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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-19-2017, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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New Battery Keeps Going Dead

I just put a new battery in my predator 500 and it is already dead after a week. What am I doing wrong. I bought the quad last year and didn't seem to have this problem last year. Does the key and the Run switch both have to be off. Because I have been just turning the key off. Is there a lead off the magneto and relay or something that charges the quad when it running?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-20-2017, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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voltage regulator maybe?
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Chk the DC voltage at the bat terminal with the machine running @3,000 rpm.

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*******First charge the battery fully.********

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GURU front brush guard
GURU rear brush guard
Polaris front lock n ride cargo box
Polaris rear rack extender
Warn RT 3.0 winch w/amsteel synthetic line
Viper aluminum haus fairlead
Polaris front spring adjusters
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Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
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EPI HD springs front n rear
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Ultraseal commercial grade tire sealant (front)
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CTEK 3300 battery maintainer
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beefed up wiring harness
OGIO rear bag
ROTOPAX 1gal. + 2gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Kolpin Over Fenders
Rigid Industries E-Series 10" flood
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Did that twice now. I purchased a maintenance free battery which I had to add the acid myself and fully charge.
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Well if it's "did" and I'm assuming you meant dead then it needs to be charged fully before you test the charging system.

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Well if it's "did" and I'm assuming you meant dead then it needs to be charged fully before you test the charging system.
OK, I charged it over night so it should be good to test.
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Good so post up what it's putting out. Should be in the 13.5-14.5VDC range.

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I'm up North with no meter. Will have to do it next time we come up.

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Well a meter would have gone a long way. Found out my new battery is bad. Will not charge all the way. I sent it back an ordered a better quality maintenance free battery by YUASA and followed directions for filling and charging. Took it off charger today and had Just over 13 volts on the battery with my meter. Installed it in quad and fired it up. I had just over 15 volts with it running. I believe I am good to go.

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