Love My Baby
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hollywood, Florida
HOLD ON! Way too early to replace R/R. I have a perfect battery that's 14.5 VDC when running at 3000 RPM. More likely your new battery is defective.
i don't think Autozone will load test motorcycle batteries. I tried them and Discount Auto Parts once, and neither would. But they can check the battery and tell you if a cell is dead or something. I would be cautious using that battery if it looks like it's swelling. Could be your vent tube is blocked/kinked or the outlet to the vent tube is blocked by a plastic chad or something (remember "chads" from the Florida presidential election!). Without hessitation I would say try to return the battery and buy a glass mat maintenance free battery. You will be much happier and safer with it.
You can check your R/R and stator by following the instructions in prior posts here on this forum.
16,000 miles +
Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install
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