[QUOTE=CLARK47;121825]i thought "new battery" would be said, more afraid it would be said then thought.
How do i chech for proper charging. Is that when you check the batery terminals with the bike running? Cuase with my multi meter it looks around 13.5 or 14.[/
This sounds very similar to the issue I was having with my 2003. I bought an MF battery and bike still died on me a few times. I would charge up the battery and it would run a bit and then die on me again. Battery kept loosing juice. Once I replaced the rectifier, the bike has been running strong since then. Here is the link to test the rectifier from the verses.... https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1148 If it turns out the rectifier is bad, go ahead and relocate it and get it away from the goats belly where it can stay cool
What is your engine speed (rpm) when you are getting a 13.5-14 volt reading? As engine speed increases from 3K to 5K RPMs, does the voltage increase too? 13.5 -14V @3K rpm is not bad, it should increase to 14.5 to 15V @5K rpm.
If it is not then you need to check the reg/rectifier and the stator.
Also two items about your opening post. It is considerered bad manners to type your whole message in capital letters. It is seen as the equivalent of screaming at your audience. I know how frustrated you must be, and feel like screaming, but it is just not the proper thing to do. `nuff said, no harm done, no foul.
Second is to do with refilling an old battery with new electrolyte. I was sure someone else would have jumped in here by now and warned against doing it. No one has, so I will. A new battery is filled with a specified amount of sulfuric acid and distilled water to make what is called electrolyte.
That is all the acid that should ever be put into that battery. A regular wet cell that needs to be checked for electrolye level periodically, must only be refilled with distilled or de-ionized water. As a result of the chemical reaction to make electricity, or recharging to reverse those reactions, the battery plates eventually become sulfated, or covered with sulfate compounds, because the recharging is not 100% effective in reversing the reactions.
You have discovered for yourself that adding more acid (or electrolyte), to a dead or sulfated battery will not revive it. It is just throwing good money after bad.
By all accounts spending a little more for a MF-AGM battery is most cost effective in the long run, because it may last 2 or 3 times as long as the regular wet cell battery. It will also not spill acid on your battery box and motorcycle frame.