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Circuit breaker popping

PostPosted:Sat May 12, 2018 1:51 pm
by jacqeez
Hi,

I posted in general discussion but realized this probably belongs here. I have a sportsman 700 that hasn’t been ridden for years and it doesn’t run. i got a new battery and pedal switch since it seamed to be the most common issue. Nothing changed. I took apart the shift assembley and cleaned the busbar connectors and I got it to
Move but not for long. It constantly trips the circuit breaker, any thoughts on where to look next?

Re: Thermal fuse popping

PostPosted:Sun May 13, 2018 11:58 am
by jacqeez
Hi All,

So I’ve been reading and much as possible and I have cleaned a bunch of connectors. I got it to move around the yard a bit before stopping but still essentially the same issue. I read about pulling out the circuit breaker in the shift assembly and replacing it with a jumper but I’m not quite sure how to pull this off. Any chance someone can point me in the right direction. I know how to get to the circuit breaker and remove it just not sure how to make a jumper, or can I buy something that will fit in there?

Re: Thermal fuse popping

PostPosted:Mon May 14, 2018 7:03 am
by jacqeez
Anyone? Thinking about opening the circuit breaker it possible and turning that into a jumper so I can just easily plug it back in. Not sure if its possible though. Any help on the jumper would be huge, thanks.

Re: Circuit breaker popping

PostPosted:Mon May 14, 2018 8:30 am
by wired
Wish I could help but I'm not familiar with the mod you're trying and bypassing overcurrent protection (fuses/breakers) could be dangerous. Some breakers become weak and trip prematurely. Can you install a 30/40 amp fuse in it's place and retry?

Re: Circuit breaker popping

PostPosted:Mon May 14, 2018 10:03 pm
by jacqeez
Thanks for the reply. And that’s exactly what my next step is. From what I read a jumper would be safe to use instead of the circuit breaker in the shift assembly since the battery also has a circuit breaker. I’m not sure how to pull it off so I grabbed a new circuit breaker and fuse, I will try both of them and see if I have any luck. If that doesn’t work I am debating on going for a whole new harness or new motors. If that doesn’t do it then I will officially give up

Re: Circuit breaker popping

PostPosted:Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 am
by wired
Yes, as long as there is a fuse in the circuit somewhere you should be good to go. If replacing the breaker/fuse doesn't fix it then it's time to troubleshoot. Something is causing the overcurrent at that point and would need to be troubleshot and fixed. Hang in there and remember to try an not over think it. Sometimes it's something simple and easy to fix.