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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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Re: Jump Starting an ATV [Re: bkraft] #14172857 10/02/19
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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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