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My bike is a 2001 1100 v star that seems to be eating batteries all of a sudden. I was on a ride 2 moths ago and the bike started skipping under a load and when I stopped to check it out it shut off and had a dead battery. When I went to remove the battery it was so hot you couldnt touch it and after an hour setting in the shade (removed from bike) it was still hot. Replaced battery and been riding it for 2 months. It left me stranded again last night with the same senario. Replaced battery again and checked voltage on battery when running. It is 15.5 volts. Is this to high and what do I do about it? Any help will be apprciated.

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My initial thought is you haved a faulty voltage regulator. You should be charging at about 15 volts, but when your battery gets charged, the voltage regulator should turn the charge system off.

Your battery is hot ... you are over charging.

Im sorry, I dont know where your regulator is located.

I hoped you find some value in this comment.

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