Help Testing Stator/Volt Reg
HI all I just rebuilt/fixed my 2008 Artic Cat Prowler 650. It has been sitting for 2 years so I suspect the battery is shot. With that, after I got it running I drove around a little bit. Was running great then died, wouldn't start due to a dead battery. After charging it will start again. So....I'm confused. The battery shows 12v when setting. It shows 14.5-14.9 while running leading me to believe it's charging. So I disconnected the black plug with 3 black wires which leads down to the stator area. I also notice when I unplug that my RPM gauge doesn't function. I've read I should get 30-60V depending on engine speed but I get a big 0. Am I testing the wrong plug? Can anybody lead me how to better test? Should the stator be able to keep it running regardless of the battery being dead? I don't have any lights, stereos, etc. on. Thanks for the help.