Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St Cloud, MN
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ATV: 2007 650 H1 TRV
2010 Mileage: 250
2009 Mileage: 650
The batteries on these are a little small and are really a trouble spot. I have a 2004 for my son and the guy who had it before us put a larger battery on it. It works much better, but even if the machine turns over it may not start if the battery isnt strong enough.
One trick that has worked for me is pushing the electric start and kick starting it at the same time. Usually starts pretty quickly.
They do lose their prime quite easily and that makes it harder to get them started if they have sat for a little while. I have a trickle charger on my sons all the time. The battery runs down after only a few cranks.
The plugs are junk too. Hopefully it doesnt still have the Champion plug in there. If it does throw it as far as you can because once they foul they are shot. Get an NGK, but I dont know off the top of my head what the cross reference is.