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Where does this wire go?
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Charging issues

About every fourth or fifth day my battery goes low enough it won't start the bike. I know nothing about this system. any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help

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Do all the tests in order just as the instructions say to perform the tests. I have had a lot of people try to take short cuts through the tests and end up spending 4 to five times as long to diagnose the problem, then just filling out all the information in the chart. If we have all the information requested in the flow chart, then we have a pretty good idea where to start troubleshooting your system.

You will need a decent Multimeter. If you don't have one, recommend the Craftsman 82141 Multimeter, because it has almost every function you would need for troubleshooting the whole electrical system on the VN750.
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Thanks Slim. I think even a noob like me can follow that. It will be awhile before I get the chance to run the tests due to other projects having priority, but will get back here once tests are done

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for some strange reason i couldnt figure out the flow chart but i have an electrician for a brother in law so we figured it out

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Does my flow chart need to be drawn in crayon?
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Does my flow chart need to be drawn in crayon?
its not that it wasnt understandable i'm just dislexic as hell

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Does my flow chart need to be drawn in crayon?
Ouch! (lol)

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I think the word "flowchart" throws people off Slim.....

I get what you intend...do ALL the tests in the order they are printed.....and the testing procedure is obviously a good troubleshooting practice which helps pinpoint the correct diognosis.

Maybe calling it a "flowchart" is not the correct term to use.

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