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I have a 1980 Honda CX500c that was given to me. It is not charging correctly. I keep having to remove the battery and put it on a trickle charger. When I got the bike, I was told that the voltage rectifier needed to be replaced. I have since replaced it, and it didn't help the problem. Can someone tell me what my next step might be?

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I would also check the output from your stator to see if the stator is no longer working. You should see a healthy 14 volts when the bike is running above 5000 rpms. If the output isn't around 14, then you will need to replace your stator.


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Check to see if your battery is any good. A battery that is no good, will not keep a charge.
That would be the next step, and most likley your problem if the battery froze, or the bike sat for a long time.

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