ZR 200 or Snowscoot thumb Warmer

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So the kido’s snowcheck showed up, got it home and realized that it has hand warmers but no thumb warmer.... seems like a bit of a cheesy shortcut but I’m over it.

I’m gonna guess that lots of you have already looked after this, let’s hear what you used for parts. I know there are kits available from Cat as well as the aftermarket. I haven’t ruled out the possibility of replacing the flipper with an OEM one with a heater if I can find a good match.
 
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So the kido’s snowcheck showed up, got it home and realized that it has hand warmers but no thumb warmer.... seems like a bit of a cheesy shortcut but I’m over it.

I’m gonna guess that lots of you have already looked after this, let’s hear what you used for parts. I know there are kits available from Cat as well as the aftermarket. I haven’t ruled out the possibility of replacing the flipper with an OEM one with a heater if I can find a good match.
 

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So an update on this thread,

I got a used throttle from a ‘15 RMK, and extracted the element from it. Did a bit of milling on the stock AC flipper (to thin out the plastic and leave a flat surface for mounting) and JB welded the element in place. It’s a 3 wire element so that allows for multiple heat possibilities, used the highest resistance (“lowest” heat) and it is just about right IMO.

Working perfectly so far.....
 

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I used a Atv thumb warmer. It fit in there just nice

The carb work... well they missed the mark imho. -5 c and I still need to play with choke to get it to spool up like it should without popping and farting It was faster when I do that. So I ordered some jets off eBay might be mistake or have to go bit bigger than genuine ones but will try it. Maybe will help it start better to with the e start. Just so lean it’s wants to fire and does but starter kicks out b4 it’s running so it quits


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Quarter throttle full choke. once started, place choke at 1/2 and then 1/4 as idle changes. I was pretty much ready to burn the thing one day. It wouldn't start and when it did it wouldn't idle. Since I started using this procedure its been flawless.. in all temps.
 
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