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Battery goes dead

The battery recently died out riding one night , i barely made it home with really dim yellow lights,even the digital dash went blank. i recharged the battery and everything was fine for two days ,until i noticed the lights getting dimmer according as i was riding . i thought maybe the battery was faulty, so the next day since it wouldnt turn, over i boosted it with my truck. it started right away , so i strapped my trucks battery to the rack and ran two wires connecting both batteries ,then went for a ride. both batteries died , so it is obvious that whatever charges the battery is not working. WHAT PART IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE

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    hello , can anyone tell me where exactly the rugulator rectifier on a 2001 v star 1100 is? i thought it would be under the seat around where the back tire is but its not......thanking u in advane lee here in charlotte!

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your post/description indicates two possibilities:

  • faulty the voltage regulator (most likely);
  • loose/corroded connectors (likely);
  • faulty alternator/stator (least likely).
Depending on the country of manufacture and/or the country of intended use, the voltage regulator would look something like the image below.
battery goes dead - 6f66d4a.jpg
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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