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    2010-Bearcat-faceshield wiring

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    • Member since
      February, 2010
    2010-Bearcat-faceshield wiring
    Posted by Skywagon on Monday, February 08, 2010 6:21 AM

    Hi,

    I am brand new to the forum and am a US transplant, now living in the lake country of north-west Ontario.  I am looking for thoughts on where to wire a faceshield up to an electric start 2010-Bearcat.  Thanks for any advice. 

    As to thoughts on the machine:  for my use as a ice fishing buggy, going to remote lakes in the bush, it is great.  I have the largest rack (from Cat) and am impressed by the capacity.  It rides great and turning radious is not an issue.  On my wish list: a little bigger liquid cooled engine.  It is no lake racer.  Without the ability to recoil start, the 4 stroke was not an option.

     

     

    • Member since
      July, 2005
    • From: I HATE banks!!!!
    Posted by racing715 on Monday, February 08, 2010 7:30 AM

    It has an accessory outlet on the dash. Just cut the standard plug off the end of the shield electrical cord and replace it one that fits into the outlet socket. Easy plug in and go. I did this in 2007 for my Bearcat/shield installation, and it works perfectly.

    On another note...I have been to New Liskeard many times, and starting my 660Turbo 4 stroke Bearcat is absolutely no problem, even on the coldest mornings. Sometimes I plug it in, sometimes I forget...doesn't seem to matter.

    • Member since
      February, 2010
    Posted by Skywagon on Monday, February 08, 2010 5:09 PM

    Thanks for the reply.  The accesory outlet must only be on the 4 stroke model, as mine does not have one.  There is what looks to be a knockout hole on the left side of the dash.  I wonder if that is where your plug is?

    • Member since
      July, 2005
    • From: I HATE banks!!!!
    Posted by racing715 on Monday, February 08, 2010 6:03 PM

    You're right. I just looked up the specs for a 2010 570 Bearcat, and there is no accessory plug. Hard to believe Cat would leave that off. Mine is where you say...on the left side of the dash. If I were hooking up a shield, I'd just go directly to the battery, with a fused hot wire. Ground can be -side of the battery, or just about anywhere.

    Good luck!

    Rob

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