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Hello Prowler Nation. Planing to add 2nd battery, still searching thru the tons of info found here, Thanks guys/gals.

2010 xtx700 w/ xtz plastic, super winch, custom rear bumper, snorkel, tilt windshield, oil cooler. (ya the dreaded turf saver)
Bought as demo w/80 miles, now around 700. got it to hit the mountains of northern Nevada, but ended up as a work horse for the family farm.

Retired last year (35 years,engineer communications company).
Wife said she would go with me now but only after a cab and heater.
I always seemed to have low battery issues. starting problems specially at night.
The to do list includes, spare tire, more lighting, 2" lift. change out turf saver,(after reading some of the posts now gauges)
 

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Welcome to the site! I have a similar machine 09 700 XTX, over 6,000 miles and still running the original Turf Saver! I've driven a Prowler without the Turf Saver, and like the Turf Saver better. I do have all the parts I need to swap for a locked rear if it fails! I added a second battery to mine and used a continuous duty solenoid to put it online. With the solenoid I can run the main battery, or both batteries at the flip of switch. Simple set up, but I always have a fresh battery if needed. Back on the Turf Saver, I change my lube twice a year minimum, and I always stick with the AC Friction Modified lube. This may, or may not have anything to do with my Turf Saver, but something seems to be going right on mine!This site offers a lot of info, the members are great and we have fun with each other.
 

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On D Fritz, got long winded in my first reply! My wife and I are retired also, the wife loves to ride! I'm partial to sq. tube Prowlers! I've done a lot of work on mine, but it is still very dependable. All of your ideas are sound! And information is on this site! Prowlers are somewhat limited on electrical add ons! On your starting issue, is it hard to turn over? Could be the compression release may not be functional? When I run my lights at night, I still see 14.5 volts on my gage (Yup, added them!), I do have a set of LED fog lights I added, and they don't seem to impact the electrical system. LED's seem to be the crowd favorite.
 

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Thanks for the reply, still feeling my way around this site, so I apologize if I post to wrong areas.
I forgot add in original post I am looking buy/trade for used parts also(spare tire,etc). I'm still reeling from the sticker shock of AC parts.
I hope to get as many miles. Back to turf, For the most part I have gotten used to it, I still don't like the jerking(keep spilling my root beer). I,m not sure about a solid rear either, just might be trading problems. My concern is my wife of 33 years launching us off a cliff or worse making her walk out 20 miles of the Nevada desert cuz of a dead battery. Probably scratch off the list to add sound deading material to the cowling after that. Changing the turf would be last on list
Machine is always garaged and when i serviced it, I just checked the diffs didn't change the fluid yet due to low mileage, per one of your other posts I agree the AC lube would be best. (I do have the service manual on its way now). I don't hot rod it,but it does work.(perfect for our 10 acre family farm) Sure saved the wear/tear on my 97 dodge cummins. I do have to drive 3 miles of pavement to get to the desert unless I trailer it.
One of my biggest concerns was the stator and if it could handle the second battery.Sounds like you've never had a problem
 

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Welcome to the site! The folks here are more than willing to help you spend your money :D. Looking forward to seeing some pics when you have enough post (I think it's only 15).
 

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well now another Nevada feller .... WELCOME and get ready for a lil BS and Harassing from this crowd [that would be me :) ] , don't worry we can take what we give so have some fun and maybe we [N. Nevada ] guys should meet up one day and have a cool soda pop [of your choice of corse ]

several of us are retired here and got nothing else to do but get in trouble :)

use the Signature lines to fill in what ya have [it will appear in all your posts ] so we that have CRS can reply without a question.

Arctic Cat dealers are far and few .. finding one with good service is even more rare , and another issue is finding both dealer/good service and PARTS is like looking for a needle in the haystack .. there are several dealers that are spoken of on posts for reasonable prices and reasonable parts on hand .. hope Winnemucca has such a dealer ..

