Nowadays, Electrical Starter is found to be a standard option in most of the snowmobile models. However, there are still models in which it comes as an option. The electric starter system consists of starter motor, battery and cables which can add extra weight to the snowmobile.
Pull starting the snowmobile engines can be a difficult task. What the electric starts does is that they simplify the process. They can make the starts of your snowmobile easier, especially on trail snowmobiles where even if you add more weight that won’t be a big issue to be pointed out. However, that is not the case with the mountain snowmobiles. For mountain snowmobiles, pull start may be the convenient option. This is because of the fact that in mountain snowmobile construction, manufacturers give high priority to minimizing the weight of the sled for the smooth performance and as a result, they will try their best to shave off any additional weight. Also, most of the small sized youth snowmobiles can have pull starts which is better suited for their small engine when compared to the electric start system.
What are electrical starters?
Electrical starters are important components in a snowmobile. The high torque starter motor is attached to the crankshaft through the flywheel. A starter motor is basically a device which turns the snowmobile engine over when you start your sled. As result, the starter motor rotates the crankshaft and the combustion process will start. And once the engine starts running, the starter motor will disengage. . They helps start the engine so that it can run on its own. If damaged, they can harm the engine making it not to start. So there is a need for good quality starter motors. The most common type of starter is the electric starter.
How Do Starter Motors Work?
Now, as the internal combustion engines aren’t able to start on their own, there is a need for some type of external power source to catch up and running. This is where starter motors find their application.
Starter motors are generally electric motors. These electric motors engage when you turn the ignition and push the starter button, or turn the key to the start position. And once engaged, they turn the engine over allowing it to start sucking in air.
Adding Electric Start To Your Sled
In most cases you can add an electric start to your snowmobile by replacing the pull start. This process requires you to simply bolt on the starter motor and the battery without any further modifications. However, it is better to have a look at the snowmobile’s manual or consult the dealer before proceeding.
There are many aftermarket counterparts for the electric starter which offers performance in par or exceeding the factory replacements. Aftermarket parts are always a good option as they aoffer a wide variety of options from which you can choose what you want that bets auites your need. Let us have a look at some of the aftermarket options of the electric starter motors available in the market.
Arrowhead Electric Starter
Arrowhead Electric Starter for Arctic Cat
Arrowhead Electrical Parts Inc. is a global distributor of rotating electrical parts and components. They offer replacement electric starters for Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha Snowmobile models which meet or exceed OEM specifications. These 100% OEM replaceable starters need no modifications for their installation.
The 12V electrical starter has a double sealed housing so that dirt is kept out and you get a longer service life for the electric starter. Also, they have the 90/10 copper bushings and the heavy duty needle bearing which adds to the longevity of the product. They also feature 100% electronically tested insulated armatures to prevent distortions. The high quality magnets provide more starting torque. With the solenoids with 100% copper windings and terminals, they have a consistent starting connection.
You can check the site for more details regarding the models for which the electric starter may be a perfect fit.
Parts Unlimited Starter Motor
Parts Unlimited is an aftermarket snowmobile parts manufacturer offering quality products. They offer new replacement 12V starters for snowmobile which meets or exceeds the OEM specifications. They also have the insulated armature which offers protection from rust and corrosion. The come with rubber seals on the top and the bottom side of the unit ensuring dry operation of the circuit which adds longevity to the electric starter. They also have the 90/10 copper bushings and 9 tooth gear. They can be viewed as an inexpensive replacement to the OEM counterparts of Ski Doo 515176754, 515176858, 515177389.
Parts Unlimited Starter Motor SNDO734
The other model with 8 tooth gear is compatible with Ski-Doo 515175562, 515175843, 515176003, 515176133. They also have electric starters compatible with Polaris, Arctic Cat and other Ski-Doo models.
Ricks Motorsports Aftermarket Electric Starters
Rick’s Motorsport Electrics has been in the business for over 30 years. They have been providing good quality aftermarket starter motors. At Rick’s, they manufacture both new and rebuilds custom starter motors. Be it your motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off road, street bikes, & snowmobiles, they offer starter motors.
Now, coming to the rebuilt stators, they require a core exchange and also come with a one year replacement warranty. The rebuild options will have the entire armature being redone as well as any brushes or the brush plates.
The starters are constructed with longer life bearings. They also exceed the direct OEM replacements.
Ricks motorsports aftermarket electric starters
Website Link: https://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/l/starter-motors
Pshyko Starter Motors
They are actually an inexpensive means of OEM starter replacement for your sled’s engine. They offer top quality electric starters with low cost.
Pshyko Starter Motor
Sports Parts Inc. Starter Motor
SPI is known to provide premium quality aftermarket products. They also have starter motors which are direct OEM replacements meeting or exceeding OEM specifications. There are starter motors compatible with Ski-Doo, Polaris, Arctic Cat and Yamaha. All SP1 products are subject to quality testing before shipment which make them more reliable option for your snowmobiles. You can check the website to have a better understanding about the model which will suit your snowmobile.
Sports Parts Inc. Starter Motor