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The bike will run directly off of the battery, but the bike isn't charging. What might be the problem with it?

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Hi, i would get all the wires checked to make sure none have come loose from the battery then you will need to get the power tested at the battery to see if the generator is giving back any charge to the battery if its not then the chances are this will need replacing.

check all wires first and make sure they are all fitted correctly before you start spending money getting it fixed as some wires tend to work loose.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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