My wife's Polaris Hawkeye has been having some problems while running. The battery is fairly new but is pretty much dead after running. I checked the charging system tonight and it is only running around 8.5-9 volts. I can jump start the machine and it will run, although the electronic speedometer doesn't always operate very well, flashing on/off. And if I turn the headlights on, it immediately dies. This makes sense since the charging system can't run everything.
My question is, how do these machines charge? I know there isn't an alternator. I've seen stuff online regarding a "stator," and perhaps a voltage regulator, although I haven't narrowed down whether this Hawkeye has one/both/either. Figured I would come here first for thoughts and opinions and ideas on what to look for and where to go.
Thanks in advance.