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1996 Polaris sportsman 500 test a voltage regulator

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Does anyone know how to test a voltage regulator for this machine? My clymer manual gives no specs at all. The bike is producing 14 volts with battery charged. Terminals and connections have been cleaned. When at an idle turning on the lights kills the engine. Revved it stays running and I can return to idle and now turn lights off and on as I please. I'm being led to the voltage regulator but would like to be able to test it to be sure. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated 

 

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On 8/11/2018 at 12:02 PM, Tim-ANC said:

Are the lights stock? If you have 2, what happens when you disconnect one?

 

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Lights are stock, 2 low beam 1 high on handlebars. They are switched separately. Disconnecting one low makes no difference. It appears that the stalling is caused by a sudden current draw. If engine is revved when turning on the lights you can then return to idle with them on. I can't find a test for the voltage regulator so I'll get a new one and hope for the best. Thanks for the input. 

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Added question/issue to topic title and moved to Polaris ATV forum 🙂

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I will post the service manual for the vehicle you can download all the chapters for the complete manual or just the needed ones in your case chapter 10

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