battery drain

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ironbutt
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battery drain

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Post by ironbutt » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:43 pm

hey folks,
need some help, last couple of rides on my 56 were short. it started running pretty bad towards home, so when i got it in the garage i shut it off and turned the ignition back on, no lights no battery, the next morning i went down and turned the key and full lights. this happened a few times. i did flash the gen. when i put it back together. any clues ?
thanks



Hauula Pan
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Re: battery drain

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Post by Hauula Pan » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:00 am

Could be many different things but a couple you can start with are 1. the battery, they will often go bad & not hold a charge. Letting it sit overnight it will gather a surface charge and can appear to have good voltage, but it falls right off once you put a load to it. 2. Make sure the gen is actually putting out and 3. try another regulator. Basic places to begin and good luck.

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Re: battery drain

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Post by mbskeam » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:46 am

bad ground?

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