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Killing the battery when running

Have 1985 Honda VT500.
Killing the battery. Bought new one. Did the same thing.
Found the plastic connection between the motor and the 3 yellow wires going to the regulator rectifier melted and corroded. Cleaned them up and in process plastic broke apart.
With this cleaned and connected back together, jumped started bike to see if I could get battery charged.
Bike ran but 2 of the three yellow connections got real hot.
What will fix this bike and charge battery back up?

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You need to replace the reg/rect . regulator not working properly, it's allowing to much current flowing through wire causing it to heat up and melt.

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  • Rob Nov 30, 2010

    You will possibly need to replace the battery again if you restarted it with a new one. Replace the regulator/rectifier as stated above, plus any wiring that looks melted or suspect. You dont want to get it back together and have a short which drains your nice new battery and leaves you at the roadside!

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