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ATV: 2012 TRV 700
2010 Mileage: 700
2009 Mileage: 350
2008 Mileage: 570
2007 Mileage: 600
2006 Mileage: 450
Not sure how often you are using your atv but I have found that I need to keep my atv battery on the trickle charger all the time after my battery gets a year old or so. But during the winter I may not use it for a month or longer.
You can always check for a draw at the battery terminal with a digital volt/ohm multimeter. Ign. off and remove the negative batt. cable and connect the meter ( be sure to set the meter to read millliamps ) between the batt. terminal and the end of the negative batt. cable set the meter on amps and check for an amp draw which shouldn't be over 25/50 milliamps ( the lower the better ) . You can also use a 12volt test light between the two connections ( again disconnected batt neg. and neg batt. cable ) I mentioned to see if it lights but this method will not tell you much if the draw is a small one.
If you do find an draw you go the fuse box and start removing fuses and relays one at a time until your draw goes away on the meter. At least this narrows down the circuit you need to be looking for the draw at.
You can also check alt. output with the same volt/ohm meter connected to the both battery positive and negative terminals and with the engine running your volt meter should read over 13volts.
Hope this helps. Good luck
Last edited by team sidewinder; 03-12-2012 at 10:08 PM.