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08 ranger 700. Had my 3rd regulator go out within a year and a half. The first replacement was a cheap one from eBay. The 2nd was from rm stator.
I use this for farm use. It does have a light bar on it and I also have a 12v sprayer on it. Very rarely would I be using both at the same time.
Am I pulling to much that would be causing them to short out and is there a cure for it or are regulators just that hit or miss.


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You need to check your battery. It may be weak or shorted causing the charging system to be overloaded.....
 

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Voltage checks out. Only thing I haven’t done is put a load test on it


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I've never had any luck with aftermarket VRs even the rm ones. I thought the polaris ones were bad at times but aftermarket ones are complete junk. You pay more for the polaris ones but they last the best.

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Are you keeping your batt on a tender when not in use?
 

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Are you keeping your batt on a tender when not in use?
No I don’t use tenders but my machines never sit more than a couple days at a time. Especially this one. I feed with it normally


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Ok, here’s my thoughts…..I would load test the battery to make certain of its condition…If the charging system/VR has the immediate constant task of charging the battery and running the Sprayer- that might be over tasking it.
 

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I would maybe install a 2nd battery somewhere and or wire it with a relay in the loop. Had similar issues wiring my fan and also added led bars to fromt of my 97 dinosaur 500 sportsman. A full charged battery is 12.6-12.8V a battery showing 12.2v is only @ 50% capacity
 

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Either mount the rec/reg to an aluminum plate or sandwiched between two aluminum plates to increase the cooling capacity or try another 5 wire rec/reg of larger physical size or split the load and use two std rec/reg - it will require a connector, some wiring and splicing, but rec/reg's fail from heat or simply poor quality materials. Adding a second battery just increases the load on the rec/reg and may cause them to fail more frequently.
 

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I've never had any luck with aftermarket VRs even the rm ones. I thought the polaris ones were bad at times but aftermarket ones are complete junk. You pay more for the polaris ones but they last the best.

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Have you ever tried a RicksMotorSportElectrics or a CycleWorx? Either one blows away OEM!
 

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Either mount the rec/reg to an aluminum plate or sandwiched between two aluminum plates to increase the cooling capacity or try another 5 wire rec/reg of larger physical size or split the load and use two std rec/reg - it will require a connector, some wiring and splicing, but rec/reg's fail from heat or simply poor quality materials. Adding a second battery just increases the load on the rec/reg and may cause them to fail more frequently.
Good stuff, obviously installing a 2nd battery will require more wiring etc for proper functionality, but better to simplify this than make it more difficult on the guy haha
 

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Have you ever tried a RicksMotorSportElectrics or a CycleWorx? Either one blows away OEM!
Yep I have been using the ricks and so far so good.

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I’ll try the easy fix first and grab one from ricks unless you know of a bigger one late bird. I saw cycleworx was only for newer and bigger machines but I haven’t ruled out giving them a call and asking if they could put my plugs on one. I need to test the regulator on it now for warranty and I’ll check the battery again while I’m at it.


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RicksMotorSportElectrics or CycleWorx will accommodate you. Just have to call them. CycleWorx is more money but they are lifetime guarantee. RicksMotorSportElectrics is a solid choice though.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. Was hoping there was better products available


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Have you tried ebay? Honestly there’s a few names on the market that I would trust in lieu of polaris but they seem to like their products, from experience you get what you pay for and sometimes even then u lose. End of day you only need a functional throttle and brakes 😎…brakes r optional haha, good luck im gonna have to find a thread or start 1 bc jm tearing my 97 500 down to the bearings and u joints while im replacing the motor mounts etc, it’s cheap and not really difficult. Better to spend a few hundred now and then the remaining life of the machine they will be good, in not letting my kids or wife on something I don’t trust on a trail!!
 

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I’ll try the easy fix first and grab one from ricks unless you know of a bigger one late bird.
Well, I put one from a Honda CB900 on a problematic Hyosung GV600 (Korean made Suzuki SV600) - the Honda unit while being 4x4 instead of 3.5 x3.5 bolted up to the same holes and fit under the bodywork without interference - the Suzuki rec/reg was a direct plug in while the Honda unit had a pigtail connector - the connector pins were the same size so I just changed the plug on the wiring harness of the vehicle to mate to the Honda R/R - that bike never had a rec/reg unit failure again.

Just need to compare the OEM unit to various units on the market
 

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Apologies, off topic. Is there a sticky or thread somewhere on how to attack removing lower back motor mounts? Mine are si horribly loose it sounds like a very bad rod or bearing knock…this is on 97 500 sportsman 4x4 non H.O. Im asking I know the obvious but I’m afraid it may have actually broken in the engine block that side of a stud I can post a video or attach it somewhere or in another thread I just need direction
 
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