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Hey all!

Need to pick a few like-minded brains here. Running a 2009 RZR... lovin' it! Except for the battery light issues. I have been left dead in the mud on more than one occasion, from winching, and having the fan kick on. No prob... upgrade the battery! Awesome!!!

Having said that, now when I start riding, the battery light is flashing as soon as I take off... no issues at idle, and the light goes out when I stop. Fires right back up when I stuff my foot into it. Last ride, it quit its tricks after about 3 miles. Today, I don't have the luxury to ride around the 'hood at high speed to see if it goes away.

I am running extra headlights, but they aren't even on.... no stereo, no nothing.

She starts up fine, but this is starting to get my goat. I did retighten my connections on the battery, found the ground was a bit loose, but she fired right up when I reconnected.

I would LOVE to hear anyone else's thoughts on this one. I am NOT looking to install a second battery, OR an alternator kit. Just need to find remedy for this before snow comes, and I am on the winch for the plough all the time!

Thanks in advance!!! :)
 

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Try installing a battery isolator switch to eliminate any possible draw on your battery when not in use, this helped mine. You could also have a bad voltage regulator. Good luck and let us know if you figure it out.
 

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you could pull a good voltage regulator off of a friends and see if your problems go away
 

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you could pull a good voltage regulator off of a friends and see if your problems go away
odd man out around here... everyone is on quads! FOOLS! I don't even know that anyone else in my clique rides a Polaris at all! Otherwise, great idea!

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UPDATE:
If it helps anyone with the diagnostics....
Just charged the battery. Then fired it up. Took it for a little boot (with the rpm's displayed on the guage), and have found that when the battery light comes on, the rpm (not noticed on the engine) will drop to about 400 or so. When I speed up (to about 20 mph TOPS!) the tach is reading in the high 4000's, which is obviously NOT the truth! So.... do ya all think the voltage regulator is just making the whole computer go crazy? OR does it sound like the computer has gone into some malfunction?

I am still sitting on extended warranty, but don't feel like hauling into the dealer if I don't have to.

Any thoughts??
 

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The smaller yellow wire that comes off the voltage regulator goes to your tach. So i am thinking that you got your voltage regulator too hot and now it isnt working right. If it is under waranty i would take it to the dealer and ask them to give you a new regulator, or at least let you try one.

Good luck
 
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