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I have a rd350 HTM. The problem is that it does not start at times and i see that a new battery is dead w/o charge on it. It runs on point system not cdi. When battery is charged and put back, it starts again.I think its the rectifier, please help. roy

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    well the battery is almost fine after a full charge.. I am looking for a rectifier which is good for my RD which has the point system of ignition... Now the engine has automatically lost the timing.. I dont know how... The bike is not moving forward after the start.... i am in real confusion... Can u guys suggest a genuine mechanic in Bangalore..??? Thanks for the previous reply... I appreciate it...

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Hi ...... Is battery 'hot' when/as it runs or boiling (see bubbles) ? Fully charge battery up and using a multimeter take a reading across the battery when engine is running, meter should show 13.2 - 14 volts ......... a lot more than that and your regulator is defective, turn the meter to alternating current and if it shows a reading your rectifier is defective.
Let us know how you get on.

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