Dear Sarge,

I have a 2016 1000 Polaris Turbo. It is not babied but well cared for. We have a recurring problem with the voltage regulators overheating and the connectors actually melting! We are currently on our 4th factory unit! Is there a way to cut the stator output so we don’t overload the regulators?

Chris Pierce

Prescott, Arizona

Private Earlobe, Why did you wait to ask Sarge until you had burned up 3 Regulators? Did you think it was just bad luck to burn up three units? One, maybe. Two, hmmm, what is wrong here? Three is a definite pattern Boot! So better late than never realizing you are over your head with your RZR VOLTAGE REGULATOR PROBLEMS. Your Zooter has the Regulator mounted in the front, connected by a long cable to the stator in the rear. This can, and does create heat. This heat needs to be bled off with fins and air flow. What you need to do is relocate the Regulator to the rear, like the XP1000’s do AND install a more heavy duty Regulator with increased cooling to dissipate that heat better. I would direct you to Rick’s Motorsport Electrics’ fix for this problem to your 2016 Zooter here: https://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/Hot-Shot-Polaris-Rectifier-Regulator-10_565H. Also note that they have replacement connectors for any melted connectors you may have. Since you obviously enjoy repetition, I will be recommending you to the CO for “Recycling”, so you get to enjoy Basic all over again! Dismissed!

See UTV Action’s full test on the RZR XP Turbo here: TEST: 2018 POLARIS RZR XP TURBO DYNAMIX EDITION – UTV Action Magazine

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