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Old 01-05-2014, 01:30 PM
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Default Gatortail keeps blowing fuse, need help

I have a GTR35 that I got almost 2 years ago. Just recently the fuse on the engine keeps blowing(the one in the waterproof housing near the clutch, that powers the ignition and clutch). It blew once last week, ran it a few times with no issues then it blew 3 more times yesterday in about 1.5 hours of riding. the motor stays running but theres no clutch power or ignition power. I have looked at everything that I can see and cant see any exposed wires or anything. the first time it blew I took the handle apart but didn't see anything wrong. Anyone ever had these troubles and can point me towards the source? the only other issue on the motor is one of the exhaust headers is cracked but that shouldn't have anything to do with this. Any help guys? Thanks FFTWarren

BTW I replaced the 25A fuse with 30's yesterday because thats all I had, and it blew those too
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:18 PM
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make sure your hot wire from battery to motor not skinned or in a pinch point
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:21 PM
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make sure your hot wire from battery to motor not skinned or in a pinch point
did that cuz I really expected it to have rubbed through crossing the transom but no dice.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:47 PM
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Ohm that clutch out ... You may be able to find the model number off of it and Google where it should ring out at ...

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Old 01-05-2014, 03:16 PM
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Do a search on MMT. There should be a thread on that. If not post a question and someone will walk you through it.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:37 PM
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Call Hoyt at Gatortail in the morning and I'm sure he can tell you what the problem is. 337-229-4864. They also have an emergency # 337-288-9998. Their customer service is awesome.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:14 PM
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yea I already did MMT, and plan to call hoyt in the morning. someone on MMT said it was probably the clutch. I guess we shall see.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:24 PM
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Not sure how many fuses are on gator tails, but I have a friend that kept blowing one. He read up where it was moisture getting in that fuse holder. He bypassed the old fuse holder and put in an inline automotive type fuse with a weathertight holder and hasn't had anymore issues.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:41 PM
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Not sure how many fuses are on gator tails, but I have a friend that kept blowing one. He read up where it was moisture getting in that fuse holder. He bypassed the old fuse holder and put in an inline automotive type fuse with a weathertight holder and hasn't had anymore issues.
yea, was just coming back to post that. about 5 ppl on MMT said they changed their holder and no more issues
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:40 PM
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yea, was just coming back to post that. about 5 ppl on MMT said they changed their holder and no more issues
Please let us know if the holder was the problem. Might keep some of us from having the same problem.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:13 PM
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I guess I'll be changing mine out. To stop thatb issue all together.

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I havent had problems with moisture in mine yet...not sure if the changed them in the newer motors.


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Old 01-05-2014, 09:48 PM
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That holder could easily be the issue. Smallest bit of corrosion would make it do that it seems like. If you do get it fixed you may try and get the fuse boxes that have the plastic box and maybe seal it with just a tad bit of silicone. Just a thought. That's what I did on my side by side


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Old 01-05-2014, 10:00 PM
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I havent had problems with moisture in mine yet...not sure if the changed them in the newer motors.


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yea my friend got one about 6-8 months ago and it was different than mine. mine is the big one with big triple layer orange gasket. never saw any corrosion but it was definitely odd. the fuses Id pull out were torqued. hopefully that was the issue
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:51 PM
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Talked to Hoyt today and said it was 99% the fuse holder that caused the problems. Said they had bad problems with it. Motor didn't blow any fuses today after I changed the holder sunday.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:56 PM
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thats good to know...you have any problems with vibration or the case half leaking yet on your motor?


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Old 01-07-2014, 07:09 PM
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no but my buddy has one that about 6-8months old and his case casket is leaking
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mine started at about 25hours...i tightened them up to finish the season and got 40-50 hours on it now and not leaking again but mine vibrates bad.


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Old 01-07-2014, 07:34 PM
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No leaks at 185hours
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:35 PM
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You got a good one then.


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