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My battery and it charges fie on the charger but when I hook it up it only will last couple of days then it dies. I put a volt meter on the battery while it was hooked up and revved to approx. 4,000 rpm it showed 13.8 volts generated why is it not charging?

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Your probably only getting the battery voltage not what the alternator is putting out. Usually if the bike will start and run on a fresh battery and then dies after a few days the alternator is to blame. based on the age of your bike I'm guessing stator coil is bad.

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You can damage electrical components if you do not run the correct voltage battery. If your battery is below 12 volts replace it. If you take off the seat you can easily test the stator with a volt meter. Find the stator plug with three yellow wires. You should have continuity between any combination of the yellow wires. You should have no continuity between any of the yellow wires and ground. That is the test of a good stator. If your bike is still losing charge after those checks , you are probably looking at a new regulator/rectifier.

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Needs statter or regulator , statter is on left side on the end of crank Mopar kenny

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