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1984 Nighthawk 750 - won't charge on long runs...

I have a 1984 Nighthawk 750S, with 33,000 km. After a longer run (hour or so) the battery will not charge. Charges fine on a trickle charger at home. Mechanic has tested both stator and regulator - problem persisits all the same. Works fine on a short run - but they are not much fun are they?!

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When older electrical components are used for extended periods of time they heat up and become inafective and fail to perform, you should replace the voltage regulator.

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I don't think you are asking the right question ... lets try to work through this. Your motorcycle actually runs off the battery. Your alternator charges the battery as is required. It will not over charge because the regulator tells it to shut off when the battery is full. It does not go dead because when the battery is down, the regulator turns the alternator on and charges it back up. The alternator is constantly being turned on and off to maintain a full charge. When you fall below some charging criteria, your battery light comes on meaning you are using more power than you are producing. Normally, when the engine speeds up, so does the alternator and over comes this problem. Your battery is rated in Amp Hours ... lets say your battery is rated at 10 amp hours ... that means the battery will put out one amp for 10 hours before it is considered to be dead. Conversely, it will put out 10 amps for one hour before it is dead. Enter the alternator. I don't know what a farkle is or the amount of power it uses. I would certainly put a switch on it so I could disconnect it from the circuit.

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