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Unread 05-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #1
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Noticed smell after driving cart around for a while. Not strong like something was frying but I suspect heat related.

New bandit, new controller, wires, etc. The only heat I noticed was the f/r switch and motor a little warm. Is this normal ad new systems get baked in?
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Unread 05-04-2016, 01:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cart smell - new install

No, it's not normal to smell electrical heat. It's best to find the source of the heat before a new component fails.
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Unread 05-04-2016, 01:10 PM   #3
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Wondered if there might some sort of residue on the motor that was giving off an odor. Like I said, nothing really hot, just warm on the s1/s2 connections at f/r and motor case warm. Controller and all batt cables cool. And smell wasn't quite like electrical components burning.
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Unread 05-04-2016, 01:49 PM   #4
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Any difference at speed?

Did it smell stronger at the beginning or end?


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Unread 05-04-2016, 01:54 PM   #5
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Very faint when we stopped cart and got off. I lifted the seat, felt around and smell gone. Nothing too warm to keep hands on.
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That doesn't sound like anything to worry about. I would test run it again and lift the seat right away for a sniff test.
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Unread 05-05-2016, 07:48 AM   #7
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when I installed my Bandit motor I seem to remember a smell also and I was worried about it because I had just replace the Controller at the same time and didn't want other problems.
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Unread 05-05-2016, 08:11 AM   #8
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I didn't smell it last night. I thought maybe some residue on the motor or antioxidant. Will never know.
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Unread 05-05-2016, 09:49 AM   #9
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Maybe you could bottle that smell and sell it online, New Cart smell,kinda like new car smell, just thinkin out loud.
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Unread 05-05-2016, 10:23 AM   #10
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Default Re: Cart smell - new install

I posted this very question about 4-5 years ago right after I installed my Bandit. Cart ran great but I had definitely had a slight odor. I checked the cart and didn't find anything amiss. The odor went away after running the cart for awhile (maybe 15-20 mins) and things have been fine since. I don't know what it was and I don't care. The motor has been great since. You may have something similar.
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