2010 sportsman electrical issues - Polaris ATV Forum
Polaris Sportsman Discussions for the Polaris Sportsman 90, 300, 355, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 700, 800, 850

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-13-2019, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
redquad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 2
2010 sportsman electrical issues

My battery was dead even though I had run the quad 2 weeks earlier. Used a car battery I had to boost it. Would stall every time I removed the booster cable. Left it attached and running for 40 min. Finally was able to remove cable but went to throttle up and hand warmer switch puffed smoke and quad stalled. Now will not start and dash is flickering. Does any one have an idea how to proceed from this point? Should I take it to dealer or is there something I can do myself? Please help. Thanks
redquad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 05:51 AM
Polaris ATV Legend
 
latebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,373
First thing to do is (or attempt to) charge the battery and when fully charged, tested.

If the battery is dead, trying to charge by running the vehicle at min 2500 RPM will take 24 to 72 hours or more depending on the state of discharge of the battery.

Jumping to start is fine, but if it will not run with the jumper removed, the battery needs to be charged or replaced before attempting to run the vehicle. The 20 minutes you let it run probably resulted in 90% of the charge rate going to charge the connected battery and not the battery in the quad.

When you disconnected the jump battery and tried to throttle up - if the battery in the vehicle was not charging (accepting charge) all the output of the alternator was being absorbed by other electrical components - when the battery is very low, it results in high current in resistive loads (lights, hand warmer, winch etc.) - if you install a 6 volt battery and run the engine, you will burn out the resistive loads before you damage the battery.

If you did not damage the CDI, charging system or lights, consider yourself lucky. You will probably need to get a new battery and determine why the battery went dead. You might have a shorted out rectifier, left an accessory on, have a defective key switch or a wiring problem. Whatever caused the battery to go dead (unless the battery simply failed) needs to be corrected or a new battery will do the same thing.

2006 Trailboss 330
2002 Sportsman 90
2005 TRX400EX (FOR SALE)
2003 LT-Z400 (needs engine work & is for sale)
2004 CRF250X
1971 Triumph 650 Bonneville (has 5 original miles)
1972 Triumph 650 Bonneville (undergoing restoration)
1979 Honda CBX (6 cylinder)
1970 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc Bushmaster
1976 Suzuki RE5 Rotary (not running & FOR SALE)
1981 Kawasaki KZ305-A
1981 Suzuki GS450T (undergoing repair & will be for sale when done)
1982 Kawasaki KZ750-H (FOR SALE)
1989 Honda VT1100C
2007 Vectrix VCTX Electric Scooter
1965 Montgomery Ward 3 1/2 HP Tecumseh Mini Bike
1970 Triumph T25 250cc Trailblazer
1968 Triumph 250cc Flat Tracker

Shop Owner and Mechanic with over 50 years experience
latebird is online now  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Polaris ATV Forum > Polaris Model Specific Discussions > Polaris Sportsman

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Polaris ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Polaris deep parts connections? TDMax Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 10 02-09-2019 09:13 AM
Polaris Ground Cable Lenght Hondov65 ATV General Discussion 3 02-06-2019 08:46 AM
Will this oil filter work (#2540086) - '14 Sportsman 850 Skippy850 Polaris XP 7 01-17-2019 07:56 AM
Ignition switch 570 sportsman Fivespeed ATV New Members 4 12-15-2017 07:03 AM
Wheel bearing brands DAKOTAKIDD Polaris Sportsman 19 03-17-2017 09:51 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome