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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question help, hooked cables up wrong!

I have a 2004 suzuki 700 twin peaks. My battery was dead so i decided to jump it off using jumper cables from my truck. I goofed and hooked the cables up wrong on the quad. It fried the battery and nothing would work, but i can use the pull start to crank the quad. Problems is it runs fine for a few hundered years then sputters and dies. I can the restart with pull rope. While running the instrument will flash sometimes. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong. I have replaced the battery already so i know it is not that. HELP PLEASE! You can email me at [email protected] if you wish. Thank you.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 12:16 AM
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Hate to break it to you but you likely fried some wiring, reversing polarity can really mess up electrical components.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 02:54 PM
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Any luck figuring out what went bad or got fried? Might be good to post in case someone else has run into a similar issue from reversing polarity. What instruments or lights flash while it's running? Hopefully you have it running like a top by now.
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