Question about 1999 Honda VT 750 CD Shadow A.C.E. Deluxe

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My 1998 VT750CD keeps having a dead battery after a week of riding. Charging rate is 12.5 to 13 volts depending on idling or driving. driving be the higher. the Battery is less than 2 months old it charges back up and will hold a charge if left setting. I just put a volt gauge on my bike to see whats happing while riding. It stays above 12.5 unless the blinker is on and it's idling then it drops below 12 when the blinker comes on. I'm at a loss to understand whats going on. should the charging rate be higher. is it a bad battery any help would be great.

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I don't see the issue here, can you clarify the problem?

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

  • giarcnamron Mar 15, 2011

    after charging the battery I can ride a week and the battery will not start the bike battery will be dead.again. but the bike is charging. its a new battery if after charging I just let the bike sit it will stay charged. would you say it's the battery or the bike is not charging the battery. if your charging 12.5 to13 volts DC is that normal charging rate for the bike

  • Norman Skinner
    Norman Skinner Mar 15, 2011

    Something has to be wrong with the charging somewhere....either the rectifier is partially gone, or the voltage being generated isn't reaching the battery. Somehow the bike is using up more charge than it's generating.

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