Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chillicothe, OH
King quad 300 electrical smoke, no power?
I was out mowing my food plot today with my 1995 king quad 300 and my bush hog gt42 when I noticed white smoke coming out above the fuel tank and through the battery compartment. I shut the quad off and shut down the bush hog. Went back to the front and it was still pouring out smoke. Smelled it and it was definitely electrical. I didn't have the battery cover on, cause I had just replaced the battery a couple weeks ago and needed to get some replacement nut tabs, so I was able to see the smoke coming from somewhere under the handlebars but not the compartment where the start switch plugs in it was lower then that. I could also hear something sizzling. I let it cool down for a bit and went to turn it back on and have no power. No neutral light, headlights, or starter. I ended up leaving it in the plot for the night gonna try to go back tomorrow to retrieve it between rains.
Any ideas? Figure I'll check the fuses. Not sure where the recitifier is on this bike.
Also may have heard a pop just before the smoke but not sure if it was the bush hog or atv.
A little back story. When i got the quad it would idle but would only sputter under load. Figured out if I left the headlights on it would run. Ended up having to replace the start switch due to wires falling apart. After that it seemed to run fine, even with the lights off, though I did get a whiff of electrical smell here and there. Ran that way over a year with no problems, but never ran the quad very long usually just to check trail cameras. This is the first time I've actually worked the quad.
Last edited by JCS; 08-18-2016 at 09:37 PM.