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TimHellums
post Sep 12 2016, 05:20 PM
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2 weeks ago battery went dead on my ride put a booster on it to start got home with no problem. Then it wouldn't start, battery was 7yrs old so I bought a new Harley battery. Rode all day yesterday with no issues. Went to start it this morning and just clicking, lights still comes on bright. Not sure on how to tell if it is the stator or the regulator.
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post Sep 12 2016, 07:04 PM
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New battery shouldn't have that problem obviously.
Check the connections first and make sure they are clean and tight.
Simple stuff first. Then if that doesn't help, you can look further.
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post Sep 12 2016, 07:25 PM
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The connections to the battery are clean and tight, and after putting the battery tender on it for a couple hours starts right up.
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I would guess stator. You'll need an AC Volt Meter. Unplug the stator from the regulator. The connector is on the front of the Primary Cover and will disconnect there. Stators put out AC current. Start the Bike, idle to about 1000 RPM and then check the voltage coming FROM the stator. Should read about 90 volt. Much less than 90 and you probably have a fried stator.
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ Sep 12 2016, 06:33 PM) *
I would guess stator. You'll need an AC Volt Meter. Unplug the stator from the regulator. The connector is on the front of the Primary Cover and will disconnect there. Stators put out AC current. Start the Bike, idle to about 1000 RPM and then check the voltage coming FROM the stator. Should read about 90 volt. Much less than 90 and you probably have a fried stator.


hmmm.... sounds like the voice of experience ...




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