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Batt charging rectifire.batt can't charging properly.parking for 2 can't start.

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Before this problem occurred did you charge the battery whilst still connected to bike? If so the regulator or Alternator may have been damaged?
Can you get the bike started by bumping (Push start) or a new fully charged battery? if you can then buy/borrow a Multi Meter and set it on Direct current 12Volt put Red+ lead from Meter to battery+ and Black- Negative lead from meter to Battery Negative- it should read between 13.8 and 14.8ish volts. If no fluctuation when revs are increased and stays at 12.5ish volts then unfortunately either the regulator or alternator is faulty. If you can't use a meter do the lights go brighter from tickover and revs to 1500? if not then possibilities again for Charging Grief.
Sorry to bring possible bad tidings but your looking in the right area.
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