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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-09-2006, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Recently my negative terminal connection wiggled loose and now the battery won't charge. I'm wondering if I should replace the r/r and then see about the stator or get both or ?

Apparently it's difficult to actually know if the r/r has failed? Which avenue should I go down to sort this mess out?
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hey repairmanski.

sorry to hear about your electrical problems. i just went through this myself.

i'd recommend going through electrosport's fault finding flowchart... it helped me sort my electrical problems out. here's the link:

http://www.electrosport.com/Images/fault_finding.pdf

you'll need a multimeter so you can take some electrical readings. you'll be taking readings at the r/r terminals and also at the stator leads (the three yellow wires that come out of the stator and go into the r/r). my problem turned out to be a faulty r/r... i believe i paid about $100 for a new one at electrosport.com. if your problem turns out to be a failed stator, you're looking at a more significant repair which will involve removing the engine from the frame (or at least cocking it to the right so that you can get to the stator).

to get started though... buy or borrow a multimeter if you don't have one already and then start with the fault finding flowchart. post back here and we can help with any problems you encounter.

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If it's the r/r, there are two up for auction on ebay right now.

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i should have asked this at the beginning... are you _sure_ your battery isn't charging? what type of voltage readings are you getting at the battery terminals when you rev the engine up to 5000rpm?

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When you say the battery won't charge, do you mean the bike won't charge it, or you can't even get it to charge using a trickle charger?

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I can charge it off a trickle charger no prob. It's about a month old MF model. I'll get into the flowchart tomorrow hopefully. Thanks for the link.
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