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I have a 2003 Yamaha v star 1100. Just put a new battery. Bike will not start after 2 days of riding. Battery sounds like it is drained. It will not start. Someone told me the recharging system is not working. Can you explain that to me or maybe tell me what to look for?

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Simplest way to see if your charging system is working is to get your hands on a meter(you should have one to do troubleshooting) and while the bike is running see what the voltage reading is at the battery terminals.Have someome take the bike off idle and run the RPM up and observe the voltage.Typically your charging system should be putting in anything from 12.5 to 14 volts DC.If not your stator isn't up to par.If it seems to be charging check your terminals and your ground strap for good clean connections.If these are good you have a short to ground somewhere in the system and that meter is going to become very handy in tracking it down good luck

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