Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Eastern most Iowa
Engineer needs to be SHOT! *Battery location*
I sure hope someone from A/C comes to visit the forum and reads this! Whoever designed the battery compartment on these needs to be publicly flogged! My battery shorted out (original from 2009-Not bad life!) and I had to replace it. Man, that's the stupidest way to mount a battery I have ever seen! It's gonna get made to be very accessible this spring. And I'm gonna buy a larger one, too. This poor little thing got taxed hard with the plow, heater and the worst power drawer was my Zenon light bulbs! Holy crap, they wore it down fast, even with the 40 amp alternator! My volt gauge dropped from 14.5 to 10 with the dim Zenon's on, with the 4 on with the brights, it dropped to 8 volts. I put my old bulbs in tonight and the stock 881's keep the volt meter at 14 volts on dim and drop about 13.5 with all 4 lit up. I am gonna buy some LED 881 series for it, to save a little more power. Any body running LED headlights? Anyway, I just had to vent on the location of the stock battery, some engineer's ears are burning, I'm sure!
'09 650XT H1, 72" Eagle Plow, Warn 3500 Winch. Bestop soft cab, soft top, wind buster & cargo cover. Dyna FX CDI box, UNI filters, A/C V-bag and front console, EPI 2" lift kit, Highlifter springs, Scat ProCar suspension seats with heated covers. SteerLite bushings. 28x10 Raceline Bruisers on Vision 158 14X8 rims, on all 4 corners. Cowling heat vents w/fan. Factory heat and defrost. RD Custom's alternator kit. XTZ hood scoop, Monster shock covers, turn signals... for now.