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Hey guys,

I installed some light pods yesterday night. The lights work great and the green yellow light on the dash also lights up when the key is turned. When I press the starter, the light dims out and the bike doesn't start. I can't even hear anything click?

Checked the fuses and they don't seem blown; will check again in a few minutes as I had a few beverages when I was looking at this. Charging the battery at the moment to rule out that possibility.

Any other points of concern that you guys would check?
 

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I am going with the battery being down ----where did you tap into for power ? Move any wires when you did ? Neutral light lit ?
 

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My intelligent charger is blinking on "Battery reconditioning" when I plug it on the battery.

So I used to have LED pods that were mounted on the rack; instead I bought some LED pods like you have on your bike that fit inside the plastic where the original light pods of the bike were. The lights work as they used to once the key is turned on.

The neutral light is on when the key is on.

Did not move any wires while doing so.
 

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Sounds like the starter solenoid is bad. If the battery tests good then you may want to clean the solenoid connectors
 

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Hey guys...

Thanks for the replies and help. I forgot I had also installed a backup light that I toggle manually regardless if the key is on or not. Problem is, after 13 beers and some legal grass, I plugged the ground of the light to the negative of the battery.

Yea............. Sorry about that.
 

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Went to the wood lot today and the bike ran fine. Started without any issues; until it stopped starting. Must have ran the battery down with my stupid mistake. Luckily my buddy was there with his 350 Big Bear. I rode his bike back to get my battery pack and boosted my bike. Gotta say the Big Bear runs nice, I like it, but nothing beats the 300.
 

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Got a Big Bear 400 for sale right now for $300 , it runs , they are bad ass bikes

Did you check the output of the stator/regulator at the battery with a tester , yet
 

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@fishfiles I did not check the output of the stator or regulator at the battery. I'm quite clueless when it comes to the wiring harness. Not sure where to put my tester?

Yesterday I was trying to charge the battery once I got back from the woods. The charger kept going on "Battery reconditioning"... I tried it on a different battery and it just flashed; slapped it back on my 300 battery and then it started charging. Suspected my charger might have charged its last charge so after a few brews I went ahead and bought a Dewalt Battery Charger and Maintainer DXAEC80.

Got it this morning by Amazon; 1 day delivery! I had forgotten I ordered it...

Anywho, once the battery had charged yesterday I put it back in the bike and everything seems fine. It held its charge overnight. Maybe I just initially drained it because of my stupid mistake?
 

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Something has been going a lot lately around here , they drain the battery fluid out of batteries where draining them is capable , they refill the battery with a percentage of epson salt and distilled water , then charge it up on a slow over night charge , and the batteries come back ti life , I never tried it yet --- similiar to something my grandfather did when I was 10
 
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