I have a Yamaha 115/80 Jet that has developed an electrical issue. She was running smooth then for no given reason it started cutting in and out. When I stopped to investigate she quit running. When I tried the power tilt it too was inop. Tightened battery connections and everything operated as advertised. Yesterday it started then immediately quit. I tried to re start but there was not enough juice to engage starter. Checked the terminals and found the positive side hot, burnt the heck out of myself. Soooo does the engine need battery voltage once started in order to keep running. I assumed the motor had a magneto or that sort of thing once running. Before I start replacing parts maybe you can educate me.
Thanks for all the input
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