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battey problems or alternator problems

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so recently i have been having issue starting my 2001 honda fourtrax. the starter turns very slowly or i just get a click. if i jump it the starter turns just fine. i charge my battery the other day and it has drained again. ( key left on). i tried charging it again and the battery will not charge. when i used my multimeter when it was running last week i had 12 or so volts on the battery itself and them it would pull down to 9 while starting and then when machine was running i would have around 14 volts. i dont want to throw parts at it and am hoping its just the battery . how can i verify this. my manual starter was all seized up from previous ownwer so i need to buy a whole new one . looks like ive got to jump it now in the mean time. any help would be appreciated
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My 300 is doing the same thing. I went to get a new battery and they said its my bike not the battery. They said my bike should be putting out at least 12.6 volts to run and maintain the battery. It only putting out 11 to 12 but does put out more when given gas. The voltage meter show the battery at 11plus when not running but when I hit the start it drops to 2 to 3 volts.
you should start your own thread, so not to confuse you and the OP :). but from the sounds of it ?, your stator , or reg/rec seems to be the trouble :). you can run a test on the stator with an ohm meter if you down load the service manual from our site here, it shows you step by step how to test the stator. there is also youtube videos on how to test your stator :).
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Thank you so much. How do I down load service manual? I am having a hard time finding that option?
go to manual section, click on first sticky, scroll down to the big red words, click it ( you must be on a pc or lap top ), click on your model, yu'll see different models, then just click on the PDF file , bam..done !.
What does it measure (max volts) when you rev the motor up? Is your meter trustworthy?
14.9 seems a tad high. is this so. i think meter also.
14.9 at a high rev is ok, but not at idle.
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