switch is bad, Book tells me to check voltage there...I do not know how to do that, and fat people do not fit up under the dash of these things...so I decide to skip that and go to solenoid. Start checking wires...blah blah blah....look down just past the solenoid, and low and behold, there is a elctronic sensor with brake lines running out of it. I have been looking for that, so I move it, kinda loose, hit the starter....varoom! Pull wire off and clean with some wd-40...varoom.
Write that down in your book to check when your RZR wont start in the woods. And, this is not on page 10.38 of the manual.
Special thanks to my wonderfull wife who held the flashlight while the mosquitoes had a fiesta.
2013 RZR 800 S LE, Blue, bunch of stuff.
2010 Yamaha Grizzly 700, Yamaha Skid Plates, Yamaha Front Brush Guard, Yamaha Fender Flares, Rock Sliders with Richochet Skid Plates, Moose Rear Bumper, Back Rest (Flea Market by Brimstone), Hand Guards, Warn Winch, 27" ITP Mudlites or 29.5 Outlwas with AMS Rims.
2009 Yamaha Grizzly 700, Yamaha Skid Plates, Yamaha Front Brush Guard, Moose Rear Bumper, Rock Sliders with Richochet Skids, Moose Fender Flares, Hand Guards, Warn Winch, Rotopax twin 2 Gallon gas carrier, SS12 Stainless ITP Rims, 27" Bighorns