Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Eastern most Iowa
The 650's have tiny little batteries that take a lot of abuse, they don't last long at all. Mine turns over slow, if its not used a lot, I have it on a battery tender all the time when its sitting. And the starter will kick out, until the cam shaft rolls to the compression release button. Once the compression releases, it turns over better and starts fast. I haven't installed a car battery, yet. But I am, soon. Quick way to test the bottom end.... Pull the spark plug and get the compression off the piston. If it spins over good and has no knocks in the lower end, it may just be the battery. The charging system on these is WEAK! 27 amps/hour is all they charge. Some of us have added alternators. I love it! But still need a bigger battery to hold the juice.
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'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!