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Hi I am new to the vulcan 750 , so far I love the bike and think it was a good bike to get. I was having a battery problem not charging so I wen't and bought a new extreme battery from a local battery comp. Two day's later it was dead. When the bike is running the head lamp looks real weak. high beam is brighter but still sort of weak looking. I tested the batter while not running and is at 12.86--75 I start the bike and increase throttle to almost 3500 to 4000 and volts do not go pass 13 ............would you say stator?? Hope Not! Sounds like a PITA. Any help would be great. I am not thatv much into Electrical so sort of stumped on how to check it to be sure of what it is.


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Re: Charging nightmare?

Before you tear the bike apart for the stater, try the regulator/rectifier. It's less expensive and easier, and it may just solve the problem. Sometimes they give out.
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Ask that question here, someone will direct you too a not to complicated stator, regulator/rectifier dianostic method.
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/VN750/
or try here
http://f4.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/wDvBQud.../Stator%20Test
and here
http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/wDvBQvE...heckout%20Grid
and here
http://f6.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/wDvBQsQ...st%20Procedure



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Hi I am new to the vulcan 750 , so far I love the bike and think it was a good bike to get. I was having a battery problem not charging so I wen't and bought a new extreme battery from a local battery comp. Two day's later it was dead. When the bike is running the head lamp looks real weak. high beam is brighter but still sort of weak looking. I tested the batter while not running and is at 12.86--75 I start the bike and increase throttle to almost 3500 to 4000 and volts do not go pass 13 ............would you say stator?? Hope Not! Sounds like a PITA. Any help would be great. I am not thatv much into Electrical so sort of stumped on how to check it to be sure of what it is.


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new Dulnop tires

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Thanks a lot I will check it out I appreciate all the help need to nip this in the bud. Thanks again let you know how it comes out
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Those links I gave you may not work so go to the following link;
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/VN750/
then clic on files,
scroll down to "Electrical and lighting";
then clic on "RR and stator";
there you'll find the diagnostic info to test the rectifier/regulator and the stator.



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Thanks a lot I will check it out I appreciate all the help need to nip this in the bud. Thanks again let you know how it comes out

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Thanks Sgt.

I am very greatfull for the help you have offered and the help of this website. It is nice to have a place to go to and find info without having to spend a lot of $$$ at the dealer making them more rich and me poor I think that with this website and my bike everything will be fine. Ride safe Sgt. and keep the wheels down shiny side up!
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Well I am breaking the bike down and going to go ahead and replace the stator, and R/R might as well I did check the stator and I did have ohms reading when grounded while I am at it I figure go ahead and install new air filters since they are off anyway and change the front and rear whell bearings And of course I am going to grease all of the splines and gears in the drive shaft change oil in final rear drive ...should be good to go.
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For a good place to get your stator and R/R ,go here
https://www.electrosport.com/


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Well I am breaking the bike down and going to go ahead and replace the stator, and R/R might as well I did check the stator and I did have ohms reading when grounded while I am at it I figure go ahead and install new air filters since they are off anyway and change the front and rear whell bearings And of course I am going to grease all of the splines and gears in the drive shaft change oil in final rear drive ...should be good to go.

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Man that is an amazing price difference from the dealer. I can not wait till she is purring again she is all torn down now except for removing the motor mounts and carbs , and drive train. then she will be lifted and tucked and flushed and reinstalled. Pretty neat bike to work on
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Better warranty also. The dealers does not have a warranty once an electrical part is installed. Electrosport has 12 months.

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Man that is an amazing price difference from the dealer. I can not wait till she is purring again she is all torn down now except for removing the motor mounts and carbs , and drive train. then she will be lifted and tucked and flushed and reinstalled. Pretty neat bike to work on

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