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I have a question about a non honda atv. I bought an ALTA 70 which I believe is made by Eton. Somebody can correct me on that if I am wrong. Are there atv's out there that do not charge the battery as you ride. I have to keep a trickle charger on this to be able to start it or jump start it. This sucks because if it stalls out and the battery is not charged then you have to push it back or jump it again.
 

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As far as I know they all should have a stator(alternator)

So the battery will drain while you are riding?
 

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If it is charged up it will last for a few rides...but then eventually you will need to charge it up again or jump it too get it started. I live in MD and bought it in VA and really do not want to make the drive back...It is possible they forgot to hook something up, As I have found other nuts/bolts loose or missing. But for $600 I couldnt pass it up for my grandaughter.

Brian
 

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I don't know anything at all about that brand, but I agree with Red, it should charge the battery. I've never seen or heard of a brand that don't charge the battery.
 

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I will trace the wires back from the battery and see what I get...Also I guess I could check the wires with a DVM and see if its putting out any juice. Could be a bad battery. Damn chinese machines:confused:
 

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Yea, i myself would take the top off of my battery and see if they even put water in the acid..
 

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Get yourself a multimeter and check the battery without the ATV running. Should be over 12 volts. Start the ATV and you should see the battery voltage rise, 12.5 ti 14 volts but depends on the charging system. If you can charge the battery on a charger then ride around on it for a while chances are that the battery is fine. The system is just not charging.
 

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Get yourself a multimeter and check the battery without the ATV running. Should be over 12 volts. Start the ATV and you should see the battery voltage rise, 12.5 ti 14 volts but depends on the charging system. If you can charge the battery on a charger then ride around on it for a while chances are that the battery is fine. The system is just not charging.
Yeah, I agree.
 
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