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Battery not charging

I have a 1986 Aspencade that will not charge the (New) battery while running. I have performed the Charging system - "leakage and output test" per the Goldwing manual and have been unable to find a fault. I did replace the connector block under the left side panel (to no avail) as recommended by my local cycle shop. Although the (diode) test passed, I'm now leaning toward a faulty regulator/rectifier, but at $200 I want to be sure...My question is this, I put a meter to the three yellow wires coming from the alternator, the readings at idle were approx 3.40 VAC at each wire and would increase or decrease as RPM was increased or decreased. Is this AC voltage reading enough to rule out a faulty alternator and/or stator?Is there a way to bench test the regulator/rectifier?Thank you in advance,John

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Have put a new Battery on my 86 GL1200 aspy. SEi volts just turning on the key is reading 11.9 without or with the engine running. Is it the Battery.

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Run an ohm test on the stator wires, make sure you get readings through all combinations of any 2 wires. if you don't get an ohms reading between 2 wires that means you have a broken stator winding and the stator needs to be replaced. hook up a volt meter to your battery and test battery voltage at rest (bike off), at idle (bike on and idling should be at least 12.5 - 13 volts), and steady around 3 - 4000 rpms (should be around 13-14.5 volts. if it exceeds 15 volts your regulator is bad and needs to be replaced. if all numbers are about what I said, have your battery tested. If your battery is over 1.5 years old it should be replaced anyway.

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