Yesterday was not a good day for my machine. Last week I had intalled a brand new Dynatek FS cdi and took it out and it worked awesome. No problems. Yesterday, I went to start the machine and the battery was dead. Hooked it up to a charger and gave it a fast charge for an hour and a half. Wouldn't start. Jumped it with my truck battery and it started but ran rough and wouldn't idle for crap. Once off the jumper cables, it would just die. Figured it was a bad battery. Spent $100 getting a replacement. Put it in it and she fired up and ran...but still a bit rough. Loaded up the machine and took it out.
We were about 1.5 miles from the trailer on a sweet sandy road when a the guage immediately let my know it was overheating. I shut her down and waited for 30 minutes, started it back up and headed back towards the trailer. No sooner did we hit the main road than the temperature warning kick back on. I noticed the radiator fan also was not kicking on. So I shut her down again, grabbed by daughters quad, grabbed by truck, loaded up the machine and went home.
I figured there might be mud still caught up in the fan that might be keeping it from kicking on. When I got home I pressure washed the fan area again and went to restart the machine to let it run long enough to see if the fan kicks on and if it overheats.
Guess what: THE NEW BATTERY WAS DEAD!
So I did the only thing I could think of and unhooked the Dynatek CDI and reconnected all the stock harnesses. I put the charger on the battery and let it charge for an hour. Came back out and she started back up and ran great. Let it fun for 30 minutes and it didn't overheat (but I never heard the fan run each time I checked it's still in question).
Let it finish charging and took it off the charger when it was full at 9pm. Let it sit overnight and checked it this morning. Started right up.
So I'm pretty sure my Dynatek CDI was the issue. For whatever reason, it was draining the battery and not running quite right. Wierd because my initial run last weekend with it went awesome. Now...it's killing battery's (and fast) and causing my motor to overheat. Hmmmm.
09 Prowler 700 XTX, Dynatek FS cdi and coil kit, Maxxis Bighorns, Warn 3500 lb winch, factory windshield/wiper and roof, Trail Armor doors, cage chopped 4", BEARD rear bench seat w/ 4 point harnesses, custom built extended cage. Rockford Fosgate RFX9400 marine stereo, Scosche 6.5' 3-way speakers in custom built overhead console and MB Quart NAU260 marine amplifier. Cobra CB. Sunpro volt, oil pressure and water temp gauges. Custom gauge plate built by RD. Peel 7 Seal lined doghouse.