Question about 2001 Yamaha V-Max
I have a 2001 yamaha vmax. I have a new battery- starts fine I ride it for about 2 hours and the battery isn't charged enough to re-start the bike.
Sounds like regulator/rectifier, stator, or charging rotor.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
First check the easy things,is the battery good? fuses, also check the wires from the battery. then if the fuses are good it can be the rectifier/regulator. they both do the same thing just different names. rectifiers cost $50 to $100 its only two screws and two plugs. these seem to fail under the wrong conditions. riding in the rain or a stormy day will get water in the wrong places and short it out. although they are designed to withstand this. the other more expensive ansew is the slator. a little pickup piece on the generating system that catches current from the magnets spinning while the engine is turning.
Posted on Aug 18, 2012
I have 2002 Vstar 1100 and I am having the same problem. What ended up being the problem.
Posted on Jan 31, 2012
You need to go through your charging system. Determine the battery is good, then the connections and regulator, and a likely cause could be the stator is going bad and you battery will not recharge,
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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