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Mudrider

Rigging up a radio for the trail

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Alright here we go mi have a fourtrax 300. Right the mountain all the time, and music would help. Gotta a cooler and wanna rig it up in that. Thinking of putting a extra battery for it and the 3500 pound winch and extra lights.. But where do I start? I don't know how to rig the radio to twelve volt or what to do battery wise. I'm thinking of running a outerwear on a snorkel. And then doing away with the air box so I can fab a battery box. Would this work?!

Also, spacers and a lift. I wanna do both. But will I be sacrificing my bearings? Thanks!

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what I would be worried about is draining the battery as the stator can only put out so much amperage. I see it very often at work, people do not realize accessories draw alot of amps

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Mudrider, I agree with ctd44! On most ATVs you'll have an accessory plug which is limited on the amperage that should be drawn from it and if you exceed that limit most likely you'll drain both batteries very quickly. What I would do is find out what that limit is amperage wise on your ATV and what the amperage of the music player you want to use draws. If the music player meets the ATVs accessory plug amperage recommendations your good to go if not I would suggest looking into a power source such as a small 2 cycle generator. I myself have never connected a winch to mine but I would think it would run directly to the battery with an inline fuse at the battery just in case something gets shorted out between the battery and the winch. Hope This Helps!

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Thanks guys! It doesn't have an accesory port. :( so am I best going its a gen?

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a winch and other occasional use items you would be fine as the battery has some room to run it. if possible I try to keep my quad running when winching just to keep it charging

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Alright! I can do that. I have to use mine a lot. And could I rig a aux battery in the cooler instead of a generator?

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all an extra battery does is prolong the inevitable of both batteries dying. instead of an hr with only one battery maybe it is 2 hours. a generator is an outside power supply source that can "charge", batteries only "store", older quads only really sustain themselves.

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