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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2010, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Charging system failure

So I've been reading a lot about charging problems with these bikes and I just relised last night that my 88 has stopped charging. Any ideas on where to start and how to determine what is the problem.
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First off, Do you have a manual... If not get the free download manual HERE... Be warned its a big file.. but worth it.

Now on to your problem at hand... What is your battery voltage at:
Key off-
Key on-
Idle -
1500 rpm-
2500 rpm-
4000 rpm-

Next turn off the bike and check the Voltage Regulator/Rectifier unit... as per manual instructions.

Test Stator Windings for continutity between all three legs and check resistance
1-2
1-3
2-3

Check Statror legs to ground for resistance (none should be present)
1-g
2-g
3-g

After running all these test report back filling in the little charts I made... Make is a lot simpler to Verify What exactly isn't working.
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Pretty sure I found the problem. When i went to test the r/r one of the terminals was corroded right off. Where is the best place to get a new one?
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Connectors for the R/R Can be found HERE
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