All the indicator lights are on and no speedo. I have no idea on when any of this happened. I just bought the machine.
I'm not even sure where the sending unit is located - never had any reason to look but that would be first, to me. Disconnect, inspect and reconnect, you probably know the drill. It's not too terrible to open the instrument panel to inspect the connections there. I'd bet the speed signal goes though some other circuits on the way to the console. I wish I had the repair manual too.I just bought the machine.
BTW, congratulations on what may be a really good find and at hopefully a good price. I can't remember what it cost new but it wasn't cheap esp. being green and yellow. I found it to be the best fence maintenance rig and for checking livestock year around. To me it is a performance machine but not for playing/jumping. It's a work-a-haulic. The 500 has lots of power and lots of gears but not a lot of weight. I tried to keep the kids away from it.All the indicator lights are on and no speedo. I have no idea on when any of this happened. I just bought the machine.
This is true. All the indicator lights AND the speedo illumination are on continuously but in the daytime you'd not know. But for the headlights and tails, this is different depending on key position. Do your brake lights work as expected, front and back controls? You need to check the handlebar switches first. They are in the weather and maybe UV damaged. Mine sure are.all the indicator lights are on all the time when the ignition is on.
Ot-oh. Thks for the clarification. Normal operation, at least for mine:
I found a service manual for 1999-2000 Traxters online and I think those models are nearly identical to all the Traxters up to 2005. I'll try to attach the file to this reply and hope it helps those that need one.Ot-oh. Thks for the clarification. Normal operation, at least for mine:
So it seems yours is stuck some point through the self test. I checked the Operators manual and there is no detail so a service manual is definitely needed here. My 2004 is almost identical to this so maybe someone out there has a service manual:
- Turn the key to position one (headlights) or two;
- All the idiot lights illuminate;
- For a moment all 5 gear numerals will flash;
- After part of a second the speedo needle will vibrate like a rattlesnakes tail (audibly too) for a second then stop (we have rattlers here and that creeps me out);
- There are then three sequential clicks inside the console;
- All the idiot lights go out except for the active ones like Park, Oil Pressure, etc;
- The self test is complete and the Start button can be pressed.
CAN-AM/ BRP Bombardier Traxter 500 5 speed Auto-Shift specs - 2004, 2005
The only issue I've ever had is very rarely after an automatic shift there will be an error and no gear lights are lit. I come to a stop, downshifting manually, put in Park and shut it down via the key. I start it back up and the self test completes and all is back to normal.
Wonderful that you got yours running better. I am really impressed with the Rotax engine. My gosh there is a lot of stuff going on within those cases and under the covers. My experience is with M/Cs and a manual clutch/shifter. I am still stepping though the shifting of gears and what neutral actually is on the Buck as it has always fascinated me.Purrs like a kitten now and runs like a champ.
On mine I have a Manual/Auto flip switch on the left handle bar. It works as expected. If the flip switch is in Auto and I force an up or downshift via the gear selector toggle it obeys BUT may go back to the auto parameters if RPM and load say so. If in Manual it will stay in whatever gear selected unless I shift manually or go back to Auto. I mainly use Manual when going down hill for engine braking. All other times the Auto mode is better, for me anyway.Does your Buck have the shift button on the handle bar to toggle back and forth from manual shift to auto shift?