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i have a 99 foreman.i put it up from riding and it was doin fine.got it out the next day and the electric starter or lights wouldnt work ,i pulled started it and the lights were running off the alternator.battery is plenty hot.i tested for fire at the ign switch and had it.will the regulator make this happen.i was told that sometimes the neutral switch goes bad also.i have check all of the fuses and they werent blown.also the fuse bar was good to.im stumped.i know a good bit about bikes.ive worked on alot of them just not that good on atvs.
 

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Check all your fuses?

Is the neutral light coming on?
 

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If the neutral light comes on when you start it by the pull rope, then the neutral switch isn't bad.

If all your fuses are good, then you may have a bad wire somewhere. If you had power to the keyswitch, then the trouble could be in the handlebar switch assembly. Also check all of the wiring plugs under your fenders and make sure nothing came unplugged and check for bad connections at the plugs.
 

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If the neutral light comes on when you start it by the pull rope, then the neutral switch isn't bad.

If all your fuses are good, then you may have a bad wire somewhere. If you had power to the keyswitch, then the trouble could be in the handlebar switch assembly. Also check all of the wiring plugs under your fenders and make sure nothing came unplugged and check for bad connections at the plugs.
ok thanks,will the regulator have anything to do with this problem?
 

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If the neutral light comes on when you start it by the pull rope, then the neutral switch isn't bad.

If all your fuses are good, then you may have a bad wire somewhere. If you had power to the keyswitch, then the trouble could be in the handlebar switch assembly. Also check all of the wiring plugs under your fenders and make sure nothing came unplugged and check for bad connections at the plugs.
ok thanks,will the regulator have anything to do with this problem?
I don't think it would be the regulator, because the lights work when it's running. That means it's charging.
 

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I agree with helmut check the wiring at the bars also check your grounds. invest in some die-electric grease and swab it on all the connections
 

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If the neutral light comes on when you start it by the pull rope, then the neutral switch isn't bad.

If all your fuses are good, then you may have a bad wire somewhere. If you had power to the keyswitch, then the trouble could be in the handlebar switch assembly. Also check all of the wiring plugs under your fenders and make sure nothing came unplugged and check for bad connections at the plugs.
ok thanks,will the regulator have anything to do with this problem?
I don't think it would be the regulator, because the lights work when it's running. That means it's charging.
umm..correct me if i'm wrong helmut..butttttt....the reg/ret only converts the ac voltage from the stator to dc..and recharges the battery if it's discharged..if his lights are working when he pull starts..or kick starts his bike..this only means his stator is putting out the volt to the reg/ret..then going to the lights and so forth..sounds like he's not getting power from the battery to the wires in his handle bar to me..all the bikes i've worked on..if i kick start or pull start..this tells me the stator and reg/ret is doing it's job..oh..in case your wondering..all stators on all atv's from what i've been told by my honda machanic..they put out ac current..and the reg/ret converts the power to dc..just thought i'd throw that out there :)..he needs to check the power from the battery to key switch..then from there..to his kill switch...the stator is working from what he's telling us..and so is the reg/ret..i would trace the wires from the battery to the key switch..then trace it from there.
 

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ok thanks,will the regulator have anything to do with this problem?
I don't think it would be the regulator, because the lights work when it's running. That means it's charging.
umm..correct me if i'm wrong helmut..butttttt....the reg/ret only converts the ac voltage from the stator to dc..and recharges the battery if it's discharged..if his lights are working when he pull starts..or kick starts his bike..this only means his stator is putting out the volt to the reg/ret..then going to the lights and so forth..sounds like he's not getting power from the battery to the wires in his handle bar to me..all the bikes i've worked on..if i kick start or pull start..this tells me the stator and reg/ret is doing it's job..oh..in case your wondering..all stators on all atv's from what i've been told by my honda machanic..they put out ac current..and the reg/ret converts the power to dc..just thought i'd throw that out there :)..he needs to check the power from the battery to key switch..then from there..to his kill switch...the stator is working from what he's telling us..and so is the reg/ret..i would trace the wires from the battery to the key switch..then trace it from there.
Yeah, the stator generates AC voltage and the rectifier rectifies it to DC and the voltage regulator keeps the voltage constant at around 14 volts. And yeah, if the lights are working when it is running, then it's charging and I don't think it would have anything to do with the regulator/rectifier.

I think he said he had power to the key switch, so I would start on that side of the key switch and go from there.
 

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I don't think it would be the regulator, because the lights work when it's running. That means it's charging.
umm..correct me if i'm wrong helmut..butttttt....the reg/ret only converts the ac voltage from the stator to dc..and recharges the battery if it's discharged..if his lights are working when he pull starts..or kick starts his bike..this only means his stator is putting out the volt to the reg/ret..then going to the lights and so forth..sounds like he's not getting power from the battery to the wires in his handle bar to me..all the bikes i've worked on..if i kick start or pull start..this tells me the stator and reg/ret is doing it's job..oh..in case your wondering..all stators on all atv's from what i've been told by my honda machanic..they put out ac current..and the reg/ret converts the power to dc..just thought i'd throw that out there :)..he needs to check the power from the battery to key switch..then from there..to his kill switch...the stator is working from what he's telling us..and so is the reg/ret..i would trace the wires from the battery to the key switch..then trace it from there.
Yeah, the stator generates AC voltage and the rectifier rectifies it to DC and the voltage regulator keeps the voltage constant at around 14 volts. And yeah, if the lights are working when it is running, then it's charging and I don't think it would have anything to do with the regulator/rectifier.

I think he said he had power to the key switch, so I would start on that side of the key switch and go from there.
agree^^^^^^^^
 
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