battery isn't charging

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battery isn't charging

Post by Jrmetcalf » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:47 am

Battery isn't charging, but the regulator is very hot .How do i check the system?

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Re: battery isn't charging

Post by Oldsmores » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:05 am

Use the forum search function - it's all out there already

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Re: battery isn't charging

Post by goldtr6c » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:58 pm

The rect/reg unit is supposed to get hot, hence the cooling fins on it. On the brushless alternators that all 4 cyl. Wings come with, the excess voltage is sent back into the ground. The ground in our case is the bikes frame.

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Re: battery isn't charging

Post by Lebouc » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:29 pm

Maybe its your battery not taking up any charge anymore , it also could be your stator just charging on 2 phases instead of 3 , could be your rectifier , could be few things .......

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Re: battery isn't charging

Post by tricky » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:23 am

Have the battery load tested prior to chasing down any problems in the system.

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