Originally Posted by rhughes
Have a Polaris 700xp and it not charging. I pull the hot wire off the battery and the engine quits. Could this indicate the stator is bad?
Easiest way to tell if your stator charge is getting to the battery :
Set multimeter to DC volts
Put red on battery +
Put Black on battery -
Have buddy rev the engine. If meter does not immediately jump up towards 13/14 volts, you are not charging. Could be bad stator but I doubt it as I have never seen or have only heard of ONE going bad and thank GOD for that. Parts are sky high. The 2006 700 ,charge from the stator is routed through the POWER MODULE ( ECM) big silver box with fins under the hood. This 2006 box could have burnt plug connectors/wires etc which
is notorious for going bad . The 2007 and up go to a smaller silver box with fins and is a real votage regulator (no ECM) and can be bad. You didn't mention what year .............ps.........Quit pulling the battery cable off as the computer needs 7 volts just to say hello. It is also hard on electronic sensors etc...