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Scout Shutting Down While Braking

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Tried looking through the forums to see if anyone else had this issue but couldn’t find anything. I was wondering if anyone else has had an issue with the bike shutting of when the tank is about 1/4 full and during heavy braking. It wont even stumble for a few seconds it is almost an immediate shutdown. Ive found out that is occurs fairly consistently after about a 80-90 miles of riding. Anything after that if i hit the brakes fairly hard the bike will shutdown from what i would assume is all the fuel going to the front of the tank. Almost got myself run over a few times because of this.

Also I’ve reported this to my dealer and directly to Polaris. The dealer said there was nothing i could do about it and Polaris gave me a case file number. It’s been about 3 months since i called them about it and I’ve heard nothing back. You would think considering this is a safety issue they would be a little concerned.
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Yes it starts right back up after cycling the switch. If I don’t it cranks for a little bit. I’ve done a little over a hundred miles on a tank. Only shuts off when braking hard.

Is the tube something I should just check myself or do you think the dealer will actually take a look?

It is a service job, the tank has to come off and the bottom of the tank is removed to re-seat the pickup tube.

But, it sounds like maybe.... since you mentioned that you had to recycle the ignition switch for it to come back.
There is a recall on the tilt sensor to be replaced on some Scouts, and when it quits, recycling the switch is classic to the symptom.
Hint..... keep the tank full just in case! :rolleyes::)
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