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Battery wont charge the battery is ok but during the day its like the bike is not charging the battery and the bike wont start i heard that the leads between the regulator to the battery could be worn,help please

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  • alaksa42 May 11, 2010

    Rectfier problems were common in 1998 Hondas such as VTR1000's and your's probably has the same rectifier. Best solution that lasts is to fit a second hand one from Yamaha R1 etc.

  • Yevgeniy May 11, 2010

    check for charging voltage. with a good battery (check the voltage prior to starting the bike) and the bike running, contact the leads of a multimeter to the battery and note the voltage should be very close to battery voltage (it may be less as the battery isn't charged at idle) not throttle the engine to about 5k RPM and the voltage should go up to around 14 volts. let us know what you have.

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The most common problem is the 3-wire connector being burnt between the stator and regulator/rectifier. It has also been commonly reported that the regulator/rectifier and/or stator may need replacement.

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