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    Re: Charging Issue

    I followed the leakage test from the Haynes. Pull negative battery lead, tough positive lead from meter to it, and then put the negative meter lead to the post.

    Would that give me different results than what you are describing?
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    Re: Charging Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by REO Scorpio View Post
    I followed the leakage test from the Haynes. Pull negative battery lead, tough positive lead from meter to it, and then put the negative meter lead to the post.

    Would that give me different results than what you are describing?
    Hook the test meter between the battery terminal and the battery lead, as if you are doing the test. Then touch the battery lead to the battery terminal while keeping the meter attached. This will allow capacitors to charge. When you detach the battery lead and battery terminal from each other with the meter still attached, the meter will measure the true draw. If not done properly you may be measuring capacitors in electronics that are charging which is not true parasitic draw.
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    Re: Charging Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Motogiro View Post
    Hook the test meter between the battery terminal and the battery lead, as if you are doing the test. Then touch the battery lead to the battery terminal while keeping the meter attached. This will allow capacitors to charge. When you detach the battery lead and battery terminal from each other with the meter still attached, the meter will measure the true draw. If not done properly you may be measuring capacitors in electronics that are charging which is not true parasitic draw.
    Ok, so when I did this I got a reading of .001 lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by REO Scorpio View Post
    Ok, so when I did this I got a reading of .001 lol


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    Re: Charging Issue

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    Excellent!
    Any theories on why the voltages are low from rectifier and to the battery?


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    Re: Charging Issue

    If you find that you need a replacement rectifier I have one available.
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    Re: Charging Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by REO Scorpio View Post
    Any theories on why the voltages are low from rectifier and to the battery?


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    What voltages are you getting now? Is you meter accurate?
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    Re: Charging Issue

    I believe my meter is now more accurate. Iím getting 13.73 v at the battery when revved to 4K.

    At the rectifier, itís 14.17


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    Re: Charging Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by REO Scorpio View Post
    I believe my meter is now more accurate. Iím getting 13.73 v at the battery when revved to 4K.

    At the rectifier, itís 14.17


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    Re: Charging Issue

    Any updates? Still riding?

    I was having similar problems, similar meter readings. I think my problem was fixed by cleaning the leads that connect to the battery.

    My bike wouldn't start the week before last. I had a dry AGM replacement battery sitting in the garage since 2015, so I loaded up the acid and charged it overnight. The bike ran fine over the weekend. But then it died again on Monday. So I did all the suggested tests. Everything was close but the voltage at 4k rpm was a bit below 14.

    So while I was under there, not hurried like I was first time, I cleaned up the leads' contacts w steel wool. They were slightly oxidized.

    Since then the bike has run and started like a champ for the past two weeks. I charged up the old battery and took it to Autozone. It tested fine under load. It was 10 yrs old, but I hate to recycle it.

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