when kicking battery drains down

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61FLHPan
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when kicking battery drains down

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Post by 61FLHPan » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:52 pm

The other day went to start bike i notice the gen.light&oil light dem down everytime i would kick the lights would get dimmer` to where there was avery little light the bike kick over ran fine just when thebike was at low idle the gen.light would flixer but when bike was at reved up the light would go out.I check the voltage coming out battery it was reading 13.5to14 volts. do you think i might have a bad ground some where.Or could the gen drain the battery like that it anew battery it a 12volt gel battery. Iwould like to thank everyone for the help i got off the site THANK YOU



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Re: when kicking battery drains down

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Post by Cotten » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:41 pm

61FLHPan!

Are you running a solid state regulator?
I was told that some are not compatible with gel batteries.

.....Cotten

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Re: when kicking battery drains down

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Post by 61FLHPan » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:17 pm

I dont know I started out with a rubber mounted reg. I could get it to work right the gen. light would stay on.So I had this old regulator must be 20 years old I got it with the bike so I put that on and the gen.light went out it do you hook up the rubber mounted the same way as the solit mount reg. THANK YOU

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Re: when kicking battery drains down

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Post by mbskeam » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:32 pm

mine does this if the idle is set real low the light will flicker, then when it goes up in rpm's it goes out ...
this is normal.....
when you are kicking it over, what you see is the points closing and the coil drawing power, this in turn steals a bit from the lights, making the idiot light dimmer
mine does this also....

when the batt does get old, takes a good charge, but will not last long when kicking ...ie can't take the amp load
it's time to replace...
so how old is your batt?

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