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    • #9958
      Valdis Sustko
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      I am currently running a MY09 Leopard and am thinking about getting a spare engine. Would original Leopard work with 09 wiring and computer. If needed, I was thinking about a quick engine swap.

    • #10047
      Tim Koyen
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      Yeah, I don’t think its just a simple action of plugging things in.  For instance, the 09 uses a rev limiter that the older ones don’t have.  Russell Karting would be the expert on the subject.

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    • #10101
      Jim Derrig
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      Juan and Tim are not correct.  The part number for all digital ignition selectra systems is the same.  As long as you have a key start ignition (which you do), it will fit either model of motor.

      The 09 uses the same key start ignition as the 08.  It isn’t the 09/08 difference that’s the problem, it is that the analog (box) and digital (key start) systems are not the same.   If you have the key start ignition, it will fit an 08 and an  09 and either motor will run fine with it.

      These two ignition systems will fit either engine model just fine with no modifications.  You just can’t swap parts between the two ignition systems.  For example, I recently forgot that little fact and bolted my key-start Selectra onto an older engine without swapping out the old-style stator.  Didn’t run so good.  Three minutes later–2 to swap out the stator and 1 to kick myself in the rear–it ran like a charm.

    • #10146
      Tim Koyen
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      Well there you go.  Learn something new everyday.

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    • #10351
      Jim Derrig
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      Okay Juan, you got me.  My Leopards that originally came with push-button boxes must be interim models that can accept both stators.

    • #10743
      Valdis Sustko
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      Thanks guys. Since I have a key start MY09 I need a spare key start spare as well or it would not be as easy as a quick gasket to gasket swap.

    • #10031
      Juan David Gomez
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      Yes, but I think a little modification is needed.

      I’ve used an 09 with the old box and I just had to put the old Selettra Ignition (Stater)  I think if you put the 09 Stater on the 08 you need to grind a tap in order for it to fit. I am talking about old one with the starter box. you can also get the old one with the keystart ignition. not sure if modification is needed for that one.

      Jim Russell should be able to give you more details. also check the old forum archive.

    • #10318
      Juan David Gomez
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      I think the better question is what kind of  “old” spare engine is Valdis getting?

      If it is also a key start then both will work fine like Jim explained.

      But if it is an analog box you need to swap the stator for one or the other depending what systems you will use.

      here is what you need to convert a push button to a keystart:

      http://eknclassic.com/viewtopic.php?p=677529&highlight=#677529

      If it is an older push button leopard this tread explains the modification needed that I was talking about. the newer push button models accept the keystart stator already:

      http://eknclassic.com/viewtopic.php?p=657149&highlight=#657149

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