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post #1 of 8 Old 04-29-2019, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Battery/Electrical Suggestion

Hey all! Its been YEARS since I've actually posted on a fourm, brings back memories haha.

Anyway, I just picked myself up a 2016 KingQuad 750 with a whole 100 miles on it!!

Here is my plan:

Add a plow and winch, as well as a small LED light Bar, and 2 LED flashers for the rear (for safety reasons)

Does anyone have a suggestion on a different battery to support the additional items being added, or a way to add a second battery without looking like crap?

Look forward to your input!
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-01-2019, 09:23 PM
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Personally, my friend, . . . I would not sweat the battery.

You have opted for LED lights, . . . they use very little electricity compared to the old styles, . . . and I can attest that an '05 KQ700 battery will handle the winch for the plow with no problems, . . . at least mine did last winter.

I would run it as is, . . . and not think twice.

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-02-2019, 08:09 PM
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I have an 05 KQ that I use for plowing..every winter, many many....many..times a winter, each time I plow I'm out for 3 hours or more... the winch lifts and lowers my Moose 60" County plow about a hundred times or more during that period...

Short answer was YES the OEM battery "could" do the job... however in 2009 or so when the original battery was getting weak...mostly noticed starting the quad at -40c or so...I spent LESS buying a series 26 car battery (mid size about 750CC) and removed the OEM battery and mounted the BIG battery in the Kolpin Seat truck which happened to have a ton of room.... it now starts enthusiastically at -40c and can run the factory lights, a 20" LED light bar and the winch for hours without strain.

So in reality... in a different climate (warmer) with a less demanding plowing load an OEM battery can work... however....in my case I needed another battery anyway and it was $140 for the OEM baby battery or $99 (Costco) for the BIGGER battery...... WIN Costco.
I left the battery box empty and fabricated small bus bars out of copper running welding cable (I think it 4 ga) to the battery box..
FWIW....Jut cause there was room in 2015 i added a second BIG battery in parallel.... I now use the KQ to jump start the neighbours cars/trucks when the NW Ontario weather gets cold for weeks (like this winter)
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-03-2019, 05:40 PM
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I put an easy to remove box with a quick disconnect connector for the battery. The box is on the rear rack, so yes, kind of ugly, but I only need it for plowing snow. With just the standard battery it would get drained enough to start stalling the motor. Power steering, lights, and injection draw more than the stator output.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-04-2019, 09:02 AM
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Lights are important. Snow season is dark season

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I've been thinking about putting a light bar on a stick on mine. Why on a stick? Well, summers up here are daylight all the time, and I ride snowmachines in the winter. Only time I use the Quad in the winter is to plow the driveway.

If the lightbar was simply mounted on the front, I don't think I could see over the plow well enough and a bright light reflecting even off a black plow is pretty bright. Lift the light up about 3' in the air and it would do much better. I was thinking about one of those work-lights and just make a clamp or something to attach it to the rack. Could even have it's own battery so it would be multi-purpose as well.

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Those of you doing light bar's how do you wire it up, to come on with the normal headlights, steering column light, or on their own switch all together?

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If I do it, I'd probably just wire a switch right on the post. But my purpose is much different from most people. I just need it to see better when I plow.

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