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I have a 2001 Suzuki DRZ400S. It has some kind of charging problem. At idle it is charging at 12.4 volts. At about 4000rpms it is only slightly higher. Changed battery and try different regulator out of my buddys bike and no difference. His bike charges over 14 volts at idle. Checked my stator resistance and it seemed fine. I am tired of riding somewhere only to have it not start up and getting stuck and having to push start. Checked the connections too. Any ideas?

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Sounds like a problem with the battery itself. If the battery is over 3 years old you might want to remove it and have it tested at pep boys or something. if battery is good...Then have a look at your generator.

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