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08-06-2018 09:08 PM
OleDirtyDoc
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DITTO!
Miss you as well Sharky

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08-06-2018 05:14 PM
shark88
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Doc & Sharkbait.........BLAST!.........I miss yous guys.
DITTO!
08-03-2018 08:24 PM
OleDirtyDoc
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Doc & Sharkbait.........BLAST!.........I miss yous guys.
Miss you too brother

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08-03-2018 07:27 PM
ruger
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Check the plug connector for the rectifier as well

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You should have just over 14V @3000rpm when charging. Hope it all works out.
Doc & Sharkbait.........BLAST!.........I miss yous guys.
08-03-2018 04:39 PM
shark88
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Update! Yes, it was the battery. With a quick blood sacrifice to the god of motorcycling and a swap in brand new AGM battery, she started right up. And I've got a voltage meter on the way to be able to test if it was just the old battery (which had straight up rust on it) or if the bike isnt charging it (do bikes have alternators?)

Thanks yall!
You should have just over 14V @3000rpm when charging. Hope it all works out.
08-03-2018 02:52 PM
OleDirtyDoc Check the plug connector for the rectifier as well

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08-03-2018 12:53 AM
readparse I knew about the AGM battery recommendation, but I didn't realize WHY. I thought the reason to get a "maintenance free" battery was so you don't have to do maintenance on it. While that's true, there's a better reason to get an AGM battery if you have a VN750. It's because our charging system is -- well, some say it's bad. You could also say it's got character.

At any rate, it seems to be more successful at keeping an AGM in good shape than it does with a conventional battery. But since I didn't understand that, and my conventional battery seemed to be just fine (meaning it had the volts to start up the bike, at least the first time, and it had enough cranking volts also), then I didn't think I needed a battery yet. And I figured I would just replace it with an AGM whenever I needed to replace it.

But what I didn't realize was... whenever you don't have an AGM battery on a VN750, the time to replace it is "right now."

I put an AGM in my bike about a month ago, and it's been great ever since.

I know somebody will correct me if I've said anything wrong here.
08-02-2018 11:59 PM
kryptonianjorel
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Update! Yes, it was the battery. With a quick blood sacrifice to the god of motorcycling and a swap in brand new AGM battery, she started right up. And I've got a voltage meter on the way to be able to test if it was just the old battery (which had straight up rust on it) or if the bike isnt charging it (do bikes have alternators?)

Thanks yall!
My new friend, shoulda done your research on these bikes. The bike has an 'alternator', a rotor that spins around the stator that charges the bike. Problem is, our electrical on these bikes is garbage, and the stator tends to die. And when they die, you might find them failing repeatedly. If you find that the bike isn't charging when at riding RPMs, you're gonna have to start looking at the stator and R/R. Hopefully, you're good to go
08-02-2018 11:54 PM
NotHunterCooper Update! Yes, it was the battery. With a quick blood sacrifice to the god of motorcycling and a swap in brand new AGM battery, she started right up. And I've got a voltage meter on the way to be able to test if it was just the old battery (which had straight up rust on it) or if the bike isnt charging it (do bikes have alternators?)

Thanks yall!
08-02-2018 06:42 PM
ubertalldude If you have a car and jumpers you can hook up the battery to the bike and give it a shot. DO NOT START THE CAR. The car alternator could overload the motorcycle electrical system. The car battery alone will have plenty of juice after cranking the bike so long as you don't crank it for more than a few seconds. This will help you rule out or confirm the the battery being the problem. (But as others have said, 13 years is an eternity for a battery. It is almost certainly the issue)
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