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This is a discussion on Battery Issues within the Wolverine General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; I have a 2017 r-spec, I can ride my wolverine all day and the charging system shows about 14 volts, when I kill it, it ...

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    Battery Issues

    I have a 2017 r-spec, I can ride my wolverine all day and the charging system shows about 14 volts, when I kill it, it will start right back up, but when it sits over night the battery acts like it runs down and this is the 3rd battery, I am wondering what could be running my battery down? HELP PLEASE!!!!!

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    Try disconnecting your battery each night or befor you expect it to drain and see if that helps. If it starts up just fine. Then you have a parasitic drain. I would start checking for that drain from any assecories you have installed.
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    My 2016 original battery died . I think the drain is in the original electronic package. It happens when every accessory is disconnected.
    The mountains are calling and I must go. 2016 RSpec Spec Ed
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    Do you use a Battery Tender to maintain your battery as it sits between rides? You must have an accessory draining the battery down which will eventually kill it and prevent it from holding a charge. There isn't anything stock that would drain it down overnight.
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    It took a week to drain the battery.I have been using the battery tender but should not have too.
    The mountains are calling and I must go. 2016 RSpec Spec Ed
    Gorilla winch, Seizmic mirrors, EMP rear shield, Rugged Radio with intercom, 20" light bar, horn plays Dixie, 2"Perfex lift, Kenda Bearclaws ,Trail Tech temp gauge, Yama rear box and bumper, Throttle Max, tow rope to pull Polaris and Canams. TGM doors and door bags, Power Commander V. TCP "Mudder"radiator,Hunterworks high output fan, Superatv split windshield, extra wide homemade flex fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc T View Post
    It took a week to drain the battery.I have been using the battery tender but should not have too.
    I would just install a battery kill/disconnect switch! It could even be installed somewhere handy within the cab.
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    Both my sxs's can sit all winter with no tender and still be fine in the summer on startup, even with my accessories.
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    tell us what kind of stereo and GPS and any other electronics are installed...…….
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    It shouldn't be draining. Get a ohm meter with 10 amp DC amp meter and take off the positive terminal and install the ohm meter set to measure amperage in series. It will show you exactly if it is drawing and how much. Then you go to pulling fuses until you find the cause.
    Last edited by danielplace1962; 10-16-2019 at 05:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielplace1962 View Post
    It shouldn't be draining. Get a ohm meter with 10 amp DC amp meter and take off the positive terminal and install the ohm meter set to measure amperage in series. It will show you exactly if it is drawing and how much. Then you go to pulling fuses until you find the cause.
    This is my next step. The ohm meter shows the drain but I have not pulled fuses yet.
    The mountains are calling and I must go. 2016 RSpec Spec Ed
    Gorilla winch, Seizmic mirrors, EMP rear shield, Rugged Radio with intercom, 20" light bar, horn plays Dixie, 2"Perfex lift, Kenda Bearclaws ,Trail Tech temp gauge, Yama rear box and bumper, Throttle Max, tow rope to pull Polaris and Canams. TGM doors and door bags, Power Commander V. TCP "Mudder"radiator,Hunterworks high output fan, Superatv split windshield, extra wide homemade flex fenders.

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