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2000 Kawasaki Bayou 300 4x4 Electrical power loss


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Hey all, new to the forum here and ATV's in general and looking for some help.

Was doing some riding today, nothing major, just around the farm, when all of a sudden my electric start stopped working on me. Thought that was really weird but I pull started it and kept going. Then all of a sudden about 25 min later I lost all electrical power all together and was stranded. Could this be just the battery??? I am thankful for whatever info you can throw my way.

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53 minutes ago, Logan West said:

Hey all, new to the forum here and ATV's in general and looking for some help.

Was doing some riding today, nothing major, just around the farm, when all of a sudden my electric start stopped working on me. Thought that was really weird but I pull started it and kept going. Then all of a sudden about 25 min later I lost all electrical power all together and was stranded. Could this be just the battery??? I am thankful for whatever info you can throw my way.

Could be the battery, might have not had enough juice to crank the starter and then just completely ran out of charge. The easiest way to test that is to charge the battery and then see if it starts or jump it with a 12v starter pack or jumper cables. If it starts, its the battery. If not, you may have an electrical problem.

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1 minute ago, quadmaniac said:

Could be the battery, might have not had enough juice to crank the starter and then just completely ran out of charge. The easiest way to test that is to charge the battery and then see if it starts or jump it with a 12v starter pack or jumper cables. If it starts, its the battery. If not, you may have an electrical problem.

Could it be the stator? I've read that those dont fail often but when they do they give no warning. Also, it is unable to start at all, not even pull start, is that normal?

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Bayou 300 need a full charge on the battery. Even to pull start it From my experience. And there is a 30 amp fuse under the seat. First charge/test that battery the main fuse should be right by the battery. After those confirm OK if the bike still doesn't work. Get an electrical schematic and start chasing wires it really sounds like a ground of some sort. To lose everything on a working bike out of nowhere seems like a fuse or ground and maybe the battery is dead. 

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