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I have a 1999 Honda 350 4 wheeler with a new battery and it…

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I have a 1999...

I have a 1999 Honda 350 4 wheeler with a new battery and it will not keep a charge. Something is draining it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

No. What is the best way to do this.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '99 Honda?

I will have to get it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I would like to fix it myself. Model #TRX350 fm5

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 3 months ago
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 3 months ago

Initially, let's try check and review the basics. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done) and even if just for test purposes, temporarily disconnect the regulator.

And then:

  • • re-inspect the battery, its ground lines to the harness, frame & engine, and/or re-check and re-clean the battery cables + terminals, connectors and wiring including fuse(s), fuse holder(s) and fusible link(s) (if so equipped);
  • • more importantly, have the battery externally charged; and
  • • then also have the battery LOAD TESTed (even if new/charged and just for the purpose of eliminating it as a suspect).

Then try/test the Honda with the regulator still disconnected and note if the symptom of "...will not keep a charge..." would persist.

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