Battery Replacement


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Battery Replacement

Postby Pofolk1939 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:06 am



YTX20L-BS Battery was replaced with YTX20HL-BS ........ Alternator no longer charges, remote trunk access no longer works and radio/cb not working........will start and run, but dies after battery runs down, recharge battery, battery holds charge...Any ideas????



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Re: Battery Replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:39 am

What's the voltage at the battery terminals with the bike off, and then again with the bike running?

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Re: Battery Replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:41 am

I don't have a schematic handy but I would first check fuses.
Restoration of the failed accessories may also include the alternator trigger line.
The if you find a blown fuse,determine what blew it.

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Re: Battery Replacement

Postby Pofolk1939 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:46 am

WingAdmin wrote:What's the voltage at the battery terminals with the bike off, and then again with the bike running?


Batt Voltage off = 12.90 Battery Voltage with bike running = 12.87 and falling......

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Re: Battery Replacement

Postby Pofolk1939 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:49 am

virgilmobile wrote:I don't have a schematic handy but I would first check fuses.
Restoration of the failed accessories may also include the alternator trigger line.
The if you find a blown fuse,determine what blew it.


Fuses good......voltage at alternator .....does not show increase when running.......suspect blown diodes in system?

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Re: Battery Replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:49 pm

Ill see what I can dig up more info and something you can test....in the mean time...
If you can get to the alternator,there should be a few wires on the back...
The big one is from the battery...there may be 2 small ones...Green is always ground...the other is switched ignition...start the bike and see if there is 12 volts on it....if it's low (less than battery volts) the alternator will not charge....

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Re: Battery Replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:57 pm

Here's a bit of info for the alternator...measure the volts on the wire indicated...The relay can be swapped if you suspect it's bad..

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Re: Battery Replacement

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:28 pm

And yet more things to look at....Hope it helps some...




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