Join Date: Jul 2009
The battery could be fully charged , but what is the voltage when cranking the bike ? If the voltage drops excesively , then the battery is junk . I have seen it many times where guys say their battery is fully charged and brand new sometimes also , but put a meter on the battery during cranking and it drops to below 8.5 volts , then the battery just does not have the juice to get that starter going .
had this happen yesterday while repairing a Generator (I know not an atv , but same senario) , owner had bought a new battery at TSC and put it in and the generator wouldnt start still , I checked the Voltage and it was 13.46 sitting , as soon as the engine cranked , it dropped to 5.31 . I threw in a new battery , he said his friend that is a "genious" told him the engine was seized , and he said this new battery is not going to fix it . I hit the manual button and away she went . He looked at me and apoligised and said I guess it is the battery.
2008 Brute Force 650 I Super Black , 27" MudZilla's on SS 212 chrome rim's , Floor board protector's , CDI Dyna Tech , HDPE full Skid Plate (custom made) and custom made A-arm guards , Diamond G tie rods , 2 inch lift kit , 2500lb warn winch , , front storage box mod , grease fitting mod on all a-arms ,Temp Gauge Mod and fan Toggle switch , Wild Boar Rad Relocate , MIMB 2" Snorkels, eTrex legend gps , 5 ' Easy Mount Plow