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Battery not charging 2000 flht/regulator or stater how do i test?

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Unhook the nefative cable from the battery and start the bike by using another battery and then unhook the starting battery. Put a volt meter from the negative cable and then to the negative side of the battery. It should show around 14 volts if charging system is working ok.

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I have a 2003 Yamaha. put a brand new battery,voltage regulator and the stater and checked the main will idle for a few mins then the battery is drained. It will not charge. Any help!?!?!?

I would guess you have a bad replacement regulator or stater. Even though they are new, they can still be faulty. Have them tested first before venturing into other areas. Trust your firs repair and verify your new parts are good. One or the other will be bad, probably not both.

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Battery is not charging - how do i test the system

Have you checked the stater (not the starter) or the voltage regulator?

Nov 19, 2012 | 1995 Honda VT 1100 C2 Shadow Sabre

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Where is the stator located on a 07 flht

Hi Anonymous, perform the following tests:
1. Fill acid type batteries to proper levels.
2. Charge battery overnight at 1-2 amps you need 12.5 volts or better after charging.
3. Hook up battery positive cable, then with your multimeter on the milliamp scale connect one lead to the negative battery post and the other lead to the ground cable. Meter should read 3 milliamps or less, 10 milliamps with a radio, 15 milliamps with radio and CB. If your meter reads higher you need to isolate the circuit by pulling fuses and circuit breakers one at a time and observe meter for drop in aprerage then get out your test light and track down the short in that circuit.
3. Make sure all connections are clean and tight especially the negative cable at "BOTH" ends.
4. Hook up volt meter to battery and start engine, if meter falls below 9.5 v while cranking replace battery.
5. With engine running at 3600 RPM battery should read 14.3-14.7 volts if not continue tests.
6. Unplug voltage regulator from alternator at crankcase by front of primary cover.
7. To test voltage regulator go to:
8. With ohm meter, one lead grounded, touch alternator pin meter should read infinity, if not replace stator.
9. With ohm meter, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read 0.1 to 0.2 ohms on 1989 and later models. 0.2 to 0.4 ohms 1988 and earlier models, if not replace stator.
10. With volt meter set on AC scale, both leads touching alternator pins meter should read
16 to 20 volts AC for every 1000 RPM'S 1989 and later and 19 to 26 volts AC for every 1000 RPMS. If not replace rotor.
17. For a free wiring diagram please visit the website below. Good luck and have nice day.
Harley Davidson Wiring Diagrams and Schematics

Jun 16, 2012 | 2007 Harley Davidson FLHT Electra Glide...

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What's the signs of stater/regulator going out?

When you bike won't start, either your starter is bad, the charging system isn't keeping your battery charged, or the battery is bad. The first thing check and the easiest to fix is the battery. Take it out and take it somewhere and have it "load tested" to see if it's any good. If the battery is over two years old, it may need replacing. Softails are especially tough on batteries because the battery is inside the horseshoe oil tank and heat gets to the battery. Start there and then check the charging system.

This is how you check the charging system. To do this you need to fully charge the battery and you'll need a good Digital Volt Ohm Meter. Using the meter's function selector switch, set it to DC VOLTS with a range of 20 volts or greater. Connect the red meter lead to the positive battery post and the black meter lead to the negative battery post. Start the engine and bring it to a high idle. After about a minute or so, your meter should read between 14.5 and 15.0 volts. Any lower than 14 volts, your battery will not be charged.

If you don't have the minimum voltage at the battery in the previous test, you need to check the
alternator to see if it's generating sufficient voltage. You'll have to follow the wires from your voltage regulator going to the lower left front of your engine until you come to a plug. Unplug the plug and look into the engine side of it. You'll see two metal contacts in the rubbber plug. This is where you are going to test the voltage from your alternator. Since you'll be testing AC voltage, it makes no difference which meter lead goes into which contact, just one lead into each contact. Set your meter's function selector switch to AC VOLTS with a 50 volt or greater range. Start the engine and bring it to a high idle. Insert one meter lead into each of the metal contacts. Do not let the leads touch each other or the engine case or ground. Your meter should read at least 25 volts.

If you do not have the 25 volts from the alternator, your stator is bad and must be replaced. If you have 25 volts or more but not the 14 volt minimum at the battery, your voltage regulator is probably bad. Make sure you voltage regulator is properly grounded. Check the condition of the wire coming from the regulator going to the battery. This wire is usually larger in diameter than the other two going to the alternator.

If the problem pesist, respond to this post and we'll go through that.

Good Luck

Jul 20, 2011 | 2003 Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat boy

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I have a 92 electra glide motorcycle, after changing the stater, magic box, battery, starter the bike still will not turn over. Can anyone help?

You can test it by applying voltage directly from the battery to the starter where the green wire is connected. If this causes the starter to engage, then adding a relay will probably solve your problem..Also, if your glide is equipped with a clutch safety switch, check that. You can can do that by bypassing it to test. I'm not sure if the 92 had it or not, but thought i would mention it because i have seen that be the problem before. Of course, make sure your "run" switch is in the run position---Hope this helps.

Jul 12, 2011 | 2000 Harley Davidson FLHT Electra Glide...

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I ride the cycle for about a half hour and it cuts off. The battery will die. Replaced the stater and the battery. Fuses are good and checked the output charging and that is up to par also. All connections...

Make sure the battery is good, ie. no bad cells........should read 13.2 volts min. Take it to any local parts store and have them load test the battery. If battery tests good, make sure that the charging system is not putting out more that 14.8 volts max. If it is putting out more than max, replace voltage regulator/rectifier.

Nov 02, 2010 | 2005 Suzuki Boulevard S83

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Battery went dead & I replaced battery with a new battery, wont hold a charge. Is the stater bad?

If the battery is good, but the bike is not charging, it is either the stator or the regulator/rectifier. If you confirm that the stator is good (resistance and output check) then the regulator/rectifier is the problem.

Jun 15, 2010 | 1997 Honda VF 750 C Magna

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Here's a problem that has me scratching my beautiful little head... On a 1998 FLHT, with fuel injection, the battery does not charge. I'll cut to the present status so you don't have to listen to me wine....

G'day mate looks like the only thing you use differrent on the battery on the ground is the earth lead fix it or make it better using braided copper strap, hope this helps

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I am having charging issues with my V92c. last year the stater was replaced, now the bike runs good but, the battery is not fully charged. I checked the out put with a volt meter, the voltage reads...

depending how old is the battery , it could be on its way out . check one thing first ...
turn your bike on ,
turn the head light on ,
while given a bit of gas , check if the light increases in brightness .
If it does , the regulator will be ok as well as your magneto/altenator .
if it does not increases in brightness , you have to check the output from your altenator and see if the ouput is greater than after the regulator .
if the output is the same while revs are up , you have a faulty altenator .

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