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Old 03-09-2010, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Charging system problems

my battery keeps draining,put a new battery in still drains when running,I tested out the regulator that was fine I cant test the stator because i dont have a ohm meter. Does any one know if there is another way to test the stator or if there is another posible problem if it is the stator does anyone know if that would be covered under waranty.Bike is a 2000 Wide Glide with 57k on it for miles thanks
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can get a cheap multimeter from Harbor Freigt for less than $10. It'll work.
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couldn't you test it with an alternator tester? check the battery with bike off and then start and check again to see if its charging?
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Could be the rotor on the stator is not trunning fast enough, could have lost teeth and be slipping or could just be a little lose on the shaft and need to be tightened up.
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You can check a/c current coming out of the stator. Just unplug from the regulator and check voltage coming out. Have someone run the bike up to 2,000 rpm while you check the plug. You should get between 40/60 volts. Check voltage at the battery when running you should get around 14 volts.
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