Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Mooretown, SW-Ontario.
Well, after my first ride on my new 600 Sdi, I tested the battery voltage and it seemed a little low like 12.2 volts. But I didn't check before the ride, so I thought it my have dropped just sitting waiting for the first snow.
So, I charged it up, took a charge fine, and tested at 12.8. Right where it should be. Fired up the sled and put the meter back on the battery and it showed a little over 13. Increased the rpm's some, and it went up a little more to 13.5.
so, my logic figured that it was obviously putting juice to the battery and that at higher RPM's it should probably be charging fine.
Put 350 km on the sled over this weekend not really worrying about it, and everything ran perfectly. Absolutely love this sled. However just for fun after the ride I put the meter on and got a reading of 11.8. Way too low for my liking. Seems to me that in a few hundred more km, I'll have a dead battery and dead sled.
Most of the 350km was pretty fast running, so its not like I was not giving it a good chance to charge.
Not making sense to me. If the battery was bad, I'm surprised it took a good charge at home on my charger, and held 12.8 v for over a week of sitting.
If the sled wasn't charging, why am I picking up higher volts at the battery terminals when its running?
Any suggestions or experience with this type of problem.
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