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Jump Starting an ATV #14169098 10/01/19
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Sunday morning went to start my 02 Polaris 700 Sportsman...battery was deader than my hope and dreams. So, I hooked it up to my F 150 and started it, the truck was NOT running. After I got the bike started I got a flashing battery icon and the needle was also flashing, but only under a load not when the bike was at idle. Google-fu informs me that it is probably a voltage regulator. My question is did I fry the regulator?


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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #14169531 10/01/19
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If you have a meter check the voltage at the red terminal with the engine at idle and revved up. The voltage should be higher with the engine revved if the charging system is working correctly.


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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #14172129 10/02/19
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Should have roughly 13-13.5 volts at idle.


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Or it was already bad and that's why the battery was dead when you tried to start it Sunday.


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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #14174079 10/03/19
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If you let the battery run down from sitting the plates in the battery may have built up sulphur on them preventing the battery to be charged. My truck sat so much without being started the battery went bad like this. A battery tender fixed the problem from happening again.


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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: Dave_in_WV] #14621286 03/01/20
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Those little Battery Tender Jrs are the best thing since sliced bread. I have a couple and all my idle batteries stay nice and fresh.πŸ‘

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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #14621403 03/01/20
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I keep one of these on my Teryx4 LE when not in use......

My Cub Cadet lawn mower also.......

Its only a .75 amp older one.....$30 money well spent

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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #14623022 03/01/20
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Got one about like it...problem solved,


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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: Bobber257] #14623844 03/02/20
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Originally Posted by Bobber257
Those little Battery Tender Jrs are the best thing since sliced bread. I have a couple and all my idle batteries stay nice and fresh.πŸ‘




^^^^THIS^^^^

Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: tikkanut] #15163550 08/24/20
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Originally Posted by tikkanut

I keep one of these on my Teryx4 LE when not in use......

My Cub Cadet lawn mower also.......

Its only a .75 amp older one.....$30 money well spent

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I think I need a couple of these


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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #15164209 08/24/20
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I started using a float charger I picked up at Harbor Freight.
I do not use the trickle charger type.
I have a Honda pioneer 500 SxS
I installed a dash board volt meter to show batter charge.
With machine running its around 14 to 14.5.
On the float charger it stays at 13.2.
If I let it sit with out the charger on after a few days the battery reads 11.3
I also carry a booster pack.

Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: TCK] #15164719 08/25/20
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Originally Posted by TCK
I started using a float charger I picked up at Harbor Freight.
I do not use the trickle charger type.
I have a Honda pioneer 500 SxS
I installed a dash board volt meter to show batter charge.
With machine running its around 14 to 14.5.
On the float charger it stays at 13.2.
If I let it sit with out the charger on after a few days the battery reads 11.3
I also carry a booster pack.


Sounds like you have a voltage leak somewhere. You need to spend some time with an ammeter to track it down before it wrecks the battery and leaves you stranded. If a battery gets below about 12.0, it's being damaged.


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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: tikkanut] #15171959 08/27/20
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Originally Posted by tikkanut

I keep one of these on my Teryx4 LE when not in use......

My Cub Cadet lawn mower also.......

Its only a .75 amp older one.....$30 money well spent

[Linked Image from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com]


The one you put a pic of us a charger only, no onboard battery. So, unless you plug it in to an outlet it won’t do anything.

Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #15172311 08/27/20
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Those jump starters are getting smaller, better, and cheaper all the time. However, I can't find one with enough poop to reliably start my 6.7 Cummins. All of them seem to have a limit of 6.5 and on the few that will go bigger, the reviews say they won't.


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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #15172876 08/27/20
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They make a noco rated to 10L diesels

Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: K1500] #15180936 08/30/20
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Originally Posted by K1500
They make a noco rated to 10L diesels
That would be the GB150, $300 on Amazon.


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