Originally Posted by loadmaster6119
...And one last thing what modification can I do to get it to recharge the battery? It seems the charging systems are not capable of keeping a battery from going bad....is this so?
If your battery charging system isn't working you don't need an upgrade - you need your broken charging system fixed
All quads with starter motors/batteries should have battery charging systems capable of keeping the battery charged up under normal use.
The battery charging system is easy to check. All you need is a voltmeter.
Note: The battery can't be flat dead when you do this test, or the battery will drag down the charging system making it look bad when it may not be bad. So for best results start with at least a partially charged battery.
Start up the engine and run at medium high speed with the headlights off. Set your meter to measure DC volts on the 20 volt scale. Measure the voltage on the battery terminals while the engine is running at the medium fast clip. The voltage should be 13.5 volts to 14.5 volts.
If the voltage falls within that range your charging system is working fine. If the voltage is low then your charging system is under charging your battery. If it is higher then your charging system is overcharging the battery (and damaging it).