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SOURCE: i have a 2004 big
NEVER run it without the battery being attached!
Doing that risks voltage spikes that can blow out every single diode in the entire system.
If you had not done that, I would have just suggested perhaps it had a bad ballast resistor on the ignition coil or something.
But now I would have to recommend that all the charging circuit diodes be check with an ohmmeter. They should only have continuity in one direction.
Then you need to put a voltmeter across the battery and see if it holds up when cranking. If not, then either the starter is bad and drawing too much, or the new battery is no longer any good. It only takes a couple of hours to ruin a new battery if there is a bad enough drain on it. If the diodes are shot, the battery will drain even when just sitting while off, as long as connected.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
SOURCE: 04 Polaris predator, I bought used last week. I put a new battery and new carb on it. It doesn't have power, won't start, and no spark with kick starter. Dead. Fuses,wires, look good. Any ideas
Did it have compression before you bought it?
No power to the electric starter? Then you probably have no power to the ignition system. I'd check battery connections. Is the battery going flat overnight? Some shorts. Is there an ignition with a key? Is the switch good? or all the connections good? Corrosion does some funny things. Fuses may look good but actually are not.
Posted on Apr 02, 2015
maybe the battery is ok but the problem is a lock in the engine --hydraulic lock, crank seizure ,bent conrod
bent valve hitting on piston top
Posted on Aug 29, 2015
Gasket or a bolt is loose. Dont use til u fix. Get a manual by clymer etc for repair details...utube is helpful
Posted on Oct 21, 2015
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