4 Stroke Cold Weather Start Problem
I just bought a PHAZER GT 500 , nimble , but not a rocket. A typical day in Manitoba is really cold .. got up to go riding New Years Day ( -34 c ) and the sled would not start , the fuel pump would not engage.... turned over like crazy but no fuel . I was not the only Yamaha with the problem . The dealer informed me (after I purchased the sled ) of a cold weather relay problem . Told me to heat up the relay with a hair dryer or to warm it up in my hand . seems to work for most sleds but not mine . I talked him into giving me a relay from a flow model and have not had a problem since , still really cold here . The dealer suggested I carry a spare in an inside pocket to keep it warm . The relay in the Phazer is behind the battery , you can feel it click when you turn the key . I pulled the cover and battery bracket ( carry a 8 & 10 mm socket with you ) and it is easy to change , about 10 -15 minutes . I was told YAMAHA is working on getting a relay with cold weather lube inside , but I'm not holding my breath .Untill then i'll carry a spare , just in case.