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strange electrical issues

Postby kahlua » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:46 pm



while riding my bike,i will notice my OD lite dimming randomly. also,once in a while,all the warning lites will flash off/on randomly. bike seems to run fine. i stop,restart,and everything normal. sometimes bike will die after a few minutes of running, and wont restart for a lil while. any helpwill be greatly appreciated.



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Re: strange electrical issues

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:02 pm

First guess for me is the voltage regulator. Measure the output of it while in idle. I would say you should see about 13-13.5 VDC. If lower than 13 it isn't doing much for your battery.
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Re: strange electrical issues

Postby kahlua » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:34 pm

thank you. iwillcheck it.

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Re: strange electrical issues

Postby ct1500 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:15 pm

1500 charging voltage @ specified idle with no fans or brake lights on should never be under 13.5V and is usually around 14V.

The reason for the bulb test function of all lights coming on is due to a reset of voltage to LCD.
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Re: strange electrical issues

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:46 am

I would say this is a dirty or loose connection on a connector, not a voltage regulator issue - most likely one of the connectors for the dash. I would start pulling connectors apart, inspecting and cleaning them with a quality contact cleaner (I use CRC for this).




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