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Got the quad running. What will cause the stator to continue to draw power and make the case hot? It completely killed the new battery in about 20 minutes

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Hi Jesse, if your battery is being drained that quick you either have a hard short or bad stator, rotor, and or voltage regulator. Good luck and have a nice day.

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Posted on Oct 01, 2015

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    Jesse Lewis Oct 01, 2015

    All wires,connections,fuses, and contacts look good. As soon as positive cable is hooked up is when it starts getting hot. You can hear slight buzz of electricity in the housing. Also what would have caused it to completely shut down while running? I was riding maybe 20, minutes. Also it has a remote start/alarm module that is plugged in and key fob does not work, what will happen if I unplugged it?, or what pin on cdi controls this unit? It is a china quad, have no clue exactly what year, make, or model. How do I find this info? Bought the bike last Friday, it had been sitting a little over a year. Everything was froze up on it. I got auto clutch,& brakes unstuck. Cleaned tank & carb, installed inline filter, new plug and cut plug wire and put on new head, runs good when it will run. Not sure what else to do. Never worked on anything before this



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u sure the alternator is producing-hows the wire connections to batery-inspec fuses n other partz of harness

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I replaced the spark plug and that seemed to fix it. Mine is a Sunl
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number 808. I noticed that the gap on the new plug was about 1/3 that of the plug that I removed. I left it gaped that way and it started and has not bogged down since. The old plug was ngk that came in it, but it has flooded out since I bought it. It has 900 miles on in and runs better now than it did when I first got it.

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SOURCE: wont recharge the battery when riding and gauges

I could be realted to the Stator, but much more likely diodes or regulator. It sounds like you are running on battery alone. You need 13.8 to 14,5 volts at the battery at 2000 rpm. I suspect that you have 12.x, and are not charging...

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Next step is to check all your fuses and the ignition coils and wiring to them.

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