Thanks. I will check that out today. Ive had a lot of problems with batteries the last couple years. I check my stator last year because the connections got smoking hot. I had 60 volts. Not sure at idle though. But I did notice the regulator plug got hot and melted a little at one point so I was contemplating checking all the connections and maybe replacing the regulator. I cant get more than 13.5 volts checking between the battery posts. And that regulator check in the manual is confusing.
Well I checked today. 12.8 volts at the battery not running. 13.1 volts no matter what rpm. im fearful the alternator may be toast again. but I remember the last time it went the bike wouldnt run more than 10 minutes without stalling on a low voltage. So maybe it is the regulator, or connections? The main fuse seems real loose and the headlight changes broightness when I blip the throttle.
The regulator should get hot, but not hot enough for stuff to melt. Chances are after you clean all the contacts and still are getting only 13.1 volts it might be bad. ...as it is the thing that "regulates" your voltage.
If you have issues before with batteries, that could also have been caused by the R/R.
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