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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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wont charge battery while running??

I have a 2004 sportsman 700. I cant get the alt. to charge or even try to charge the battery while the engine is running. Tested it at the battery, and all i get is battery voltage which isn't much because of an already weak battery. Also all of a sudden the 4wd indicator on the screen doesn't come on when you turn on the switch, But I haven't confirmed that the 4wd isn't actually working. Any idea or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Is there a fuse that controls these circuts that could be bad maybe?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 10:18 AM
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Welcome to the board! Is the battery any good?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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no the battery is definatly bad. Does it have to have a good battery for the charging system to work? This bike has been sitting for a year and a half and was running just fine when put up, and I realise a battery tender should have been used, but I cant worry about that right now
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 03:22 PM
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Try a good battery.That might be the problem.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 05:42 PM
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try charging the battery n go from there......

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Let us know if you get going again.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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okay once I put a stout charge on the battery it solved all my problems. I get 14.5 volts at idle, and all is well. Thanks alot guys
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