I just passed through your town last Friday on my way home to Sparks .. sold my place in Coeur d'Alene Id. and was bringing a load down.

ever go to the races in Fallon ? I get over there a couple times a year along with Fernley [more often there as it's only an hour] ..
 

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No worries here, my wife's 2nd name for me is bucket mouth. lots of stories to tell. I'm down in the man cave working on rebuilding a couple of lap tops so i will be coming and going online.
No, always turns over pretty easy, and really hard to tell if was turning slower. Acts like the battery is getting weak but my load tester says its fine. Always fires when its cold, I have the starting problem when its warm and its not all the time. When it happens I just let it sit for 2-4 minutes, fires right up. I have noticed that when the battery is low, i can hear the starter bendix hitting on something, assumed it wasn't engaging all the way. If it sits in the garage WITHOUT the charger(small atv maintenance charger) over a week it does not start or very hard starting. SO my conclusion is its just time for a new battery, after all its 5 year old.
I will be doing what you did, continuous solenoid and switch.
When I run the lights I notice they dim then brighten, seems like a constant 4-5 minute cycle.
The year after I bought my AC the local dealer sold out(he knew these machines inside and out) the cycle outfit selling them now are mostly racers and so the AC line up is now kinda the step child, great guys just not a lot of AC tech help yet
(for retired farmers).
I noticed you and others have chopped the cage, Why? Looks?
The bladders with covers? what/where are those? When I changed my air intake I used a dewalt shop vac hose kit and ran it down along the frame above the skid plate and it stops just behind and to the right of the top of the grill opening and reused the factory pre-filter. We have way more dust and dirt than water here, and it was a daily air filter clean. I have full intentions of make the hood scoop functional. I did not reuse the funny shaped air bladder. the dewalt hose fit the air box perfectly. bad move?
My Wife got me a full cab kit for x-mas that just got here. equip breakdowns shipping problems etc..and its still a little cold to get it on but I'm getting ansy
 

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thanks for the offer,Yes we should.think I got the signature line figured out. I assume you went US95 North from Wmca to ID. still have more to bring back? I live in town but the farms a few miles out on Jungo rd.Really not a farm now, has a couple of rental homes but I put in a new well, cleared a two acre junk yard(me and 3 brothers working on hot rods for 40 years) disk, seeded, irrigated 6.5 acres to prove up the water rights, So its a farm to me.
went past the Fernley track a few times, never stopped but looks like a pretty good moto cross. Back in the Iron Men and wooden boat days I used to desert race a honda 250 elsinor? member them, ruined 3 of them and my knee, Still limp.
As far as Fallon, Do you mean Top gun? Raced my Olds there a bunch. (even before at the airport)(I think theres still quite the rivalry between Fallon and Wmca. Have you heard of the street drags in Wmca? A week before hot august nights starts in Reno. My wife and I spent over 16 years in our local race club. We finally have a 1/8 drag strip and dirt track,only 5 miles from my house. I think we just got tired of the whiners. I used to use my prowler to pull my niece's 1/4 junior dragster(pit rig)
has almost exact matching paint to the desert red paint of the 2010 xtz. Had a couple of pics. mines just the 700 I call it the 1000 wannabe (its more than fast enough for me)
 

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Don, covers over my bladders are for protection if one blows. The factory installs bladders on the front, and rear differentials to control pressure build up. You would not believe the amount of lube that comes out of these when they go! Hard starting when hot seems to be a part of these things, I think it is due to the compression release feature, mine is intermittent on hot starts, and valve clearance may impact it. I had over 5,500 miles on mine and the valve clearance never changed from the way it came from the factory. Yours as a 2010 has the pre-filter, and I installed one on mine. Your machine should have the factory dust/noise shield installed which helps greatly.
 

