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. Dyna CDI box, UNI filters, A/C V-bag and console, EPI lift kit, Highlifter springs, Scat ProCar suspension seats. Rick the Rockets A frame and shock bushings. 28x12X14 Raceline Bruisers on Vision rims, on all corners. Cowling heat vents. Factory heat and defrost. RD's custom alternator kit. XTZ hood scoop and front shocks. Monster shock covers, turn signals. OEM glass sport windshield, sliding rear window, and lights, lights and more lights!