Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: British Columbia Canada
Battery not keeping charge. I think i need a new voltage regulator.
Last year I had a small electrical fire from the oily wires at the voltage regulator on my revolt and had to replace the wiring feeding it. I only rode it once after that last year as I got too busy with work during the remainder of the riding season. I noticed the battery wasn't holding a charge at the time, but the battery was old anyways so I had been assuming that was my issue.
I just did a bunch of work to my revolt, new tires (bighorn 2.0s, which are super awesome compared to what I had before by the way) new suspension parts, brakes and the fireball hubs. I took it out for its maiden voyage with all the new parts last night. Near the end of the night I ran into trouble. I was idling my revolt for about ten minutes while taking a break before I shut it off to talk to some other riders that came up to me to chat. When I went to turn it back on it didn't have enough juice to start. Luckily one of them had a battery booster pack on their quad for such an occasion and got me running again. Does the generator not generate enough of a charge when idling or is my regulator likely fried? I don't have any aftermarket lights installed, just running the stock PIAA lights, which I had on when I was idling.
Does anyone have a source on replacement voltage regulators for the revolt? Or could it be something else drawing power?
Last edited by KaneNorth; 06-23-2013 at 02:10 PM.