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I assume you went US95 North from Wmca to ID. still have more to bring back?
yes US95 to I84 to US395 through Tri-Cities .. faster average speed / 4 lane once on I84 and cell towers 90% of the way v/s 25% on US95. safer travel when out in BFE eastern Oregon / Idaho

I have a gooseneck with a 20' container loaded full and a Lil 24' fifth wheel camp trailer still up there , I'll get them when the ice melts off in a couple months. The people who bought my place in CdA live in Seattle and are in no rush to have them out of there.

I also left my CJ7 snow plow there but that will end up at a friends in Montana .. he is buying there and has no plow [not a smart thing to do in central Montana lol] .. he's my oldest friend and has helped me many a time , so I figured I'd never get out $$$ what I have in the CJ so I'm going to gift it over to him ... it's a real nice '83 with a hot lil SBC 383 stroker motor and a new Meyers 6.5' or 7' [like I said CRS] plow that been used about 4 times. As you know snow in Reno area is play snow these days ,too much heat in the bowl now do to development so much less snow than the old days.

geeees I talk too much LOL Sorry guys
 

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Naw, talking keeps you out of trouble! At least when you post we know what you are up to! LOL
 

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Hello Prowler Nation. Planing to add 2nd battery, still searching thru the tons of info found here, Thanks guys/gals.

2010 xtx700 w/ xtz plastic, super winch, custom rear bumper, snorkel, tilt windshield, oil cooler. (ya the dreaded turf saver)
Bought as demo w/80 miles, now around 700. got it to hit the mountains of northern Nevada, but ended up as a work horse for the family farm.

Retired last year (35 years,engineer communications company).
Wife said she would go with me now but only after a cab and heater.
I always seemed to have low battery issues. starting problems specially at night.
The to do list includes, spare tire, more lighting, 2" lift. change out turf saver,(after reading some of the posts now gauges)
Welcome to the best prowler site,lots of good info and great members,lol we dont have any trouble spending others money on here,I found that out over the past several years,I dont even know where to start on the add on's I have done over the years........I think now I'm done.....:):)
 

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Sure you are! LMAO
 

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Don, I tinker a lot on my Prowler, and get up set with some of the prices I see for parts. While I realize product liability cause's some of the mark up, the other side of the coin is a customer base for the products that contribute to the high prices. I looked at a alternator system for the Prowler, I did find 1 source, but it was for a 1000 Prowler. I decide to build my own. The alternator is a Mini Chevy unit, rated at 70 amps, this alternator is available as a one, or three wire hook up. I used a three wire version so that I could hook up a charging light. I run the alternator off of the front driveshaft, it only charges when rolling, but it does take some load off of the stator. I have about 140.00 dollars into it, compared to 450-500 aftermarket. Just another reason I like my Prowler, I can play "What if" all day long! I guess I should make up drawings for others if they want one. This setup will fit all of the single cylinder Prowlers except the HDX.
 

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Don, I tinker a lot on my Prowler, and get up set with some of the prices I see for parts. While I realize product liability cause's some of the mark up, the other side of the coin is a customer base for the products that contribute to the high prices. I looked at a alternator system for the Prowler, I did find 1 source, but it was for a 1000 Prowler. I decide to build my own. The alternator is a Mini Chevy unit, rated at 70 amps, this alternator is available as a one, or three wire hook up. I used a three wire version so that I could hook up a charging light. I run the alternator off of the front driveshaft, it only charges when rolling, but it does take some load off of the stator. I have about 140.00 dollars into it, compared to 450-500 aftermarket. Just another reason I like my Prowler, I can play "What if" all day long! I guess I should make up drawings for others if they want one. This setup will fit all of the single cylinder Prowlers except the HDX.
Very clean set up..............:)
 

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Thanks de3! We just have to keep playing! Started building the doors, 3/4" EMT frames, .080 aluminum skins, looks like I'll have less than 100 dollars in the set. Time to order more aluminum from Metal Depot!
 

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suggest using some of the thin foam glued on the inside of the doors ... cuts down on noise / rattle and when in cold time it cuts down the cold encroachment
 

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Not a bad thought! Cool Tec has just the product! Thanks GT
 
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