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I have a 1994 Aspencade when it starts voltage and amperage seem fine but after it starts to warn up (temp. guage moves up a little) all of a sudden I have a huge draw volts start to drop amperage goes negative.

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Check the wiring by the voltage regulator it burned solder and shrink tube all three wires and reset. if wires are good check stayer (charging stem) may be open or shorted

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aside from hallogen fog lamps, i cannot think of other matters / parts of a bike that can drain the battery. this is a clear short issue. check the wirings and make sure that the circuits are harnessed, you'll see the difference once they are tied up. BTW, if the battery is a year old, have it recharged.

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I think you could have an intermitant open circuit inside your battery. One of the links joining the cells is loose and makes contact sometimes and not other times. Replacing the battery could fix the problem. There appears to be notthing amiss in your charging system.

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G'Day Ben

It could be a buggered starter. They can sometimes pole if the bushs/bearings are worn, and that may not happen till you load it up. I saw the same exact problem as yours with a triumph speed triple recently. It had also mashed up the sprague clutch for the starter. The car battery will always punch more current that a small motorcycle battery, and may even overcome any mechanical bind problems like this, but not on the smaller bike battery. .

Before anything else, I would suggest that you remove the plugs and get a ratchet/socket directly onto the crankshaft and turn it over so as make sure that you dont have a partially seized engine. It should freely turn over with plugs removed.

You have not mentioned it, but did you fully charge the battery when you got it. They are often well below full charge if it has been sitting around for a while.

Dont know how/where you connected the car battery to the starter, but it would pay to check that the selonoid is working correctly and that the connections to it are good. Look for overheating when cranking. It should not get hot from short operation. If the voltage is dropping to 8 volts measured at the battery, you can be pretty much assured that the selenoid is ok. the starter working ok from car battery jumper onto the bikes battery would also tend to indicate that it is working ok.

I would suggest that you have a phone around for an old school auto sparky with a workshop in your area that has a startermotor tester rig that can measure the current draw under load/ test the starter for you. Cheapest way to proceed forward.

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under the seat there is a reset button that taked a metal prong thingie (dont know whent it's called) you can use a paper clip - just jump the two terminals and try to start it,, doesnt happen all the time but it does happen.

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