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My 500 predator is running thru batteries like crazy. Won't start unless jumped.is there a charging prob or is the starter gone?

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Hi again,

After you start the quad, you need to check the volatage at the battery. With it running at medium throttle, you should have 13.5 to 14 volts at the battery, maybe 15 volts if the batterty is bad. If you check the battery before starting, and you have the same or slightly less when running, your voltage regulator is not working or your charge coil/stator is fried. FYI, if you jump start and leave you cables or battery charger hooked up while the quad is running, you could/will damage the charging system.

Check your voltage, this will tell you whats wrong.

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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