View Full Version : 1986 big red help

11-11-2011, 05:27 PM
Hello im johnathan i live in western kentucky work in the coal mines ive worked on
On just about everything form volkswagens to big catapillar dump trucks
Just never fooled with atc ive rode em alot just never worked on them
Anyways I have a 86 big red i bought a few months ago i went on a long
Ride the other day and my headlight started getting dim by the time
We got back to the truck the battary was dead if you kick start it she
Runs like a champ but wont charge my battary im pretty sure its the
Stator but im not sure if it is the stator does anyone know where
I can find one

11-11-2011, 05:34 PM
i had the same problem with my 85 ended up being a corroded ground connection. so look over all your connections before you start throwing parts at it.

11-11-2011, 05:52 PM
i have checked the wires i had. One that someone twisted back
Together i fixed it but still no diffrence will run but not charging

11-11-2011, 06:21 PM
there is a lighting coil in the stator also the is a charging rectifier that can go bad as well, so you will need to check each part before buying a new one, or you might throw 100$ on ebay away and still need to spend another 100 before it's fixed. Go here and you can order some of the parts new. http://www.hondapartshouse.com/honda-parts.aspx?aribrand=HOM#/Honda/ATC250SX_A_%2886%29_ALL-TERRAIN_VEHICLE_%28ATV%29%2c_JPN%2c_VIN%23_JH3TE04 2-GM100011_TO_JH3TE042-GM111920/WIRE_HARNESS_%2b_BATTERY/ATC250SX-86-JPN-A/2Y14HA6FBHA619AA

11-11-2011, 06:38 PM
Ok thanks for the info

11-11-2011, 09:30 PM
Check troubleshooting in section 15, for testing procedures.

11-12-2011, 02:27 AM
Thanks alot appreciate all the info

tri again
11-12-2011, 03:22 AM
I can't imagine what else we could be missing.
I do know that they do not need a battery even dead in the circuit, to run.

I think there's only one fuse but not sure about that either.
These things are so dependable, even with like 10 of the 250 models in various stages of
destruction, I rarely have to fool with them at all.

Ohm the stator coil, thanks to mm.
The specs are in there.

Older models had stator mounting issues and rust under the flywheel
but not too common on these.

Did you check the voltage TO the battery when it's running? I'd assume so.
I had a battery with a bad internal plate that was shorted out.
Never woulda guessed THAT as a prob.

so, yeah, the headlight should work fairly well at idle and above with NO battery
in the trike at all.
I have 2 like that.
Neutral light should glow too.