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1982 KZ 1000 has no power when the key is turned. Died when trying to start it. Main fuse is good. Starter relay is good. Battery is as 12+ volts. Could the voltage regulator have gone bad and caused the no power condition? The resistance on the main ground to the headlight goes through the roof when the key is turned. If I remove this ground I can get some dash lights to come on slowly and then they get bright after a minute or so but no headlight, horn or ability to start the bike.

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  • cschell Oct 09, 2010

    could a bad voltage regulator/rectifier cause this issue

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Hi, if the battery is good and you checked the fuses then you probably have a bad connector or short somewhere. The only real way to track this down is to get a multimeter and test the wiring loom at various points. That will help to determine the actual place the problem is coming from...

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    Tunde Autos Oct 09, 2010

    Yes, that could also cause the problem, but first of all follow my instructions and if that is not the problem then you can now start thinking about the voltage regulator...

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