Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Sled: 2019 ZR 800 RR
10-11 Mileage: 2850
09-10 Mileage: 3000
08-09 Mileage: 3500
07-08 Mileage: 2150
06-07 Mileage: 1500
I assume this is a Ctec sled. You mention alternator. Is this a 2 stroke or 4S machine?
2S machines, how about the readout on the gauge? I usually see low voltage at idle. Just wondering how accurate the voltage reading is for the charging system? Stator output doesn't really ramp up until you get higher rpms.
I like the testing idea. Easy way to do quick check without removing the battery. I usually find initial low voltage readings if the sled has been sitting. I would also plan on putting it up on a stand to test output at various rpms.
You may still need to do a battery test if meter test is inconclusive. Many of the auto shops do offer free testing.
We stopped to eat and noticed other riders coming in with snow jammed in their helmets, jackets and gloves. They had snow everywhere. We looked out the door and couldn't see across the street. Six inches of snow fell while we ate a few burgers. That was the start of a great ride.