charging system nfg ; battery takes charge but dies after riding
jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Sun Feb 12 20:16:53 PST 2012
time for me to make a trip to that guy who puts honda regulators in them, huh?
On Feb 12, 2012, at 1:49 PM, Ernest Montague wrote:
> I'll throw in that I've worked on this problem twenty or thirty times and if the battery is new it is almost always the regulator. Gen one regulators are shit.
> On Feb 12, 2012, at 1:13 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
>> No, you are correct to suspect the charging system. Start by checking charging voltage; should be between 13.6 and 14.25v. it is it's time to clean the battery posts (rare). If not use the checklist in the manual; stator resistance, etc. Not uncommon for excessive charging from a dying battery to take out the charging system.
>> On Feb 12, 2012, at 10:52 AM, Jo Rhett wrote:
>>> So I replaced the battery in my street bike about 5 months ago. It's died on me three times in the last 2 weeks. After doing some careful testing it's clear what's happening -- I can put it on a battery tender and get 4-5 (errand/trip) rides from it, but the battery is dead after that. But it does accept a charge and does run quite well.
>>> I think that the charging system is screwed, rather than the battery being already dead. Am I wrong? What should I replace?
>>> Jo Rhett / velociRaptor Racing
>>> #553 WERA
Jo Rhett / velociRaptor Racing
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