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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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New to the game with a few questions. (XTZ 1000)

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I'm new to the ATV game and could use some help with a few issues. Long story short - my dad gave me his XTZ 1000 this weekend. It's an 09 with 55.6 hours on it. He has been unable to drive it over the last three years do to health reasons but has been able to start it every six months or so. He had it serviced just before it started to sit.

Things I have done as of today.
1) Cleaned three years worth crap off of it.
2) I had to replace the battery (replaced with an OEM battery)
3) Drained old gas and added new gas. (5 gal and added FI cleaner)
4) Checked oil. (level was good and oil was clean)

Now here where I need help and advise.
1) It will start right up but will not stay running if my foot is not on the gas. It did have a small back fire with some white smoke. I was only able to do this for about 5 min before I had to call it quits for the night. (I'm guessing the old fuel is still in the system. I plan to let it run for a longer time tomorrow.

2) The emergency break will not stay all the way down. When I release it and push it all the way down it will come back up 3 clicks every time. (break light is red on the dash and has resistance when I push on it.

I plan on checking the plug tomorrow because it's only been run for short time frames over the last three years.

Thank you in advance for any help and advise.

Marcus
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-31-2014, 02:43 AM
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Sounds like it could use a set of plugs, and it sounds like the e-brake cable is frozen in the jacket under the doghouse. I would check the caliper end and try to give it a tug with a pair of vice grips or a small pry bar

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the brake cable is in a bind and needs a lil bit of rerouting to get the bind out of it .. common issue and must be addressed as it can /will cause a fire from super heating the caliper and rotor ... you must be sure it's 100% off .

mine also sticks bout 1 click and I have to hold down the button and brake lever for a second right when I take off then it stays down/off I have played with the routing and it still does this after 5000+ miles ... some have removed the emergency brake system and gone to line locks other have been successful with cable rerouting and some with a bit O lube .. BUT YOU MUST FIND / FIX the issue and NEVER trust it to be off EVER .. make sure it's light is out and not up a click or two.


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'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
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OH .. fill in your signature line and also location .... helps us help you and we won't have to ask a question before we answer a question
location so we have a clue as to ride area/ terrain you use your rig and where we can send ya for help/parts or even more riding area
signature lines .. a bunch of us have CRS and won't remember what ya have [that would be me also] .. the signature tell us so we can answer better.

name is Gary or hey you if ya forget

2009 Prowler XTZ , couple things added here and there
'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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My E-Brake did that also, do you have a hand lever, or foot pedal? I did what Gary said, plus I had to replace the brake pads. Several members have devised and added the perfect parking brake issue. I'm sure they will provide pictures and info on how it was done. Great to have a new member!

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Thanks for the advise on the e-break. I'll try all of that when I get home.

As for the plugs. How many do I need and what kind? Are these something I can pick up at a auto parts store or do I have to go to a ATV dealer?

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Mine has the hand level.

I was thinking about just zip tying it down for the short term. I need to have it running by next week. If i park it on flat ground in gear I should be good right?

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My E-Brake did that also, do you have a hand lever, or foot pedal? I did what Gary said, plus I had to replace the brake pads. Several members have devised and added the perfect parking brake issue. I'm sure they will provide pictures and info on how it was done. Great to have a new member!

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Mine has the hand level.

I was thinking about just zip tying it down for the short term. I need to have it running by next week. If i park it on flat ground in gear I should be good right?

M.
flat ground should be ok , if not a rock or piece of wood for a chock will do

not sure/ don't remember if there is anything close to zip tie to

name is Gary or hey you if ya forget

2009 Prowler XTZ , couple things added here and there
'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us

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Welcome to the family!!!!I'm sure you are on your way to get all fixed up.......enjoy

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1000 is a 2 cylinder machine, not sure on the plug type or number, but the pro's will chime in!

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