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1998 Yamaha V Star - new battery went completely dead while driving. when purchased bike has auxilary driving lights how can I test alternator?

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Make sure the power for the auxiliary lights is not being taken directly from the battery. Never draw power for accessories directly from the battery. Always take power from a wire past the regulator/rectifier or the charging system will either boil the battery dry or damage your expensive sealed battery.Charge and load test the battery to see if it is OK. If there are three wires coming out of the alternator (like a Honda) you should check the three wires for continuity in an combination. You should have no continuity between any of these wires and ground , that is the indicator that says you need a new stator.

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