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My zx-12 turns off after running for a while?

My zx-12 turns off after running for a while? No voltage in battery after running the bike couple of hours constantly. ZX-12 Kawasaki bike.

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Sounds like your charging system is failing. You should have 12 volts on a battery when not running, and around 13.5 or so while running. Check it with a meter if you can.

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