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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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My son has a 2003 Vulcan 750vn I bought him with only 4k miles. I got a new battery for it. He drove it across country (2200miles) with a few issues. this am he could not get it started and had to jump it off. The battery is a week old and is kawasaki brand. He stated that his seat got hot, or gets hot when he rides...could that be a regulator rectifier issue?
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hot seat i would think it could be a loose wire to the battery

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You are probably over charging and batt is out of water and acid mix.

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You are probably over charging and batt is out of water and acid mix.
yes that could also be it

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Switch to an AGM battery.. if the seat still gets hot, look at my charging system flow chart, and post the results back here...
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Welcome to the forum Navydoc !....

A hot seat, as others have stated, usually means wiring issues (or a header leak in the exhaust at the rear cyl maybe ? )...
Remove the seat, run the bike 5 mins....feel the wires....if any are hot, there is an issue...check especially the 3 yellow wires (covered in a sheath) that come from the left side of the engine. I has similar issues a year ago, and those 3 were cross shorting, etc. I went down to 2" from the engine, cut them, and replaced them with heavier gauge until 2" before the harness.



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