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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-24-2010, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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2nd Battery ( Part 2)

Okay, I read about the isolator, that makes sense.
Now where do you mount the 2nd battery?
I found my battery under the drivers seat, but the little compartment on the passenger side didn't look big enough.
what if you change the seats, do you have to chop the plastic down then move the factory battery some where else?

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Depending on the size of the battery you might be able to fit a second battery under the floor board and in front of the factory battery. I have seen a few guys with two smaller batteries next to each other in the factory spot. The other location that seems popular is the storage location under the hood. Have you pulled the floor board or side skid plate off to see what kind of room you have?
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My seats are lowered 4" and I fit the full size Optima yellow top in the stock location no problem.
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2nd Battery ( Part 2)

Thanks for the quick reply.
I just picked it up yesterday, so haven't really started fiddling with it yet.
I am looking at putting some additional lights on her and where I ride,winches usually get a good work-out.
My Sportsman never had enough battery to keep up to the 50 kv lights and the winch!
It's snowing here right now, and my garage is full, I'll have to wait until it clears up to see how the floor panels come out.

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A.C. Soft-top c/w Rear Window & Doors.
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A.C. Flip up W.S.
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Snow! It's still in the 80's here North of Phoenix. The floor takes less then 5 minutes to get out on my XTZ 1000. If you need to see a blown up micro fishe for you model go to Arcticcatpartsnation.com or Arctic cats website at the bottom of the page where it say EZ parts lookup.
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The stock stator is going to be your number one problem with the electrical system capacity. It's rated at 350 watts or 25 amps and can't keep up with charging two large batteries or even one large one with a lot of lights, winch, stereo, etc.... You have guy in Canada named stator keeve or something like that that does a rewind for more capacity or goto UTV Inc, and get yourself the alternator kit.
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Interesting stuff there, but the only Alt. kit I could find was for the 1000

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Interesting stuff there, but the only Alt. kit I could find was for the 1000
Just give it some time and a few of the experts will jump in and tell you what the have done with there charging systems set up. There are a few guys that have made their own alternator kit. I am running the large D34/78 group Optima yellow top and the reserve power is working great but the charge system at night with everything running can't keep up. I have 14 Vision X solo lights at 900 lumens each drawing only .75 amp per light and the HID replacement on my high beams , a rugged radio / intercom , Lowrance HDS-5 Baja GPS , 2 lighted whips. The stator on these cars seems to go bad pretty fast when loaded up with all the gadgets. There are guys running massive stereo system with two batteries and an alternator with no problems.
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Battrey

I have a oddsey battrey,running stereo with six speakers and amp.Fog lights under my top,My battrey does great,when not riding use a battrey tender.You dont need 2 batteries with the oddsey.




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Witch Odyssey or Optima battery will fit stock location with stock hardware. What are the measurements? I need to pick up a battery on my way to get my Cat out of mechanic jail Sat.
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