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volt meter bouncing

My last ride I noticed that my volt meter was bouncing all over the place in it's readings. I noticed that it would peg out in the red and then drop below the green. The bike seemed to run fine but I was wondering if there's a need to be concerned and what might be a cause.
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This is good reason the voltmeter is a good mod, to let you know when there is a problem. I would start by checking all my electrical connections, cleaning them, and using the dielectric grease. Next, test the stator and R/R. There are several threads explaining how to dod this as well as instructions in the verses.

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This is good reason the voltmeter is a good mod, to let you know when there is a problem. I would start by checking all my electrical connections, cleaning them, and using the dielectric grease. Next, test the stator and R/R. There are several threads explaining how to dod this as well as instructions in the verses.
And I'd add, check all your grounds, clean and dielectric grease them. Sure sounds like a loose connection.

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Happened to mine once. The battery bracket was not making good contact with the new AGM battery (it was a tad smaller than the OEM wet cell). The new battery moved back and forth, just a small amount. Apparently, it was enough movement to loosen the battery cable, over time. First indication was the volt meter needle bouncing, then sputtering.

Like the other posts indicate, check all connections.


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