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Charging system I have a 1993 fatboy flstf. I have replaced the battery, the voltage regulator, and still cannot keep a charge on the battery. Could it be the stator, and if so can a novice tackle that? Or is there something else I can check first? I don't have the money to take it to a shop right now, but I'm willing to buy the parts if I can take care of it myself. Thanks in advance. Kevin

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Could be a bad ground, but u have some work to do if you dont find it. Try charging up yer battery ....put a multimeter on it and check the reading... Then fire it up and check the reading......voltage should increase while its running ( to about 13.5-14 volts)....if it decreases - u have a charging problem, and if u replaced the regulator....it could be the stator ... Take off the inspection cover on the primary - Is there a burnt smell ?

Problem is....replacing the stator isnt a simple task....you have to remove the compensating sproket and clutch....I wouldnt mess with it unless u know what your doing

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Sounds like a bad ground you should check all of your ground wires ...there can't be that many of them if not that do you have a alternator if you do take the positive wire off while it running if it dies that would be your problem...good luck

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