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highrider98

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Electric Start
« on: March 08, 2020, 12:53:50 PM »
Hi everyone.  I have recently acquired a 1977 Odyssey FL250. The previous owner installed an electric start kit, along with a 12 volt battery. When he advertised it for sale, I told him I'd  buy it if it was running. He couldn't get it going and figured it was because of the points and/or condenser.  After rebuilding the engine at an earlier time, this is when the electric start was incorporated,  his grandson rode the cart for a time, then it sat for a couple of years. Unfortunately,  with the install of the electric start,  it brought the housing within an inch of the frame so he didn't  want to drop the motor to get to the points. He GAVE me the cart! My immediate question is, could the 12 volt starting system have fried the points and/or condenser? If so, what's the cure? Thank you from a neophyte FL guy!

Marty

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Re: Electric Start
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 02:56:04 PM »
Not sure, anytime you make a change from stock there could be issues. My advice is to purchase a fl250 manual which should give guidance on stator outputs. I have a 1983 12 volt odyssey and the manual shows how to test the stator to see if it's good or not. I'd take a free Odyssey soooooo........  Hope that helps.