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Still having electrical problems

Postby MN_Snow_Rider » February 1st, 2006, 1:20 pm

Hi Again
Ok, I've replaced the vol. reg. put a new battery in, checked all wiring with multimeter tester from end to end... ALL GOOD.
Where DO I go from here?

REF: last posting 1/22/06 electrical problems

Thank you all!
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Postby northern_sled_freak_69 » February 1st, 2006, 2:16 pm

still burning up the bulbs?
go big or go home......missing the snow and side hilling with my truck
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Postby MN_Snow_Rider » February 1st, 2006, 3:57 pm

Still burning bulbs. Maybe something to do with the CDI box?
A rectifier??...diode???...who the hell knows!!!!
Think I'll just run the headlight direct from the battery.
Tried a test go at it and it held up under the RPM's.
Rig a toggle switch, that'll work...for now until I can
find the source of the prob. The tail and dash lights hold
out till around 6500R's. After that it's lights out.
I figure if I keep it under that magic number, and my Mickey Mouse
toggle switch idea works, I should be OK...or completely
burn it all out...Stay tuned......
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Postby h2onsnow » February 2nd, 2006, 1:40 pm

Make sure your voltage regulator is grounded properly, If you have an isolated regulator, you may be back feeding amps through your chassis to the harness ground, If its a grounded regulator, your ground might not be complete in which your rectifier cant handle the voltage spikes and something weaker in the line will blow, in your case your bulbs.
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Postby MN_Snow_Rider » February 4th, 2006, 11:19 am

Would I be able to determine what type it is by
following the ground? What if in fact it isn't
grounded properly, what kind of clues, if any will
it leave so I can determine what type it is?
For example, a wire connector that has nothing
connected to it, or something along that line.

UPDATE: Followed the ground(2 brn wires). One from the
reg. to the ing. switch, the other has a flat style
connector which runs into a large quick disconnect
connector with 5 other wires(with similar connectors)
into it. The other end of the quick disconnect has some
wires that jump from the lower part of the connector to the
upper part. There is, however one particular wire comming
from this same end, a brown wire, but with male round style
connector that looks as though something sould be plugged in
it. I cannot see anything with a female end. Somebody
and not me, done some slicing and splicing. One wire is for
the starter relay, the other is a ground, but it runs to the
temp. unit. There is a vacant spot in that quick disconnect.
It takes 6 flat style connectors, but only 5 are filled,
again a couple of those jump back in the upper half of the
quick disconnect...WHEW!! I hoped this is understandable.
I've tried to be as detailed as possible


Thanks again for all the feedback from everyone!

The frustrated MN_Snow_Rider.
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Postby northern_sled_freak_69 » February 4th, 2006, 1:26 pm

check all your wires leading to you reg make sure there are no cracked or frayed wires
go big or go home......missing the snow and side hilling with my truck
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Postby powder_hound » February 5th, 2006, 2:56 pm

what kinds machine is it ?
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Postby MN_Snow_Rider » February 6th, 2006, 2:03 pm

The sled is a 91 Polaris Indy 500 Classic.
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Postby Mr_Plow292 » February 7th, 2006, 8:42 am

Hmmm, could it be that the motor was replaced with a non-electric start engine (I think the stators and wiring are different)? If so, your best bet is to get the correct stator from a junkyard....
Electric start sleds need a rectifier/DC regulator. Pull start sleds are AC with a "one-wire" shunt regulator.
I didn't read the previous thread, though.....
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Postby MN_Snow_Rider » February 7th, 2006, 1:04 pm

Sorry Mr_Plow292

Refer to posting 1/22/06 "electrical problems"
for additional info.

I failed to mention that the yellow wire that
also runs from the reg. to a connector that splits.
One wire continues to the rectifier, the other runs down
to the quick disconnect connector. It's really that area
that maybe somewhat suspect. See 2/04/06 posting.

**CORRECTION TO THE 2/04/06 POSTING**
I said there was a black wire that was spliced
but ran to the temp. sensor. I was wrong.
That black wire is spliced with the black wire
coming from CDI Box. So maybe there lies my
problem.... somewhere. Sorry about leaving out this
info.
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