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Battery on 125cc Suzuki GS is ok- but not being charged

Battery on my 125cc Suzuki GS (2003) is ok (charges fine from a battery charger) but is not being charged sufficiently on bike- What do I need to replace?

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You need to have stator coil tested.
An alternate problem could be the regulator/rectifier.
Both of these should tbe checked by a dealer

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Check your rectifier or magnetor .. easiest way is just go drinve into a battery centre and they will chweck wether its the rectifier or magnetor..

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    Check your rectifier or magnetor .. easiest way is just go drinve into a battery centre and they will chweck wether its the rectifier or magnetor..

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