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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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I recorded my voltmeter with the bike running after tightening and cleaning the connections. At one point I shut it off and restarted twice. This is where I have my issue. See it drops to almost below 10. Vulcans wont start at this voltage. When cold it just runs itself down too low. Perhaps I need a starter? Battery is from july of last year, NAPA wet cell.

The alternator is putting out 28 volts at idle and 60 - 65 volts at 3,000 rpm between any two of the three legs. Regulators are like 100 bucks so want to be sure.

Any ideas?

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after watching your video and reading you post,you have a bad battery,it is charging good but the battery won't hold charge.you really should buy a n AGM,Maintenance free battery this time,It will save you money iin the long term

maybe your battery has warranty time still on it and you cam credit it towards a better one.




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Yup. I think an AGM is my first thing I will do. Thanks. I have to find the receipt for my NAPA wet cell. I see NAPA has an AGM.
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