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1987 Shadow 700 charging problem

I have a Shadow 700 that's not charging enough to keep the battery going. Is there a way to tell if it's the regulatro/rectifier or the stator, or both?

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    how old is the battery?

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Yes there is a couple of different ways to test these components,first you will need a voltmeter and the first test is an ohms (resistance) test unplug the stator and place the meter leads on the stator leads 1and 2 then 1and 3 then 3 and 2 should read between .2 and 2.5 ohms then do an insulation breakdown one lead to stator lead the other to ground should read OL or OFL if any reading stator is junk. Then test out put meter to ac-volts meter leads to stator leads start the bike should read 15-100 vac. Then as far as the reg/rec goes set meter to diode mode and place one meter lead to the power output and the other to the stator input side of the connector do this to all three wires and then rev. the meter leads and do again 0.3-0.8 forward bias OFL in rev. bias then place meter lead to ground wire on reg/rec and do the same test if you get readings in both forward and reverse bias the reg/rec is bad replace

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