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Alright so about 4 days ago, I started my bike ( started slightly slower than usualy but started none the less ) Then I stopped to get gas, but when i went to start my bike again all I was able to muster was about 20-30 seconds of attempting starting before my battery was almost drained. With luck, on the very last try It started. I took it home and charged the battery. Today my bike started up just fine before I left work for home, but i stopped at the bank and when i tried to leave my bike did the same thing, only this time it would not start at all. I used a portal jumper cable power box to start it ( it took numerous starter clicks before it caught ) then rode the bike home. My question is what part has gone bad? I'm torn between the rectifier/regulator , the stator , and the starter? Or could it be the spark plugs? I haven't explored my bike enough to know.

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This problem is the alternator is not charging. You will need to trouble shoot the stator, rectifier/regulator. You will need a volt/ohm meter. It is best to get you a good manual. But as always check your fuses. The stator will produce AC voltage in about the 27 - 32 volts AC range at idle. Unplug the stator and check for voltage there at this plug when idling. Next plug the rectifier back in and check for voltage at the battery at idle, should be in the 14 volts DC range. If you are getting the proper AC voltage at the two wires on the stator and only battery voltage at the battery, then your rec/reg is not doing its thing. Hope this helps FixYa up.

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