have a 2000 sportsman 500 and it won't charge. I can charge it and jump it and it will run fine for a few minutes until the fan drains the battery. Then the fan shuts off and it overheats
You need a good batter to ride? I was using my old dead battery for months and just using the pull start and had no problems with fans. I finally bought a battery and the electric start works fine now for the last year.
I did not think a healthy battery mattered once the ATV is running. I rode my 350 Yamaha Big bear with no battery whats so ever for 2 years.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif[/img]