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Charging system where can I get a chart for the charging system on a 04 Yamaha 1700 replaced the battery and after a couple of days the battery died and bike does not seem to be charging

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  • Paul Blessing May 11, 2010

    Hi. You're gonna have an alternator in there somewhere,no? Was it ok while new battery was fresh?



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Hi You can use a volt meter to test the charge rate
get bike running & raise the revs to see if charge rate increases
load up the system by switching on lights to see if it decreases
make sure battery connections are clean & tight
if it does not change then the alternator is faulty

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